Jamar Fletcher

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Jamar Fletcher
No. 24, 21, 25
Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1979-08-28) August 28, 1979 (age 35)
Place of birth: St. Louis, Missouri
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Weight: 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school: Hazelwood East High School
St. Louis, Missouri
College: Wisconsin
NFL Draft: 2001 / Round: 1 / Pick: 26
Debuted in 2001 for the Miami Dolphins
Last played in 2008 for the Cincinnati Bengals
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played 105
Games started 12
Tackles 193
Interceptions 7
Pass deflections 26
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

Jamar Mondell Israel (born August 28, 1979), born Jamar Mondell Fletcher, is an American former college and professional football player who was a cornerback in the National Football League (NFL) for eight seasons in the early 2000s. He played college football for the University of Wisconsin, and was a two-time All-American. The Miami Dolphins chose him in the first round of the 2001 NFL Draft, and he also played professionally for the San Diego Chargers, Detroit Lions, Houston Texans and Cincinnati Bengals of the NFL.

Early years[edit]

Fletcher was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He played high school football for Hazelwood East High School in St. Louis.

College career[edit]

Fletcher attended the University of Wisconsin, where he played for the Wisconsin Badgers football team from 1998 to 2000. He was a key member of the Badgers' back-to-back Rose Bowl championship teams, and remains the Badgers' all-time career interceptions record holder with 21 total interception in three seasons of college football. He was named a first-team All-American by multiple selector organizations in 1999, and was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American in 2000.[1] He was also named to the Top 100 Greatest College Players list by America's Best & 10.

Professional career[edit]

Miami Dolphins[edit]

Fletcher was originally a first-round pick in the 2001 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins. He played 41 games for Miami from 2001 to 2003.

San Diego Chargers[edit]

In 2004, Fletcher was traded to the San Diego Chargers. He played for them in 2004 and 2005.

Detroit Lions[edit]

It was announced that Fletcher signed a one-year deal with the Detroit Lions on May 1, 2006. He had a career-high three interceptions for the Lions that season.[2]

Houston Texans[edit]

In 2007 Fletcher signed with the Houston Texans.

Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

Fletcher signed with the Cincinnati Bengals on September 23, 2008. After becoming an unrestricted free agent following the 2008 season, he went unsigned. He was re-signed on August 2, 2009 after rookie cornerback David Jones injured his foot.[3] The Bengals released Fletcher on August 29, ending his NFL career.

Personal life[edit]

His older brother, Jason Fletcher, is a prominent professional sports agent.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2011 NCAA Football Records Book, Award Winners, National Collegiate Athletic Association, Indianapolis, Indiana, p. 11 (2011). Retrieved June 24, 2012.
  2. ^ "Jamar Fletcher". nfl.com. Retrieved February 10, 2013.
  3. ^ Hobson, Geoff (August 2, 2009). "CB Fletcher re-signed". Cincinnati Bengals (bengals.com). Retrieved 2009-08-02. 

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