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Lorenzen at 2007 New York Giants training camp
|Date of birth:February 14, 1981|
|Place of birth: Covington, Kentucky|
|NFL Draft: 2004 / Round: 7 / Pick: 253|
|Debuted in 2005 for the New York Giants|
|Last played in 2011 for the Northern Kentucky River Monsters|
|Roster status: Retired|
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012
Jared Raymond Lorenzen (born February 14, 1981) is a professional football quarterback who is currently a free agent. He most recently played for the Owensboro Rage. He was signed by the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent in 2004. He played college football at Kentucky.
Lorenzen attended Highlands High School in Fort Thomas, Kentucky, and was a letterman in football, basketball, and baseball. In basketball, he was a three-year letterman and helped lead his team to Kentucky Sweet 16 appearances. He also led his football team to one state title and was named Mr. Football his senior year.
Lorenzen attended the University of Kentucky and was the team's starting quarterback beginning with his freshman year (2000), when head coach Hal Mumme named him ahead of returning starter Dusty Bonner. Lorenzen's career at Kentucky was marked by two head coaching changes; Mumme departed as an investigation into NCAA rules violations brought down his staff and resulted in the program being placed on probation with serious scholarship limitations. After Lorenzen helped lead the team to a 7-5 record in 2002, head coach Guy Morriss left to become the head coach at Baylor University and was replaced by Rich Brooks, who designed plays where Lorenzen lined up as a receiver while Shane Boyd played quarterback. Despite all the turmoil, Lorenzen set school records in total offense, passing yards, and passing touchdowns, eclipsing many marks set by 1999 NFL #1 overall draft pick Tim Couch. Rival SEC teams often referred to him as "The Fat Cat".
New York Giants
In the 2006 preseason, Lorenzen led his team to victory by engineering a game-winning drive against the Baltimore Ravens. Following that performance and an impressive training camp he was officially named the Giants backup quarterback three weeks later.
Lorenzen made his first appearance on the field in a Giants uniform on December 30, 2006. During this game, he was used for one play, a quarterback sneak to make a first down on a 3rd-and-1.
Lorenzen made his second appearance on Sunday, January 7, 2007, in the Giants' wild card loss against the Philadelphia Eagles. On the Giants' opening drive, he lined up at quarterback on a 3rd-and-1 and got the first down, "shifting the pile" in the process, on the way to a Giants touchdown. He also entered the game in the 3rd quarter but the Giants called timeout and Manning took over at quarterback.
Lorenzen's first significant regular season appearance occurred on September 9, 2007, when he took over for the injured Manning in the fourth quarter of the season opener against the Dallas Cowboys. Lorenzen made both his first regular season pass and rush, but failed to earn a first down. He did not see further action in the 2007 season, because Manning's injury did not cost him any further playing time.
Lorenzen was released by the Giants on June 23, 2008.
On July 24, 2008, Lorenzen was signed by the Indianapolis Colts. He was waived during the final cuts for the 53 man roster.
Northern Kentucky River Monsters
Lorenzen was working as the GM of the Northern Kentucky River Monsters of the Ultimate Indoor Football League when he decided to return to football. Despite being well over 300 lbs at the time, Lorenzen resigned as GM to become the teams starting quarterback. Lorenzen had highly successful return to football, by turning in a MVP Season.
Lorenzen was hired on March, 23, 2010 to become the Quarterbacks coach at his alma mater, Highlands High School, in Fort Thomas, Kentucky. In addition, he will be the General Manager of the Northern Kentucky River Monsters, who played their inaugural season in 2011 at the Bank of Kentucky Center. After the 2011 UIFL season, Lorenzen was named Commissioner of the UIFL. Jared led the CSL 2012 Fall Co-ED passing yards for Team OPG and is looking for another great year in 2013.
- Reigning UIFL MVP Lorenzen named Commissioner
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- "Former NFL QB and Kentucky star Jared Lorenzen joins Horsemen; QB Justin Rascati also assigned to team". af2.com. af2. February 10, 2009. Retrieved February 11, 2009.
- "Jared Lorenzen Returning To Football". lex18.com. LEX18. February 24, 2011. Retrieved May 18, 2011.
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