Jason Sehorn

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Jason Sehorn
No. 31, 42,
Cornerback
Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1971-04-15) April 15, 1971 (age 43)
Place of birth: Sacramento, California
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 213 lb (97 kg)
Career information
High school: Mount Shasta (CA)
College: Southern California
NFL Draft: 1994 / Round: 2 / Pick: 59
Debuted in 1994 for the New York Giants
Last played in 2003 for the St. Louis Rams
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Tackles 458
Interceptions 19
Touchdowns 4
Stats at NFL.com

Jason Heath Sehorn (born April 15, 1971) is a former professional American football cornerback in the National Football League.[1]

Early years[edit]

Sehorn was born in Sacramento, California. He played only one year of high school football at Mount Shasta High School in Mount Shasta, California.[2]

College career[edit]

Sehorn played his first two years of college football at Shasta College, a junior college in Redding, California, where he was a standout wide receiver, kick returner and punt returner.[2] He then played two years at the University of Southern California[3] where he was moved to the safety position due to an abundance of talent at the wide receiver position. Sehorn was drafted in the second round of the 1994 NFL Draft by the New York Giants.[4]

Professional career[edit]

Sehorn spent most of his career playing the cornerback position for the New York Giants.[3] During his time with the Giants, Sehorn received some notoriety for being the only white starting cornerback in the NFL.[5] Upon his release, Sehorn signed with the St. Louis Rams as a safety. He did not play during the 2004 season, however, as his contract with the Rams was terminated after he failed a physical examination.[6]

After a highly successful season in 1997, Sehorn suffered a debilitating knee injury, tearing his anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments, returning the opening kickoff in the 1998 preseason game against the New York Jets.[5] Though Sehorn returned the next season, his speed was greatly diminished.

Sehorn was signed by the Chicago Cubs after just one season of playing American Legion Baseball following his senior year of high school. Sehorn played outfield but failed to produce as a hitter.

Sehorn is now the Director of Communications at Sonic Automotive, an automotive retailer in the United States. As of March 19, 2009, the Company operated 164 dealership franchises at 135 dealership locations, representing 33 different brands of cars and light trucks, and 31 collision repair centers in 15 states.

Jason Sehorn is a college football analyst for ESPNU. He joined the network in 2011 as the in-studio analyst for Thursday and Saturday night games on ESPNU.

Personal life[edit]

Sehorn was married to former CNN correspondent, Whitney Casey, (now the former host of "Great Day Houston" on Houston's KHOU-TV)[7] from February 14, 1998 until their divorce in 1999.[8] His marriage to actress Angie Harmon is well known due to his unusual and public proposal. During one of Harmon's appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Sehorn (almost certainly with the assistance of host Jay Leno)[7] hid backstage and surprised Harmon by getting on one knee and asking for her hand in marriage in front of a live studio audience and millions more watching on television. They married in 2001 and have three daughters: Finley Faith (born October 14, 2003), Avery Grace (born June 22, 2005), and Emery Hope (born December 18, 2008).[9] Both publicly support the Republican party. [10]

Sehorn played a firefighter on the NBC show, Third Watch, for one episode in which his character is killed in a warehouse blaze.[11]

On January 19, 1999, Sehorn's high school jersey #1 was retired by his alma mater, Mount Shasta High School, in a ceremony hosted by his longtime friend, mentor, and former coach, Joe Blevins. The ceremony aired on local cable television.[12]

In 2005 Sehorn joined Fox Sports Net, where he was a panelist on their Sunday NFL pregame show.[13]

Sehorn participated in ABC's Superstars competition during the NFL offseason; he won the competition in 1998, 1999, and 2000.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jason Sehorn". Retrieved 24 November 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Jason Sehorn". CNN. August 30, 1993. Retrieved 24 November 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "Jason Sehorn Stats". http://sports.espn.go.com. Retrieved 24 November 2009. 
  4. ^ "NFL Draft History". Retrieved 24 November 2009. 
  5. ^ a b MAXYMUK, John (November 10, 2009). "Giants Stadium Countdown: Sehorn’s Interception". The New York Times. Retrieved 24 November 2009. 
  6. ^ "After failed physical Sehorn's comeback ends before it starts". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. September 9, 2004. Retrieved 24 November 2009. 
  7. ^ a b "Jason Sehorn - Biography". Retrieved 24 November 2009. 
  8. ^ EVERSON, DARREN (August 15, 1999). "TURNING THE CORNER JASON SEHORN IS REBUILDING HIS LIFE AFTER A TORN-UP KNEE, A BUSTED MARRIAGE AND CRUSHING CRITICISM FROM HIS TEAMMATES". Daily News (New York). Retrieved 24 November 2009. 
  9. ^ Angie Harmon Gives Birth to Third Daughter People Magazine, December 19, 2008
  10. ^ http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2011/12/12/qa-angie-harmon-on-raising-three-girls-and-coming-out-as-republican-in/
  11. ^ "Jason Sehorn". Retrieved 24 November 2009. 
  12. ^ "AVE Sports Classic EXCLUSIVE: Jason Sehorn Jersey Retirement". Youtube.com. 1999-01-19. Retrieved 2012-07-13. 
  13. ^ "USC Legends - Jason Sehorn". http://www.usclegends.org. Retrieved 24 November 2009. 

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