Micah Pellerin

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Micah Pellerin
No. 38  Cleveland Browns
Position: Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-11-23) November 23, 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth: New Orleans, Louisiana
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school: St. Joseph's
College: Hampton University
Undrafted: 2012
Career history
*Off season and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Free Agent Signee
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2014
Tackles: 2
Interceptions: 0
Forced fumbles: 0
Stats at NFL.com

Micah Pellerin

Pellerin is an American football player for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL). Born Micah Paul Pellerin on November 23, 1988 in New Orleans, Louisiana, Pellerin attended Metairie Park Country Day (Metairie, La.) his first two years of high school before relocating to Jackson, Mississippi post Hurricane Katrina. Pellerin played collegiately at Hampton University, graduating from Hampton in May 2011, receiving a B.S. degree in Finance. Pellerin's younger brother, Jared Pellerin, is a nationally known hip-hop artist performing under the name Pell.[1]

Early Years

Relocating with his mother and brother to Jackson, Mississippi, post Hurricane Katrina, Pellerin enrolled at St. Josephs Catholic School in Madison, Mississippi. At St. Josephs,Pellerin played wide receiver, wing back and defensive back and helped lead his team to a first round appearance in the state playoffs his senior season.[2] Pellerin finished his senior season with 24 receptions for 513 yards, six touchdowns; rushing for 281 yards on 26 attempts, registering 56 tackles and five interceptions on defense; selected the team's Offensive MVP, named to the District 6-2A All-District Team.[3] Pellerin also lettered in track at St. Josephs, winning the District 6-2A championship in the triple jump, the long jump and the 400m his senior season.[4]

College Career

A four-year letterman in college, Pellerin spent his final three seasons at Hampton University after starting his collegiate career at the University of Southern Mississippi,a Division 1 program. Playing in 44 games with 28 starts at Hampton, Pellerin earned First Team All MEAC honors at Cornerback[5] his senior season in which he ranked first in the MEAC[6] and tied for first in the FCS with 19 passes defended,[7] tied for second in MEAC with four interceptions.[8] Selected to participate in the 2012 East-West Shrine Game,[9] Pellerin was one of only two players from Historically Black Colleges invited in to participate in the 2012 NFL Combine.[10] As a junior, Pellerin finished the 2010 season ranked fourth in FCS, ranked first in the MEAC with 16 total passes defended.[11] As a sophomore, Pellerin played in 11 games, seven starts and finished eighth on the team in tackles with 32 on the season, including 21 solo stops.[12]

Professional Career

Pellerin went undrafted in 2012 NFL Draft, signing with the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent immediately following the Draft.[13] After claiming a veteran cornerback off waivers, the Colts released Pellerin[14] who in turn was picked up by the Green Bay Packers on a waiver claim.[15] Following Pellerin's release from the Packers shortly before the 2012 season,[16] the Dallas Cowboys signed him to their practice squad in early December, 2012. On the heals of a productive pre-season, the Cowboys released Pellerin in the final round of cuts before the 2013 season,[17] immediately resigning him to their practice squad where Pellerin remained until being elevated to the active roster in week nine.[18] Needing to bolster its injury depleted line backing core, the Cowboys waived Pellerin to bring up a linebacker in week twelve with the expectation of his returning to the team's practice squad after clearing waivers.[19] Instead, Pellerin was claimed on waivers by the Tennessee Titans, where he finished the balance of the 2013 season on the Titan's active roster.[20] Following his release from the Titans before the 2014 season, Pellerin returned for a second time to the Dallas Cowboys signing with the team's practice squad by week one of the season.[21] Elevated to the Cowboys active roster for three games due to injuries to cornerbacks Morris Claiborne and Tyler Patmon, [22] Pellerin spent the balance of the 2014 season on the Cowboys practice squad. In January 2015, Pellerin signed a one-year free agent contract with the Cleveland Browns.[23]

  1. ^ http://pellyeah.com/about/
  2. ^ http://www.southernmiss.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/pellerin_micah00.html
  3. ^ http://www.southernmiss.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/pellerin_micah00.html
  4. ^ http://www.southernmiss.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/pellerin_micah00.html
  5. ^ http://www.meacsports.com/ViewArticle.dbml DB_OEM_ID=20800&ATCLID=205337823
  6. ^ http://www.meacsports.com/fls/20800/stats/football/2011/confldrs.htm#conf.wi2
  7. ^ http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/football_records/2012/fcs.pdf
  8. ^ http://www.meacsports.com/fls/20800/stats/football/2011/confldrs.htm#conf.wi2
  9. ^ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_East%E2%80%93West_Shrine_Game
  10. ^ http://www.cbssports.com/print/nfl/draft/story/17378487/pellerin-thompson-represent- dwindling-number-of-hbcu-prospects
  11. ^ http://www.meacsports.com/fls/20800/stats/football/2010/confldrs.htm#conf.wi2
  12. ^ http://www.meacsports.com/fls/20800/stats/football/2010/ham.htm#igbg.def
  13. ^ http://www.dailypress.com/sports/colleges/on-campus-blog/dp-spt-on-campus-hus-pellerin-signs-free-agent-deal-with-colts-20120501-post.html
  14. ^ https://coltscorner.wordpress.com/2012/05/31/colts-sign-t-y-hilton-korey-lindsey-waive-micah-pellerin/
  15. ^ http://www.packers.com/news-and-events/article-1/Packers-sign-S-Pellerin/43bcafff-7c78-4fc4-890f-6e533367fa13
  16. ^ http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000054088/article/anthony-hargrove-released-by-green-bay-packers
  17. ^ http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/2013/8/31/4680854/dallas-cowboys-final-roster-cuts-2013
  18. ^ http://espn.go.com/blog/dallas/cowboys/post/_/id/4718564/micah-pellerin-excited-for-cowboys-call-up
  19. ^ https://theboysareback.wordpress.com/2013/11/25/2013-dallas-cowboys-roster-offseason-standout-sterling-moore-returns-to-team/
  20. ^ http://www.titansonline.com/news/article-1/Titans-Claim-DB-Micah-Pellerin-Waive-S-Corey-Lynch/a191244c-37a0-4319-8778-b20b3f29043c
  21. ^ http://cover32.com/cowboys/2014/09/01/eight-players-named-to-dallas-cowboys-practice-squad/
  22. ^ http://espn.go.com/blog/dallas/cowboys/post/_/id/4737194/micah-pellerin-ready-for-the-call-up
  23. ^ http://www.clevelandbrowns.com/news/article-1/Browns-sign-Micah-Pellerin/f46fb287-92c9-4a1d-854f-f0959a8755d9