Jarrett in 2015
|No. 97 – Atlanta Falcons|
April 28, 1993|
|Height:||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight:||305 lb (138 kg)|
|NFL Draft:||2015 / Round: 5 / Pick: 137|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 4, 2018|
Jarrett attended Rockdale County High School in Conyers, Georgia, where he was a two-time All-state selection. A four-year starter on both sides of the ball, he had 198 tackles, 63 tackles for loss, and 27.5 sacks over his last two years. He was a three-time All-regional selection on defense and second-team All-region on offense as a senior, as well as a three-time selection as the team’s top defensive player after compiling 101 tackles (31.5 for loss) and nine sacks. He also played in the North-South All-Star game in Georgia and Florida Maxx Scout All-Star Bowl; in the two games combined, he had 17 tackles, seven tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, and three caused fumbles.
In addition, Jarrett was also a member of the school’s wrestling team; he was fourth in the state as a junior and won the state heavyweight title as a senior. Also a top performer in track & field, Jarrett won the state title in the shot put as a senior with a throw of 15.46 meters (50-6).
Jarrett attended Clemson from 2011 to 2014. As a true freshman, he appeared in nine games, making two tackles. As a sophomore, Jarrett started 11 of 13 games. He had 49 tackles and had two sacks. As a starter his junior season, he had 83 tackles and two sacks in 13 games. He again started all 13 games during his senior season, recording 73 tackles and 1.5 sacks and was named first team All-ACC in recognition of his successful senior season.
|Ht||Wt||40-yard dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert jump||Broad||BP|
|6 ft 1 in
|5.06 s||1.69 s||2.87 s||4.56 s||7.37 s||31 in
|9 ft 5 in
|All values from NFL Combine and Pro Day|
During Super Bowl LI against the New England Patriots, Jarrett sacked Tom Brady three times, which tied a record for most sacks in a single Super Bowl game. In addition, Jarrett had five total tackles in the 34–28 overtime loss.
In 2017, Jarrett started all 16 games, recording a career-high 55 tackles and four sacks.
His father, Jessie Tuggle, played in the NFL for the Atlanta Falcons from 1987 to 2000 and his brother Justin Tuggle is currently a member of the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. He also has a close relationship with Ray Lewis who he refers to as "uncle" though they are not related biologically.
Jarrett's home in Conyers, Georgia partially burned down during the second day of the 2015 NFL Draft. There were nearly 50 people, including friends and family members at the home at the time of the fire. No injuries were reported but the cause of the fire was believed to be electrical. The Atlanta Falcons drafted Jarrett the next day and immediately sent him Atlanta Falcons gear.
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