Huey Whittaker

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Huey Whittaker
No. 17 Free agent
Position: Wide receiver / Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1981-06-19) June 19, 1981 (age 35)
Place of birth: Spring Hill, Florida
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school: Spring Hill (FL) Springstead
College: South Florida
Undrafted: 2004
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Career Arena statistics
Receptions: 569
Receiving yards: 6,541
Receiving TDs: 148
Tackles: 115
INTs: 6
Player stats at ArenaFan.com

Hubert Alton George "Huey" Whittaker (born June 19, 1981) is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers as an undrafted free agent in 2004. He played college football at South Florida.

He has also been a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa Bay Storm, Utah Blaze, New York Jets and Spokane Shock.

Early life[edit]

Whittaker attended Frank W. Springstead High School in Spring Hill, Florida, where he was named a St. Petersburg Times All-Suncoast selection as a senior with 10 receiving touchdowns.[1]

College career[edit]

Whittaker attended Hudson Valley Community College before transferring to the University of South Florida.

Professional career[edit]

New York Jets[edit]

Whittaker was signed to a future contract by the New York Jets on January 2, 2009.[2][3][4][5] He was waived on August 12 when the team signed placekicker Parker Douglass. He was re-signed on August 16 only to be waived again on August 30.

Spokane Shock[edit]

Whittaker was a starting wide receiver for the Spokane Shock in 2010.

Florida Tuskers[edit]

Whittaker was signed by the Florida Tuskers of the United Football League on August 26, 2010.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Greg Auman (August 15, 2000). "Whittaker hopes to catch on as USF". www.sptimes.com. St. Petersburg Time. Retrieved December 9, 2014. 
  2. ^ "New York Jets bio". Archived from the original on 2009-02-04. Retrieved 2009-04-23. 
  3. ^ Lebefeld, Dan (April 10, 2009). "Sleeper at WR in Jets off-season program". Jets Confidential. Retrieved 2009-04-23. 
  4. ^ Costello, Brian (April 15, 2009). "Jets Draft Preview: WRs". New York Post. Retrieved 2009-04-23. 
  5. ^ Boland, Erik (April 16, 2009). "Morning minicamp practice". Newsday. Retrieved 2009-04-23.