Greer at the New Orleans Saints' Super Bowl XLIV victory parade in 2010.
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|Born:||February 11, 1982|
|Height:||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight:||180 lb (82 kg)|
|High school:||South Side (Jackson, Tennessee)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
Jabari Amin Greer (born February 11, 1982) is a former American football cornerback in the National Football League. He played college football at Tennessee and was signed by the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent in 2004. Greer also played for the New Orleans Saints.
Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Greer moved to Texas at age seven and later lived in Jackson, Tennessee, where he attended South Side High School. At South Side, Greer was an all-state selection in football and won seven individual state track championships.
During his college career at Tennessee, Greer participated in track and field as well as football. He broke the 110m hurdles school record that had previously been held by Collin Henderson. He was the 2003 NCAA Indoor Champion for 60 meter hurdles. Greer was a three-year starter at cornerback and broke a school record by playing in 51 games. He graduated from Tennessee in 2004 with a degree in psychology.
|Height||Weight||Arm length||Hand size||40-yard dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert jump||Broad||BP|
|5 ft 10 in
|31 1⁄8 in
|8 7⁄8 in
|4.45 s||1.56 s||2.62 s||36 1⁄2 in
|10 ft 6 in
|All values were from NFL Scouting Combine. See also scouting report.|
NFL Draft Scout predicted Greer to be a fourth or fifth round pick in the 2004 NFL Draft, but Greer was not selected. Greer's scouting report noted that he lacked size, a factor that might pose "problems in handling the larger receivers." The Buffalo Bills signed Greer on April 26, 2004 as an undrafted free agent. While in Buffalo he played mostly as a nickel or dimeback and on special teams. In 2008, he started the first 10 games of the season, before suffering an injury.
New Orleans Saints
On March 4, 2009, Greer signed a four-year contract with the New Orleans Saints. He became a starter for the Saints and returned an interception for a touchdown in a Monday Night Football game against the Atlanta Falcons. He was injured on November 8, 2009, and missed most of the rest of the 2009 regular season, but returned in time to play a significant role in the playoffs.
On February 12, 2014, three months after tearing his left ACL against the 49ers, Greer was cut by the New Orleans Saints to create more cap space for the team.
Greer became a single father at the age of 21 and now has five children in all (including three with his wife Katrina). He has established a non-profit foundation, the Greer Campaign, focused on programs to assist both single and married fathers in developing their parenting skills.
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