Jamar Wall

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Jamar Wall
No. 29     Calgary Stampeders
Date of birth (1988-01-10) January 10, 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth Plainview, Texas
Career information
Status Active
CFL status International
Position(s) S
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 204 lb (93 kg)
College Texas Tech
High school Plainview (TX)
NFL draft 2010 / Round: 6 / Pick: 196
Drafted by Dallas Cowboys
Career history
As player
2010 Dallas Cowboys*
2010 Houston Texans
2010 Philadelphia Eagles
2012 Georgia Force
2012–present Calgary Stampeders
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star 2014, 2016
CFL West All-Star 2014, 2016
Career stats
Tackles 1

Jamar Wall (born January 10, 1988) is a gridiron football safety for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played college football at Texas Tech. Wall has also played for the Houston Texans and the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League.

Early years[edit]

Wall attended Plainview High School where he played as a running back, defensive back and punter. In his last year he received All-State honors after registering 2,735 rushing yards and 42 touchdowns.

He accepted a scholarship from Texas Tech University, where he was a three-year starter at cornerback and received second-team All-Big 12 honors as a sophomore. He finished his college career with 185 tackles and 9 interceptions (5 as a sophomore).

Professional career[edit]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Wall was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the sixth round (196th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.[1] He was signed to a four-year contract on July 21. He was waived during final roster cuts on September 4.[2]

Houston Texans[edit]

He was claimed off waivers by the Houston Texans on September 5, 2010.[3] He was only active in the team's season-opener against the Indianapolis Colts and recorded one tackle. He was released on September 29.

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

Wall was signed to the Philadelphia Eagles' practice squad on September 30, 2010. He was switched to safety and was promoted to the active roster on December 21 after Nate Allen was placed on the injured reserve list.[4] He was cut on December 31, but was re-signed to the practice squad on January 3, 2011, before being signed to a future contract on January 13. He was waived on August 29, but was re-signed on September 1, only to be waived again the next day.

Georgia Force (AFL)[edit]

He signed with the Georgia Force of the Arena Football League on February 2, 2012.[5]

Calgary Stampeders (CFL)[edit]

On June 10, 2012, Wall signed with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League as a free agent, making 12 starts while playing the halfback and cornerback positions. He registered 33 tackles (1 for loss), 3 passes defensed and 2 sacks.[6]

The next year, he played in 12 games, registered 41 tackles, 2 passes defensed and tied for the team-lead with 4 interceptions (tied for the team lead).[7]

In 2014, he was a part of the Grey Cup winning team and received CFL All-star honors, while finishing with 18 starts, 62 tackles, 6 interceptions (tied for the league lead) and five passes defensed (tied for the team lead).

The next year, he started all 18 games, posting 70 tackles, 2 interceptions (one returned for a touchdown), 10 passes defensed (led the team) and 2 special teams tackles. He also had one punt return for six yards.

In 2016, he started 17 games at cornerback and one at safety, making 47 tackles (2 for loss), 3 forced fumbles, 4 interceptions (one returned for a 60-yard touchdown) and 17 passes defensed (led the team). He received West Division and CFL All-star honors.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cowboys take Tech CB Wall". Retrieved February 19, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Cowboys' final cuts are in". Retrieved February 19, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Roster jiggling, practice squads so far". Retrieved February 19, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Eagles' Allen done for the year". Retrieved February 19, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Georgia Force Assigned Former Texas Tech DB Jamar Wall". Retrieved February 19, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Ex-Raider continuing career north of border". Retrieved February 19, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Calgary Stampeders re-sign defensive back Jamar Wall". Retrieved February 19, 2016. 

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