Jamari Lattimore

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Jamari Lattimore
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Lattimore with the Packers in 2011
Free agent
Personal information
Born: (1988-10-06) October 6, 1988 (age 32)
Miami, Florida
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High school:Hialeah (FL) Miami Lakes
College:Middle Tennessee
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics as of Week 15, 2015
Total tackles:98
Forced fumbles:1
Player stats at NFL.com

Jamari Lattimore (born October 6, 1988) is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Middle Tennessee, and signed with the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2011.

Early years[edit]

Lattimore was born in Miami, Florida and attended Hialeah - Miami Lakes High School. While attending the high school he lettered in both track and football where he played Defensive Back, Linebacker, Tackle, Tight End and Wide Receiver.[1] During his time there he earned 64-4A All-Dade honorable mention honors.[2]

College career[edit]

Dodge City Community College[edit]

Lattimore spent the first season of his college career at Dodge City Community College, where he had 60 tackles, a team-high nine sacks and an interception. At the end of the year, he received honorable mention all-conference recognition.[3]

After a single season in community college, Lattimore drew little attention with only Middle Tennessee State, University of North Carolina, and Toledo actively recruiting him, but only receiving a scholarship offer from Middle Tennessee State.[4]

Middle Tennessee State[edit]

Lattimore ultimately decided to play for the Blue Raiders. He started out as a linebacker but was then moved to defensive end. During his first season with the team he played in all twelve games and made his first career start against Florida Atlantic University.[5] During his first ever college game he registered his first career tackle against Troy.[5] During a game against North Texas he registered a then career-best two sacks.[5] He ended the year with 22 tackles (5.5 for loss), 3.5 sacks, and broke up two passes

Lattimore continued to improve going into his junior year and started every game for the team. During a game against Maryland, Lattimore tied the school record for most sacks in a game with three and added five sacks and an additional force fumble.[5] He made his first career interception in a game against Louisiana and returned it for a 20-yard touchdown.[5] Lattimore finished the year ranking 16th in the nation in sacks and second in fumble recoveries. He finished the year with 47 tackles (9.5 for loss), along with 5.5 sacks. His performance was recognized and he was awarded second-team All-Sun Belt honors.[6]

In the final year of his college career, Lattimore played in all 13 games, but only started 12 of them. During another game against Louisiana, he broke the team-record for sacks in the game that he tied the previous year with four.[5] When the Blue Raiders played Troy later in the year, he had half a sack and blocked a kick, the first of his college career. He finished his last season with a personal-best 68 tackles (15 of them for a loss) during the season, 10 quarterback hurries, 11.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, two blocked kicks, and a fumble recovery. This performance lead to him being named the Sun-Belt player of the year[5][7] Additionally, he was named to the All-Sunbelt first team.

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 2 in
(1.88 m)
230 lb
(104 kg)
4.71 s 1.66 s 2.73 s 4.40 s 7.04 s 31 in
(0.79 m)
09 ft 02 in
(2.79 m)
20 reps
All results from Middle Tennessee State Pro-day as Lattimore was not invited to the NFL Combine[8]

Green Bay Packers[edit]

Lattimore went undrafted and signed with the Green Bay Packers. He was converted from defensive end back into a linebacker and mainly served on special teams for his first two years.[1] He made his first NFL start against the Cleveland Browns on October 20 and recorded a sack filling in because of the injuries at linebacker.[1] At the end of the 2013 season, Lattimore was a Restricted Free Agent (RFA). The Packers offered the Lattimore the required $1.4 million tender and Lattimore signed on April 30, 2014, keeping him with the Packers through the 2014 season.[9]

New York Jets[edit]

Lattimore was signed by the New York Jets on April 1, 2015.[10] He played in 15 games as a backup and special teams player.[11]

Buffalo Bills[edit]

Lattimore was signed by the Buffalo Bills on May 31, 2016.[12] Lattimore suffered a broken nose during a freak accident while the team was in a non-contact walk-through practice.[13] Despite making the initial 53 player roster, on September 4, 2016, he was released when the Bills claimed Dan Vitale off waivers.[14]



Season Team Games Tackles
GP GS Total Solo Ast Sck Int
2011 Green Bay Packers 9 0 4 4 0 0.0 0
2012 Green Bay Packers 14 0 7 6 1 0.0 0
2013 Green Bay Packers 15 4 35 24 11 2.0 0
2014 Green Bay Packers 11 5 38 23 16 0.0 1
2015 New York Jets 15 0 13 9 4 0.0 0
Total 64 9 98 66 32 2.0 1


  1. ^ a b c "Green Bay Packers: Jamari Lattimore". Green Bay Packers. Retrieved October 22, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "6A-4A All-Dade" (PDF). Miami Herald. December 19, 2006. Retrieved October 22, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "FSCC sees 15 named to All-KJCCC grid team". Herald-Tribune. November 17, 2007. Retrieved October 22, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Jamari-Lattimore". Rivals. Retrieved October 22, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ a b c d e f g "Jamari Lattimore Bio". Middle Tennessee State. Archived from the original on October 23, 2013. Retrieved October 22, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Three Hilltoppers Earn All-Sun Belt Conference Honors". Western Kentucky University. Retrieved October 22, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "2010 Sun Belt All-Conference". Retrieved October 22, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Jamari Lattimore". NFL Draft Scout. Retrieved October 22, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ http://jerseyal.com/GBP/2014/04/30/lattimore-signs-tender/
  10. ^ Lange, Randy (April 1, 2015). "Jets Sign Unrestricted FA Jamari Lattimore". New York Jets. Archived from the original on April 5, 2015. Retrieved April 4, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ "Bills add LB Jamari Lattimore". Retrieved May 31, 2016.
  12. ^ "Bills sign LB Jamari Lattimore". www.buffalobills.com. Archived from the original on June 1, 2016. Retrieved May 31, 2016.
  13. ^ http://www.foxsports.com/nfl/story/rex-ryan-tells-bizarre-story-of-bills-lb-breaking-his-nose-in-walkthrough-080516
  14. ^ "Bills claim FB Dan Vitale". BuffaloBills.com. September 4, 2016. Archived from the original on September 2, 2017.
  15. ^ Statistics

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