Jarett Dillard

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Jarett Dillard
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Dillard with the Jacksonville Jaguars
No. 87
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-12-21) December 21, 1985 (age 30)
Place of birth: San Antonio, Texas
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
College: Rice
NFL draft: 2009 / Round: 5 / Pick: 144
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only.
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 16, 2011
Receptions: 34
Receiving Yards: 390
Yards Per Catch: 11.5
Touchdowns: 1
Player stats at NFL.com

Jarett Juma Porter Dillard (born December 21, 1985) is a former American football wide receiver. He was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the fifth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football for Rice. Having played in the NFL, Dillard now attends the South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas.[1]

College career[edit]

In the 2005 season, Dillard captured national attention as no other Rice player had done. He shattered school receiving records on the way to becoming a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award, given to the nation's top receiver. ESPN's All-America first-team pick broke the NCAA season record for consecutive games with at least one touchdown catch (13).

As a redshirt sophomore in 2006, he helped lead Rice to its first bowl game in 45 years (1961 Bluebonnet Bowl). Rice closed the season on a 7-1 run, capped by a come-from-behind victory over SMU to clinch a bowl game. During those 8 games, Dillard caught 55 passes for 826 yards and 16 touchdowns. In 2006 Dillard was named a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award, a first team All-American by ESPN, a second team All-American by Sports Illustrated, a second team All-American by the Walter Camp Foundation, a second team All-American by Sporting News, and a second team All-American by the Associated Press.

At one point Dillard had a streak of 15 straight games in which he had caught a touchdown pass, leaving only Larry Fitzgerald, who had 18 in a row, in front of him. In the New Orleans Bowl, Dillard caught a touchdown pass in the fourth quarter to set a new record for games with a touchdown in a single season (13), besting the mark he shared with Fitzgerald and Randy Moss of 12 games in a season. In 2006 he caught a total of 21 touchdown passes, which set both Rice and C-USA records. On four separate occasions (Army, UAB, Tulsa, and SMU) he caught three touchdown passes in the same game. He also accumulated 91 catches for 1,247 yards, including 7 games with at least 90 yards: UCLA (102), Texas (91), Florida St. (113), Army (171), UAB (111), Tulsa (137), and SMU (145).

In 2007, Dillard caught another 14 TD passes, earning 1st team C-USA honors and being mentioned by several publications as all-American honorable mention (including 4th team selection by Sports Illustrated). Dillard is one of only 8 players to catch 40 TD passes in a career, a feat he accomplished when he was only a junior.

Dillard holds the NCAA record for career touchdown receptions with 60, eclipsing the prior mark of 50 set by Troy Edwards.[2]

Dillard and Rice quarterback Chase Clement hold the NCAA Division I-A record for career touchdowns between a quarterback-receiver tandem with 50.[2] This total does not include the touchdown pass thrown by Dillard to Clement during the final game for both Rice Seniors in the 2008 Texas Bowl. After his senior year, he became then first Rice player to be named to the Football Writers All America team in 50 years (Buddy Dial in 1958).

Awards and honors[edit]

Professional career[edit]

2009 NFL Draft[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
5 ft 10 in 191 lb 4.53 s - s - s 4.41 s 7.10 s 42.5 in 10 ft 9 in 13 reps -

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

Dillard was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 5th round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He is the second Rice player to be taken by Jacksonville after Brandon Green in 2003. On July 17 he was signed to a contract. Length and terms of the contract were undisclosed. As a rookie, Dillard caught six passes for 106 yards before suffering a broken ankle against the Jets in week 10 of the '09 season.[3]

Dillard was placed on the injured reserve list on September 11, 2010 due to a foot injury and did not play a down that year.[4]

Dillard was released by the Jaguars on May 7, 2012.[5]

Detroit Lions[edit]

Dillard signed with Detroit on June 16, 2012, but was released on August 27, 2012.[6]

Arizona Cardinals[edit]

Dillard signed with the Arizona Cardinals on April 24, 2013. He was waived after given an injury settlement on August 24, 2013.

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