Jason Croom

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Jason Croom
No. 80 – Buffalo Bills
Position:Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1994-02-28) February 28, 1994 (age 25)
Norcross, Georgia
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:246 lb (112 kg)
Career information
High school:Norcross (Norcross, Georgia)
College:Tennessee
Undrafted:2017
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2019
Receptions:22
Receiving yards:259
Receiving touchdowns:1
Player stats at NFL.com

Jason Isaiah-Labron Croom (born February 28, 1994) is an American football tight end for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Tennessee Volunteers.

Early years[edit]

Croom attended and played high school football at Norcross High School in Norcross, Georgia.[1] He committed to play college football at the University of Tennessee.[2]

College career[edit]

Croom attended and played college football at the University of Tennessee from 2012–2016 under head coaches Derek Dooley and Butch Jones.[3] In the 2012 season, he made his collegiate debut in the 51–13 victory over Georgia State. However, he suffered a shoulder injury and was redshirted in the 5–7 season for the Volunteers.[4][5] In the 2013 season, he had 18 receptions for 269 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns.[6] In the second game of the 2013 season, a 59–14 loss to #2 Oregon, he scored his first collegiate touchdown, a four-yard pass from quarterback Justin Worley, in the first quarter.[7] In the regular season finale, a 27–14 victory over Kentucky, he had two receptions for 74 receiving yards and one touchdown, which was a 43-yard reception.[8] He finished fourth on the team in receptions, third in receiving yards, and tied for second in receiving touchdowns in the 5–7 season.[9] In the 2014 season, he had 21 receptions for 305 receiving yards and finished tied for second on the team with four receiving touchdowns.[10][11] He suffered a knee injury and was forced to miss the Vols' bowl game victory over Iowa.[12] Croom missed the entire 2015 season as a result of a scope on his knee.[4] He returned to the lineup as a tight end in the 2016 season, where he had 21 receptions for 242 receiving yards in the Volunteers' 9–4 season.[13][14]

Collegiate statistics[edit]

Year School Conf Class Pos G Rec Yds Avg TD
2013 Tennessee SEC Freshman WR 10 18 269 14.9 2
2014 Tennessee SEC Sophomore WR 7 21 305 14.5 4
2015 Tennessee SEC Junior WR
2016 Tennessee SEC Senior TE 9 21 242 11.5 0
Career 26 60 816 13.6 6

Professional career[edit]

Croom went undrafted in the 2017 NFL Draft. On May 5, 2017, he was signed by the Buffalo Bills. On August 20, he was cut. One day later, he was placed on injured reserve with an undisclosed injury, but was removed four days later and was cut once more. On November 1, he was added to the practice squad. On January 8, 2018, he was signed back to the team.[15][16]

In the Buffalo Bills' 2018 season-opener against the Baltimore Ravens, Croom had two receptions for 18 receiving yards in his NFL debut.[17] In Week 3, against the Minnesota Vikings, he had a 26-yard receiving touchdown from Josh Allen for the first of his professional career.[18]

On September 1, 2019, Croom was placed on injured reserve.[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thomas, Paul. "Norcross' Croom hoping move to tight end will pay off in NFL Draft". Gwinnett Daily Post. Retrieved April 22, 2018.
  2. ^ Friedlander, David. "Norcross' Croom commits to Tennessee football". Gwinnett Daily Post. Retrieved October 31, 2018.
  3. ^ "Jason Croom College Stats". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved April 22, 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Jason Croom Bio". University of Tennessee Athletics. Retrieved April 22, 2018.
  5. ^ "2012 Tennessee Volunteers Stats". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved April 22, 2018.
  6. ^ "Jason Croom 2013 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved April 22, 2018.
  7. ^ "Tennessee at Oregon Box Score, September 14, 2013". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved April 22, 2018.
  8. ^ "Tennessee at Kentucky Box Score, November 30, 2013". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved April 22, 2018.
  9. ^ "2013 Tennessee Volunteers Stats". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved April 22, 2018.
  10. ^ "2014 Tennessee Volunteers Stats". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved April 22, 2018.
  11. ^ "Jason Croom 2014 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved April 22, 2018.
  12. ^ Dopirak, Dustin. "Jason Croom is UT's latest receiver to suffer injury". Knoxville News-Sentinel. Retrieved April 22, 2018.
  13. ^ "Jason Croom 2016 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved April 22, 2018.
  14. ^ "2016 Tennessee Volunteers Stats". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved April 22, 2018.
  15. ^ "Jason Croom NFL Transactions: Signings, Trades & more". www.foxsports.com. Retrieved April 22, 2018.
  16. ^ Brown, Chris (January 8, 2018). "Bills sign nine practice squad players to reserve/future contracts". BuffaloBills.com. Archived from the original on January 11, 2018. Retrieved August 7, 2018.
  17. ^ "Buffalo Bills at Baltimore Ravens - September 9th, 2018". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 2, 2018.
  18. ^ "Bills' Jason Croom: First NFL score". CBSSports.com. Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  19. ^ Brown, Chris (September 1, 2019). "Bills re-sign Kurt Coleman; Jason Croom placed on injured reserve". BuffaloBills.com.

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