Jason McCourty

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Jason McCourty
Free agent
Position: Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-08-13) August 13, 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth: Nyack, New York
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 193 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school: Montvale (NJ) St. Joseph
College: Rutgers
NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 6 / Pick: 203
Career history
Career NFL statistics as of 2016
Total tackles: 505
Sacks: 1.0
Interceptions: 13
Forced fumbles: 6
Pass deflections: 73
Player stats at NFL.com

Jason McCourty (born August 13, 1987) is an American football cornerback who is a free agent. He was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the sixth round, 203rd overall, in the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at Rutgers.

College career[edit]

Jason McCourty started 3 years as a cornerback for Rutgers University where he majored in information technology[1]. He ended his college career with 148 tackles, 2 interceptions, 20 pass breakups and finished second in the Big East in kickoff returns as a senior.[2] His twin brother, Devin, started alongside him as a cornerback at Rutgers. McCourty graduated from Rutgers with a bachelor's degree in information technology.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Tennessee Titans[edit]

McCourty was drafted in the 6th round of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Tennessee Titans, who signed him to a contract.[4] He was the second player from Rutgers that the Tennessee Titans drafted after first-rounder Kenny Britt. McCourty made his first start on October 2 against the Jacksonville Jaguars in place of an injured Cortland Finnegan. McCourty made his first career interception against the New York Giants in Week 3 of the 2010 NFL Season.

He signed a six-year, $43 million contract extension with $20 million guaranteed on August 23, 2012.[5][6]

McCourty was named a co-defensive captain during the 2015 season.[7] On November 16, 2015, he was placed on the team's injured reserve with a groin injury that required surgery.[8]

On April 13, 2017, McCourty was released by the Titans after eight seasons with the team.[9][10]

Personal life[edit]

Jason's identical twin brother, Devin McCourty, is a Pro Bowl safety who currently plays for the New England Patriots. He was a first round pick in the 2010 NFL Draft and cites his brother's help and influence as one of the reasons he was selected in the first round. They are among one of only 12 sets of twins in NFL history and are one of three active sets of twins that currently play for the NFL.[11]

In 2011, Devin and Jason appeared in a commercial for Palmer's Cocoa Butter.

Jason is married to Melissa McCourty and has had two children.

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