|No. 88, 87, 80|
|Date of birth:||January 20, 1979|
|Place of birth:||Eagle, Idaho|
|Height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight:||256 lb (116 kg)|
|High school:||Eagle (ID)|
|NFL draft:||2002 / Round: 6 / Pick: 191|
|Career highlights and awards|
Career NFL statistics
|Stats at NFL.com|
Jebediah Lee Putzier (pronounced (PUTT-zeer)) (born January 20, 1979) is a former American football tight end. He was drafted in the 6th round of the 2002 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos. Putzier also played for the Houston Texans, Seattle Seahawks, and the UFL's Omaha Nighthawks.
Putzier attended Eagle High School in his hometown Eagle, Idaho. He also lettered in Basketball. Putzier made two free throws to win the district championship game against Eagle High's rivals, Centennial High.
Putzier attended Boise State University and was an English Major and a letterman in football. In football, he finished his college career with 128 receptions for 2050 yards(16.01 yards per reception avg.) and 19 touchdowns. As a senior, he played tight end and was a first team All Western Athletic Conference selection.His 824yd 12td's and 18.7ypc led the nation for all tight ends. In Boise State University's 41-10 victory against Tulsa University that year, he caught 8 passes for 164 yards and three touchdowns. Later in the season he had 191yds on 8 catches and 3 touchdowns. As a junior, he played wide receiver, and was an All-big West Conference Honorable Mention selection and finished the season with 39 receptions for 514 yards (13.18 yards per reception avg.) and two touchdowns. As a sophomore, he played wide receiver and was a second team All-Big West Conference selection. Jeb played on the Boise State basketball team his sophomore year. Putzier won the valor award his senior season.
Putzier was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the sixth round of the 2002 NFL Draft. After only recording four receptions his first two years, he contributed to the Broncos in 2004 with 36 catches. His play earned him a 5-year $12.5 million offer sheet from the New York Jets which the Broncos matched. Despite putting up 37 receptions in 2005 the Broncos released him in what was considered to be a salary cap purge.
Putzier signed with the Texans in 2006 reuniting him with former Broncos offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak. He only grabbed 19 receptions in two years with the club.
In 2008, Putzier spent time with the Seattle Seahawks and again with the Broncos but recorded no statistics. He was cut in the Broncos training camp in 2009.
After not playing for any professional team in 2009, Putzier re-emerged by signing to play in the UFL first with the Hartford Colonials, then with the Omaha Nighthawks.