Jeremiah George

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Jeremiah George
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George at Iowa State in 2013
No. -- Free agent
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1992-01-24) January 24, 1992 (age 25)
Place of birth: Clearwater, Florida
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 234 lb (106 kg)
Career information
High school: Clearwater (FL)
College: Iowa State
NFL Draft: 2014 / Round: 5 / Pick: 154
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-Big-12 (2013)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 15, 2015
Total tackles: 12
Sacks: 0.0
Forced fumbles: 0
Player stats at

Jeremiah George (born January 24, 1992) is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the New York Jets in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at Iowa State.

George has also played for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Dallas Cowboys.

High school career[edit]

A native of Clearwater, Florida, George attended Clearwater High School. He recorded over 150 tackles as a senior, was the team’s leading rusher with 512 yards and five touchdowns, and was named the 2009 St. Petersburg Times Pinellas County Defensive Player of the Year.[1] As a junior, he recorded 94 tackles, 12 for loss, four sacks and an interception for the Tornadoes.

Considered a three-star recruit by, he was rated the 57th best outside linebacker prospect of his class.[2]

College career[edit]

George attended Iowa State University where he played for the Iowa State Cyclones football team from 2010 to 2013. As a true freshman in 2010, he played in nine games finishing with four tackles. In 2011, he played in all 13 games, appearing mostly on special teams, he recorded one tackle. In 2012, starting nine games, he finished third on the team with 87 tackles, including four tackles for loss and three pass break-ups. As a senior in 2013, George led the Big-12 in tackles with 133, becoming one of only three Cyclones to do so. He also led the team in tackles for loss (12.0), forced fumbles (3), sacks (3.5) and interceptions (2), and was named a first-team All-Big 12 selection.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
5 ft 11 in 234 lb 3178 in 914 in 4.66 s 1.61 s 2.66 s 4.69 s 7.46 s 38.5 in 10 ft 9 in 30 reps
All values from NFL Combine. And Pro Day [4][5]

New York Jets[edit]

George was drafted by the New York Jets in the fifth round (154th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.[6] He signed a four-year contract on May 15, 2014.[7] He was released on September 1, 2014[8] and signed to the team's practice squad a day later.[9]

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

The Jacksonville Jaguars signed George off the Jets' practice squad on September 23, 2014.[10]

He was released on September 5, 2015.[11]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

On September 6, 2015, George was claimed off waivers by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.[12] On August 28, 2016, George was waived by the Buccaneers.[13]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

On September 6, 2016, George was signed to the Dallas Cowboys' practice squad.[14] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Cowboys on January 16, 2017.[15] On May 16, 2017, George was waived by the Cowboys.[16]


  1. ^ Times' all-Pinellas County football
  2. ^ Jeremiah George – Yahoo Sports
  3. ^ ISU linebacker Jeremiah George named All-Big 12, eyes Pro Day
  4. ^ NFL Combine Profile
  5. ^ NFL Draft Scout Profile
  6. ^ Jets pick inside linebacker Jeremiah George of Iowa State in fifth round
  7. ^ Alper, Josh (May 15, 2014). "Jets sign Jeremiah George". Retrieved 2014-08-03. 
  8. ^ Lange, Randy (September 1, 2014). "Jets Acquires WR Walter Powell on Waivers". New York Jets. Archived from the original on September 1, 2014. Retrieved September 1, 2014. 
  9. ^ Slater, Darryl (September 2, 2014). "Jets complete practice squad by adding rookies Quincy Enunwa, Jeremiah George". Archived from the original on September 3, 2014. Retrieved September 2, 2014. 
  10. ^ Associated Press (September 23, 2014). "Jaguars sign linebacker Jeremiah George, tight end Nic Jacobs off practice squads". Fox News. Archived from the original on October 1, 2014. Retrieved September 30, 2014. 
  11. ^
  12. ^ Patra, Kevin (September 6, 2015). "Notable waiver claims: Bucs snag five players". Retrieved September 6, 2015. 
  13. ^ Smith, Scott. "Jacob Schum, Major Wright Among 12 Cuts". 
  14. ^ Helman, David. "Two Former Draft Picks Among Trio Added To Cowboys' Practice Squad". 
  15. ^ Eatman, Nick (January 16, 2017). "Showers, Rod Smith Among 12 Players Signed To Cowboys Offseason Roster". 
  16. ^ Eatman, Nick (May 16, 2017). "Cowboys Waive 3 From Roster; Sign 2 Tryout Players; More Moves To Come". 

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