Jeremy Childs (American football)
|Place of birth:||Los Alamitos, California|
|Height:||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight:||184 lb (83 kg)|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
Jeremy Childs (born in Los Alamitos, California) is a former American football wide receiver. He was signed by the San Diego Chargers as an undrafted free agent in 2009. He played college football at Boise State.
Coached by John Barnes, he played high school football at Los Alamitos High School. He helped lead team to a 12-2 record and a runner-up finish in the CIF Division I playoffs. Childs was named first-team all-state, first-team all-county, first-team Long Beach Dream Team, L.A. Times, and All-Sunset League; offensive player of the year; All-CIF; a CBS SportsLine All-American; and to second-team EA Sports All-National team . He caught 85 passes for 1,258 yards and 22 touchdowns. Childs was a member of Honor Roll and named scholar-athlete.
Childs is a two-time first-team All-WAC selection, he elected to follow the lead of his cousin, former Broncos cornerback Orlando Scandrick, in leaving after his junior season for the opportunity of NFL riches. Childs leaves Boise State second all-time in receptions (168), though his 1,999 yards rank only 11th in school history. That also represents scouts' greatest concern about Childs; a lack of speed and elusiveness to make yardage after the catch. Like Scandrick, Childs could surprise in workouts, leading to a late push up the board. Had an arm span of 33 3⁄4 inches and a hand span of 9 inches at the combine. He was suspended for the 2007 Hawaii Bowl and again for the 2008 season opener (against Idaho State) for undisclosed violations of team rules. (Sleeping with a team members wife)
2009 NFL Combine Results: 40 Yard Dash : 4.69 seconds Vertical Jump : 33.5 inches Broad Jump : 115.0 inches 3 Cone Drill : 6.9 seconds 20 Yard Shuttle : 4.26 seconds 60 Yard Shuttle : 11.29 seconds