Jeremy Ito

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Jeremy Ito
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Jeremy Ito with Rutgers in 2008
Position: Placekicker
Personal information
Born: (1986-03-04) March 4, 1986 (age 32)
Loma Linda, California
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
College: Rutgers
Undrafted: 2008
Career history

Jeremy Ito (born March 4, 1986) is a former placekicker and punter for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights NCAA Division I-A football team. He was most recently a kicker for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League. Ito is half Japanese. During his career at Rutgers, he was given the nickname "The Judge" - after Lance Ito, who presided over the O. J. Simpson murder case - by fans for his clutch, game kicking performances.[1]

High school[edit]

Ito attended Redlands High School in Redlands, California and was a student and a letterman in football, soccer, and golf. In football, he was a three-time All-Citrus Belt League selection.

College career[edit]

Ito had a career field goals made percentage of 72.1, connecting on 80 of 111 attempts for the Scarlet Knights.[2] A career highlight is a 28-yard game-winning field goal against the Louisville Cardinals in an upset victory on November 9, 2006, by a score of 28-25.[3] The victory elevated Rutgers to # 7 in the country, their highest ranking ever. Ito was not drafted in the 2008 NFL Draft.

Professional career[edit]

In 2008, Ito was signed by the Saints, but was released at the beginning of the season.[4]

On October 10, 2009, Ito was added to the practice roster of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the Canadian Football League.[5] On November 8, 2009, he made his regular-season debut, kicking three field goals in Hamilton's victory over Winnipeg.[6] On May 12, 2010, Ito was released by the Tiger-Cats.[7]


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