|Date of birth:||November 30, 1987|
|Place of birth:||Fort Knox, Kentucky|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||286 lb (130 kg)|
|Supplemental draft:||2009 / Round: 3|
|Career highlights and awards|
Career NFL statistics as of 2010
|Stats at NFL.com|
Jeremy Jarmon (born November 30, 1987) is a former American football defensive end of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the third round of the 2009 Supplemental draft. He played college football at Kentucky.
He was also a member of the Denver Broncos.
Jarmon was a three-year letterman and two-year starter at Houston High School in Germantown, Tennessee. In his senior season he made 50 tackles, including 20 tackles for loss, and 10 quarterback sacks while also causing several fumbles. He helped lead team to a 10-3 record, reaching the quarterfinals of the Class AAAAA (largest classification) playoffs. He was an All-district, All-region and honorable-mention All-state. He played fullback and tight end on offense, defensive end on defense.
He graduated from high school at age 17.
Jarmon played at the University of Kentucky. He started 31-of-39 games at the University of Kentucky the last three years, totaling 17.5 sacks. Jarmon, as a redshirt junior was named Second-team All-SEC by Phil Steele's College Football and an honorable-mention performer by The Associated Press and totaled 38 stops (10 for a loss and 4.5 sacks) while starting 12 games.
As a redshirt sophomore, was named First-team All-SEC by Rivals.com and Second-team All-SEC by league coaches and made 62 tackles, fourth on the team and was fourth in the SEC in quarterback sacks with nine and tenth in the league in total tackles for loss with 13.5. He played in all 13 games, starting six during redshirt freshman season and tied for second on the team in tackles for loss with 6.5. He has run the 40-yard dash in 4.71 seconds, an excellent clocking for a defensive lineman.
President of the Pamoja Diversity Club, also a member of the Thespian Honor Society and French Club.
During the end of his junior year, Jarmon tested positive for a banned supplement. The supplement had been purchased over-the-counter at a nutrition store as a dietary aid while he was recuperating from an injury. Despite self-reporting and that the substance was not an enhancer, the NCAA suspended Jarmon for his senior year. He subsequently entered the NFL supplemental draft and was taken with a 3rd round pick by the Washington Redskins.
He was drafted by the Redskins in the third round of the 2009 Supplemental draft.
After two seasons in Washington, Jarmon was traded on July 27, 2011, to the Denver Broncos for wide receiver Jabar Gaffney. Jarmon was cut on September 3, 2011, as the Broncos made final decisions for their 53-man roster. The front office called it a "tough cut," noting that Jarmon's attempted switch to defensive tackle likely hurt his development.
On July 11, 2012 on Kentucky Sports Radio, Jarmon announced that he was officially retiring from the NFL at the age of 24.
- Jones, Mike (July 27, 2011). "Redskins trade Jeremy Jarmon to Denver for Jabar Gaffney". WashingtonPost.com. Retrieved 2012-07-17.
- Risen, Alex (July 15, 2012). "Jarmon's Next Chapter After Football". WTVQ.com. Retrieved 2012-07-17.