Jeremy McNichols

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Jeremy McNichols
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McNichols with the Boise State Broncos
No. 30 – Tennessee Titans
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1995-12-26) December 26, 1995 (age 22)
Long Beach, California
Height:5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight:212 lb (96 kg)
Career information
High school:Santa Margarita Catholic
(Rancho Santa Margarita, California)
College:Boise State
NFL Draft:2017 / Round: 5 / Pick: 162
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 13, 2018
Rushing attempts:2
Rushing yards:4
Rushing touchdowns:0
Player stats at

Jeremy Theron McNichols (born December 26, 1995) is an American football running back for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Boise State, and was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

Early years[edit]

McNichols attended Lakewood High School in Lakewood, California before transferring to Santa Margarita Catholic High School in Rancho Santa Margarita, California for his senior year.[1] As a youngster, McNichols and fellow NFL player John Ross played in Snoop Dogg's youth football league in Long Beach, California.[2] He played running back and wide receiver in high school, and his versatility led to him earning the nickname "McWeapon".[2] During his career he rushed for 877 yards with nine touchdowns and had 72 receptions for 934 yards and 10 touchdowns. He originally committed to the University of Utah to play college football but later changed to Boise State University.[3][4]

College career[edit]

McNichols enrolled at Boise State in early August before the start of fall camp.[5] Heading into the season, McNichols planned on being redshirted and sat out the first five games before the redshirt was pulled. McNichols ended up playing in nine games as a true freshman during the 2014 season. He rushed for 159 yards on 17 carries with a rushing touchdown and had 15 receptions for 155 yards and a touchdown.[6] As a sophomore in 2015, he started 12 games, rushing for 1,337 yards on 240 carries and 20 touchdowns.[7][8] He also had 460 receiving yards and six touchdowns on 51 receptions.

Professional career[edit]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

McNichols was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the fifth round, 162nd overall, in the 2017 NFL Draft.[9] He was the 17th running back selected in that year's draft.[10][11] He exhibited maturity issues and inability to read defenses which was documented in the twelfth season of Hard Knocks and was released by the team on September 2, 2017.[12]

San Francisco 49ers[edit]

On September 4, 2017, McNichols was signed to the San Francisco 49ers' practice squad.[13] He was promoted to the active roster on November 29, 2017.[14]

On September 1, 2018, McNichols was waived by the 49ers.[15]

Indianapolis Colts[edit]

On September 3, 2018, McNichols was signed to the Indianapolis Colts' practice squad.[16] He was released on September 13, 2018, but was re-signed five days later.[17][18] He was promoted to the active roster on September 28, 2018, but was waived four days later.[19][20]

Denver Broncos[edit]

On October 10, 2018, McNichols signed to the Denver Broncos practice squad.[21]

Tennessee Titans[edit]

On December 3, 2018, McNichols was signed by the Tennessee Titans off the Broncos practice squad.[22]


  1. ^ Haylock, Rahshaun (September 4, 2013). "10 things: Santa Margarita RB Jeremy McNichols". Fox Sports. Retrieved October 5, 2016.
  2. ^ a b Kania, Joe (April 29, 2017). "5 Things to Know About Jeremy McNichols". Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Retrieved August 9, 2017.
  3. ^ Phibbs, Trevor (August 9, 2013). "Utah football: California receiver Jeremy McNichols commits to Utah". Deseret News. Retrieved October 7, 2016.
  4. ^ Volk, Pete (January 27, 2014). "College football recruiting roundup: Commitments flying close to Signing Day". SB Nation. Retrieved October 7, 2016.
  5. ^ "Jeremy McNichols". CBS Sports. Retrieved October 7, 2016.
  6. ^ Rains, B.J. (August 16, 2015). "McNichols hopes for big role at running back". Retrieved October 5, 2016.
  7. ^ Southorn, Dave (August 19, 2016). "Boise State's McNichols a bruiser in the backfield". Retrieved October 5, 2016.
  8. ^ Rains, B.J. (August 5, 2016). "Jeremy McNichols smarter, more confident heading into junior year". Retrieved October 5, 2016.
  9. ^ "Bucs Draft Jeremy McNichols in Round 5". April 29, 2017. Retrieved May 9, 2017.
  10. ^ "2017 NFL Draft Listing". Retrieved 2018-02-10.
  11. ^ "Draft Finder Query Results". Retrieved 2018-02-10.
  12. ^ Gantt, Darin (September 2, 2017). "Buccaneers cut fifth-rounder Jeremy McNichols".
  13. ^ "49ers Sign RB Jeremy McNichols to the Practice Squad". September 4, 2017.
  14. ^ "49ers Announce Several Roster Moves". November 29, 2017.
  15. ^ "49ers Cut 21 Players, Get Roster Down to 53". September 1, 2018.
  16. ^ "Colts Sign RB Jeremy McNichols To Practice Squad". September 3, 2018.
  17. ^ "Roster Moves: Colts Sign T Will Holden To Practice Squad". September 13, 2018.
  18. ^ "Roster Moves: Colts Sign RB Jeremy McNichols Back To Practice Squad". September 18, 2018.
  19. ^ "Roster Moves: Colts Sign Three To Active Roster From Practice Squad; Place T/G Joe Haeg On IR". September 28, 2018.
  20. ^ "Roster Moves: Colts Sign RB Jonathan Williams To Practice Squad; Waive RB Jeremy McNichols". October 2, 2018.
  21. ^ "Broncos sign RB Jeremy McNichols to practice squad". October 10, 2018.
  22. ^ Wyatt, Jim (December 3, 2018). "Titans Sign RB Jeremy McNichols off Broncos' Practice Squad".

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