March 23, 1976 |
|NFL Draft:||1998 / Round: 2 / Pick: 58|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career highlights and awards|
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Jeremy David Newberry (born March 23, 1976 in Antioch, California) is a former center in the National Football League . He was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the second round of the 1998 NFL Draft. He played college football at California.
Currently, Newberry works as the KPIX 5 NFL Analyst.
San Francisco 49ers
Newberry joined the 49ers in 1998, but missed the first nine weeks of the season after suffering a torn ACL in offseason mini-camp. He was inactive for the rest of the season as well. In 1999 he started all 16 games, first at right tackle then at right guard. In 2000 he started every game again, taking over center duties when Chris Dalman suffered a career-ending neck injury in offseason training camp. In 2000, his first season playing center in the NFL, the offensive line was third in the league, allowing only 25 sacks. Newberry was put on injured reserve after major microfracture surgery on his left knee in August, 2006.[permanent dead link]
Newberry was regarded as a tough, tenacious blocker with great technique in both run and pass protection. He was also the leader of the offensive line. On two occasions, Newberry was awarded the 49ers' "Bobb McKittrick award", which is given to the team’s offensive lineman who best exemplifies dedication, excellence and commitment.
On March 6, 2007, Newberry was signed by the Oakland Raiders. He started all 14 games in which he appeared for the 4–12 Raiders that season, replacing Jake Grove, before becoming a free agent the following offseason.
San Diego Chargers
On June 2, 2008, Newberry signed with the San Diego Chargers. He started three games for the Chargers.
- Rosenthal, Gregg (July 21, 2009). "Jeremy Newberry retires". ProFootballTalk.com.