Jermaine Fazande

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Jermaine Fazande
No. 35
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1975-01-14) January 14, 1975 (age 43)
Marrero, Louisiana
Career information
High school:John Ehret (Marrero, Louisiana)
College:Oklahoma
NFL Draft:1999 / Round: 2 / Pick: 60
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards:733
Average:3.5
Touchdowns:4
Player stats at NFL.com

Jermaine Fazande (born January 14, 1975) is a former American football running back of the National Football League. He was originally drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the second round of the 1999 NFL Draft. He played college football at Oklahoma.

Fazande is currently a police officer[1] with the Rice University Police Department in Houston, Texas.

College Career[edit]

Fazande attended Oklahoma University from 1994-1998 as a fullback. As a redshirt freshman in 1994,[2], Fazande did not see the field until 1995. He rushed for a cereer high 491 yards on 105 attempts and 5 touchdowns as a Junior in 1997.[3] Injuries, including a fractured jaw suffered during a practice in August of 1998,[4] limited Fazande to just 9 games his senior season, as he rushed 42 times for just 161 yards.

College statistics[edit]

Year Team Conference Games Rushing Receiving
Con G Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg Lng TD
1994 Oklahoma Sooners Big 8 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
1995 Oklahoma Sooners Big 8 11 28 112 4.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
1996 Oklahoma Sooners Big 12 11 12 43 3.6 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
1997 Oklahoma Sooners Big 12 12 105 491 4.7 5 0 0 0.0 0 0
1998 Oklahoma Sooners Big 12 9 42 161 3.8 3 1 12 12.0 12 0
Career -- 43 187 807 4.3 8 1 12 12.0 12 0

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Professional Career[edit]

San Diego Chargers[edit]

Fazande was drafted by the San Diego Chargers with the 60th overall pick in the 2nd round of the 1999 NFL draft. The Chargers had acquired the draft pick in a trade with the Atlanta Falcons in May of 1998 for wide receiver Tony Martin.[6] A fullback in college, the Chargers moved him to running back, hoping to copy some success they had with Natrone Means.[7] A backup as a rookie, he had his first big game in the final game of the season against the Denver Broncos, carrying the ball 30 times and rushing for 183 yards and the only touchdown of the game, as San Diego won 12-6. He finished his rookie campaign by leading the Chargers in rushing, carrying the ball 91 times for 365 yards and two touchdowns. Following the season, the Chargers released veteran Natrone Means,[8] allowing for Fazande to work for a larger role the following season. In 2000, Fazande was second on the Chargers in rushing with 368 yards on 119 carries, rushing for just two touchdowns. In 2001, the Chargers with new General Manager John Butler drafted hall of famer LaDainian Tomlinson, allowing the team to release Fazande at final cuts on September 3, 2001.[9]

New England Patriots[edit]

On May 1, 2003, the New England Patriots signed Fazande.[10] Fazande, however, never made it out of training camp with the Patriots, and never played again in the NFL.

Professional statistics[edit]

Year Team Games Rushing Receiving Fumbles
G GS Att Yds Avg Lng TD Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Fmb Lst
1999 San Diego Chargers 7 3 91 365 4.0 54 2 0 0 0.0 0 0 2 2
2000 San Diego Chargers 13 7 119 368 3.1 26 2 16 104 6.5 17 0 1 1
Career 20 10 210 733 3.5 54 4 16 104 6.5 17 0 3 3

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Personal Life[edit]

Following his NFL career, Fazande became a police officer with the Rice University Police Department in Houston, Texas.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rice University Police Department". rupd.rice.edu. Retrieved 2015-10-06.
  2. ^ https://newsok.com/article/2633089/ou-has-case-of-senior-itis-sooners-want-to-get-a-victory-for-the-veterans
  3. ^ https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/jermaine-fazande-1.html
  4. ^ https://newsok.com/article/2622349/sooners-lose-top-fullback-to-jaw-injury
  5. ^ https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/jermaine-fazande-1.html
  6. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/F/FazaJe00.htm
  7. ^ https://www.boltsfromtheblue.com/2011/4/7/2095958/san-diego-chargers-draft-busts-7-jermaine-fazande
  8. ^ https://www.upi.com/Archives/2000/03/06/Chargers-release-Natrone-Means/9489952318800/
  9. ^ https://newspaperarchive.com/wilson-daily-times-sep-03-2001-p-21/
  10. ^ http://www.kffl.com/player/7625/nfl/news
  11. ^ http://www.nfl.com/player/jermainefazande/2500607/profile