Jerome Barkum

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Jerome Barkum
Jerome Barkum New York Jets .jpg
No. 83
Position:Tight end / Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1950-07-18) July 18, 1950 (age 70)
Gulfport, Mississippi
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:218 lb (99 kg)
Career information
High school:Gulfport (MS) 33rd Avenue
College:Jackson State
NFL Draft:1972 / Round: 1 / Pick: 9
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receiving yards:4,789
Player stats at · PFR

Jerome Barkum (born July 18, 1950) is a former wide receiver and tight end in the National Football League. He played 12 years with New York Jets.[1] He was drafted by the Jets out of Jackson State University with the 9th overall pick in the first round of the 1972 NFL Draft. In 1973, he was selected to the Pro Bowl as a WR. His biggest catch in the NFL was made in Shea Stadium in a 1981 clash against the Miami Dolphins in the last seconds of the game to lift the Jets to victory 16-15. The Jets made the playoffs that year for the first time since their loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in 1969. Barkum was also a part of the Jets team in the 1982 season that made it to that year's AFC Championship.


  1. ^ "Jerome Barkum Archived 2016-01-14 at the Wayback Machine",, retrieved July 12, 2011

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