Jeromey Clary

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Jeromey Clary
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Clary at a game in Denver on November 2009.
No. 66
Position: Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-11-05) November 5, 1983 (age 33)
Place of birth: Norfolk, Nebraska
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight: 320 lb (145 kg)
Career information
High school: Mansfield (TX)
College: Kansas State
NFL Draft: 2006 / Round: 6 / Pick: 187
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× Second-team All-Big 12 (2004–2005)
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 103
Games started: 93
Player stats at

Jeromey W. Clary (born November 5, 1983) is a former American football offensive lineman who played his entire career for the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Chargers in the sixth round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played college football at Kansas State.

Early life[edit]

Clary attended Mansfield High School in Mansfield, Texas.

College career[edit]

Clary closed out his K-State career as one of the top offensive tackles in the Big Twelve Conference, where he excelled not only on the field, but also in the classroom. He was selected to the Academic All-District VII team as a senior and was also a three-time Academic All-Big Twelve first-team selection.During his career, he showed his versatility by playing both tackle positions. Clary proved to be an extremely durable player during his Wildcat career, starting 37 consecutive games over his final three seasons.

Earned his bachelor's degree in psychology and graduated in December 2005.

Professional career[edit]

The San Diego Chargers selected OT, Jeromey Clary, out of Kansas State, with their selection in the 6th round (no. 187 overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft.

In his rookie season, Clary spent the year on the Chargers' practice squad.

Clary became a starter late in the 2007 season. A reserve for most of the year, the coaches inserted him into the starting lineup at right tackle in early December to give the team’s struggling running game a spark. Over the final five games, the Chargers rushed for 880 yards, scored eight touchdowns and went 5-0. Clary’s ascencion into the starting lineup helped the Chargers capture the AFC West title en route to a berth in the AFC Championship Game.

Clary earned the starting right tackle spot in mini camp.[1] Following the 2008 season, he was awarded $405,859 in additional pay from the NFL's performance-based pay system, which gives financial compensation based on a comparison of playing time to salary; this made him the biggest beneficiary in 2008.[2]

He re-signed a one-year contract with the Chargers during the 2009 off-season.[3] Clary was the Chargers’ winner of the Ed Block Courage Award in 2010 after recovering from a serious ankle injury in 2009 that required surgery. He came back from the injury and played every snap during the 2010 and ’11 seasons.

He re-signed with the Chargers on a 4-year, $20 million contract almost immediately following the lockout during the 2011 offseason. The contract is front loaded, so made 8.5 million in the first year. Clary went on to start and play in all 16 games for the Chargers in 2011.[4]

In 2012, Clary started and played in 14 games for the Chargers at right tackle. He was out two games due to a knee injury.

Clary was moved to right guard during the 2013 season after the Chargers drafted D.J. Fluker in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft.[5]

After starting in 93 of his 103 career games, recurring problems with Clary's hip sidelined him for the entire 2014 season. On January 8, 2015, he announced his retirement from the NFL.[6][7]

Personal life[edit]

Clary and his wife, Breanna, have two sons, Cannon and Jackson.

Clary enjoys country music. His favorite artist is Zac Brown Band. His hobbies include golf and spending time with his family at San Diego’s beaches and amusement parks.[8]


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