Jerrel Jernigan

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Jerrel Jernigan
Free agent
Position: Wide receiver / Return specialist
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-06-14) June 14, 1989 (age 28)
Place of birth: Midway, Alabama
Height: 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight: 189 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school: Eufaula (AL)
College: Troy
NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 3 / Pick: 83
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 2, 2014
Receptions: 38
Receiving yards: 391
Receiving TDs: 2
Kick return yards: 492
Player stats at

Jerrel Marquis Jernigan (born June 14, 1989) is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the New York Giants in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft and won Super Bowl XLVI with the team against the New England Patriots. He played college football at Troy. Jerrel currently works at Eufaula High School as a wide receiver coach.

Professional career[edit]


He was considered one of the best wide receiver prospects for the 2011 NFL Draft. He was a starter all four years for the Trojans. Jernigan's body frame and playing style was compared to the likes of DeSean Jackson and Steve Smith.[1]

New York Giants[edit]

Jernigan was drafted by the New York Giants 83rd overall in the 2011 NFL Draft. Through four seasons with the Giants Jernigan played in 34 games catching 38 passes for 391 yards with 2 touchdowns.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers[edit]

After not playing professional football in 2015, Jernigan signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League on April 12, 2016.[2]


  1. ^ NFL Draft Scout
  2. ^ "Bombers add receiver Jernigan". TSN. 2016-04-12. Retrieved 2016-04-14. 

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