Jerry Wunsch

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Jerry Wunsch
No. 71, 70
Position: Tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1974-01-21) January 21, 1974 (age 43)
Place of birth: Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight: 339 lb (154 kg)
Career information
High school: Wausau (WI) West
College: Wisconsin
NFL Draft: 1997 / Round: 2 / Pick: 37
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 113
Games started: 51
Fumble recoveries: 2
Player stats at

Gerald "Jerry" Wunsch (born January 21, 1974) is a former American college and professional football player who was an offensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL) for eight seasons during the 1990s and early 2000s. He played college football for the University of Wisconsin and played professionally for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Seattle Seahawks of the NFL.

Early life[edit]

Wunsch was born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin and played high school football at Wausau West High School. He played college football at University of Wisconsin–Madison. In his senior year, he was awarded first-team All-Big Ten honors after starting every game as right tackle.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Wunsch was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2nd round of the 1997 NFL Draft. [2] He played for Tampa Bay for five seasons before being cutting in 2002. Wunsch then played for the Seattle Seahawks for three seasons.[3]

Life after the NFL[edit]

Wunsch actively volunteered in Wisconsin while he played professionally, and after retirement he moved to the Tampa Bay area to work with the Wunsch Family Foundation full-time. The Foundation works with children who have cancer and chronic blood disorders.[4][unreliable source?] Wunsch and his family live in St. Petersburg, Florida.


  1. ^ "71 Jerry Wunsch". Retrieved October 9, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Jerry Wunsch". Pro=Football-Reference.Com. Retrieved October 9, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Bucs Cut Wunsch, 12 Others". Retrieved October 8, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Former Buccaneer Jerry Wunsch's Impact on the Tampa Bay Community". Yahoo! Voices. Archived from the original on October 10, 2013. Retrieved October 9, 2013. 

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