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Kerry Justin

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Kerry Justin
No. 26
Position:Cornerback
Personal information
Born: (1955-05-03) May 3, 1955 (age 69)
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High school:Crenshaw
(Los Angeles, California)
College:Oregon State
Undrafted:1978
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Interceptions:7
Forced fumbles:8
Sacks:1.0
Player stats at PFR

Kerry August Justin (born May 3, 1955) is an American former professional football player who was a cornerback in the National Football League (NFL).

Justin was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and attended Crenshaw High School in Los Angeles, California.[1][2] He played college football at Oregon State.[1][2]

Justin was signed by the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent in 1978.[2] He spent six seasons with the Seahawks, 1978-1983, before jumping to the United States Football League with the New Jersey Generals.[3] He was with the Generals for two campaigns, 1984-1985, recording 8 interceptions in the second year.[4] When the USFL folded following the 1985 season, Justin returned to the Seahawks for two more years, 1986-1987.[1]

In eight seasons with the Seahawks, he had seven interceptions returned for 31 yards and three blocked punts which remains a team record.[citation needed]

Personal life

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Justin is a brother of USFL defensive back Tyrone Justin, gridiron defensive back Sid Justin, and the uncle of CFL and Baltimore Ravens defensive back Airabin Justin.[5]

References

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  1. ^ a b c "Kerry Justin". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Archived from the original on March 28, 2023. Retrieved April 22, 2023.
  2. ^ a b c "Proving that he's big enough to play football is..." United Press International. October 28, 1980. Retrieved May 10, 2024.
  3. ^ "Sports People: Justin Joining Generals". New York Times. November 25, 1983. Retrieved May 10, 2024.
  4. ^ "Kerry Justin - USFL". USFL site. Retrieved May 10, 2024.
  5. ^ Kimbrel, Rick (August 29, 2006). "SoCal has tremendous bloodlines". Rivals.com.