Jake Anthony Kumerow (born February 17, 1992) is an American football wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Illinois and Wisconsin–Whitewater, and was signed by the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent in 2015. He has also been a member of the New England Patriots.

Jake Kumerow
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Kumerow in 2019
No. 16 – Green Bay Packers
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1992-02-17) February 17, 1992 (age 27)
Bartlett, Illinois
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:209 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school:South Elgin
(South Elgin, Illinois)
College:Wisconsin–Whitewater
Undrafted:2015
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2019
Receptions:20
Receiving yards:322
Receiving touchdowns:2
Player stats at NFL.com

College careerEdit

Kumerow originally attended Illinois Fighting Illini football. He caught 3 passes for 15 yards. He then transferred to NCAA Division III school Wisconsin-Whitewater Warhawks. Kumerow finished with 158 receptions for 2648 yards and 36 touchdowns for the Warhawks.

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 4 12 in
(1.94 m)
209 lb
(95 kg)
4.54 s 1.62 s 2.60 s 4.26 s 6.90 s 31 in
(0.79 m)
9 ft 5 in
(2.87 m)
15 reps 22[1]
All values are from Pro Day[2]

Cincinnati BengalsEdit

Kumerow signed with the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent on May 8, 2015.[3] He was released on September 5, 2015, and was signed to the practice squad the next day, where he spent his entire rookie season.[4][5] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Bengals on January 11, 2016.[6]

Kumerow was released by the Bengals on September 3, 2016, and was signed to the practice squad during the next day.[7][8] He was promoted to the active roster on December 27, 2016.[9]

On August 9, 2017, Kumerow was waived/injured by the Bengals after suffering an ankle injury and was placed on injured reserve.[10] He was released on September 22, 2017 with an injury settlement.

New England PatriotsEdit

On October 26, 2017, Kumerow was signed to the New England Patriots' practice squad.[11] He was released on November 9, 2017.[12]

Green Bay PackersEdit

On December 26, 2017, Kumerow was signed to the Green Bay Packers' practice squad.[13] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Packers on January 2, 2018.[14]

On September 3, 2018, Kumerow was placed on injured reserve.[15] He was activated off injured reserve on December 1, 2018[16] and made his NFL debut the following day, in a week 13 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. He also recorded his first career reception, an 11-yard pass from Aaron Rodgers, during that game. On December 23, he scored his first NFL touchdown on a 49-yard reception against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium.

He returned to the Packers on March 11, 2019.[17]

Personal lifeEdit

Kumerow is the son of former Miami Dolphins linebacker Eric Kumerow. He is also the nephew of former Dolphins defensive end John Bosa, and therefore a cousin to John's sons, Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa and San Francisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa.[18] His sister Cortney was an All-American basketball player at UW-Whitewater, and their youngest brother Derek currently plays football at Whitewater.

He is also the great-grandson of Chicago mob boss Tony Accardo.[18]

NFL career statisticsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team Games Receiving Fumbles
GP GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD FUM Lost
2018 GB 5 2 8 103 12.9 49 1 0 0
2019 GB 14 4 12 219 18.3 49 1 0 0
Total 19 6 20 322 16.1 49 2 0 0
Source: NFL.com

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ McGinn, Bob (April 18, 2015). "State NFL draft prospects at a glance". JSOnline.com. Archived from the original on April 21, 2018. Retrieved April 21, 2018.
  2. ^ "Jake Kumerow – Wisconsin-Whitewater, WR : 2015 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile". DraftScout.com. Archived from the original on April 17, 2018. Retrieved April 17, 2018.
  3. ^ Marcum, Jason; Toback, Rebecca (May 8, 2015). "Bengals announce undrafted free agents signed". CincyJungle.com. Retrieved April 22, 2017.
  4. ^ Toback, Rebecca (September 5, 2015). "Bengals roster cuts: Bengals 53-man roster 2015". CincyJungle.com. Retrieved April 22, 2017.
  5. ^ Kirkendall, Josh (September 6, 2015). "Cincinnati Bengals 2015 practice squad announced". CincyJungle.com. Retrieved April 22, 2017.
  6. ^ Marcum, Jason (January 11, 2016). "Jeff Luc among 5 Bengals signed to future contracts". CincyJungle.com. Retrieved April 22, 2017.
  7. ^ Toback, Rebecca (September 3, 2016). "Bengals Roster 2016: Cincinnati's 53-man roster is set". CincyJungle.com. Retrieved April 22, 2017.
  8. ^ Marcum, Jason (September 4, 2016). "Bengals 2016 practice squad: 9 players make initial practice squad". CincyJungle.com. Retrieved April 22, 2017.
  9. ^ Toback, Rebecca (December 27, 2016). "Bengals sign two practice squad players to 53-man roster". CincyJungle.com. Retrieved April 22, 2017.
  10. ^ Toback, Rebecca (August 9, 2017). "Bengals sign new punter; waive WR Jake Kumerow". CincyJungle.com.
  11. ^ "Patriots sign WR Jake Kumerow to the practice squad; Release DL Mike Purcell from the practice squad". Patriots.com. October 26, 2017.
  12. ^ "Patriots Claim TE Martellus Bennett Off Waivers from Green Bay; Release DL Geneo Grissom; Make Changes to the Practice Squad". Patriots.com. November 9, 2017.
  13. ^ "Packers place T Jason Spriggs on IR, sign TE Emanuel Byrd". Packers.com. December 26, 2017.
  14. ^ "Packers sign five free agents". Packers.com. January 2, 2018.
  15. ^ "Packers sign LB Toomer, place WR Kumerow on IR". Packers.com. September 3, 2018.
  16. ^ "Packers activate Jake Kumerow to 53-man roster". Packers.com. December 1, 2018.
  17. ^ "Packers use exclusive rights tender to bring back WR Jake Kumerow". packerswire.com. March 11, 2019.
  18. ^ a b Wertheim, Jon (May 2, 2019). "Nick Bosa and the 2019 Draft's Oddest Note". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved May 4, 2019.

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