Jamar Mondell Israel (born August 28, 1979), born Jamar Mondell Fletcher, is an American former college and professional football player who was a cornerback in the National Football League (NFL) for eight seasons in the early 2000s. He played college football for the University of Wisconsin, and was a two-time All-American. The Miami Dolphins chose him in the first round of the 2001 NFL Draft, and he also played professionally for the San Diego Chargers, Detroit Lions, Houston Texans and Cincinnati Bengals of the NFL.
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|Born:||August 28, 1979|
St. Louis, Missouri
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight:||180 lb (82 kg)|
|High school:||Hazelwood East|
(St. Louis, Missouri)
|NFL Draft:||2001 / Round: 1 / Pick: 26|
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Fletcher attended the University of Wisconsin, where he played for the Wisconsin Badgers football team from 1998 to 2000. He was a key member of the Badgers' back-to-back Rose Bowl championship teams, and remains the Badgers' all-time career interceptions record holder with 21 total interceptions in three seasons of college football. He was named a first-team All-American by multiple selector organizations in 1999, and was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American in 2000. He was also named to the Top 100 Greatest College Players list by America's Best & 10.
San Diego ChargersEdit
In 2004, Fletcher was traded to the San Diego Chargers. He played for them in 2004 and 2005.
In 2007 Fletcher signed with the Houston Texans.
Fletcher signed with the Cincinnati Bengals on September 23, 2008. After becoming an unrestricted free agent following the 2008 season, he went unsigned. He was re-signed on August 2, 2009 after rookie cornerback David Jones injured his foot. The Bengals released Fletcher on August 29, ending his NFL career.
- 2011 NCAA Football Records Book, Award Winners, National Collegiate Athletic Association, Indianapolis, Indiana, p. 11 (2011). Retrieved June 24, 2012.
- "Jamar Fletcher". nfl.com. Retrieved February 10, 2013.
- Hobson, Geoff (August 2, 2009). "CB Fletcher re-signed". Cincinnati Bengals. bengals.com. Retrieved 2009-08-02.