Jeremiah George

Jeremiah George (born January 24, 1992) is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the New York Jets in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at Iowa State.

Jeremiah George
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George at Iowa State in 2013
Free agent
Personal information
Born: (1992-01-24) January 24, 1992 (age 29)
Clearwater, Florida
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:234 lb (106 kg)
Career information
High school:Clearwater
(Clearwater, Florida)
College:Iowa State
NFL Draft:2014 / Round: 5 / Pick: 154
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2017
Total tackles:36
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:1
Player stats at

George has also played for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Dallas Cowboys, and Indianapolis Colts.

High school careerEdit

A native of Clearwater, Florida, George attended Clearwater High School. He recorded over 150 tackles as a senior, was the team’s leading rusher with 512 yards and five touchdowns, and was named the 2009 St. Petersburg Times Pinellas County Defensive Player of the Year.[1] As a junior, he recorded 94 tackles, 12 for loss, four sacks and an interception for the Tornadoes.

Considered a three-star recruit by, he was rated the 57th best outside linebacker prospect of his class.[2]

College careerEdit

George attended Iowa State University where he played for the Iowa State Cyclones football team from 2010 to 2013. As a true freshman in 2010, he played in nine games finishing with four tackles. In 2011, he played in all 13 games, appearing mostly on special teams, he recorded one tackle. In 2012, starting nine games, he finished third on the team with 87 tackles, including four tackles for loss and three pass break-ups. As a senior in 2013, George led the Big-12 in tackles with 133, becoming one of only three Cyclones to do so. He also led the team in tackles for loss (12.0), forced fumbles (3), sacks (3.5) and interceptions (2), and was named a first-team All-Big 12 selection.[3]

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
5 ft 11 in
(1.80 m)
234 lb
(106 kg)
31 78 in
(0.81 m)
9 14 in
(0.23 m)
4.66 s 1.61 s 2.66 s 4.69 s 7.46 s 38.5 in
(0.98 m)
10 ft 9 in
(3.28 m)
30 reps
All values from NFL Combine. And Pro Day [4][5]

New York JetsEdit

George was drafted by the New York Jets in the fifth round (154th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.[6] He signed a four-year contract on May 15, 2014.[7] He was released on September 1, 2014[8] and signed to the team's practice squad a day later.[9]

Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

The Jacksonville Jaguars signed George off the Jets' practice squad on September 23, 2014.[10]

He was released on September 5, 2015.[11]

Tampa Bay BuccaneersEdit

On September 6, 2015, George was claimed off waivers by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.[12] On August 28, 2016, George was waived by the Buccaneers.[13]

Dallas CowboysEdit

On September 6, 2016, George was signed to the Dallas Cowboys' practice squad.[14] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Cowboys on January 16, 2017.[15] On May 16, 2017, George was waived by the Cowboys.[16]

Indianapolis ColtsEdit

On June 15, 2017, George was signed by the Indianapolis Colts.[17]

On September 10, 2017, George made his Colts debut in the season opener against the Los Angeles Rams. In the game, he recovered a fumble off of a muffed catch by Tavon Austin to set the Colts up on the Rams' side of the field.

On September 1, 2018, George was placed on injured reserve.[18] He was released on September 10, 2018.


  1. ^ "Times' all-Pinellas County football". Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved May 10, 2014.
  2. ^ Jeremiah George – Yahoo Sports
  3. ^ Berhow-Goll, Dean (December 9, 2013). "ISU linebacker Jeremiah George named All-Big 12, eyes Pro Day". Iowa State Daily. Retrieved March 23, 2018.
  4. ^ NFL Combine Profile
  5. ^ NFL Draft Scout Profile
  6. ^ "NFL Draft 2014: Jets pick inside linebacker Jeremiah George of Iowa State in fifth round". Retrieved March 23, 2018.
  7. ^ Alper, Josh (May 15, 2014). "Jets sign Jeremiah George". Retrieved August 3, 2014.
  8. ^ Lange, Randy (September 1, 2014). "Jets Acquires WR Walter Powell on Waivers". New York Jets. Archived from the original on September 1, 2014. Retrieved September 1, 2014.
  9. ^ Slater, Darryl (September 2, 2014). "Jets complete practice squad by adding rookies Quincy Enunwa, Jeremiah George". Archived from the original on September 3, 2014. Retrieved September 2, 2014.
  10. ^ "Jaguars sign linebacker Jeremiah George, tight end Nic Jacobs off practice squads". Fox News. Associated Press. September 23, 2014. Archived from the original on October 1, 2014. Retrieved September 30, 2014.
  11. ^ Oehser, John (September 5, 2015). "Marks to active roster as Jaguars move to 53". Archived from the original on November 7, 2017. Retrieved March 23, 2018.
  12. ^ Patra, Kevin (September 6, 2015). "Notable waiver claims: Bucs snag five players". Retrieved September 6, 2015.
  13. ^ Smith, Scott (August 28, 2016). "Jacob Schum, Major Wright Among 12 Cuts".
  14. ^ Helman, David (September 6, 2016). "Two Former Draft Picks Among Trio Added To Cowboys' Practice Squad". Archived from the original on October 11, 2016.
  15. ^ Eatman, Nick (January 16, 2017). "Showers, Rod Smith Among 12 Players Signed To Cowboys Offseason Roster". Archived from the original on October 18, 2017.
  16. ^ Eatman, Nick (May 16, 2017). "Cowboys Waive 3 From Roster; Sign 2 Tryout Players; More Moves To Come". Archived from the original on February 11, 2018.
  17. ^ "Indianapolis Colts Make Roster Moves". June 15, 2017.
  18. ^ Walker, Andrew (September 1, 2018). "Colts Announce Final 2018 Roster Cuts".

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