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Jermaine Rasheed Whitehead (born March 12, 1993) is an American football free safety for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Auburn, and was signed by the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent in 2015. He has also been a member of the Baltimore Ravens and Green Bay Packers.

Jermaine Whitehead
No. 35 – Cleveland Browns
Position:Free safety
Personal information
Born: (1993-03-12) March 12, 1993 (age 26)
Greenwood, Mississippi
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school:Amanda Elzy
(Greenwood, Mississippi)
College:Auburn
Undrafted:2015
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2018
Total tackles:35
Sacks:1.0
Pass deflections:3
Interceptions:0
Forced fumbles:0
Player stats at NFL.com

Contents

College careerEdit

Whitehead attended Auburn University, where he played on the Auburn Tigers football team from 2011 to 2014.[1]

College statisticsEdit

Auburn Tigers
Year Games Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
G GS Total Solo Ast Sck PDef Int Yds Avg Lng TDs FF FR
2011 13 1 31 22 9 0.0 3 1 25 25.0 25 1 0 0
2012 12 12 86 40 46 1.0 5 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 1
2013 14 14 65 44 21 0.0 6 2 0 0.0 0 0 0 1
2014 9 6 36 27 9 0.0 1 6 57 9.5 33 1 0 0
Total 48 33 218 133 85 1.0 15 9 82 9.1 33 2 0 2
Source: AuburnTigers.com

Professional careerEdit

External video
  Whitehead's NFL Combine workout
Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
5 ft 11 in
(1.80 m)
197 lb
(89 kg)
31 in
(0.79 m)
9 38 in
(0.24 m)
4.59 s 1.64 s 2.70 s 4.11 s 6.95 s 37 in
(0.94 m)
10 ft 8 in
(3.25 m)
15 reps
All values are from NFL Combine[2][3]

San Francisco 49ersEdit

After going undrafted in the 2015 NFL Draft, Whitehead signed with the San Francisco 49ers on May 5, 2015.[4] On September 5, 2015, he was released by the 49ers during final team cuts.[5] Whitehead was signed to the 49ers' practice squad the following day.[6]

Baltimore RavensEdit

On December 23, 2015, the Baltimore Ravens signed Whitehead off the 49ers' practice squad.[7] He was inactive for the last two games of the season. On April 19, 2016, Whitehead was re-signed by the Ravens.[8] He was released by the Ravens on May 13, 2016.[9]

Green Bay PackersEdit

Whitehead was signed by the Green Bay Packers on May 18, 2016.[10] On September 3, 2016, he was released by the Packers during final team cuts and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[11][12] On October 24, 2016, he was promoted from the practice squad to the active roster.[13] Whitehead made his NFL debut against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 8. On November 7, 2016, he was released by the Packers and was re-signed back to the practice squad.[14][15] He signed a futures contract with the Packers on January 24, 2017.[16]

On September 2, 2017, Whitehead was waived by the Packers and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[17][18] He was promoted to the active roster on October 21, 2017.[19]

Whitehead was re-signed on March 14, 2018.[20] In Week 9 against the New England Patriots, Whitehead was ejected after slapping center David Andrews in the face mask. He was then released by the Packers on November 6, 2018.[21]

Cleveland BrownsEdit

On November 7, 2018, Whitehead was claimed off waivers by the Cleveland Browns.[22]

NFL career statisticsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team GP GS Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
Comb Solo Ast Sack Safety PD Int Yds Lng TDs FF FR Yds TD
2016 GB 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 GB 10 0 11 8 3 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 GB 7 0 20 18 2 1.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CLE 7 0 4 1 3 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 26 0 35 27 8 1.0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Source: NFL.com

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Auburn Tigers: Jermaine Whitehead". AuburnTigers.com. Retrieved November 10, 2016.
  2. ^ "NFL Events: Combine Player Profiles – Jermaine Whitehead". NFL.com. Retrieved October 25, 2016.
  3. ^ "Jermaine Whitehead – Auburn, FS : 2015 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile". NFLDraftScout.com. Retrieved October 25, 2016.
  4. ^ "49ers announce undrafted free agent signings". 49ers.com. May 5, 2015. Retrieved October 25, 2016.
  5. ^ "49ers release 14 players, set 53-man roster". 49ers.com. September 5, 2015. Retrieved October 25, 2016.
  6. ^ "San Francisco 49ers sign 9 players to the practice squad". 49ers.com. September 6, 2015. Retrieved October 25, 2016.
  7. ^ Downing, Garrett (December 23, 2015). "Ravens sign defensive back Jermaine Whitehead". BaltimoreRavens.com. Retrieved October 25, 2016.
  8. ^ "Green Bay Packers: Jermaine Whitehead". Packers.com. Retrieved November 10, 2016.
  9. ^ Mink, Ryan (May 13, 2016). "Ravens sign first-round pick Ronnie Stanley". BaltimoreRavens.com. Retrieved October 25, 2016.
  10. ^ "Packers sign S Jermaine Whitehead". Packers.com. May 18, 2016. Retrieved October 25, 2016.
  11. ^ "Packers keep six undrafted rookies, including QB Joe Callahan". Packers.com. September 3, 2016. Retrieved October 25, 2016.
  12. ^ "Packers sign LS Goode; claim RB Pressley". Packers.com. September 5, 2016. Retrieved October 25, 2016.
  13. ^ "Packers promote WR Allison, S Whitehead to active roster". Packers.com. October 24, 2016. Retrieved October 25, 2016.
  14. ^ "Packers sign FB Kerridge to active roster". Packers.com. November 7, 2016. Retrieved November 7, 2016.
  15. ^ "Packers sign S Whitehead to the practice squad". Packers.com. November 9, 2016. Retrieved November 9, 2016.
  16. ^ "Packers sign eight free agents". Packers.com. January 24, 2017.
  17. ^ "Packers announce roster moves to reduce roster to 53". Packers.com. September 2, 2017.
  18. ^ "Packers sign LB Brooks, claim LB Odom, place OL Barclay on IR". Packers.com. September 3, 2017.
  19. ^ "Packers sign S Jermaine Whitehead to active roster". Packers.com. October 21, 2017.
  20. ^ Hodkiewicz, Wes (March 12, 2018). "Negotiating window opens today for pending NFL free agents". Packers.com. Archived from the original on May 19, 2018. Retrieved May 19, 2018.
  21. ^ "Packers place WR Geronimo Allison on IR, release S Whitehead". Packers.com. November 6, 2018.
  22. ^ "Browns claim DBs Phillip Gaines, Jermaine Whitehead". ClevelandBrowns.com. November 7, 2018.

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