Corey Vereen
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Corey Vereen

Corey Vereen
Free agent
Position:Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1995-06-15) June 15, 1995 (age 24)
Winter Garden, Florida
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:249 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school:West Orange High School
College:Tennessee
Undrafted:2017
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Corey Allen Vereen (born June 15, 1995) is an American football defensive end who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Tennessee.

Early years

Vereen attended and played high school football at West Orange High School in Winter Garden, Florida.[1]

College career

Vereen attended and played college football at Tennessee from 2013-2016 under head coach Butch Jones.[2][3] As a freshman, he had 13 total tackles, one sack, and one pass defensed in the 2013 season.[4] As a sophomore, he had 23 total tackles, 1.5 sacks, and one fumble recovery (which came against Alabama).[5][6] As a junior, he had 39 total tackles, 3.5 sacks, and one pass defensed.[7] As a senior, he had 36 total tackles, seven sacks, three pass defensed, and two fumble recoveries. One of his fumble recoveries was a touchdown after quarterback Jacob Eason was hit by Derek Barnett in the endzone in the game against Georgia.[8][9]

Professional career

Vereen went undrafted in the 2017 NFL Draft. He was signed by the New England Patriots on May 5, 2017. On June 5, he was cut from the team and placed on injured reserve with an undisclosed injury the following day. On September 4, he was removed from IR and cut once again.[10]

On August 1, 2018, Vereen was signed by the Memphis Express of the Alliance of American Football.[11][12] The league ceased operations in April 2019.[13] During the 8 games he played in, Vereen recorded 10 tackles, 6 quarterback hits, two forced fumbles, and 4 sacks[14]; Vereen was the team leader in sacks.[15]

On October 15, 2019, Vereen was drafted in the 8th round during phase three in the 2020 XFL Draft by the Los Angeles Wildcats.[16] However, on October 24, agent Logan Brown announced he would not join the league as its base salary was lower than reported.[17]

References

  1. ^ "Orlando, 2013 West Orange DE Corey Vereen commits to Tennessee: Orlando, 2013 West Orange DE Corey Vereen commits to Tennessee". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ "Corey Vereen bio". University of Tennessee Athletics. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ "Tennessee Volunteers Football Record By Year". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ "Corey Vereen 2013 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ "Alabama at Tennessee Box Score, October 25, 2014". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ "Corey Vereen 2014 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018.
  7. ^ "Corey Vereen 2015 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018.
  8. ^ "Tennessee at Georgia Box Score, October 1, 2016". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018.
  9. ^ "Corey Vereen 2016 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018.
  10. ^ "Corey Vereen NFL Transactions: Signings, Trades & more". www.foxsports.com. Retrieved 2018.
  11. ^ Munz, Jason (August 1, 2018). "Alliance of American Football announces Memphis team has signed 28 players". The Commercial Appeal. Retrieved 2019.
  12. ^ Munz, Jason (January 30, 2019). "AAF: The Memphis Express set their initial 52-man roster. Who made the cut?". The Commercial Appeal. Retrieved 2019.
  13. ^ Michael Rothstein, Seth Wickersham (June 13, 2019). "Inside the short, unhappy life of the Alliance of American Football". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2019.
  14. ^ https://noextrapoints.com/players/corey-vereen/
  15. ^ https://tv5.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/27920957/xfl-draftee-corey-vereen-play-low-pay
  16. ^ "DEFENSIVE FRONT SEVEN DRAFT TRACKER". XFL.com. October 14, 2019.
  17. ^ Lincoln, Darrelle (October 24, 2019). "Ex-Vols DE quits XFL after finding out league lied about average player salary". Total Pro Sports. Retrieved 2019.

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