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Jabari Greer

Jabari Greer
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Greer at the New Orleans Saints' Super Bowl XLIV victory parade in 2010.
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Position:Cornerback
Personal information
Born: (1982-02-11) February 11, 1982 (age 37)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school:South Side (Jackson, Tennessee)
College:Tennessee
Undrafted:2004
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics

Jabari Amin Greer (born February 11, 1982) is a former American football cornerback in the National Football League. He played college football at Tennessee and was signed by the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent in 2004. Greer also played for the New Orleans Saints.

Early years

Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Greer moved to Texas at age seven and later lived in Jackson, Tennessee, where he attended South Side High School.[1][2] At South Side, Greer was an all-state selection in football and won seven individual state track championships.[3][4]

College career

During his college career at Tennessee, Greer participated in track and field as well as football. He broke the 110m hurdles school record that had previously been held by Collin Henderson. He was the 2003 NCAA Indoor Champion for 60 meter hurdles. Greer was a three-year starter at cornerback and broke a school record by playing in 51 games. He graduated from Tennessee in 2004 with a degree in psychology.[5]

Professional career

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 10 in
(1.78 m)
178 lb
(81 kg)
 in
(0.79 m)
 in
(0.23 m)
 in
(0.93 m)
10 ft 6 in
(3.20 m)
All values were from NFL Scouting Combine.[6][7] See also scouting report.

Buffalo Bills

NFL Draft Scout predicted Greer to be a fourth or fifth round pick in the 2004 NFL Draft, but Greer was not selected.[6] Greer's scouting report noted that he lacked size, a factor that might pose "problems in handling the larger receivers."[7] The Buffalo Bills signed Greer on April 26, 2004 as an undrafted free agent.[2] While in Buffalo he played mostly as a nickel or dimeback and on special teams. In 2008, he started the first 10 games of the season, before suffering an injury.

New Orleans Saints

On March 4, 2009, Greer signed a four-year contract with the New Orleans Saints.[8] He became a starter for the Saints and returned an interception for a touchdown in a Monday Night Football game against the Atlanta Falcons. He was injured on November 8, 2009, and missed most of the rest of the 2009 regular season, but returned in time to play a significant role in the playoffs.[9]

On February 12, 2014, three months after tearing his left ACL against the 49ers, Greer was cut by the New Orleans Saints to create more cap space for the team.[10]

Retirement

On September 11, 2014, Greer announced his retirement during an appearance on ESPN.[11]

Greer now works as an NFL Analyst for TSN in Canada, as well as a college football analyst for SEC Network.[12]

Greer also was an on air broadcaster for Your Call Football, an interactive game where fans call real time plays for players, including former NFL players such as Greer.[13]

Career statistics

Year Team G GS Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
Comb Solo Ast Sack Safety Passes defended Int Yds Avg Lng TDs FF FR Yds TD
2004 Buf 12 1 15 14 1 1.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 Buf 16 2 35 26 9 1.0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 Buf 16 0 22 18 4 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 Buf 16 13 46 41 5 0.0 0 14 2 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0
2008 Buf 10 10 38 32 6 0.0 0 7 2 75 0 42 2 1 0 0 0
2009 NO 9 8 44 41 3 0.0 0 13 2 59 0 48 1 0 0 0 0
2010 NO 14 13 61 54 7 0.0 0 12 2 50 0 26 1 0 1 0 0
2011 NO 16 16 71 60 11 0.0 0 18 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
2012 NO 14 13 51 36 15 0.0 0 13 3 31 0 28 0 0 0 0 0
2013 NO 10 10 30 26 4 0.0 0 13 1 22 0 28 0 0 0 0 0
Total 133 86 413 348 65 2.0 0 95 13 240 -- 48 4 2 1 0 0

Personal life

Greer became a single father at the age of 21 and now has five children in all (including three with his wife Katrina). He has established a non-profit foundation, the Greer Campaign, focused on programs to assist both single and married fathers in developing their parenting skills.

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References

  1. ^ Olstad, Jay (February 8, 2010). "Milwaukee Native Wins Super Bowl". WTMJ-TV. Archived from the original on March 21, 2012. Retrieved 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  2. ^ a b "Jabari Greer". New Orleans Saints. Archived from the original on February 23, 2014. Retrieved 2019. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  3. ^ "Track & Field: Jabari Greer". UTSports.com. University of Tennessee. Archived from the original on June 18, 2004. Retrieved 2019. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  4. ^ "Football: Jabari Greer". UTSports.com. University of Tennessee. Archived from the original on April 5, 2004. Retrieved 2019.
  5. ^ Lee, Stephen (August 20, 2015). "VFL Jabari Greer Joins SEC Network". Tennessee Update. University of Tennessee. Archived from the original on August 21, 2015. Retrieved 2019.
  6. ^ a b "Jabari Greer". NFL Draft Scout. Retrieved 2013.
  7. ^ a b "Prospect profiles: Jabari Greer". NFL. Archived from the original on June 10, 2004.
  8. ^ http://blog.nola.com/saintsbeat/2009/03/new_orleans_saints_sign_corner.html
  9. ^ Hogan, Nakia (January 13, 2010). "The return of cornerbacks Jabari Greer and Tracy Porter gives the New Orleans Saints' defense a whole new look". The Times-Picayune. Archived from the original on January 16, 2010. Retrieved 2019. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  10. ^ "New Orleans Saints part ways with Jabari Greer, Roman Harper, Will Smith and Jonathan Vilma". New Orleans Saints. February 12, 2014. Archived from the original on February 15, 2014.
  11. ^ "Jabari Greer announces retirement", ESPN.com, September 11, 2014.
  12. ^ "ESPN Bios Archive", ESPNMediaZone.com
  13. ^ ". "Fan-powered league ready to play". Sports Business Daily. Sports Business Daily. Retrieved 2018.
  14. ^ Stacey Plainsance, "Celebration of fathers a crusade for Saints player", Associated Press in Knoxville News Sentinel, June 14, 2012.
  15. ^ Garrett Galuszka, "Greer Campaign launches fatherhood program after success of Run Jackson", Times-Picayune, July 9, 2012. archived link
  16. ^ Jordan Buie, "Dads question best path of fatherhood: Greer Campaign provides answers for local fathers trying to improve"[permanent dead link], The Jackson Sun, August 15, 2012.

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