ABOUT JEREMY KERLEY

 

 

About Jeremy

Born November 8, 1988, Jeremy Dae’shon Kerley took his first breathe towards becoming one of Texas’ and the nation’s most impacting and versatile athletes. The Texas native attended Hutto High School in Hutto, Texas, where he became a promising letterman in a variety of different sports. He played center field and pitcher as a baseball player. In 2005, at quarterback, Kerley led his team to its first state championship against Tatum High School. Regardless of having been defeated 38-34 by Tatum, Kerley performed at a championship caliber, which made his named nationally recognized throughout the duration of college recruitment. Jeremy was also known for being one of the state’s top performers throughout track jumping events. He also participated as a member for Hutto’s 4X100 and 4X400 relay team. His appealing performance as an athlete in high school made him a recognized individual throughout the nation for college recruitment.

Despite having interest to play both college baseball and football, Kerley veered his concentration towards playing college football. Jeremy was faced with a challenging decision of where to go due to having several offers from power house football programs such as Baylor, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, TCU, and Texas Tech. With his mother and father both being prosperous athletes at TCU, Jeremy had decided to keep the tradition alive in Fort Worth, Texas where he would join Texas Christian University’s Horned Frog class. At TCU, Kerley converted from quarterback into a wide receiver and special teams return specialist. His unique athleticism and intense work ethic turned him into one of the nation’s most electrifying players. In 2009, Kerley managed to lead the nation in both punt return yards and punt returns, setting a conference record at 563 punt return yards. Within the same year he also lead the conference in kickoff return per yards return and punt return touchdowns. In 2010, he led the Mountain West Conference in both receiving touchdowns with 10 and punt returns. Kerley was also recognized as one of three finalists for the Paul Hornung Award, which honors the most versatile college football player in the nation. He was acknowledged in 2009 and 2010 as the Mountain West Conference Special Teams Player of the year. Having excelled in the Mountain West Conference made Jeremy Kerley’s draft stock strong for the upcoming 2010 NFL Draft.

Jeremy Dae’shon Kerley was selected as the 153rd pick in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the New York Jets, where he signed a 4 yr(s) / $2,224,250 contract. Over the course of his early career, Kerley has managed 2,073 yards receiving on 166 catches in 58 games, with seven touchdowns through the air. Kerley averaged 35.7 receiving yards per game, with 839 punt return yards and 1 punt return touchdown. Jermey has displayed sufficient results and marked himself as a superior offensive and special team’s threat. Due to his results and pleasant display of teamwork, the New York Jets Organization signed Kerley to a 4 yr(s)/$16 million contract extension in 2014, where he will continue his passion and pride of being a New York Jet.

After signing with the Detroit Lions, Jeremy was traded to the San Francisco 49ers on August 29, 2016.

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Pro Stats

ReceivingReturningRushing
YEAR TEAM G Rec Yds Avg Yds/G Lng TD 20+ 40+ 1st Fum
2014 New York Jets 16 38 409 10.8 25.6 33 1 3 4 20 0
2013 New York Jets 12 43 523 12.2 43.6 26 3 7 0 30 0
2012 New York Jets 16 56 827 14.8 51.7 66 2 14 5 31 2
2011 New York Jets 14 29 314 10.8 22.4 38 1 4 0 19 0
PUNTS KICKOFFS
YEAR TEAM GP ATT YDS TD FC LNG ATT YDS TD FC LNG
2014 New York Jets 16 25 199 0 13 41 1 12 0 0 12
2013 New York Jets 12 13 115 0 5 24 1 19 0 0 19
2012 New York Jets 16 19 208 1 36 69 0 0 0 0 0
2011 New York Jets 14 29 317 0 16 53 1 15 0 0 15
YEAR TEAM G ATT ATT/G YDS AVG YDS/G TD LNG 1ST 1ST% 20+ 40+ FUM
2014 New York Jets 16 4 0.2 86 21.5 5.4 0 37 2 50.0 2 0 0
2013 New York Jets 12 4 0.3 11 2.8 0.9 0 8 0 0.0 0 0 0
2012 New York Jets 16 5 0.3 8 1.6 0.5 0 5 0 0.0 0 0 0
2011 New York Jets 14 5 0.4 28 5.6 2.0 0 16 1 20.0 0 0 0
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College Stats

ReceivingReturningRushing
YEAR TEAM CLASS REC YDS AVG LNG TD
2010 TCU SR 56 575 10.3 50 10
2009 TCU JR 44 532 12.1 45 2
2008 TCU SO 11 95 8.6 15 0
2007 TCU FR 9 97 10.8 29 0
PUNTS KICKOFFS
YEAR SCHOOL CLASS PR YDS TD FC LNG KR YDS TD LNG
2010 TCU SR 56 388 0 26 45 19 527 0 83
2009 TCU JR 60 563 2 20 71 19 479 0 52
2008 TCU SO 43 348 0 17 53 0 0 0 0
2007 TCO FR 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
YEAR TEAM CLASS ATT YDS AVG LNG TD
2010 TCU SR 18 97 5.4 19 2
2009 TCU JR 14 50 3.6 13 3
2008 TCU SO 25 143 5.7 24 3
2007 TCU FR 6 16 2.7 8 0
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Timeline

Born

Jeremy was born on November 8, 1988.
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High School

Kerley attended Hutto High School in Hutto, TX, where he was a letterman in four sports.
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College

Jeremy attended college at Texas Christian University.
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2009 Awards

In 2009, Jeremy was named Mountain West Special Teams Player of the Year and First Team All-Mountain West.
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2010 Rivals.com All-American (First Team)

In part to his numerous conference awards and honors, Jeremy was named to the Rivals.com All-American team as it's First Team Punt Returner/Kick Returner.
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2010 Awards

Jeremy earned back-to-back All-Mountain West and Mountain West Special Teams Player of the Year honors in 2010.
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2010 Paul Hornung Award Finalist

Jeremy was a finalist for the 2010 Paul Hornung Award, awarded annually to the nation's most versatile player.
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NFL Draft

Jeremy was drafted by the New York Jets in the 2011 NFL Draft.
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2012 Week One AFC Special Teams Player of the Week

Jeremy won AFC Special Teams Player of the Week after his performance in his first professional football game.
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