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Je'Rod Cherry

Je'Rod Cherry
No. 37, 30, 25
Defensive back/strong safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1973-05-30) May 30, 1973 (age 41)
Place of birth: Charlotte, North Carolina
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)Weight: 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school: Berkeley (Berkeley, California)
College: California
NFL Draft: 1996 / Round: 2 / Pick: 40
Debuted in 1996 for the New Orleans Saints
Last played in 2004 for the New England Patriots
Career history

Career highlights and awards

Career NFL statistics
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Je’Rod LePatrick Cherry (born May 30, 1973) is a radio talk show host for WKNR AM 850 in Cleveland. He was previously a American football safety in the National Football League who played from 1996-2004, winning three Super Bowls with the New England Patriots.


Born in Charlotte, North Carolina,[1] Cherry graduated from Berkeley High School at Berkeley, California in 1991 and was a standout in football and track.

He received a scholarship to play football at the University of California, Berkeley (California) where he was known for taking his shirt off in clubs, and performing a dance self termed "The J-Ro". Cherry redshirted his freshman year and played on the California Golden Bears football team from 1992 to 1995.[2] In his senior season, Cherry had 91 tackles and an interception and returned 18 kickoffs for a 21.4 yard average. For his junior and senior years, Cherry was an All-Pac-10 honorable mention and Pac-10 All-Academic selection.[3] With a 3.2 GPA, Cherry received his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from UC Berkeley in 1996 and a master of arts in education from the University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Education in 2000.[3]

He was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the 1996 NFL Draft. In 2000 Cherry signed with the Oakland Raiders, then a month later he signed with the Philadelphia Eagles. After his stint with the Eagles, Cherry signed with the New England Patriots, where he earned Super Bowl rings in Super Bowls XXXVI, XXXVIII, and XXXIX as a special teams player before retiring in 2004.

Post NFL Career

After his retirement, Cherry moved to the Cleveland area, and in 2009 became a talk show host and NFL analyst for WKNR AM 850 in Cleveland.[4] In 2013, following WKNR becoming a flagship station for the Cleveland Browns, Cherry also became a gameday pregame host for the Browns radio network.

Cherry is a Christian and attends Bible studies with other players.[5] Each year, Cherry goes to Heartland Community Church in Medina, Ohio where he discusses his work as a sports analyst and his spiritual journey with the congregation there.[6] In 2008, Cherry raffled off his first Super Bowl ring with the proceeds going to charity. The event raised over $200,000.[7] The ring is currently with a collector in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.



External links

  • New England Player Page

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