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Jason Verrett

Jason Verrett
No. 22     San Diego Chargers
Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-06-18) June 18, 1991
Place of birth: Fairfield, California
Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Weight: 178 lb (81 kg)
Career information
High school: Fairfield (CA) Angelo Rodriguez
College: Texas Christian
NFL Draft: 2014 / Round: 1 / Pick: 25
Debuted in 2014 for the San Diego Chargers
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 10, 2014
Tackles 19
Sacks 0.0
Pass deflections 4
Interceptions 1
Forced fumbles 0
Stats at NFL.com

Jason Verrett (born June 18, 1991) is an American football cornerback for the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Chargers in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at TCU.

Contents

  • Early years 1
  • College career 2
  • Professional career 3
    • 2014 NFL Draft 3.1
    • San Diego Chargers 3.2
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Early years

Verrett attended B Gale Wilson Middle School and attended Angelo Rodriguez High School, where he played football and ran track. In football, he played running back on offense and cornerback on the defensive side.[1] He received Back of the Year honors on offense his junior and senior years. In track & field, Verrett competed in the 100-meter dash event in 2007, clocking a PR of 11.87 seconds at the SCAC FINALS Meet, where he took 3rd in the freshman/sophomore finals.[2] This was the only year in competed in track.

College career

After graduating high school with no college scholarship offers, Verrett opted to attend Santa Rosa Junior College. While at SRJC, Verrett was named to the all-conference first team in 2010. He was considered a three-star recruit by Rivals.com.[3]

In 2011, he went to TCU and had 58 tackles. The following year, he had 63 tackles and a team-leading six interceptions. He was a first team All-Big 12 selection.[1] He was also named an All-American by Sports Illustrated.[4]

Professional career

2014 NFL Draft

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
5 ft 9 in 189 lb 30 58 in 9 14 in 4.38 s 4.00 s 6.69 s 39" in 17
All values from NFL Combine[5]

Verrett was selected by the San Diego Chargers in the 1st round of the 2014 NFL Draft.[6] He was the highest selected TCU defender since Bob Lilly in 1961.

San Diego Chargers

On October 12, 2014 Verrett picked off fellow rookie Quarterback Derek Carr for his first career interception and seal the victory for the Chargers.

References

  1. ^ a b "Jason Verrett Profile". gofrogs.cstv.com. Retrieved February 14, 2013.
  2. ^ http://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/MeetResults.aspx?Meet=112759#815
  3. ^ Jason Verrett - Yahoo Sports
  4. ^ "SI.com's 2012 All-America Team". sportsillustrated.cnn.com. December 11, 2012. Retrieved February 14, 2013.
  5. ^ http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/jason-verrett?id=2543493
  6. ^ At No. 25, Chargers take TCU cornerback Jason Verrett

External links

  • Jason Verrett on Twitter
  • San Diego Chargers bio
  • TCU Horned Frogs bio
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