Jabari Greer

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Jabari Greer
Jabari Greer 2011-01-08.jpg
Greer returns an interception during the Saints' NFC Wild Card game on January 8, 2011.
No. 32, 33
Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1982-02-11) February 11, 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Weight: 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school: Jackson (TN) South Side
College: Tennessee
Undrafted in 2004
Debuted in 2004 for the Buffalo Bills
Last played in 2013 for the New Orleans Saints
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Tackles 413
Sacks 2.0
Interceptions 13
Forced fumbles 2
Stats at NFL.com

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

Early years[edit]

Greer was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and moved to Texas at age seven.[1][2] He attended South Side High School in Jackson, Tennessee. At South Side, Greer was an all state selection in both football and track. He won seven individual state track championships.[3]

College career[edit]

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. Greer was a three-year starter at cornerback and broke a school record by playing in 51 games. Greer graduated from Tennessee in 2004 with a degree in psychology.[4]

Professional career[edit]

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
5 ft 10 in 178 lb 3118 in 878 in 4.45 s 1.56 s 2.62 s 3612 in 10 ft 6 in 7 reps
All values were from NFL Scouting Combine.[5][6] See also scouting report.

Buffalo Bills[edit]

NFL Draft Scout predicted Greer to be a fourth or fifth round pick in the 2004 NFL Draft, but Greer was not selected.[5] Greer's scouting report noted that Greer lacked size, a factor that might pose "problems in handling the larger receivers."[6] The Buffalo Bills signed Greer on April 26, 2004 as an undrafted free agent.[2] Since then, he has mostly played as a nickelback or dimeback and on special teams. In 2008, he started the first 10 games of the season, before suffering an injury.

New Orleans Saints[edit]

On March 4, 2009, Greer signed a four-year contract with the New Orleans Saints.[7] Greer became a starter for the Saints and returned an interception for a touchdown in a Monday Night Football game against the Atlanta Falcons. Greer was injured on November 8, 2009, and missed most of the rest of the Saints' 2009 regular season, but returned in time to play a significant role in the playoffs.[8]

After the Saints won Super Bowl XLIV, Greer's hometown, Jackson, Tennessee, honored him with a celebration at South Side High School on March 5, 2010, called "Jabari Greer Day", and awarded him the key to the city.[3]

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.[9]

Retirement[edit]

On September 11, 2014, Greer announced his retirement during an appearance on ESPN.[10]

Career Statistics[edit]

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[edit]

Greer became a single father at the age of 21 and now has four children in all (including two 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.[11][12][13]

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