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. 33     New Orleans Saints
Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1982-02-11) February 11, 1982 (age 31)
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
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012
Tackles383
Sacks2.0
INT12
Stats at NFL.com
 
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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. 33     New Orleans Saints
Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1982-02-11) February 11, 1982 (age 31)
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
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012
Tackles383
Sacks2.0
INT12
Stats at NFL.com

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

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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 measureables
HtWtArm lengthHand size40-yd dash10-yd split20-yd split20-ss3-coneVertBroadBP
5 ft 10 in178 lb3118 in878 in4.45 s1.56 s2.62 s3612 in10 ft 6 in7 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]

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.[9][10][11]

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