Jason Verrett

Jason Verrett

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Verrett at the 2016 Pro Bowl
No. 22San Diego Chargers
Position: Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-06-18) June 18, 1991
Place of birth: Fairfield, California
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight: 188 lb (85 kg)
Career information
High school: Fairfield (CA) Angelo Rodriguez
College: Texas Christian
NFL Draft: 2014 / Round: 1 / Pick: 25
Career history
Roster status: Injured reserve
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2016
Total tackles: 79
Sacks: 0.0
Pass deflections: 19
Interceptions: 5
Forced fumbles: 0
Defensive touchdowns: 1
Player 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.

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 he 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

Pre-draft measurables
Ht WtArm lengthHand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BPWonderlic
5 ft 9½ in 189 lb30⅝ in in 4.38 s 1.50 s 2.54 s 4.00 s 6.69 s 39½ in 10 ft 8 in 19 reps17
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.


In Week 6 of 2014, Verrett leaped for an acrobatic sideline interception of Oakland Raiders rookie quarterback Derek Carr at the San Diego 5 with 1:13 remaining in the game to seal a 31–28 Chargers win in Oakland, California. Verrett's first career interception helped the Chargers extend their winning streak to five.[7][8] He had left the game earlier in the third quarter after tearing his left labrum in three places while diving for a pass.[9] Verrett, who grew up a Raiders fan in nearby Fairfield, California, had about 100 of his friends and family at the game.[7][8] With fellow cornerbacks Brandon Flowers and Steve Williams out injured in Week 8 against the Denver Broncos, Verrett played despite his hurt shoulder; however, he was unable to play after a few series in the second quarter.[10] His promising season was cut short after he was placed on injured reserve when his shoulder required season-ending surgery. He finished the season with 18 solo tackles, four passes defensed, and an interception.[9]


Verrett started the season strong against the Detroit Lions, holding the Lions number 2 receiver Golden Tate to only 4 receptions for 24 yards.[11] On November 9, 2015 Verrett intercepted a pass from Jay Cutler of the Chicago Bears and returned it for a touchdown, the first Pick 6 of his career.[12] Then on December 6, 2015, Verrett intercepted Brock Osweiler, a pass intended for Demaryius Thomas.[13] The next week later Verrett had another interception against Alex Smith, ending Alex Smith's streak of no interceptions in 312 attempts.[14] By the end of the season, Verrett totaled 3 interceptions, 12 passes defended, and 1 interception returned for a touchdown. After having a great season, Jason Verrett was chosen for the Pro Bowl in place of Darrelle Revis.[15]


During a game against the New Orleans Saints on October 2, Verrett injured his knee and did not return to the game. MRI tests later confirmed that Verrett partially tore his ACL, which prematurely ended his 2016 season.[16]

NFL stats

2014 SD 6 19 18 1 0.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
2015 SD 14 47 42 5 0.0 0 0 0 3 68 23 68 1 12
Career 20 66 60 6 0.0 0 0 0 4 0 0 68 1 16


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  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
  7. 1 2 "Chargers rally past Raiders 31-28". ESPN.com. Associated Press. October 12, 2014. Archived from the original on October 13, 2014.
  8. 1 2 Gehlken, Michael (October 12, 2014). "Jason Verrett caps wild Chargers win". U-T San Diego. Archived from the original on October 13, 2014.
  9. 1 2 Gehlken, Michael (November 15, 2014). "Cornerback Jason Verrett out for year". U-T San Diego. Archived from the original on December 30, 2014.
  10. Gehlken, Michael (October 23, 2014). "Injured Jason Verrett did what he could". U-T San Diego. Archived from the original on October 24, 2014.
  11. http://espn.go.com/blog/san-diego-chargers/post/_/id/12647/chargers-cb-jason-verrett-bottled-up-golden-tate
  12. http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2587789-jason-verrett-returns-jay-cutler-interception-68-yards-for-a-touchdown
  13. http://espn.go.com/blog/san-diego-chargers/post/_/id/14160/jason-verrett-emerging-as-defensive-leader-for-chargers
  14. http://www.chiefsdigest.com/alex-smiths-consecutive-passes-without-an-interception-ends-at-312/
  15. http://www.chargers.com/news/2016/01/14/jason-verrett-officially-heading-pro-bowl
  16. Henne, Ricky (October 5, 2016). "Jason Verrett to Miss Rest of 2016 with Partially Torn ACL". Chargers.com.
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