Jeremy Shockey Biography
Jeremy Shockey born Jeremy Charles Shockey is a former American football tight end. He played college football at the University of Miami and was drafted by the New York Giants in the first round of the 2002 NFL Draft. The winner of the first-ever Diet Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year Award in 2002, Shockey earned four Pro Bowl selections in his career and won the Super Bowl with the Giants in Super Bowl XLII and the Saints in Super Bowl XLIV.
Jeremy Shockey Age
Jeremy is 42 years old as of 2022. Jeremy was born on 18 August 1980, in Ada, Oklahoma, United States. He celebrates his birthday every 18 August every year.
Jeremy Shockey Height and Weight
Jeremy stands at an average height of 6 ft 5 in (1.96 meters). He weighs 114 kilograms (251 lb). However, details regarding his other body measurements are currently not publicly available. We will update this section when the information is available.
Jeremy Shockey Education
Jeremy is a graduate of Ada High School, Shockey lettered all four seasons, playing mostly at wide receiver and outside linebacker. As a senior, he caught 50 passes for 1,108 yards and five touchdowns. He also returned four punts for touchdowns and was named to Oklahoma’s All-District, All-County, and All-State teams. Playing in the State Semi-final game of his senior year, he caught eight passes for 206 yards, but his team lost in an upset to Chickasha High School. He also played basketball and was an honor roll student.
After high school, Shockey briefly attended Northeastern Oklahoma A&M, where he wore #80, in the hopes of being recruited by the University of Arizona. While there, however, Arizona wasn’t interested and Shockey eventually earned a scholarship to and attended the University of Miami, where he was part of the school’s long tradition of star tight ends.
Jeremy Shockey’s Family, Parents, and Siblings
Jeremy was born in Ada, Oklahoma. She was born to Jimmy Shockey and Lucinda Shockey. He has two siblings named James Shockey, and Jolene Shockey.
Jeremy Shockey’s Wife, Dating, and Children
Jeremy was married. In January 2013, Shockey filed for divorce after being married eight months to Daniela Cortazar-Shockey in Miami claiming the marriage was “irretrievably broken.
Jeremy Shockey Career
Shockey was selected 14th in the first round of the 2002 NFL Draft by the New York Giants. He quickly thrived in the NFL, receiving the inaugural Diet Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year award, and being named to the Pro Bowl in four of his first five seasons. He was one of the focal points in the Giants’ offensive passing attack.
Shockey signed a five-year contract extension with the Giants on October 12, 2005, making him the highest-paid tight end in professional football. The contract had Shockey earning $26.38 million through 2011. Shockey turned in another strong performance during the 2006 season, catching 66 passes for 623 yards and tying a career-high with seven touchdown receptions.
Shockey was named to the Pro Bowl. Possessing great athletic abilities to run routes and make crucial blocks, Shockey is equally known for his sometimes brash comments on other players and the media and for his antics off the field. During week 3 of the 2006 NFL season, he commented on a loss against Seattle by saying “We got outplayed, and we got outcoached. Write that down.” Shockey apologized for the comment after speaking with head coach Tom Coughlin.
On December 16, 2007, in week 15 of the season, while playing the Washington Redskins, Shockey suffered a fractured fibula and damage to his ankle. He underwent surgery and would be out for the rest of the 2007 season. Kevin Boss then took over Shockey’s spot as the starting tight end. After Shockey’s season-ending injury, the Giants went on to win the NFC title and beat the previously undefeated New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII. The Giants’ success even without Shockey sparked immediate speculation that the team would be better without the often vocal and increasingly injured tight end.
Shockey declined to participate in several Giants team celebrations, including a White House tribute for the new Super Bowl champions and the team’s blue carpet ring ceremony. Rumors surfaced before the 2008 NFL Draft that the Giants were looking to trade Shockey. After the draft came and went without such a trade, the team stated it planned to keep Shockey a Giant. But it was obvious that Shockey was upset during the team’s minicamp in June.
While teammates practiced, Shockey stayed in the locker room, much to the dismay of head coach Tom Coughlin. There also was a report that Shockey and general manager Jerry Reese got into a shouting argument during the camp. Alongside Greg Olsen, who was traded to Carolina from Chicago, they created a great dynamic duo for the young rookie Quarterback Cam Newton. Shockey played 15 games, catching 37 passes for 455 yards, averaging 12.3 yards per reception and 4 touchdowns.