Jeremy Charles Shockey is a tight end playing for the NFL’s New Orleans Saints. Shockey, who played for the University of Miami, was the 14th pick overall in the 2002 NFL Draft. He was drafted by the New York Giants team.
The tight end athlete has been a four-time Pro Bowl selection, and in his rookie season, he was All-Pro. He was a member of the Giants team that upset the heavily favored New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII. In 2002, he was chosen as the Diet Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year.
In six years with New York, the tight end has caught 371 passes for 4,228 yards. He’s handled 27 touchdown passes and fumbled five times, losing three. During his career, he’s averaged 11.4 yards per catch.
On 21st July 2008, he was traded to the New Orleans Saints in return for 2nd and 5fth round picks in the NFL Draft 2009. He made 6 receptions for 54 yards of an average of 9 yards per reception in his first game played against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In 2009, he was an important offensive weapon for the team to catch 48 passes for 569 yards with an average of 12 yards per reception.
Shockey, who is six-foot-five and 251 pounds, is a prototypical tight end, possessing a tall body and presenting a fine target. He’s a physically tough player, punishing those on the offensive line. Shockey is a fine athlete who can explode off the line and, once he’s got a pass in his hands, uses his balance, body control and speed to ramble down field. His sure hands and ability to make acrobatic catches on poorly thrown passes make him a major asset. The tight end is a very good blocker who can take out bigger opponents. Over the years, he’s been injury prone and has slowed and worn down a bit.
Related videos for Jeremy Shockey
Related news & articles
Sunday August 24
One of the most competitive divisions in the league, the NFC East features the Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins. More
Friday July 25
Jeremy Shockey caught Eli Manning’s pass in his soft hands and crossed the goal line to give the New York Giants the margin of victory over the Pats in this past year’s Super Bowl. More
Saturday June 14
It was reported the other day on Sports Pundit that New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress is attending the Giants minicamp but sitting out workouts. More
Wednesday June 11
Plaxico Burress has a six-year contract with the New York Giants, and he’s in the third year of it. More