Grady Jarrett is a professional American football player. He plays in the National Football League. He has been with the Atlanta Falcons since 2015. Drafted into the NFL in 2015, Jarrett also played collegiate football for Clemson College. He was selected to play in the Pro Bowl in 2019 and 2020.
Player Profile, High School, and College Career
Grady Jarrett was born on April 28, 1993, in Atlanta, Georgia. The defensive end is 183 cm tall and he weighs 138 kg. He attended the Rockdale County High School in Georgia where he not only played football but also wrestled.
Rated a three-star recruit, he committed to play for Clemson College from 2011 to 2014. In his last year with Clemson, he was named to the 2014 First-team All-ACC.
Jarrett joined the 2015 NFL Draft. The Atlanta Falcons picked him in the fifth round and he was the 137th overall pick in the draft. In May 2015, the Falcons signed him to a four-year contract.
In 2019, he was named to the Pro Bowl for the first time in his career. He also was named to the Second-team All-Pro. In 2020, he led the team in the number of quarterback sacks and as a result, he was named to the Pro Bowl. In 2021, he started in all of the Falcon’s 17 games.
In 2022, the Falcons extended Jarrett’s contract for another three years.
- 2019 - Second-team All-Pro
- 2019, 2020 - Pro Bowl
- 2014 - First-team All-ACC