Jerry Tillery

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Jerry Tillery
No. 99 – Los Angeles Chargers
Position:Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1996-10-08) October 8, 1996 (age 23)
Shreveport, Louisiana
Height:6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight:295 lb (134 kg)
Career information
High school:Evangel Christian Academy (LA)
College:Notre Dame
NFL Draft:2019 / Round: 1 / Pick: 28
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 7, 2019
Total tackles:5
Sacks:1.5
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:0
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Jerry Tillery (born October 8, 1996) is an American football defensive tackle for the Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Notre Dame.

Early years[edit]

Tillery attended Evangel Christian Academy in Shreveport, Louisiana. As a senior he had 93 tackles and seven sacks. He committed to the University of Notre Dame to play college football.[1]

College career[edit]

Tillery was originally going to play offensive tackle as a freshman at Notre Dame in 2015, but it was later decided he would play defensive tackle.[2][3] That season, he played in 12 games with three starts and recorded 12 tackles and a sack.[4] As a sophomore in 2016, he started 11 of 12 games, recording 37 tackles. As a junior in 2017, Tillery started all 13 games, finishing the season with 56 tackles and 4.5 sacks.[5] He returned to Notre Dame for his senior year in 2018.[6][7]

Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Year Class Position GP Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
Solo Ast Total Loss Sack Int Yards Avg TD PD FR Yards TD FF
2015 Freshmen DL 6 9 3 12 2.0 1.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 Sophomore DL 11 19 18 37 3.5 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 Junior DL 13 25 31 56 9.0 4.5 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2018 Senior DL 12 17 11 28 8.5 7.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 2

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 6 12 in
(1.99 m)
295 lb
(134 kg)
34 14 in
(0.87 m)
10 58 in
(0.27 m)
4.93 s 1.69 s 2.88 s 4.33 s 7.45 s 32 in
(0.81 m)
9 ft 7 in
(2.92 m)
23 reps 31
All values are from the NFL Combine[8][9]

Tillery was drafted by the Los Angeles Chargers 28th overall in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jerry Tillery affirms commitment to Notre Dame, shuts down recruitment".
  2. ^ "Evangel's Jerry Tillery set to switch to defensive tackle at Notre Dame".
  3. ^ "Notre Dame coach: Jerry Tillery far and away the story".
  4. ^ "Why Jerry Tillery is Notre Dame football's most interesting player".
  5. ^ Tribune, Tom Noie South Bend. "Noie: Having lived and learned, Notre Dame DT Jerry Tillery ready to be better".
  6. ^ "Travels and tribulations have shaped Irish DL Jerry Tillery". 4 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Tillery an explosive part of Irish 'D' - Notre Dame - Journal Gazette". www.journalgazette.net.
  8. ^ https://thespun.com/college-football/the-wonderlic-scores-for-nfl-drafts-top-prospects-have-leaked
  9. ^ http://www.draftscout.com/dsprofile.php?PlayerId=1002842&DraftYear=2019
  10. ^ Miller, Jeff. "Chargers take Notre Dame DT Jerry Tillery with 28th pick in NFL draft". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 26 April 2019.

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