John Jerry
G #77
Height:
6-5
Weight:
340
Age:
31
College:
Mississippi
Hometown:
Batesville, TN
Experience:
8

Quick Stats (2017):

G
6
GS
6

Biography

TRANSACTIONS:
-   Originally a 3rd-round (73rd pick overall) draft choice by the Miami Dolphins in 2010…Signed as a free agent by the Giants on March 21, 2014.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
-   Jerry has played in 105 games with 85 starts. Most of his action has been at right guard, but he has also played left tackle and left guard.
-   In 2016, he started all 16 regular-season games and the NFC Wild Card Game at right guard. It was the 5th consecutive season he played all 16 games, and the 4th time in those 5 years he started every game…Joined center Weston Richburg and left tackle Ereck Flowers as offensive linemen who started all 17 games… The Giants’ offensive line allowed only 22 regular-season sacks, behind only Oakland (19) and Pittsburgh (21).
-   In 2015, played in all 16 games with 8 starts – 2 at left guard and the final 6 games at right guard…Did not start in the season opener at Dallas (9/13) ending his streak of 49 consecutive starts…Made his first start of the season vs. Washington (9/25), replacing Justin Pugh, who moved to left tackle in place of the injured Ereck Flowers…Also started at left guard vs. New England (11/15) when Pugh was inactive with a concussion…Started at right guard at Washington (11/29) and stayed there for the remainder of the season after Geoff Schwartz broke his leg in the game… Key component on a line that helped the Giants finish 6th in the NFL in scoring (26.3 points a game) and 8th in total yards (372.3 a game) and helped Eli Manning throw 35 touchdown passes while setting a franchise record with 387 completions.
-   In 2014, he started all 16 games at right guard in his first season with the Giants…Had arthroscopic knee surgery on May 29 and did not start until the final preseason game…Jerry was part of a line that helped the Giants finish 10th in the NFL in yards-per-game (367.2), including 7th in passing yardage (267.0), and helped Eli Manning set a franchise record with 379 completions.   
-   In 2013, started all 16 games at right guard for the Dolphins.
-   In 2012, started all 16 games at right guard for the Dolphins.
-   In 2011, played in 13 games with 3 starts…Was inactive for 3 games…Saw extensive action at right guard at Cleveland (9/25) after Vernon Carey suffered a shoulder injury…Started at right guard vs. Oakland (12/4), where Miami rushed for 209 yards…Played extensively at right guard vs. Philadelphia (12/11)…Started at left tackle at Buffalo (12/18) when Jake Long was inactive with a back injury and helped the Dolphins rush for 254 yards…Started at left tackle vs. the Jets (1/1).
-   In 2010, played in 12 games with 10 starts at right guard…Earned All-Rookie recognition by the Pro Football Writers Association…Made his NFL debut with a start at right guard at Buffalo (9/12)…Inactive in Weeks 3-6 while recovering from an illness…Returned to lineup as a starter at Cincinnati (10/31).

COLLEGE:
Jerry was a 4-year starter (2006-09) at Mississippi, where he played in 49 games with 46 starts…Credited with 323 knockdowns with 34 touchdown-resulting blocks as a starter, blocking for a 1,000-yard rusher in 2006, 2007 and 2009…In his final 2 seasons, he allowed just 6 quarterback sacks on 717 pass plays…As a senior, started 12 games - the first 8 at right tackle and the final 4 at right guard…Was a co-captain…Earned 2nd-team All-America and first-team All-Southeastern Conference honors…As a junior in 2008, started all 13 games at right tackle and was named 2nd-team All-SEC…As a sophomore, played in 12 games with 9 starts at right guard…Started all 12 games at right guard as a freshman in 2006, when he was named first-team Freshman All-America.

OFF-THE-FIELD ACTIVITY:
-   Honored first responders on the 15th anniversary of 9/11 by joining firefighters from Engine 34 Ladder 21 for a casual BBQ dinner at their firehouse in Hell’s Kitchen... Participated in Pros vs. GI Joes and played video games against military veterans through the Wounded Warrior Project, which works to provide services and programs for the benefit of wounded service members...Attended the 2017 Giants Draft Party, thanking season ticket holders for their support.   

PERSONAL:
-   Married to Christins and has 2 sons, Shondarrus Holmes (7) and Jayce Jerry…Majored in liberal arts…Spent the 2005 season at Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Va.…Attended South Panola High School in Batesville, Tenn…. Helped lead the team to a 44-1 record, including state championships in 2003 and 2004, while being runners-up in 2002…registered 205 tackles and 13 sacks in high school, including 88 tackles, 5 sacks, and an interception return for a touchdown as a senior…His brother, Peria, was an All-SEC and All-American defensive tackle at Ole Miss (2004-08) and was selected in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons…His cousin, Dwayne Rudd, was an All-America linebacker at Alabama (1994-96) and was selected in the first round of the 1997 NFL Draft by Minnesota, playing for the Vikings (1997-2000), Cleveland (2001-02) and Tampa Bay (2003)…Roomed for 3 summers at Ole Miss with Michael Oher, whose life was the subject of the 2009 film “The Blind Side.”
TRANSACTIONS:
-   Originally a 3rd-round (73rd pick overall) draft choice by the Miami Dolphins in 2010…Signed as a free agent by the Giants on March 21, 2014.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
-   Jerry has played in 105 games with 85 starts. Most of his action has been at right guard, but he has also played left tackle and left guard.
-   In 2016, he started all 16 regular-season games and the NFC Wild Card Game at right guard. It was the 5th consecutive season he played all 16 games, and the 4th time in those 5 years he started every game…Joined center Weston Richburg and left tackle Ereck Flowers as offensive linemen who started all 17 games… The Giants’ offensive line allowed only 22 regular-season sacks, behind only Oakland (19) and Pittsburgh (21).
-   In 2015, played in all 16 games with 8 starts – 2 at left guard and the final 6 games at right guard…Did not start in the season opener at Dallas (9/13) ending his streak of 49 consecutive starts…Made his first start of the season vs. Washington (9/25), replacing Justin Pugh, who moved to left tackle in place of the injured Ereck Flowers…Also started at left guard vs. New England (11/15) when Pugh was inactive with a concussion…Started at right guard at Washington (11/29) and stayed there for the remainder of the season after Geoff Schwartz broke his leg in the game… Key component on a line that helped the Giants finish 6th in the NFL in scoring (26.3 points a game) and 8th in total yards (372.3 a game) and helped Eli Manning throw 35 touchdown passes while setting a franchise record with 387 completions.
-   In 2014, he started all 16 games at right guard in his first season with the Giants…Had arthroscopic knee surgery on May 29 and did not start until the final preseason game…Jerry was part of a line that helped the Giants finish 10th in the NFL in yards-per-game (367.2), including 7th in passing yardage (267.0), and helped Eli Manning set a franchise record with 379 completions.   
-   In 2013, started all 16 games at right guard for the Dolphins.
-   In 2012, started all 16 games at right guard for the Dolphins.
-   In 2011, played in 13 games with 3 starts…Was inactive for 3 games…Saw extensive action at right guard at Cleveland (9/25) after Vernon Carey suffered a shoulder injury…Started at right guard vs. Oakland (12/4), where Miami rushed for 209 yards…Played extensively at right guard vs. Philadelphia (12/11)…Started at left tackle at Buffalo (12/18) when Jake Long was inactive with a back injury and helped the Dolphins rush for 254 yards…Started at left tackle vs. the Jets (1/1).
-   In 2010, played in 12 games with 10 starts at right guard…Earned All-Rookie recognition by the Pro Football Writers Association…Made his NFL debut with a start at right guard at Buffalo (9/12)…Inactive in Weeks 3-6 while recovering from an illness…Returned to lineup as a starter at Cincinnati (10/31).

COLLEGE:
Jerry was a 4-year starter (2006-09) at Mississippi, where he played in 49 games with 46 starts…Credited with 323 knockdowns with 34 touchdown-resulting blocks as a starter, blocking for a 1,000-yard rusher in 2006, 2007 and 2009…In his final 2 seasons, he allowed just 6 quarterback sacks on 717 pass plays…As a senior, started 12 games - the first 8 at right tackle and the final 4 at right guard…Was a co-captain…Earned 2nd-team All-America and first-team All-Southeastern Conference honors…As a junior in 2008, started all 13 games at right tackle and was named 2nd-team All-SEC…As a sophomore, played in 12 games with 9 starts at right guard…Started all 12 games at right guard as a freshman in 2006, when he was named first-team Freshman All-America.

OFF-THE-FIELD ACTIVITY:
-   Honored first responders on the 15th anniversary of 9/11 by joining firefighters from Engine 34 Ladder 21 for a casual BBQ dinner at their firehouse in Hell’s Kitchen... Participated in Pros vs. GI Joes and played video games against military veterans through the Wounded Warrior Project, which works to provide services and programs for the benefit of wounded service members...Attended the 2017 Giants Draft Party, thanking season ticket holders for their support.   

PERSONAL:
-   Married to Christins and has 2 sons, Shondarrus Holmes (7) and Jayce Jerry…Majored in liberal arts…Spent the 2005 season at Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Va.…Attended South Panola High School in Batesville, Tenn…. Helped lead the team to a 44-1 record, including state championships in 2003 and 2004, while being runners-up in 2002…registered 205 tackles and 13 sacks in high school, including 88 tackles, 5 sacks, and an interception return for a touchdown as a senior…His brother, Peria, was an All-SEC and All-American defensive tackle at Ole Miss (2004-08) and was selected in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons…His cousin, Dwayne Rudd, was an All-America linebacker at Alabama (1994-96) and was selected in the first round of the 1997 NFL Draft by Minnesota, playing for the Vikings (1997-2000), Cleveland (2001-02) and Tampa Bay (2003)…Roomed for 3 summers at Ole Miss with Michael Oher, whose life was the subject of the 2009 film “The Blind Side.”
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGames
GGS
TOTAL 111 91
2017 NYG 6 6
2016 NYG 16 16
2015 NYG 16 8
2014 NYG 16 16
2013 MIA 16 16
2012 MIA 16 16
2011 MIA 13 3
2010 MIA 12 10
Recent Games
WKOppResult
1 @DAL L 3-19
2 DET L 10-24
3 @PHI L 24-27
4 @TB L 23-25
5 LAC L 22-27
6 @DEN W 23-10

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