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Jevon Kearse, also known as 'The Freak', is a former American football player.
Jevon Kearse mostly played defensive end in the National Football League (NFL) with a career spanning eleven seasons in the late '90s and early 2000s. Kearse attended the University of Florida, where he earned All-American accolades and was voted SEC Defensive Player of the Year in 1998.
The Tennessee Titans chose Jevon Kearse in the first round of the 1999 NFL Draft. Between his two stints with the Tennessee Titans, he spent four seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles. He was a three-time Pro Bowl football selection and the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year in 1999 during his first five years with the Tennessee Titans. His speed and 86-inch (220 cm) wingspan, along with a 48-inch (120 cm) vertical jump, wowed coaches and earned him the moniker 'The Freak'.
Former American football player Jevon Kearse has a net worth of $100,000.
Jevon Kearse has been earning from many contracts with various different teams. However, the exact amount he earns annually is not known.
Jevon Kearse is 6 ft 5 in (196 cm) tall.
Jevon Kearse was born on September 3, 1976, in Fort Myers, Florida, and is 45 years old as of June 2022.
Jevon Kearse was born in Fort Myers, Florida, on September 3, 1976, to Joseph Kearse and Lessie Mae Kearse. He grew up in a difficult neighborhood where criminal activity was common. His father died before Jevon was born.
Jevon Kearse went to North Fort Myers High School and played high school football for the North Fort Myers Red Knights. Under the tutelage of Wade Hummel, Kearse began drawing college recruiters. He was a strong safety and tight end at Fort Myers High School, and he returned four kicks for scores in his first season.
Following his senior year in 1994, Jevon Kearse was named a prep All-American by USA Today. Aside from his physical skills on the field, he had a 3.6-grade point average. He became a member of the prestigious National Honor Society for football players.
Jevon Kearse now resides in Moorestown, New Jersey. Kearse keeps his relationships private so it is not known if or who he is dating.
In college, Jevon Kearse was expected to play as a linebacker or defensive end football player. Kearse earned an athletic scholarship to the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, wherein he played football for coach Steve Spurrier's Florida Gators from 1995-1998. He started as a safety in college before becoming an outside linebacker in 1996. Later, in his collegiate career, he would line up at the defensive end in apparent passing situations to help the Gators' pass rush.
Jevon Kearse had six solo tackles and a sack in his debut game against Southwest Louisiana. The Florida Gators were there to win the national title in 1997, defeating the Florida State Seminoles 52–20 in the Sugar Bowl. Jevon Kearse was chosen to the All-SEC freshman team for his achievements on the field.
The Tennessee Titans selected Jevon Kearse in the 16th selection in the first round. According to NFLPA records, he signed a five-year, $6.1 million deal on July 28, 1999, and won incentives that raised Kearse's earnings in his first five years to over $9 million. Kearse was the first player selected by the Tennessee Titans, who were once the Houston Oilers.
Jevon Kearse contributed to the Tennessee Titans' 36–35 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals in his first game with the team. Steve McNair had been hurt, and with backup quarterback Neil O'Donnell filling in, Kearse helped the Tennessee Titans win four of their next five games. He was selected NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month during the first month of his NFL career.
Jevon Kearse was voted NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month for all but one month of the season. Kearse went on to win NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year thanks to his rookie record-breaking performance. He also had 57 tackles, nine passes batted away, and seven tackles for losses. In the AFC wild-card game against the Buffalo Bills, he had two sacks (on quarterback Rob Johnson) and two forced fumbles.
He was voted a consensus All-Pro and the first rookie defensive end in AFC history, as well as the first rookie defensive end in the NFL draft since Detroit's Al 'Bubba' Baker in 1978.
The next season, Kearse had fewer sacks but felt that he was performing better than in his rookie season. The Titans were defeated in both divisional playoff games by the Baltimore Ravens, who went on to win the Super Bowl that season. Ray Lewis of the Baltimore Ravens won the NFL Defensive Player of the Year award, which Kearse also lost. In addition, he recorded 53 tackles (six for losses), four fumble recoveries, and six pass deflections. Kearse was named to the Pro Bowl for the second time.
Kearse was shifted from left defensive end to right defensive end after the Titans acquired Kevin Carter in 2001. Kearse reacted admirably, with ten sacks, three forced fumbles, two passes batted down, and 36 tackles. In 2001, Kearse was selected for his third consecutive Pro Bowl with the Titans. Kearse broke his fifth metatarsal in his left foot on the second play from scrimmage against the Eagles in the season opener in 2002, and he was out for the next 12 games. Due to the injury, Kearse only had two sacks in four games, as the Titans advanced to the AFC championship game but lost to Oakland.
After his contract with the Tennessee Titans ended after the 2003 season, Kearse was unable to strike a deal and became a free agent. The Philadelphia Eagles signed Kearse to a then-record-breaking contract for a defensive tackle.
Kearse had a good season with the Eagles in 2004, but his tackle and sack totals were not as great as they had been with the Tennessee Titans. He was, however, still a defensive powerhouse that factored into rival attacks' game preparations. Philadelphia concluded the 2004 season 13–3 and gained home-field advantage all through the playoffs. After defeating the Minnesota Vikings and the Atlanta Falcons, the Eagles were defeated 24–21 by the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXIX.
Kearse rejoined the Tennessee Titans after signing as a free agent on March 6, 2008. Kearse agreed to terms on a two-year, $6 million contract with a $1.3 million signing bonus. In the first year, he made a total of $3 million. In 2008, Kearse started all 16 games and finished with 3.5 sacks. Jeff Fisher opted to bench Kearse in favor of William Hayes during the 2009 season.
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