Jared Odrick Celebrity Life
- Date of birth – 31st December 1987
- Weight- 295 lb (134 kg)
- Height – 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
- Position – Defensive end
Jared Odrick was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. His father Howard Odrick and mother, Jan Falk had three children, Jared, and two daughters.
Jared was very athletic in high school. He attended Lebanon High School in Pennsylvania. As a senior, he was named an All American by USAToday, Parade Magazine, and U.S Army in 2005.
He played in the Big 33 Football Classic in 2006 and also played in the U.S Army American Bowl.
Odrick joined Penn State University in 2007. In his first year playing for Penn State, Odrick did not play as much. Later, however, he was in the starting line up at defensive tackle.
He played relatively well making sixteen tackles, another four tackles for loss, two sacks, and a blocked kick.
His college career was very successful. In his second year of playing for Penn State, he started eleven games after which he earned his first-team All-Big Ten Honor.
He made a total of forty-one tackle, 9.5 tackles for loss, one forced fumble, 4.5 sacks, and three pass breakups.
After his flourishing college career, Odrick was drafted to the 2010 NFL Draft. He signed a contract with the Miami Dolphins for five years worth $13 Million.
He continued to play for the Miami Dolphins but in October 2010, Jared attained an injury and broke his foot during practice. As a result, Jared missed the rest of the season.
He recovered well and in 2011, he had a very powerful season. His “Pee-Wee Herman Dance” became infamous.
He re-enacts the dance from the comedy film Pee Wee’s Big Adventure after recording a sack. Odrick played a total of five seasons for the Miami Dolphins.
In 2015, Odrick left the Miami Dolphins and signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars. During December of the 2016 season, he attained a shoulder injury and was placed on injured reserve. In 2017, he was let go from the Jaguars. He played a total of two seasons for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
- Total tackles – 170
- Sacks – 23
- Forced Fumbles – 5
- Fumble recoveries – 1
- Interceptions – 1
During his career in football, Odrick received many accolades for his performance.
- 2008- Big ten champion
- In 2008 and 2009 – First-team All-Big Ten
- In 2009 – Big Ten Co-Defensive Player of the Year.
- In 2009- Big Ten defensive Lineman of the Year.
Jared Odrick is also a writer, mainly writing about sports and football. He had written for Sports Illustrated, Sporting News, and many other articles.
His most recent article was “Kneeling to Nike” which was in reply to Colin Kaepernick and his situation with Nike.
In his website Jaredodrick.com, he speaks mainly about the environment in the NFL. He writes about issues that are not very talked-about and makes very strong assertions about the American scene.
Odrick also started a career in TV and film. His debut was on the HBO series, Ballers starring Dwayne Johnson.
Odrick made an appearance in four of the episodes. He also produced three short films.
In 2015, he was the executive producer of the movie “Roller Coaster”, in 2016 the movie “Filling IN” and in 2017, the movie “Jade”.
He acted in two of the films, Filling In and Jade. He will also be acting in the movie “Samaritan”, starring Sylvester Stallone which is supposed to release at the end of 2020.
Odrick is also a supporter of Art. He helped curate an art exhibit in Jacksonville by replacing over ten billboards in the city with local artists’ work.
All the billboards that were replaced had advertisements from different companies. He did it as a symbol to show how consumerism has taken over our world.
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