Jason McCourty Celebrity Life
Jason McCourty, born on 13th August 1987, is an American football player and a cornerback for the New England Patriots American Football Club in the National Football League.
McCourty was selected by the Titans in the 6th round under the general 203rd number in the 2009 NFL draft. He played football at Rutgers College.
Jason attended Rutgers University and was studying information technology (IT). Here, for the university’s team, he played for 3 years as a cornerback.
McCourty ended his career in the college with 2 interceptions,148 tackles, 20 hacking passes, and took second place in the Big East, in the kickoff returns.
Devin, Jason’s twin brother also started his career along with him as a quarterback at the university. Jason successfully graduated with a bachelor's degree in IT.
After finishing university, the road was not all flowers for Jason. As a matter of fact, he was not at all a sought after candidate and received no offers to the NFL.
On 23rd March 2009, Jason took part at Rutgers' pro day, and his team maters included Kenny Britt, Tiquan Underwood, Mike Teel, Courtney Greene, Kevin Malast, Kevin Brock, and 9 others.
The event was attended by forty-one team representatives & scouts from twenty-seven NFL teams. Jason ran the fastest during the event. McCourty was selected in the 6th round of the 2009 NFL draft at the Tennessee Titans.
He was the second player of Rutgers chosen by Tennessee Taytens after Kenny Britt. McCourty made his start on October 2 against the Jacksonville Jaguars in place of injured Cortland Finnegan.
He also suffered an injury during this season and missed a few matches. The 2009 rookie season for McCourty finished with 29 combined tackles (of which 24 were solo) in fifteen games and 3 stars.
He signed a six-year $43 million contract with a guaranteed $20 million on August 23, 2012. McCourty was named captain for the second season in 2015.
On November 16, 2015, he was transferred to the injury reserve team in connection with a groin injury, which required surgical intervention.
On 16th May 2017, McCourtysigned a 2-year contract with Cleveland Browns for USD6 million. Throughout the training camp, Jason had to compete for a position of starting cornerback against Jamar Taylor, Briean Boddy-Calhoun, and Joe Haden.
He was named starting cornerback by Hue Jackson, the head coach beside Jamar Taylor after Haden was released by the Browns.
On 15th October 2017, Jason deflected a pass, made a solo tackle and returned Deshaun Watson’s interception in a lost match against Houston Texans. An ankle injury made him miss 2 games.
During the 2017 season, Jason accumulated sixty-nine combined tackles (of which 60 were solo), twelve pass deflections, 2 interceptions, and one touchdown in fourteen games and fourteen starts.
New England Patriots
On 15th March 2018, Jason was traded by Browns to the New England Patriots along. Jason participated in all sixteen regular-season games & started in twelve.
In the 2018 season, he accumulated seventy combined tackles (of which 54 were solo) and a single interception.
In March of 2019, Jason extended his contract with Patriots for 2 years for an amount of USD10 million
Jason has a twin brother, Devin McCourty, who currently also plays for the New England Patriots professional football club.
The McCourty brothers are among the 13 pairs of twin athletes in the history of the NFL and are one of the three twins playing now. Jason is happily married to Melissa McCourty and has three children.
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