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Jerry Hughes biography

Date of birth : 1988-08-13
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Sugar Land, Texas
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-12-22
Credited as : Football player NFL, defensive end for the Colts, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Jerry Hughes, Jr. is an American football defensive end for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League.

2010: Saw action in 10 games…was inactive at Houston 9/12, vs. NY Giants 9/19 and vs. Kansas City 10/10…had one special teams tackle at Jacksonville 10/3 and at New England 11/21…had one tackle and one QB pressure vs. Houston 11/1…had two tackles vs. Cincinnati 11/14.


Four-year letterman and two-year starter who opened 27 of 49 career games, including final 26 outings…had 26.5 sacks and eight multiple-sack games in final 26 starts…had 142 career tackles, 82 solo, 28.5-207 sacks, 40.5 stops for losses, eight FF, four FR, four passes defensed and 3-32, 1 TD interceptions…sacks total was tied for second-most in school history with Bo Schobel and behind Aaron Schobel (31.0)…40.5 tackles for losses ranked second in school and Mountain West Conference history (Chase Ortiz, 41.5)…eight FF is school record and ranks fifth in conference history…started 13 games at LDE as senior…helped team to 12-1 record and led defense that ranked first in nation in total defense (239.7 yards per game)…had career-high 58 tackles, 32 solo, 11.5 sacks, 16.5 stops for losses, two FF, one FR and three passes defensed…earned consensus All-American honors for second consecutive season…was recipient of Ted Hendricks Award (nation’s top defensive end) and Lott Trophy…was finalist for Bronko Nagurski Trophy, Rotary Lombardi Award and Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award…was semi-finalist for Chuck Bednarik Award…was MWC Defensive Player-of-the-Year and First-Team All-MWC…also received Local Hero Award for work in community...started 13 games at LDE as junior…had 52 tackles, 31 solo, and led NCAA with career-best 15.0 sacks and six FF…15 sacks ranked second in school history (17, Bo Schobel)…had career-best four sacks vs. Brigham Young…also had 19.5 tackles for losses, three FR, one pass defensed and two interceptions, including one for 24t return…earned First-Team All-America honors from The NFL Draft Report, Walter Camp Football Foundation, Football Writers Association of America, The Sporting News, Associated Press, ESPN, Sports Illustrated, College Football News and…was one of five finalists for Bronko Nagurski Trophy and finalist for Ted Hendricks Award…was semi-finalist for Chuck Bednarik Award…led defense that held opponents to 217.8 yards per game and 47.1 yards rushing…started one of 13 games as sophomore…had 29 tackles, 17 solo, one sack, 3.5 stops for losses and one interception…saw action in 10 games as freshman…had three tackles and one sack…majored in communications.


Full name is Jerry Ray Hughes, Jr.…born in Sugar Land, Texas…attended Stephen F. Austin High School…three-year letterman in football rushed for 1,412 yards and 21 TDs and had 215 yards and 3 TDs receiving as senior…was First-Team all-district choice as RB and KOR as senior…also lettered in baseball…single…resides in Sugar Land, Texas.

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