Tremaine Jammer life and biography

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Tremaine Jammer biography

Date of birth : 1979-06-19
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Angleton, Texas
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-09-20
Credited as : Football player NFL, cornerback for the San Diego Chargers, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Quentin Tremaine Jammer (born June 19, 1979 in Angleton, Texas) is an American football player who currently plays cornerback for the San Diego Chargers of the NFL.

Voted one of the 50 Greatest Chargers of All-Time, make no mistake that Jammer is the leader of San Diego's secondary.

He is a physical bump-and-run corner who won't say much between the sidelines but promises to be in a receiver’s hip pocket for a full four quarters. Jammer led the Chargers in interceptions and passes defensed in 2009, and his work ethic and commitment to mastering the team's defensive scheme helped the unit rise from 31st in the NFL in pass defense in 2008 to 11th in '09.

A former first-round draft choice, Jammer has helped mentor another first-round pick, Antoine Cason, and this year he’ll be joined in the secondary by Nathan Vasher, a close friend and former teammate at Texas.

Speaking of Texas, shortly after LaDainian Tomlinson’s release and signing with the New York Jets, Jammer made a classy move, texting his good friend and fellow Texan to ask his approval before moving into Tomlinson’s former locker at Chargers Park. LT responded immediately with a message that read: "I couldn’t think of anyone better." Tomlinson and Jammer were the team’s first-round choices in 2001 and ’02, respectively, and both were selected with the fifth-overall choice in the draft. They even played in the same high school all-star game.

Jammer and his wife, Alicia, are very active in the San Diego community. They oversee the Jammer Family Foundation and have partnered with the San Pasqual Academy,a first-of-its-kind residential education campus designed specifically for foster teens. The Foundation’s goal is to provide support and activities that will allow San Pasqual students to grow, succeed and experience the joy of being a child by helping to form relationships between peers and the community. In addition to the Foundation's annual Thanksgiving Dinner, Jammer has invited players from the Academy’s football team to be his guests at Chargers practices. He's provided them with equipment for their own team, and at each home game he invites 20 students from the Academy to sit in the Chargers Community Corner. Last November, Jammer and teammate Jacques Cesaire cohosted a celebrity bowling event to benefit the Academy. In March 2009, San Diego County Supervisors Greg Cox and Ron Roberts presented the Jammers with a proclamation, honoring them for their work with the Academy. And in February '09, the Harlem Globetrotters honored Jammer during a tour stop at the San Diego Sports Arena. The Jammers also lend their support to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). In May, Jammer hosted a golf tournament to support MADD’s efforts to fight drunk driving and underage drinking.

When able to get away, the Jammers enjoys vacationing in Mexico and spending time with family and friends in San Diego and their native Texas. They like to entertain and often host other members of the Chargers' secondary at their home for barbecues and bible study sessions. Another of Jammer’s hobbies is golf and he’s a member of The Crosby and Fairbanks Ranch Country Clubs in San Diego. The Jammers have three sons: Kaden (4), Kaleb (2) and Kasen (1) and Jammer’s cousin is former New Orleans
Saints defensive end Cedric Woodard.

TRANSACTION HISTORY: First-round draft pick (5), April 20, 2002…signed six-year contract, Sept. 10, 2002...signed five-year extension through 2012, Aug. 8, 2006.

2009: USA Today All-Joe...Chargers co-Defensive POY...INT on first defensive series of season Sept. 14 at Oakland...Game Ball Nov. 29 vs. KC after INT and FF, both of which resulted in TDs on ensuing possessions...Dec. 20 vs. Cincinnati, late 2Q broke up consecutive 2nd and 3rd down passes at goal line to prevent TD and preserve 14-13 lead...3Q INT led to TD and 21-13 lead...INT and 3rd down PBU to force punt in Jan. 17 Divisional Playoffs vs. NY Jets.

2008: Chargers Most Inspirational Player and Alumni Defensive POM for September…season-high 13 TT and FF Sept. 14 at Denver…shut down Randy Moss and NE’s passing game in convincing Wk 6 NBC SNF 30-10 win…INT and season-high five PBUs vs. Pats, including three vs. Moss on deep passes inside 10…beautiful cut in front of receiver and INT of deep pass off Peyton Manning in Nov. 23 NBC SNF game vs. IND…two FFs vs. Atlanta Wk 12, with one returned 86 yards for 3Q TD 3Q by Eric Weddle…4Q PBU Dec. 21 at Tampa Bay was INT and returned 59 yards for TD by Antoine Cason.

2007: Pivotal play in 28-14 win over Oakland Week 6…late 2Q with 14-7 lead, broke off his man to force Ronald Curry OB at one after 31-yard pass play…SD’s defense then recorded sacks on back to back plays, incl. FF & FR on second to preserve sevenpoint lead…INA Nov. 11 vs. IND (hamstring)…INT in Championship Game at NE…team-high three PBUs vs. Patriots, all on 3rd down to force punts, including two vs. Randy Moss and one vs. Wes Welker.

2006: Key block to spring Marlon McCree free on 79-yard FR TD in 38-24 win over St. Louis Oct. 29…team-high three PBUs Nov. 12 at Cincinnati, including one in end zone in late 4Q, denying potential game-tying TD…Chargers Alumni POW after key 4Q INT vs. Oakland Nov. 26…pick came as Raiders were driving with 14-7 lead and offense converted turnover into TD, tying game at 14-14…matched career-high with fourth INT of season Dec. 3 at Buffalo...season-high five PBUs Dec. 17 vs. KC…Dec. 31 vs. Arizona, closed out first half by tackling Anquan Boldin short of goal line and keeping him in bounds as Arizona was out of time outs…Chargers held 17-7 lead at time and won by TD, 27-20.

2005: Fourth-down PBU in end zone during late 4Q goal-line stand preserved victory over NY Jets Nov. 6…sealed Dec. 18 win over IND with end zone INT with 1:46 in 4Q…season-high five PBU vs. Colts.

2004: INT on final play of 2Q vs. Tampa Bay Dec. 12.

2003: First-career INT off KC's Trent Green Sept. 7 at Arrowhead Stadium…two more INTs vs. KC's Green Nov. 30 at Qualcomm Stadium.

2002: PFW All-Rookie…unsigned Wk 1…signed Sept. 11, but INA vs. Houston Sept. 15…first-career start at Oakland Oct. 20…season-high three PBUs vs.

COLLEGE: First-team All-America and All-Big 12 as senior…first-ever Longhorn finalist for Jim Thorpe Award (nation's top DB)…team co-MVP and Outstanding Defensive POY in ’01…first-team all-conference in '00…medical redshirt in ’99 (shoulder)…INT seven passes during career and 195 TT… played at Texas from 1997-01…ethnic studies major.

PERSONAL: Born in Bay City, Texas…two-time all-district DB and QB at Angleton (Tex.) HS…district defensive MVP as senior…lettered in track in 100 and 200 meters and long jump.

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