Arizona Cardinals is the fifth team NFL linebacker, Jeremy Cash has played for in his two seasons in the league. He began his career with the Carolina Panthers which signed him as an undrafted free agent in 2016. After spending only a little more than just a season with the Panthers, he moved to New York Jets, the New York Giants, Cleveland Browns, and then the Arizona Cardinals.
Cash played high school football at Plantation High School, Broward County, and college football at Duke University.
Who Is Jeremy Cash, The NFL Linebacker?
Jeremy Cash was born in Miami, Florida on the 9th of December 1992. He attended Plantation High School, Broward County, where he flourished as a football player. During his sophomore year, he recorded a total of eighty-two tackles, 9 sacks, and one interception. As a junior, he made ninety-six tackles of which twenty-three were for losses, seven sacks, two interceptions, and a forced fumble.
He missed five games during his senior season due to a knee injury. Rivals.com rated him as a 3-star recruit and as the 25th best safety in the country. Jeremy Cash also played basketball and was also active in track and field. He has a personal record time of 11.76 seconds in a 100-meter dash and also a 24.06 personal record time in a 200-meter dash.
Cash had scholarship offers in South Florida, Wisconsin, Arizona State, Florida State, Nebraska, Colorado, but choose Ohio State over them all. After one year at Ohio, he transferred to Duke University. He played only five games at Ohio State, recording just three tackles.
Following NCAA transfer rules Jeremy was benched throughout the 2012 season. In 2013, he played all thirteen games recording 121 tackles and 3 interceptions. In 204, he played all thirteen games, starting them all. That season, he recorded 111 tackles, 2 interceptions, and 5.5 sacks. Cash was eligible to enter for the 2015 NFL Draft but decided to remain at Duke for his senior season.
As a senior, he played twelve games and made a hundred tackles (eighteen for loss), 8 quarterback pressures, 4 pass breakups, 3 forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, and 2.5 sacks. He earned multiple national defensive players of the week awards that season. He was also named the ACC Defensive Player of the Year and became the first Blue Devils player to be so honored since its debut in 1993.
He was also the first Duke player after running back Robert Baldwin to win either of the players of the year awards. Baldwin won the offensive and overall player of the year in 1994. Jeremy Cash had to forgo Duke’s Pinstripe Bowl against Indiana due to wrist surgery.
He was a Lott Impact Trophy award finalist, also for the Jim Thorpe and the Chuck Bednarik Awards too. Cash also earned a Consensus All-American Honors and was named the Carmen Falcone MVP of Duke football.
After a very successful college career, Cash was projected to be drafted in the second or third round of the 2016 NFL Draft but that didn’t happen as he went undrafted in the NFL Draft that year.
The Carolina Panthers would later sign him as an undrafted free agent after about twenty other teams offered him space on their team. He chose the Panthers over them all. The franchise intended for Cash to play a hybrid linebacker role, a role that has recently become quite popular among NFL teams.
To prepare for the position, Cash ate about four to five times in a day and soon gained extra 16 pounds. He played on special teams and on kick and punt coverage throughout the preseason but once the regular season began all the linebacker roles were taken by proven veterans. Cash had a calf injury in September and was placed on injured reserve, and by the following month, the team released him.
The New York Jets signed him on their practice squad in October and released him the next month (November). That same month, he was signed on by the New York Giants, which waived him on December 19th. On December 20, he was claimed off waivers by the Cleveland Browns, which released him in March 2018.
Arizona Cardinals claimed him off waiver in March 2018. In August he was placed on reserve after suffering a torn ACL and MCL during the preseason.
The linebacker has chosen not to be very vocal about his personal life, thus, not much is known about his family and early life. You only find his mother’s name on the web as Alisha Sneed and nothing is said or known about his father or siblings if he has any.
How Tall Is Jeremy Cash? Height, Weight
Cash stands at a height of 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) and weighs 104 kg that is 230 lbs. He had to gain 16 extra pounds in 2016 in preparedness to play a hybrid linebacker role with the Panthers but he never got that opportunity.