Jerry Shay
No. 73, 78, 75
Position:Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1944-07-10) July 10, 1944 (age 77)
Gary, Indiana
Career information
High school:Gary (IN) Lew Wallace
College:Purdue
NFL Draft:1966 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7
(by the Minnesota Vikings)[1]
AFL Draft:1966 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4
(by the Denver Broncos)[2]
Career history
Player stats at PFR

Jerome Paul "Jerry" Shay (born July 10, 1944 in Gary, Indiana) is a former American football defensive tackle for the Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons, and New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL).[3] Shay played college football at Purdue University, he was named All-American by the American Football Coaches Association[4] and was the seventh selection overall in the 1966 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings.[5]

He was inducted into the Indiana Football Hall of Fame in 1996,[6] the Purdue University Hall of Fame in 2010.

Shay is currently the Assistant Director of College Scouting for the New York Giants and has been a member of the team's scouting staff since 1977.[7]

References

  1. ^ "1966 Minnesota Vikings". databaseFootball.com. Archived from the original on 2007-04-10. Retrieved July 9, 2020.
  2. ^ "American Football League Draft - 1966". remembertheafl.com. Retrieved July 9, 2020.
  3. ^ "Jerry Shay". databaseFootball.com. Archived from the original on 2007-02-08. Retrieved July 9, 2020.
  4. ^ 1965 College Football All-America Team#Ends 2
  5. ^ "1966 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com.
  6. ^ "SHAY, JEROME P. | Indiana Football Hall of Fame".
  7. ^ Eisen, Michael (2007-05-18). "Giants Name Marc Ross Director of College Scouting". Giants.com. Retrieved 2007-05-27.