Michael Jameson
No. 22
Position:Cornerback
Personal information
Born: (1979-07-14) July 14, 1979 (age 42)
Killeen, Texas
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
College:Texas A&M
NFL Draft:2001 / Round: 6 / Pick: 165
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • Second–team All–Big 12 honors (1999)
Career NFL statistics as of 2004
Tackles:49
Interceptions:1
Sacks:1.0
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Michael L. Jameson, Jr (born July 14, 1979) is a former American football cornerback who played three seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted in the sixth round of the 2001 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns after playing college football for Texas A&M University.

College career

Jameson played collegiately for the Texas A&M Aggies football team from 1997–2000. During his time with Texas A&M, he played all three positions in the secondary: cornerback, free safety and strong safety. He intercepted seven passes during his career, returning three for a touchdown. He also recorded 190 tackles. In 1999, as a junior, he was named second–team All–Big 12 Conference.[1]

Professional career

The Cleveland Browns selected him in the sixth round of the 2001 NFL Draft and on May 25, they signed him to a three–year contract.[2] After being drafted by the Browns, Jameson said about his playing style, "I try to strike first, right at the point of attack. I like to try and use quickness, instincts and athletic ability to deliver the first blow."[3] In the Browns' final preseason game against the Washington Redskins, Jameson broke his leg. He was placed on injured reserve on August 28.[4] The following season, during final cuts, he was waived from the team, only to be re-signed to the practice squad the next day.[5] However, on October 10, he was signed to the active roster.[6] He made his NFL debut on October 13 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, recording one tackle in the game.[7] The following week, against the Houston Texans, he received more playing time than he had in his debut.[8] He tallied five tackles and one sack in the game,[7] earning a game ball for his performance.[9] On November 3, he recorded a season–high six tackles against the Pittsburgh Steelers and on December 22, he intercepted his first pass in the NFL.[7] After the season, he became an exclusive-rights free agent and eventually re-signed a $300,000 contract with Cleveland.[10] During training camp, after Robert Griffith broke his finger, Jameson was listed as one of the Browns' two starting safeties.[11] However, Griffith returned before the season began.[12] In 2003, Jameson played in 15 games for the Browns, recording 14 tackles.[13] His season–high in tackles came in week 15 of the season against the Denver Broncos.[14] Jameson, in 2004, played in all 16 games and recorded a career–high 17 tackles.[13] In week 16, against Miami, he recorded four tackles, while the following week, against the Houston Texans, he tallied five tackles.[15] Entering the 2005 season, he was the final member of the Browns' 2001 draft class that still remained on the roster.[16] However, on September 3, he was suspended for four games for violating the league's substance–abuse policy.[17] On October 14, after his suspension was lifted, he returned to practice with the Browns.[18] The Browns terminated his contract on October 17.[19]

References

  1. ^ "Michael Jameson". Scout.com. Retrieved 4 October 2011.
  2. ^ "Transactions". New York Times. 25 May 2001. Retrieved 4 October 2011.
  3. ^ "Davis builds Browns with speed, aggression". Portsmouth Daily Times. 23 April 2001. Retrieved 4 October 2011.
  4. ^ "Northcutt sheds red, tries to be more consistent". The Vindicator. 28 August 2001. Retrieved 4 October 2011.
  5. ^ McClelland, Sean (5 September 2002). "Couch would be 'shocked' if he didn't play". Dayton Daily News. Retrieved 4 October 2011.
  6. ^ "Transactions". New York Times. 10 October 2002. Retrieved 4 October 2011.
  7. ^ a b c "2002 Game Logs". NFL.com. Retrieved 4 October 2011.
  8. ^ "Game Notebook". Akron Beacon Journal. 21 October 2002. Retrieved 4 October 2011.
  9. ^ "Browns' win does wonders". Akron Beacon Journal. 22 October 2002. Retrieved 4 October 2011.
  10. ^ McClelland, Sean (27 February 2003). "Browns send 3 veterans packing". Dayton Daily News. Retrieved 8 October 2011.
  11. ^ "Jury debating on Davis' lawsuit". Orlando Sentinel. 7 August 2003. Retrieved 8 October 2011.
  12. ^ "Verba hurt in first quarter". Akron Beacon Journal. 29 August 2003. Retrieved 8 October 2011.
  13. ^ a b "Michael Jameson". NFL.com. Retrieved 8 October 2011.
  14. ^ "2003 Game Logs". NFL.com. Retrieved 8 October 2011.
  15. ^ "2004 Game Logs". NFL.com. Retrieved 8 October 2011.
  16. ^ Galbraith, Dale (19 April 2005). "Random Thoughts: Where are They Now?". Scout.com. Retrieved 8 October 2011.
  17. ^ "NFL suspends Chiefs' Welbourn, Bengals' Clemons Browns' Jameson". USA Today. 3 September 2005. Retrieved 8 October 2011.
  18. ^ "Cribbs confident he'll catch on as a receiver". Akron Beacon Journal. 14 October 2005. Retrieved 8 October 2011.
  19. ^ "Browns safety busted". Milford Daily News. 17 October 2005. Retrieved 8 October 2011.