Tre Herndon
Herndon in 2019
No. 37 – Jacksonville Jaguars
Personal information
Born: (1996-03-05) March 5, 1996 (age 26)
Detroit, Michigan
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school:East Hamilton
(Ooltewah, Tennessee)
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 14, 2021
Total tackles:157
Pass deflections:18
Player stats at · PFR

Willie "Tre" Herndon III (born March 5, 1996) is an American football cornerback for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Vanderbilt.

Early years

Herndon attended East Hamilton High School in Ooltewah, Tennessee, a suburb of Chattanooga. A 3-star recruit, he committed to Vanderbilt University to play college football in 2013.[1]

College career

Herndon played at Vanderbilt from 2014 to 2017.[2] After his senior season in 2017, he entered the 2018 NFL Draft. During his career he had 122 tackles (2.5 for loss), two interceptions, 20 pass break-ups, and one forced fumble.

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
5 ft 11+34 in
(1.82 m)
186 lb
(84 kg)
30+78 in
(0.78 m)
8+78 in
(0.23 m)
4.47 s 1.59 s 2.67 s 4.12 s 6.82 s 34+12 10 ft 6 in
(3.20 m)
12 reps
All values from Vanderbilt's Pro Day[3][4]

On April 30, 2018, the Jacksonville Jaguars signed Herndon to a three-year, $1.71 million contract that includes $17,700 guaranteed and a signing bonus of $5,000.[5][6]

Herndon entered training camp and competed for a roster spot as a backup cornerback against Dee Delaney, Dexter McDougle, Quenton Meeks, Jalen Myrick, and Sammy Seamster.[7] Herndon earned the fifth and final cornerback spot on the roster after beating out Jalen Myrick. Head coach Doug Marrone named Herndon the fifth backup cornerback behind Jalen Ramsey, A. J. Bouye, D. J. Hayden, and Tyler Patmon.[8]

After the Jaguars traded their starting cornerback Jalen Ramsey to the Los Angeles Rams in 2019, Herndon was promoted to starting corner. He had previously been starting while Ramsey had been out with a supposed back injury. In week 8 against the New York Jets, Herndon intercepted quarterback Sam Darnold twice in the 29-15 win.[9]

In Week 9 of the 2020 season against the Houston Texans, Herndon recorded his first career sack on Deshaun Watson during the 27–25 loss.[10] He was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list by the team on December 16, 2020,[11] and activated three days later.[12]

Herndon signed a contract extension with the Jaguars on March 12, 2021.[13]

On March 17, 2022, Herndon re-signed with the Jaguars.[14]

Personal life

His parents, Willie Herndon, Jr. and Sabrina Herndon, work at Unum. He has a sister. He majored in Sociology. He was the first football player from East Hamilton High School to receive a scholarship from a Southeastern Conference school. Herndon is a practicing Muslim[15]


  1. ^ Herndon is a Commodore
  2. ^ 31 Tre Herndon
  3. ^ Jesse Johnson (March 13, 2018). "Several Commodores impress at Vanderbilt Pro Day". Retrieved October 29, 2019.
  4. ^ "Tre Herndon, DS #81 CB, Vanderbilt". Retrieved October 29, 2019.
  5. ^ Oehser, John (April 30, 2018). "'18 offseason: Undrafted free agents bring roster to 89".
  6. ^ " Jay Herndon contract". Retrieved October 29, 2019.
  7. ^ "Jaguars Training Camp Position Preview: The locks, the likely and the long shots at cornerback". July 13, 2018. Retrieved October 29, 2019.
  8. ^ "Jaguars finalize 53-man roster, waive former draft picks QB Tanner Lee, CB Jalen Myrick". Retrieved October 29, 2019.
  9. ^ "Jets' Darnold throws 3 more picks in 29-15 loss at Jaguars". October 27, 2019. Retrieved October 27, 2019.
  10. ^ "Houston Texans at Jacksonville Jaguars - November 8th, 2020". Retrieved November 13, 2020.
  11. ^ Johnson, James (December 16, 2020). "Jags place center Brandon Linder on IR, CB Tre Herndon on reserve/COVID-19". Retrieved February 2, 2021.
  12. ^ "Jaguars Make Roster Moves". December 19, 2020. Retrieved February 2, 2021.
  13. ^ "Jaguars Re-Sign Cornerback Tre Herndon". March 12, 2021. Retrieved March 12, 2021.
  14. ^ "Roster Moves: Jaguars re-sign cornerback Tre Herndon". March 17, 2022.
  15. ^ @Vandymsa (April 29, 2018). "Congratulations to our Muslim brother and Vanderbilt MSA graduating senior, Tre Willie Herndon, on getting signed b…" (Tweet) – via Twitter.