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Jamaal Westerman

Jamaal Westerman
Westerman playing for the Jets in September 2009
African american male wearing white helmet and green uniform with "55" shown on the front
NameJamaal Westerman
CaptionWesterman playing for the Jets in September 2009
AltAfrican american male wearing white helmet and green uniform with "55" shown on the front
CurrentteamNew York Jets
Currentnumber55
CurrentpositionplainLinebacker
Birth DateFebruary 21, 1985(age 31)
Birth PlaceBrooklyn, New York
Heightft6
Heightin3
Weight265
CollegeRutgers
Undraftedyear2009
Debutyear2009
DebutteamNew York Jets
Pastteams * New York Jets (2009 present)
Highlights * 2× Second-team All-Big East (2006, 2008)
StatusActive
Statweek6
Statseason2011
Statlabel1Tackles
Statvalue133
Statlabel2Sacks
Statvalue23.5
Statlabel3Interceptions
Statvalue30
NflWES656246

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Jamaal Akeem Westerman (born February 21, 1985) is an American football linebacker for the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL). He was signed by the Jets as an undrafted free agent in 2009. He played college football at Rutgers.

Westerman played high school football in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, at St. Thomas Aquinas High School before moving to Brampton, Ontario. In Brampton, he started in every season he played. After his time in Brampton, he received three scholarship offers from National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) colleges before accepting one from Rutgers. Westerman was considered one of Rutgers' best defensive linemen and was named to the Second - team All - Big East team two times. In the 2009 NFL Draft, Westerman went undrafted and signed with the New York Jets. He debuted with the Jets on September 13, 2009.


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