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|Date of birth:||April 12, 1974|
|Place of birth:||Jacksonville, Florida|
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight:||181 lb (82 kg)|
|High school:||Jacksonville (FL) Mandarin|
|NFL Draft:||1998 / Round: 4 / Pick: 97|
|Career highlights and awards|
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Joseph Frederick Weary (born April 12, 1974) is an American former college and professional football player who was a cornerback in the National Football League (NFL) for six seasons during the 1990s and 2000s. Weary played college football for the University of Florida, was a member of a national championship team, and earned consensus All-American honors. Thereafter, he played professionally for the New Orleans Saints, Atlanta Falcons and St. Louis Rams of the NFL. Weary is currently the defensive backs coach for the Edward Waters College Tigers football team.
Weary received an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, and played for coach Steve Spurrier's Florida Gators football team from 1994 to 1997. As a junior, Weary was a starter on the Gators' 1996 team that defeated the Florida State Seminoles 52–20 in the 1997 Sugar Bowl to win the Bowl Alliance national championship. As a senior team captain and defensive back for the Gators, Weary had six interceptions, and fifteen in his college career—the most in school history. He was a first-team All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) selection in 1996 and 1997, and a consensus first-team All-American in 1997. He finished his four-year college career with fifteen interceptions and thirty-five blocked passes.
Weary was chosen in the fourth round (ninety-seventh pick overall) of the 1998 NFL Draft by the New Orleans Saints, and he played for the Saints from 1998 to 2001. During his second and third seasons with the Saints, Weary became a regular starter at right cornerback; his fourth year, however, he only started in a single game.
Weary finished his NFL career with the Atlanta Falcons in 2002 and the St. Louis Rams in 2003, seeing only limited playing time in a backup role. In his six NFL seasons, Weary appeared in eighty-three regular season games, and started twenty-five of them; he recorded 191 tackles, seven interceptions, and one interception return for a touchdown.
After his NFL career ended, Weary returned to Gainesville and completed his bachelor's degree in exercise and sports science, graduating from the University of Florida in 2005.