Heuerman in 2016
|No. 82 Denver Broncos|
|Date of birth:||November 24, 1992|
|Place of birth:||Naples, Florida|
|Height:||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Weight:||254 lb (115 kg)|
|High school:||Barron Collier (FL)|
|NFL Draft:||2015 / Round: 3 / Pick: 92|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2016|
Jeff Heuerman (born November 24, 1992) is an American football tight end for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Ohio State, and in 2015 won the CFP National Championship.
Heuerman was an avid hockey player growing up, playing the sport for eight years. He spent one year living in Detroit, with his grandfather, to play hockey for the Detroit Compuware team. He started playing organized football as a ninth grader at Barron Collier High School in Naples, Florida, where he also excelled in track and basketball. His teams won 3 district 3A titles in four years, while he garnered all-conference, all-area and all-district honors as a senior. He was also a team captain as a senior. Heuerman also participated in track & field as a shot putter (top-throw of 44'2" or 13.5 metres) and discus thrower (127'10" or 39.0 metres).
Heuerman enrolled early at The Ohio State University, joining the Ohio State Buckeyes football team in January 2011. As a freshman, he played in 10 games, making his lone catch on the season against Florida in the 2012 Gator Bowl. As a sophomore, he played in all 12 games, including nine starts. He had eight receptions on the year for 94 yards, including his first collegiate touchdown, an 18-yard score vs. Nebraska. As a junior, Heuerman led all Buckeyes receivers by averaging 17.9 yards per reception with 26 receptions for 466 yards and four touchdowns, and earned himself conference honorable mention honors. As a senior, he had 17 receptions for 207 yards and two touchdowns.
Heuerman was drafted in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos. On May 9, 2015, Heuerman tore his ACL in rookie camps and was ruled out for the 2015 season. Heuerman won Super Bowl 50 with the Broncos after they beat the Carolina Panthers 24-10, but Heuerman did not play in the game due to injury.
Heuerman was born to Melissa and Paul Heuerman and has two younger brothers, Mike and Matt. His younger brother, Mike, is a sophomore tight end at the University of Notre Dame.