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Jerome Felton
FB #42
Height:
6-0
Weight:
248
Age:
28
College:
Furman
Hometown:
Madisonville, TN
Experience:
7

Quick Stats (2014):

CAR
2
YDS
21
AVG
10.5
TDS
0
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesRushingReceivingFumbles
GGSAttYdsAvgLngTDRecYdsAvgLongTDFUMLost
TOTAL 44 157 3.6 21 0 43 352 8.2 27 0 1 1
2014 MIN 7 3 2 21 10.5 21 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 MIN 13 9 -- -- -- -- -- 6 37 6.2 11 0 -- --
2012 MIN 16 7 -- -- -- -- -- 3 35 11.7 17 0 -- --
2011 IND 5 2 -- -- -- -- -- 2 16 8 9 0 -- --
2011 CAR 9 1 3 10 3.3 4 0 2 24 12 17 0 -- --
2010 DET 16 2 22 76 3.5 9 0 8 54 6.8 19 0 1 1
2009 DET 13 8 15 46 3.1 10 0 13 133 10.2 27 0 -- --
2008 DET 13 6 2 4 2 4 0 9 53 5.9 12 0 -- --
Recent Games
WKOppResultRushingReceivingFumbles
AttYdsAvgLngTDRecYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
1 @STL W 34-6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 NE L 7-30 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 @NO L 9-20 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
4 ATL W 41-28 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
5 @GB L 10-42 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
6 DET L 3-17 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
7 @BUF L 16-17 2 21 10.5 21 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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BIOGRAPHY

GAMES/STARTS (regular season, playoffs) 2008 (13/6-Det), 2009 (13/8-Det), 2010 (16/2-Det), 2011 (14/3; 9/1-Car, 5/2-Ind), 2012 (16/7, 1/1), 2013 (13/9). Total- 85/35, 1/1 (29/16, 1/1-Minn, 42/19-Det, 9/1-Car, 5/2-Ind).

• Earned Pro Bowl and All-Pro honors in his 1st season with the Vikings, paving the way for Adrian Peterson to take home NFL MVP honors after rushing for 2,097 yards- 2nd in NFL history.

• Mother was a professional gymnast. 

OFF THE FIELD Earned degree in political science at Furman and twice earned Academic All-Conference notice...Has a brother who has served multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan with the US Army...Mother was a professional gymnast...Born in West Germany...Has a daughter, Natalyah...Active with Boys and Girls Club. 

HONORS Named 2nd-Team Associated Press All-Pro in 2012...Earned Pro Bowl berth 2012.

GAMES/STARTS (regular season, playoffs) 2008 (13/6-Det), 2009 (13/8-Det), 2010 (16/2-Det), 2011 (14/3; 9/1-Car, 5/2-Ind), 2012 (16/7, 1/1), 2013 (13/9). Total- 85/35, 1/1 (29/16, 1/1-Minn, 42/19-Det, 9/1-Car, 5/2-Ind).

• Earned Pro Bowl and All-Pro honors in his 1st season with the Vikings, paving the way for Adrian Peterson to take home NFL MVP honors after rushing for 2,097 yards- 2nd in NFL history.

• Mother was a professional gymnast. 

OFF THE FIELD Earned degree in political science at Furman and twice earned Academic All-Conference notice...Has a brother who has served multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan with the US Army...Mother was a professional gymnast...Born in West Germany...Has a daughter, Natalyah...Active with Boys and Girls Club. 

HONORS Named 2nd-Team Associated Press All-Pro in 2012...Earned Pro Bowl berth 2012.

PRO Became the 1st Vikings FB to be named All-Pro and only the 3rd Vikings FB to earn Pro Bowl honors...In his 1st season with the Vikings, paved the way for Adrian Peterson to rush for 2,097 yards and nearly break NFL single-season record...Has not scored a TD in regular season play, but found the end zone in Pro Bowl...Served as regular FB for Detroit from 2008-10...Played with Carolina and Indianapolis in 2011...Originally joined NFL as a 5th-round (#146) Draft pick by Detroit in 2008.

2013 After missing the first 3 games of the season due to a suspension, appeared in 13 contests, including 9 starts...In first game of the season, helped block for Adrian Peterson’s 140-yard performance in the NFL International Series in London vs. Pittsburgh (9/29)...Helped block for 5 100-yard rushers during the season, including Matt Asiata who rushed for 115 yards in the 2nd start of his career, vs. Detroit (12/29)...Helped the Vikings score a Metrodome-high 48 offensive points in the Vikings win over Philadelphia (12/15)...Caught 6 passes for 37 yards on the season.

2012 Made immediate impact in his 1st season with the Vikings, helping Adrian Peterson earn NFL MVP honors and rush for 2,097 yards, the 2nd-highest total in NFL history...Earned 2nd-Team All-Pro honors from Associated Press and was the Pro Bowl starter for the NFC...Started and played in 1st career playoff win at Green Bay (1/5/13) in Wild Card playoff...Helped Peterson break the 100+ yard rushing mark in 10 games, matching his own team record.

2011 Played in 14 games for Carolina and Indianapolis during season...Helped Colts win 2 of their final 5 games of the season, the only 2 wins of the year...Started a pair of games for Colts...Played in 9 games with 1 start for Carolina early in the season...Signed by Carolina on 8/31 after his release by Detroit on 8/30...Played in 1st game with Carolina vs. Green Bay (9/18)...Played during preseason with Detroit before his release on 8/30.

2010 Had career-high 22 carries for Detroit...Played in all 16 games and started 2...Had career-high 6 carries in game vs. Green Bay (12/12) and tallied 15 yards on the day...Notched a 37-yard KO return vs. Washington (10/31)...Hauled in a season-long 19-yard pass at Buffalo (11/14).

2009 Started career-high 8 games...Posted career-highs with 13 receptions and 133 yards receiving...Had career-high with 3 catches at Chicago (10/4) and vs. Pittsburgh (10/11)...Set career-high 37 receiving yards, including a 27-yarder vs. Pittsburgh (10/11)...Hauled in a 21-yard pass vs. Minnesota (9/20)...Paved way for Maurice Morris to run for 126 yards vs. Arizona (12/20). 

2008 Started 6 of the 12 games he played as a rookie...Started season opener at Atlanta (9/7)...Recorded 1st career catch for 3 yards vs. Green Bay (9/14)...Had 11-yard reception at Houston (10/19)...Missed 3 games at midseason with ankle injury...Caught 2 passes for 7 yards vs. Minnesota (12/7).

COLLEGE Ended Furman career with most rushing TDs in school history, finding the end zone 63 times, including 23 times as a junior in 2006...Set school record with 414 points...Helped Furman advance to Division I-AA playoffs each of his final 3 seasons...Played in East-West Shrine Game after senior season...Earned 1st-Team All-Southern Conference honors as a junior when he tallied 707 yards rushing on 162 carries...Shared Furman’s Freshman of the Year honor in 2004.

PREP Standout FB and LB at Sequoyah High in Madisonville, TN...Named All-County 3 times and All-Region...Broke the 3,000-yard career rushing mark and topped 300 tackles...Earned All-American Scholar honors and Outstanding African-American Student of Tennessee along with receiving the 2001-02 United States National Minority Leadership Award.

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