People

Jeron Mastrud

born December 17th, 1987

Jeron Scott Mastrud (born December 17, 1987) is a former American football tight end of the National Football League (NFL). He was signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent in 2010. He played college football at Kansas State. He has also been a member of the New England Patriots, Miami Dolphins, Oakland Raiders and Chicago Bears.

Jerónima de la Asunción

born May 9th, 1555

Jerónima de la Asunción, O.S.C. was a Spanish Catholic nun and abbess who founded the Real Monasterio de Santa Clara in Intramuros, Manila, Philippines.

Jerónimo Lobo

died January 29th, 1678

Jerónimo Lobo was a Portuguese Jesuit missionary. He took part in the unsuccessful efforts to convert Ethiopia from the native Ethiopian church to Roman Catholicism until the expulsion of the Jesuits in 1643. Afterwards he wrote an account of his time in Ethiopia, Itinerário, which is an important source for the history and culture of that country.

Jerrell Powe

born March 15th, 1987

Jerrell Quartez Powe (born March 15, 1987) is a former American football nose tackle. He was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the sixth round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He played college football for Ole Miss.

Jerri Nielsen

born March 1st, 1952

Jerri Lin Nielsen was an American physician with extensive emergency room experience, who self-treated her breast cancer while stationed at Amundsen–Scott South Pole Station in Antarctica until she could be evacuated safely.

Jerricho Cotchery

born June 16th, 1982

Jerricho Cotchery (born June 16, 1982) is a coach and former American football wide receiver who played in the National Football League (NFL) with the Carolina Panthers, New York Jets, and Pittsburgh Steelers from 2004 to 2015. He played college football for North Carolina State University. He is the Wide Receivers Coach at Limestone University.

Jerris McPhail

born June 26th, 1972

Jerris Cornelius McPhail (born June 26, 1976) is a former professional American football player who played running back for three seasons for the Miami Dolphins and Detroit Lions. McPhail was drafted by the Dolphins in the fifth round with the 134th overall pick in the 1996 NFL Draft. * v * t * e

Jerry Apodaca

died April 26th, 2023

Jerry Apodaca was an American politician of the Democratic Party who served as the 24th governor of New Mexico from 1975 to 1979 and chair of the president's council on physical fitness and sports from 1978 to 1980.

Jerry Barber

born April 25th, 1916

Carl Jerome Barber was an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour. He had seven wins on tour, including a major title, the PGA Championship in 1961.

Jerry Beck

born February 9th, 1955

Jerry Beck is an American animation historian, author, blogger, and video producer.

Jerry Bittle

died April 9th, 2003

Jerry Bittle was a cartoonist who drew the comic strips Geech and Shirley and Son.

Jerry Blackwell

born April 26th, 1949

Jerry Blackwell was an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name "Crusher" Jerry Blackwell. Blackwell competed in the 1979 World's Strongest Man contest, but withdrew early in the competition due to an injury. He was a main event star in the American Wrestling Association where he feuded with Mad Dog Vachon, Hulk Hogan, The Crusher, Bruiser Brody and Sheik Adnan Al-Kaissey.

Jerry Brown

born April 7th, 1938

Edmund Gerald Brown Jr. is an American lawyer, author, and politician who served as the 34th and 39th governor of California from 1975 to 1983 and 2011 to 2019. A member of the Democratic Party, he was elected Secretary of State of California in 1970; Brown later served as Mayor of Oakland from 1999 to 2007 and Attorney General of California from 2007 to 2011. He was both the oldest and sixth-youngest governor of California due to the 28-year gap between his second and third terms. Upon completing his fourth term in office, Brown became the fourth longest-serving governor in U.S. history, serving 16 years and 5 days in office.

Jerry Browne

born February 13th, 1966

Jerome Austin "The Governor" Browne (born February 13, 1966) is a former Major League Baseball second baseman. He played from 1986 to 1995. He also worked as hitting coach for the Syracuse Chiefs. Browne's best season was 1989, when he batted .299 for the Cleveland Indians with 31 doubles and 14 stolen bases.

Jerry Buss

born January 27th, 1933

Gerald Hatten "Jerry" Buss was an American businessman, investor, chemist, and philanthropist. He was the majority owner of the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA), winning 10 league championships that were highlighted by the team's Showtime era during the 1980s. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as a contributor. Buss owned other professional sports franchises in Southern California.

Jerry Cantrell

born March 18th, 1966

Jerry Fulton Cantrell Jr. is an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He is best known as the founder, lead guitarist, co-lead vocalist, and main songwriter of the rock band Alice in Chains. The band rose to international fame in the early 1990s during Seattle's grunge movement and is known for its distinctive vocal style and the harmonized vocals between Cantrell and Layne Staley. Cantrell started to sing lead vocals on Alice in Chains' 1992 EP Sap. After Staley's death in 2002, Cantrell took the role of Alice in Chains' lead singer on most of the songs from the band's post-Staley albums, Black Gives Way to Blue (2009), The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here (2013), and Rainier Fog (2018), with DuVall harmonizing with him in the new songs and singing Staley's vocals in the old songs in live concerts.

Jerry Cornes

born March 23rd, 1910

John Frederick "Jerry" Cornes was an English middle distance runner, colonial officer, and schoolmaster. He was born in Darjeeling, British India.

Jerry Coyne

born December 30th, 1949

Jerry Allen Coyne is an American biologist and skeptic known for his work on speciation and his commentary on intelligent design. A professor emeritus at the University of Chicago in the Department of Ecology and Evolution, he has published numerous papers on the theory of evolution. His concentration is speciation and ecological and evolutionary genetics, particularly as they involve the fruit fly, Drosophila.

Jerry DaVanon

born August 21st, 1945

Frank Gerald DaVanon (born August 21, 1945) is a former professional baseball player. He played all or part of seven seasons in Major League Baseball, primarily as an infielder.

Jerry Don Gleaton

born September 14th, 1957

Jerry Don Gleaton (born September 14, 1957) is an American former professional baseball pitcher who played from 1979 to 1992 for the Texas Rangers, Seattle Mariners, Chicago White Sox, Kansas City Royals, Detroit Tigers, and Pittsburgh Pirates of Major League Baseball (MLB). He was an All-American at the University of Texas and the Most Valuable Player of the Southwest Conference in 1979. Gleaton was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the first round (18th pick overall), and was a southpaw pitcher who worked mainly in relief. He was traded along with Richie Zisk, Rick Auerbach, Ken Clay, Brian Allard and minor-league right-handed pitcher Steve Finch from the Rangers to the Mariners for Willie Horton, Rick Honeycutt, Leon Roberts, Mario Mendoza and Larry Cox in an 11-player blockbuster deal on

Jerry Ellison

born December 20th, 1971

Jerry Ellison is a former professional American football player who played running back for five seasons for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New England Patriots.

Jerry Gil

born October 14th, 1982

Jerry Bienvenido Gil Manzanillo (born October 14, 1982 in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic) is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher. Gil made his MLB debut in 2004 with the Arizona Diamondbacks. In November 2011, Gil signed a minor league contract with the Toronto Blue Jays. According to the International League transactions page, Gil declared free agency on November 2, 2012. On January 13, 2013 Gil signed a Minor League contract with the Cleveland Indians.

Jerry Goff

born April 12th, 1964

Jerry Leroy Goff (born April 12, 1964) is a former professional baseball catcher who played in Major League Baseball for the Montreal Expos, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Houston Astros. He was listed at 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) and 207 pounds. In his last major league game, Goff tied two other players for the major league record for most passed balls in a single game post-1900. He is the father of NFL quarterback Jared Goff.

Jerry Goldsmith

born February 10th, 1929

Jerrald King Goldsmith was an American composer known for his work in film and television scoring. He composed scores for five films in the Star Trek franchise and three in the Rambo franchise, as well as for films including Logan's Run, Planet of the Apes, Tora! Tora! Tora!, Patton, Papillon, Chinatown, The Omen, Alien, Poltergeist, The Secret of NIMH, Medicine Man, Gremlins, Hoosiers, Total Recall, Basic Instinct, Air Force One, L.A. Confidential, Mulan, and The Mummy. He also composed the fanfares accompanying the production logos used by multiple major film studios, and music for the Disney attraction Soarin'.

Jerry Green

born April 16th, 1936

Jerry Green (born April 16, 1936, in Atlanta, Georgia) is a former American football player in the National Football League. He played for the Boston Patriots. He played collegiately for the Georgia Tech football team. * v * t * e

Jerry Greenfield

born March 14th, 1951

Jerry Greenfield is an American businessman, philanthropist, and activist. He is a co-founder of Ben & Jerry's Homemade Holdings, Inc.

Jerry Grote

born October 6th, 1942

Gerald Wayne Grote (born October 6, 1942) is an American former professional baseball player. He played the majority of his Major League Baseball career as a catcher for the New York Mets, catching every inning of the franchise's first two World Series appearances, and would appear in two more World Series for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He was a two-time All-Star for the National League and is regarded as one of the best defensive catchers of his era.

Jerry Hairston Jr.

born May 29th, 1976

Jerry Wayne Hairston Jr. (born May 29, 1976) is an American former professional baseball infielder and outfielder. He played 16 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Baltimore Orioles, Chicago Cubs, Texas Rangers, Cincinnati Reds, New York Yankees, San Diego Padres, Washington Nationals, Milwaukee Brewers, and Los Angeles Dodgers. He played every position except pitcher and catcher during his baseball career. He is the grandson of former major leaguer Sam Hairston, the son of former major leaguer Jerry Hairston Sr., and the brother of Scott Hairston. He helped the Yankees win the 2009 World Series, beating the Philadelphia Phillies, giving him his only World Series title.

Jerry Harrison

born February 21st, 1949

Jeremiah Griffin Harrison is an American musician, songwriter, producer, and entrepreneur. He began his professional music career as a member of the band the Modern Lovers, before becoming keyboardist and guitarist for the new wave group Talking Heads. In 2002, Harrison was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Talking Heads.

Jerry Holmes

born December 22nd, 1957

Jerry Lee Holmes (born December 22, 1957) is an American football coach and former cornerback. He played ten seasons in the National Football League (NFL), mainly for New York Jets but also with the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers. He also played in the United States Football League (USFL) for the New Jersey Generals and the Pittsburgh Maulers. Holmes attended West Virginia University.

Jerry Hopkins

born January 24th, 1941

Jerry Hopkins is a former professional American football player who played linebacker for six seasons for the Denver Broncos, Miami Dolphins, and Oakland Raiders. During the West Division Playoffs of 1968, for the Raiders, Hopkins intercepted a pass.

Jerry Hughes

born August 13th, 1988

Jerry Ray Hughes Jr. (born August 13, 1988) is an American football defensive end for the Houston Texans of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at TCU, where he was recognized twice as a consensus All-American, and was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft.
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