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James Dearth
No. 85     New York Jets
Tight end, Long snapper
Personal information
Date of birth: January 22, 1976 (1976-01-22) (age 33)
Place of birth: Scurry, Texas
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 265 lb (120 kg)
Career information
College: Tarleton State
NFL Draft: 1999 / Round: 6 / Pick: 191
Debuted in 1999 for the Cleveland Browns
Career history
 As player:
Career highlights and awards
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Stats at

James Dearth (born January 22, 1976) is a National Football League long snapper / tight end for the New York Jets. Dearth was a 6th round pick (191st overall) in the 1999 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns out of Tarleton State University


High school years

Dearth attended Scurry-Rosser High School in Scurry, Texas and was a student and a letterman in football. In football, he was a starter at both, quarterback and middle linebacker, and was an All-State honoree at both positions.

NFL career

Dearth was selected by the Cleveland Browns in the sixth round (191st overall) of the 1999 NFL Draft. Caught a career high 3 passes in 2001 and has been relegated to LS duties ever since.


2006 season

2009 Season

Dearth played in every game in 2009, making no catches at his back up tight end position. He is the starting long snapper.

See also


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