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Jermaine Wiggins
No. 85     Florida Tuskers
Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: January 18, 1975 (1975-01-18) (age 34)
Place of birth: East Boston, Massachusetts
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 270 lb (122 kg)
Career information
College: Georgia
Undrafted in 1999
Debuted in 2000 for the New York Jets
Career history
 As player:
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2008
Receptions     236
Receiving yards     2,141
Receiving TDs     14
Career UFL statistics as of 2009
Receptions     12
Receiving yards     115
Receiving TDs     0
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at UFL-Football.com

Jermaine Wiggins (born January 18, 1975 in East Boston, Massachusetts) is an American football tight end for the Florida Tuskers of the United Football League. He was signed by the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent in 1999. He played college football at Georgia.

Wiggins has also been a member of the New England Patriots, Indianapolis Colts, Carolina Panthers, Minnesota Vikings and Jacksonville Jaguars. He earned a Super Bowl ring with the Patriots in Super Bowl XXXVI.

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Early years

Wiggins attended East Boston High School in East Boston, Massachusetts and was a letterman in football and basketball. In football, he was an All-City and an All-League honoree. In basketball, he helped lead his team to the state championship as a junior. Wiggins graduated from East Boston in 1993. After high school, he attended Bridgton Academy in North Bridgton, Maine for a year of post-graduate study.

College career

Wiggins attended Marshall University for two years before transferring to the University of Georgia.

Professional career

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New York Jets

Wiggins went undrafted in the 1999 NFL Draft and signed with the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent. He played for the Jets for part of 2000. He was then released and signed with the New England Patriots.

New England Patriots

Wiggins played in New England for three seasons (2000 - 2002). While in New England he won Super Bowl XXXVI in 2001. He also became famous for wearing red cleats.

Indianapolis Colts

Wiggins then played part of one season for the Indianapolis Colts in 2002.

Carolina Panthers

Wiggins signed with the Carolina Panthers during the 2002 season and played with the team through the 2003 season, winning an NFC Championship in 2003.

Minnesota Vikings

Wiggins signed with the Minnesota Vikings, spending three season with the team (2004 - 2006), before being released on March 1, 2007.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Wiggins was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars in March 2007. He was released on August 27 after suffering a concussion from a helmet-to-helmet hit by Green Bay Packers safety Aaron Rouse in a preseason game.

Florida Tuskers

After spending two seasons out of football, Wiggins was drafted by the Florida Tuskers in the UFL Premiere Season Draft in 2009. He signed with the team on August 18.

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