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Jerome Barkum
Date of birth: July 18, 1950 (1950-07-18) (age 59)
Place of birth: Gulfport, Mississippi
Career information
Position(s): Wide Receiver, Tight End
College: Jackson State
NFL Draft: 1972 / Round: 1
 As player:
1972-1983 New York Jets
Career highlights and awards
Pro Bowls: 1
Playing stats at

Jerome Barkum was a wide receiver and tight end in the National Football League. He played 12 years with New York Jets. He was drafted by the Jets out of Jackson State University with the 9th overall pick in the first round of the 1972 NFL Draft. In 1973, he was selected to the Pro Bowl as a WR. His biggest catch in the NFL was made in Shea Stadium in a 1981 clash against the Miami Dolphins in the last seconds of the game to lift the Jets to victory 16-15. The Jets made the playoffs that year for the first time since their loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in 1969.


Official sites

  • [1] - Jerome Barkum's official site


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