Jarvis Landry currently plays for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League, NFL, as a wide receiver but he made his NFL debut with the Miami Dolphins who drafted him as the 63rd overall pick in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft and remained with the franchise until he was traded to the Cleveland Browns in March 2018.
During his four seasons with the Browns, he made it to 3 Pro Bowls and in 2017, he led the league in receptions; his reception records is the highest to be recorded by a player in first four seasons. Before his NFL career, the Louisiana native played college football for the LSU Tigers at the Louisiana State University.
Jarvis Landry’s Bio, Age
Jarvis was born in Convent, Louisiana on the 28th of November 1992 with the name Jarvis Charles Landry. Landry and his older brother, Gerard, were raised by their mom, Dietra Landry as their dad, whose name is not known was not there for them. He attended Lutcher High School, Lutcher, Louisiana, where he didn’t only play football but also ran the track and played basketball as well but Jarvis took preference to football.
As a senior, he made 51 receptions for 716 yards and 11 touchdowns. Jarvis Landry was part of the squad that played at 2011 Under Armour All-America Game, where he recorded a total of eight receptions, for seventy-yards and one touchdown. He would end his high school career with 241 receptions for, 3,902 yards, and 50 touchdowns. He also rushed 875 yards and 14 touchdowns. Rivals.com ranked him a 5-star recruit and also named the 4th best WR in the country.
As a track & field athlete, Landry represented the school in several competitions. In his sophomore year, in 2009, he made a personal best leap of 19 feet 8 inches (6.07 meters) as a long jumper at the St. Amant Duck Roost Relays, where he finished fourth. After high school, he played college football at the Louisiana State University from 2011 to 2013.
In his first season in college (true freshman), Jarvis played a total of fourteen games starting one. He ended his first year with the team recording 4 receptions for 43 yards. During his second year, he played thirteen games with 1 start and made 56 receptions and 5 touchdowns. He was the second in receiving yards that season with 573. During his junior season, Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham Jr. teamed up to form one of the most terrific WR duo ever seen in college football.
That year, he recorded a total of five hundred and twenty receiving yards and seven receiving touchdowns in five games. He ended the season with a team-high of seventy-seven receptions for 1,193 yards and ten touchdowns and was named a second-team All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) selection. After his junior season, Landry announced he was foregoing his senior season to enter for the 2014 NFL Draft.
NFL Career, Stats, Injury
Jarvis was selected by the Miami Dolphins 63rd overall in the 2nd round of the 2014 NFL Draft, he was the twelveth WR to be drafted that year. He recorded his first career receiving touchdown in a game against the Green Bay Packers in Week Six.
At the end of his rookie season, he recorded a total of 758 receiving yards and 5 touchdowns. He set an 84 catches record at Dolphins as the first rookie with so many receptions in the history of the franchise. He also recorded 1,158 yards in punt and kickoff returns.
The next season (2015), alongside Reshad Jones, he was named the Dolphins co-MVP after he broke O.J. McDuffie’s record for most receptions in the franchise. He was then named to replace Antonio Brown at the 2016 Pro Bowl after the latter suffered an injury that kept him off the game. That same season, Pro Football Focus named him to its All-Pro team as a punt returner; he was also ranked fourth in receptions in the league. At the end of the season, his fellow players voted him 98th on NFL’s list of Top 100 Players of 2016.
During the 2016 season, he received his second ticket to the Pro Bowl and was ranked 42nd on NFL’s list of Top 100 Players of 2017. He ended the 2017 season with one hundred and twelve receptions for nine hundred and eighty-seven yards and 9 touchdowns; his receptions was the highest in the league for the season.
In February 2018, the franchise placed a tag on him, However, it was later reported the franchise had given Jarvis Landry the liberty to seek a trade but Landry wasn’t accepting that. In March, he informed the franchise that he would be signing the tag and officially did so on March 8th and the following day, the Dolphins sold him off to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for Cleveland’s 4th pick at the 2018 NFL Draft. In April, he signed a 5-year deal with the Browns for $75.5 with $47 million as guaranteed money – making him the 6th highest paid WR at the time.
Why Was Jarvis Landry Suspended?
Jarvis Landry faced a suspension from the league in 2017 after an alleged battery charges brought against him by girlfriend, Estrella Cerqueira, earlier in the year. The incident reportedly happened in Fort Lauderdale. The police at Fort Lauderdale decided to send the case to the Broward County State Attorney’s Office for investigation and legal actions but would later reveal that Cerqueira was not cooperating with the investigation.
In October, the WR was cleared by the NFL after investigations were concluded. Landry and his girlfriend did admit that they had a heated argument but not one that resulted in any form of physical violence. Cerqueira also claimed she wasn’t the one who called the police.
Height And Weight
The wide receiver stands at a height of 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) and weighs 92 kg (203 lb). Details of his other body measurements have not been made available.