Jeremy Newberry is considered one of the next dominant offensive lineman in the National Football League. Jeremy’s playing style is notable for his incredible physical ability and mental attitude, which led former 49ers director of player personnel Vinnie Cerrato to use words like "tough" and "nasty" to describe him. Some television personalities say that Jeremy is a throwback to the old days and is often compared to twelve time pro bowler Mike Webster of the Pittsburgh Steelers. At only 22 years of age Newberry’s future is very bright and he should see himself in the pro bowl for many years to come.
A former two-time All-American at Cal Berkeley and Outland Award nominee, Jeremy was drafted in the second round of the 1998 draft (58th overall). After not playing in his rookie year due to a torn ACL, Jeremy made an immediate impact in the 1999 preseason. Touted as the "best lineman to ever come through the 49ers’ system" by offensive line coach Bob McKittrick, Jeremy has been given the immense responsibility of protecting quarterback Steve Young’s blindside in only his second NFL season.
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Jeremy spent the 1998 season on injured reserve due to a knee injury. Although he was unable to play, Jeremy is seen as one of the next great San Francisco 49ers linemen. He has been moved from center/guard to right tackle and is seen as one of their great linemen of the future.
Jeremy is single and resides in Discovery Bay, CA. Jeremy hosts his own weekly radio show on Alice 97.3 in San Francisco. In addition Jeremy has been a featured guest on many radio shows including appearances on KNBR sports radio in San Francisco, Sportsfan Radio, and SportsByline USA. Jeremy has done advertising and promotional work for numerous companies, including Adidas, EA Sports, and Athlete Direct. Jeremy has also done charitable work with underprivileged children, Boys and Girls Clubs, and other causes throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.