2007 All Star East
6’1″ 250 lbs.
High School Coach: James Reynolds, Jr.
High School: Martin Luther King, A
Jerrel has always had a “passion for football.” He started his football career at the age of seven with the Detroit Police Athletic League where he learned the fundamentals of the game and developed into a versatile player with the Eastside Falcons.
Jerrel earned his varsity letter at Detroit Martin Luther King HS where he started as quarterback his sophomore year. In his junior year, he threw for 1,500 yards and 20 touchdowns which helped lead King to the City Championship game. In his senior year, he excelled on the football field where he helped lead the Crusaders to the 2006 Public School League City Championship. He was named captain in his senior year and threw for 1,200 yards and 18 touchdowns. He was named First Team All City.
Jerrel said, “I give thanks to God for giving me the talent and abilities to perform well on and off the field. My favorite scripture is, ‘I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me’ Philippians 4:13.” Jerrel thanked his mom, “for getting me started in football, and taking me back and forth to practice.” He thanked the Eastside Falcons for teaching him the game of football and the Detroit King coaches for getting him ready “for the next level (college).” He also thanked his teammates for the years of memories and said, “I’m loving the game even more.”
All City 1st Team, 2006