Jason Sehorn

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Jason Sehorn
No. 31, 42
Position: Cornerback
Personal information
Born: (1971-04-15) April 15, 1971 (age 47)
Sacramento, California
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 213 lb (97 kg)
Career information
High school: Mount Shasta (CA)
College: Southern California
NFL Draft: 1994 / Round: 2 / Pick: 59
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 458
Interceptions: 19
Touchdowns: 5
Player stats at NFL.com

Jason Heath Sehorn (born April 15, 1971) is a former American football cornerback who played professionally in the National Football League (NFL) for the New York Giants from 1994 to 2002 and St. Louis Rams in 2003. He played college football at the University of Southern California (USC).[1]

Early years

Sehorn was born in Sacramento, California. He played only one year of high school football at Mount Shasta High School in Mount Shasta, California.[2]

College career

Sehorn played his first two years of college football at Shasta College, a junior college in Redding, California, where he was a standout wide receiver, kick returner and punt returner.[2] He then played two years at the University of Southern California[3] where he was moved to safety due to an abundance of talent at wide receiver.

Professional career

Sehorn was drafted in the second round of the 1994 NFL Draft by the New York Giants,[4] and spent most of his career playing cornerback for them.

After back-to-back successful seasons in 1996–97, Sehorn suffered a debilitating knee injury, tearing his anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments while returning the opening kickoff in a 1998 preseason game against the New York Jets.[5] Though Sehorn returned the next season, his speed was diminished. Still, he started 73 games for the Giants at cornerback in six seasons played from 1996–2002.

The Giants released Sehorn on March 7, 2003, and in May of that year he signed with the St. Louis Rams as a safety.[6][7] He missed the first six games of the season with a broken foot, but played in the last ten. The next year, his contract with the Rams was terminated after he failed a physical examination before the start of the 2004 season.[8]

Sehorn was signed by the Chicago Cubs after just one season of playing American Legion Baseball following his senior year of high school. An outfielder, Sehorn failed to produce as a hitter, batting just .184 in 49 games in 1990 for the rookie league Huntington Cubs.[citation needed]

Sehorn is now the Director of Communications at Sonic Automotive, an automotive retailer in the United States. As of March 19, 2009, the Company operated 164 dealership franchises at 135 dealership locations, representing 33 different brands of cars and light trucks, and 31 collision repair centers in 15 states.[citation needed]

Sehorn is also a college football analyst for ESPNU. He joined the network in 2011 as the in-studio analyst for Thursday and Saturday night games on ESPNU.[citation needed]

Personal life

Sehorn was married to former CNN correspondent Whitney Casey.[9] His marriage to actress Angie Harmon is well known due to his unusual and public proposal. During one of Harmon's appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Sehorn (with the assistance of host Jay Leno)[10] hid backstage and surprised Harmon by getting on one knee and asking for her hand in marriage in front of a live studio audience and millions more watching on television. They married in 2001 and have three daughters: Finley Faith, born October 2003, Avery Grace, born June 2005, and Emery Hope, born December 2008.[11] Both publicly support the Republican party.[12] The couple announced in November 2014 that they were separating after 13 years of marriage,[13] and divorced in December 2015. Sehorn married Meghann Gunderman January 2017.

Sehorn played a firefighter for one episode on the NBC show, Third Watch, in which his character is killed in a warehouse blaze.

On January 19, 1999, Sehorn's high school jersey #1 was retired by his alma mater, Mount Shasta High School, in a ceremony hosted by his longtime friend, mentor, and former coach, Joe Blevins. The ceremony aired on local cable television.[14]

In 2005, Sehorn joined Fox Sports Net, where he was a panelist on their Sunday NFL pregame show.[15]

Sehorn participated in ABC's Superstars competition during the NFL offseason. As a testament to his athleticism, he won the competition three consecutive years from 1998 to 2000.[16]


  1. ^ "Jason Sehorn". Retrieved November 24, 2009.
  2. ^ a b "Jason Sehorn". CNN. August 30, 1993. Retrieved November 24, 2009.
  3. ^ "Jason Sehorn Stats". /sports.espn.go.com. Retrieved November 24, 2009.
  4. ^ "NFL Draft History". Retrieved November 24, 2009.
  5. ^ MAXYMUK, John (November 10, 2009). "Giants Stadium Countdown: Sehorn's Interception". The New York Times. Retrieved November 24, 2009.
  6. ^ Hack, Damon (March 8, 2003). "Magic Over, the Giants Release Sehorn". New York Times. Retrieved November 4, 2014.
  7. ^ "Sehorn Joins Rams, Former Rival Martz". LA Times. May 20, 2003. Retrieved November 4, 2014.
  8. ^ "After failed physical Sehorn's comeback ends before it starts". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. September 9, 2004. Retrieved November 24, 2009.
  9. ^ EVERSON, DARREN (August 15, 1999). "TURNING THE CORNER JASON SEHORN IS REBUILDING HIS LIFE AFTER A TORN-UP KNEE, A BUSTED MARRIAGE AND CRUSHING CRITICISM FROM HIS TEAMMATES". Daily News. New York. Archived from the original on January 24, 2009. Retrieved November 24, 2009.
  10. ^ "Jason Sehorn – Biography". Retrieved November 24, 2009.
  11. ^ Angie Harmon Gives Birth to Third Daughter People Magazine, December 19, 2008
  12. ^ http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2011/12/12/qa-angie-harmon-on-raising-three-girls-and-coming-out-as-republican-in/
  13. ^ "Angie Harmon and Jason Sehorn Split". People Magazine. November 3, 2014.
  14. ^ "AVE Sports Classic EXCLUSIVE: Jason Sehorn Jersey Retirement". YouTube.com. January 19, 1999. Retrieved July 13, 2012.
  15. ^ "USC Legends – Jason Sehorn". usclegends.org. Archived from the original on December 25, 2008. Retrieved November 24, 2009.
  16. ^ "United States Superstars® Competitions". The Superstars. Retrieved August 29, 2018.

External links

  • Jason Sehorn on IMDb
  • Shasta County Sports Hall of Fame Electees
  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)
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