Jesse Freitas Jr.

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Jesse Freitas Jr.
No. 17
Position: Quarterback
Personal information
Born: (1951-09-10)September 10, 1951
San Mateo, California
Died: February 8, 2015(2015-02-08) (aged 63)
Petaluma, California
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 203 lb (92 kg)
Career information
High school: Junípero Serra
(San Mateo, California)
College: San Diego State
NFL Draft: 1974 / Round: 6 / Pick: 133
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
TD–INT: 8–13
Passing yards: 1,244
Passer rating: 50.5
Player stats at

Jesse Lee Freitas Jr. (September 10, 1951 – February 8, 2015) was an American football quarterback in the National Football League. He was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the sixth round of the 1974 NFL Draft. He played college football at Stanford and San Diego State.[1]

  • 1972: 97/171 for 1,200 yards with 7 TD vs 14 INT.[2]
  • 1973: 227/347 for 2,993 yards with 21 TD vs 17 INT.[3]

His father, Jesse Freitas Sr. was a professional football player in the 1940s.

On February 8, 2015, Freitas was found dead in his car in Petaluma, California. Police officials said the Sonoma County coroner had not yet determined a cause of death.[4]

See also


  1. ^ Petaluman's road from NFL to Sonoma County courtroom
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  4. ^ Stefanie Loh (February 11, 2015). "Former Aztecs, Chargers QB Freitas dies at 63". U-T San Diego. Retrieved February 11, 2015.

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