Jared Raymond Lorenzen

Jared Raymond Lorenzen

Birth
Covington, Kenton County, Kentucky, USA
Death 3 Jul 2019 (aged 38)
Fort Thomas, Campbell County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Edgewood, Kenton County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 200801797 · View Source
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Professional Football Player and Commissioner of the Ultimate Indoor Football League. He played college football at the University of Kentucky and was signed by the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent in 2004. He earned a Super Bowl ring with the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLII as the backup quarterback behind Eli Manning when the team won against the undefeated New England Patriots in 2007. He attended Highlands High School in Fort Thomas, Kentucky, and was a letterman in football, basketball, and baseball. His career at Kentucky was marked by two head coaching changes and an investigation into NCAA rules violations resulting in the program being placed on probation with scholarship limitations. Despite all that, he set school records in total offense, passing yards, and passing touchdowns, eclipsing many marks set by 1999 NFL Number 1 overall draft pick Tim Couch but he was not selected in the 2004 NFL Draft and signed as undrafted free agent with the New York Giants. In the 2006 preseason, he led his team to victory by engineering a game-winning drive against the Baltimore Ravens. Following that performance and an impressive training camp, he was officially named the Giants' backup quarterback three weeks later. He was released by the Giants on June 23, 2008. On July 24, 2008, he was signed by the Indianapolis Colts but was waived during the final cuts for the 53-man roster. On February 10, 2009, he was assigned to the Kentucky Horsemen of arenafootball2. The team went bankrupt and was dissolved in October 2009 and he retired as a player. On March 23, 2010, he was hired as the quarterback coach at his alma mater, Highlands High School, in Fort Thomas, Kentucky. In 2011, he returned to professional football, this time as working as the general manager of the Northern Kentucky River Monsters of the Ultimate Indoor Football League. Still wanting to compete on the field, Lorenzen resigned as GM to become the team's starting quarterback and he had a successful season, winning the league's MVP award. He was then named commissioner of the league after the 2011 season. Still wanting to play, he quit the top job and signed with the Owensboro Rage of the Continental Indoor Football League in the 2013 season. The Rage folded two weeks prior to the end of the season due to financial distress. On December 17, 2013, he returned to the River Monsters who were now a member of the Continental Indoor Football League. In his first game of the season, he showed that he still had plenty of skill, side-stepping defenders. The following week, however, he broke his tibia, ending his pro playing career. He was a guest host of the Lexington-based radio show Kentucky Sports Radio, mainly during University of Kentucky football season. In 2015, he also started his own T-shirt company known as ThrowboyTees. On July 28, 2017, he launched "The Jared Lorenzen Project," where he chronicled online his attempts at battling his obesity, weighing over 500 pounds. By April 2018, he had lost over 100 pounds and his story was documented by ESPN in July 2018. He died from an acute infection, complicated by heart and kidney problems.

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  • Originally Created by: Webbville 29
  • Added: 3 Jul 2019
  • Find A Grave Memorial 200801797
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jared Raymond Lorenzen (14 Feb 1981–3 Jul 2019), Find A Grave Memorial no. 200801797, citing Holy Guardian Angels Cemetery, Edgewood, Kenton County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .