Deron Cherry

  • Kansas City Chiefs (1981-1991)
  • 6 × Pro Bowl selection ( 1983-1988 )
  • 7 × All-Pro selection ( 1983-1989 ) 1 2 team
  • NFL 1980s All- Decade Team
  • Rutgers Football Hall of Fame (1993 )
  • Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Fame
  • " Whizzer " White NFL Man of the Year Award ( 1987)

Deron Leigh Cherry ( born September 12, 1959 in Riverside, New Jersey ) is an American former American football player. He played as a safety in the National Football League ( NFL) with the Kansas City Chiefs. Cherry is one of the owners of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Playing career

College career

Deron Cherry visited in Palmyra, New Jersey, high school and studied for his degree at Rutgers University for their football team, the Scarlet Knights, he played as a punter and as a safety from 1977 to 1980. In 1978 he won with his team at the Garden State Bowl against the team from Arizona State University with 34:18. In 1979 he was elected MVP of his team. In this and the following year he was inducted into the national team of the Big East Conference. Because of his athletic achievements, he was awarded in 1978 to 1980 from his college.

Professional career

After studying Deron Cherry was hired by the Kansas City Chiefs in 1981. Shortly before the start of the regular season, he was fired from the franchise of the team from Kansas City again. Since the Chiefs due to injuries had big problems on the player position from Cherry during the 1981 season, they took him again in the course of the season in their team on. This late commitment made ​​Cherry initially no great hope of a lasting career with the Chiefs, especially with Gary Barbaro a Pro Bowl player on the Safety position played. However, Cherry was able to prevail and has been used since 1983 as a starter. In the seasons 1986, 1990 and 1991, Cherry was able to move each in the play-offs with the Chiefs. While he failed with his team already in the wild-card playoff games in 1986 and 1990, the Chiefs in 1991 were able to defeat the Los Angeles Raiders with 10:6. Cherry was instrumental to the success of proportion. He succeeded in attaining two interceptions, with whom he scored a space gain of 46 yards. Although Cherry also in the following Divisional play -off game against the Buffalo Bills managed an interception, lost his team from Kansas the game with 37:14. Immediately after the game ended his career Cherry.

After playing career

Deron Cherry is a partner in a representation of products manufactured by Anheuser- Busch Companies. In addition, he has since its founding stake in the NFL team the Jacksonville Jaguars.


Deron Cherry played six times in the Pro Bowl, was elected seven times All-Pro and is a member of the NFL 1980s All- Decade Team. In 1987 he received the " Whizzer " White NFL Man of the Year Award. His college team honors him in the Rutgers Football Hall of Fame, the Chiefs have taken him to the Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Fame.