EDISON, NJ - Edison fans of the Jets and Giants may be done for the season, but they can cheer for one of their favorite sons on Saturday when the Baltimore Ravens play the New England Patriots in the AFC Division playoffs in Foxborough, MA.
Jeremy Zuttah, number 53, is the starting center for the Baltimore Ravens, but before the NFL and Rutgers, Jeremy was a three-year starter at J.P. Stevens High School Stevens on the offensive and defensive line, and was a two-time All-Area selection, a first-team All-Middlesex, an All-Group 4 selection, and he was a first-team All-State honoree as a senior in 2003.
“It’s not very often you have a player like Jeremy. He was self-motivating and an extremely versatile player,” said former J.P. Stevens Head Coach Frank Zarro. “I was very fortunate to have Jeremy and his brother Jeff play for me; it was pleasure to have them both.”
At Rutgers University, Zuttah played in 44 games, including 40 starts, in four seasons with the Scarlet Knights from 2004-07 and he was a two-time, first-team All-Big East selection in 2006 and 2007. He started in 28-straight games to finish his collegiate career, while not allowing a sack during that span. Zuttah graduated with an economics degree in three and a half years.
Zuttah's NFL career began 2008 when he was drafted in the 3rd round by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers where he spent 4 seasons and started in 44 games and played 58 games overall after he attended Rutgers University from 2004 to 2008.
Last year, he was traded by Tampa Bay to Baltimore in exchange for a 5th round pick in the 2015 draft. Since his move to Baltimore, Jeremy has started in every game leading up to playoffs.
Township officials are encouraging all township employees to wear purple today to show support for Zuttah and the Baltimore Ravens.