Illustrating Jeff Saturday’s Journey from Undrafted Free Agent to All-Time Great

February 19, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It's the best kind of story in the NFL. An undrafted player of whom very little was expected goes on to become a star, a Pro Bowler and a Super Bowl champion.
That's the story of Jeff Saturday, who was released by the Green Bay Packers on Tuesday according to The Associated Press via The Boston Herald.
That move ostensibly clears the way for Saturday to sign a one-day contract with the Indianapolis Colts, the team with whom Saturday spent all but one of his 14 seasons in the NFL.
Not bad for a guy who sold electrical supplies.
Georgia Beginnings
Saturday was born on June 18, 1975 in Decatur, Georgia, and started for Shamrock High in his hometown. In fact, as high school coach Ron Gartrell told Tim Layden of Sports Illustrated in 2012, the team's philosophy was pretty simple with Saturday on the field.
"Eighty percent of our offense was behind Jeff," says Gartrell, now the coach at Stephenson High in Stone Mountain, Ga. "On defense we put Jeff on one side...

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