Who Are Jeremiah Trotter Jr.’s Parents? Everything You Need To Know About Jeremiah Trotter Sr. and Tammi Trotter

Former Clemson linebacker Jeremiah Trotter Jr. will be entering the draft trying to live up to the family legacy, while honoring his mother, as well.

Former Clemson linebacker Jeremiah Trotter Jr. is entering the 2024 NFL Draft as one of the best linebackers in the class.

He is the son of a former NFL player, Jeremiah Trotter Sr., and his wife, Tammi Trotter. Both of his parents played a role in his development not only on the field but as a man, too.

A Look At Jeremiah Trotter Jr.’s Parents

Trotter Jr. was born to Tammi and Jeremiah Trotter Sr. in Hainesport Township, New Jersey on Dec. 24, 2022.

His father — a former NFL player in his own right — and his mother both helped him to become a professional before he steps foot on an NFL field.

Getting To Know Jeremiah Trotter Sr.

Trotter’s father has already made a major name for himself on the football field.

He played college football at Stephen F. Austin from 1995-97 before being drafted in the third round of the 1998 NFL Draft.

Trotter Sr. played in the NFL from 1998-2009, playing with the Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins and Atlanta Falcons. He played with the Eagles on three different occasions and experienced most of his success there.

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Trotter Sr. is one of only four linebackers in Eagles history to make the Pro Bowl four times. The other three players are Chuck Bednarik, Maxie Baughan, and Bill Bergery.

Trotter Sr. finished his NFL career with 908 tackles, 12.5 sacks, and nine interceptions. Trotter Sr. had at least 113 tackles in six different seasons. His best season was in 2000 when he had 120 tackles, three sacks, and an interception that he returned for a touchdown.

Like Trotter Jr., he wore No. 54. That number is a part of the family and is something the family says connects the two linebackers.

Getting To Know Tammi Trotter

Tammi Trotter was a major part of Trotter Jr.’s life and has been a major inspiration for him.

Tragically, she passed away from cancer on Feb. 28, 2023.

Trotter Jr. said she fought the cancer very bravely, and that he is confident she is looking down on him now as he is about to hear his name called at the NFL Draft.

“She fought her butt off all the way until the end,” Trotter Jr. told ABC 15 in Conway, South Carolina. “We’re confident that she’s still with us in spirit. She’s still watching over my dad, and me, and my brother, and my sister, and just smiling down and seeing me with the opportunity that I have today.”

As he gets drafted, the lessons and inspiration Trotter Jr. got from his mom’s courageous battle will be with him.

Does Trotter Jr. Have any Siblings?

Yes, he does. He has a brother named Josiah, and he also plays football.

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Josiah is currently a linebacker at West Virginia. He didn’t get any time last season for the Mountaineers, but he figures to be a contender for playing time this season.

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