Jeremy Shockey is a former professional tight end. After high school, Shockey briefly attended Northeastern Oklahoma A&M, where he wore #80, in the hopes of being recruited by the University of Arizona.
While there Arizona wasn’t interested and Shockey eventually earned a scholarship to and attended the University of Miami, where he was part of the school's long tradition of star tight ends. He was drafted by the New York Giants 14th overall in the 2002 NFL Draft. Shockey was selected 14th in the first round of the 2002 NFL Draft by the New York Giants. He quickly thrived in the NFL, receiving the inaugural Diet Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year award (first ever), and being named to the Pro Bowl in four of his first five seasons. He was one of the focal points in the Giants offensive passing attack. Shockey won Super Bowls with both the Giants and the Saints. In Super Bowl XLIV, Shockey caught the go-ahead touchdown pass from Drew Brees. Shockey got his second championship title as the Saints won their first Super Bowl in franchise history by defeating the Indianapolis Colts 31–17.
Shockey was interviewed about his time at the University of Miami for the documentary The U, which premiered December 12, 2009, on ESPN. He also appeared in the documentary's sequel, The U Part 2.