Tony Jerod-Eddie is a free agent defensive lineman most recently playing with the San Francisco 49ers. He signed with the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent in 2012. He played college football at Texas A&M.
Jerod-Eddie attended DeSoto High School in DeSoto, Texas. He was a two-time first-team all-district defensive lineman and was selected for the Honorable Mention 5A All-State honors. He was high school teammates with his best friend NFL Pro Bowler Von Miller.
Jerod- Eddie had a great college career with the Texas A & M Aggies with his best season coming in 2011 when he played in 13 games and collected 56 tackles, 5 sacks, 5 pass deflections, 1 forced fumble and 7 tackles for a loss. For his outstanding effort, he was invited to participate in the Senior Bowl. In his junior season, Jerod-Eddie had 49 tackles with 2.5 tackles for a loss and 2 pass deflections and was an honorable mention All-Big 12. For his career, he totaled 147 tackles, 7 sacks and 14.5 tackles for a loss.
On May 4th, 2012, Jerod-Eddie signed with the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent. On August 31st, 2012, he was released. On September 1st, 2012, he was signed to the San Francisco 49ers practice squad. On December 28th, 2012, he was promoted to the active roster after the team placed wide receiver Mario Manningham on injured reserve.
On October 6th, 2013, during a game against the Houston Texans, Jerod-Eddie came into the game in relief of 49ers starter Ray McDonald and recorded his first career interception off quarterback Matt Schaub. On November 10th, 2015 Jerod-Eddie was personally responsible for two of Matt Ryan’s 15 incomplete passes in the 49ers win over the Atlanta Falcons. The nose tackle battled down a pair of Ryan third-down attempts, forcing punts both times. From 2012 to 2016, Jerod-Eddie played in 57 NFL games with the 49ers and recorded 66 tackles and an interception.
The featured black Texas A&M Aggies adidas shirt was worn by Tony Jerod-Eddie in training as a member of the Aggies. Jerod-Eddie has signed the shirt and added “Gig Em!” in silver. The “Gig ’em” tradition began at a 1930 Midnight Yell Practice held before the football game against the Texas Christian University Horned Frogs. In an attempt to excite the crowd, Pinky Downs, a 1906 Texas A&M graduate and member of the school’s Board of Regents, asked “What are we going to do to those Horned Frogs?” Using a term for frog hunting, he answered his own question, “Gig ’em, Aggies!” For emphasis, he made a fist with the thumb extended. The shirt is in great condition.