It’s been a long and winding football journey to the Super Bowl for Rams tight end Gerald Everett.
He played at two high schools and seven colleges before he was selected in the second round of the 2017 draft out of South Alabama.
He played freshman football at M.L. King High School and as a senior at Columbia High.
He committed to Bethune-Cookman, went to a junior college before then moving on to Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College.
The next stop was Alabama-Birmingham. When that program closed, Everett landed in Mobile, Ala.
“Of course, everybody has had some bumps in the road,” Everett told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “Me, for sure, I feel like I can speak from my own experience, I’ve definitely experienced a couple of bumps in the road.”
Everett was a NCAA qualifier coming out of high school, but thought that he could play at a higher level than FCS.
“You could pick from not having any offers out of highs school,” Everett said. “Going to five different colleges. Getting cut from a JUCO or getting the program shut down (UAB). For all of that to happen, I’m very glad to come to an organization that wants to win just as bad as I do and to be able to work with guys that share the same goals that I do.”
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