Jehuu Caulcrick is a football coach and former fullback. As a player, he was signed by the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He played college football at Michigan State. Caulcrick also played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, San Francisco 49ers and Buffalo Bills. Caulcrick currently coaches high school football.
Caulcrick was born in Liberia. Living in Libera when civil war broke out, Caulcrick had seen his adopted brother killed and his grandfather shot in the leg while trying to protect his grandchildren. He also read in the newspaper about his father, a politician, being assassinated. In Liberia, he and his family went from refugee camp to refugee camp. Caulcrick witnessed much violence, and stated that they literally were stepping over dead bodies at times. Caulcrick stated that coming to America was "A new beginning for me. I had the opportunity to come here and start my life over". In an interview with ESPN First Take, Caulcrick stated that as a young child, he was always on the run due to his father's political career.
At the age of 9, Caulcrick moved to Findley Lake, New York with his mother and sister.
Caulcrick learned the game of American football while attending high school at Clymer Central School, one of the smallest high schools in Western New York, and the smallest football playing school in New York state. He wanted to play soccer, but they did not have a team so he went to football practice one day and was hooked from the start. He also participated in track & field, where he won Class title in the shot put.
Caulcrick played for Coach Howard McMullen at Clymer. Caulcrick led the team to four straight Section VI Class D championships and four consecutive appearances in the state final four, including an appearance in the state Class D championship game in 1999. He accumulated 100 career rushing TDs, and is the all-time rushing leader with 6,559 career yards. As a Junior, he gained 1,670 yards on 205 carries and scored 33 touchdowns. As a Senior, he was named Western New York Player of the Year after he rushed for 2,161 yards and 28 touchdowns. He was named Class D Player of the Year by the New York State Sportswriters Association, Player of the Year by The Buffalo News and The Post-Journal. He was a three-time all-state and All-Western New York selection. He was also named to PrepStar's All-Eastern Team. Going into college, Superprep rated him the second best fullback in the nation, and Rivals.com ranked him 5th best.
At Michigan State, he played tailback and part-time fullback due to his large size (255 pounds). He graduated with a major in sociology. He split game time with Javon Ringer.
Caulcrick was redshirted in 2003.
In 2004, as a Freshman, Caulcrick was named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team by Sporting News. He finished with 619 yards on 113 carries (a 5.5 average).
In 2005, as a Sophomore, Caulcrick played in all 11 games. He rushed 89 times for 478 yards (5.4 avg.) and a team-leading seven touchdowns.
In 2006, as a Junior, Caulcrick played in 11 of 12 games, including six starts at running back. He finished with 426 yards on 108 carries (3.9 avg.), and again led the team in rushing touchdowns with 6.
In 2007, as a Senior he had 872 yards on 222 attempts and 21 touchdowns (a then MSU single season record) splitting time with Javon Ringer. Caulcrick was an honorable mention All-Big Ten selection by the media. He was also named one of four team captains by his teammates. He led the Big Ten and ranked 11th in the nation in scoring with 9.7 points per game. Caulcrick's 240 career points are seventh most in MSU history. He was a preseason honorable mention All-America selection by Street & Smith's. He was also named Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week after scoring a career-high four touchdowns vs. UAB.
His 532 career rushing attempts rank 7th most in Spartan history. During his time at Michigan State, he totalled 2,395 career yards (4.5 avg.), ranking 10th all-time in MSU history. Caulcrick's 39 rushing Touchdowns are second-best in MSU History (4 behind Lorenzo White's record of 43).
"Coming to America has been a new beginning for me. I had the opportunity to come here and start my life over."
Sports Illustrated listed Jehuu Caulcrick as a "bruising" runner. On NFLDraftscout.com, Caulcrick was rated 9 out of 98 fullbacks going into the NFL.
New York Jets
After going undrafted in the 2008 NFL Draft, Caulcrick was signed as a free agent by the New York Jets. He was waived during final cuts on August 30, 2008 and subsequently re-signed to the team's practice squad. On December 23, 2008, he was waived from the practice squad. On December 26, 2008 he was re-signed to the practice squad, only to be waived again a day later.
Caulcrick was then re-signed to a future contract following the end of the 2008 season. He was released during final cuts on September 5, 2009 and re-signed to the practice squad a day later. However, Caulcrick was again released when the team re-signed Danny Woodhead to the practice squad.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Caulcrick was signed to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' practice squad on December 29, 2009.
San Francisco 49ers
After his contract with the Buccaneers expired at season's end, Caulcrick was signed to a future contract by the San Francisco 49ers on January 12, 2010.
Caulcrick spent the first few weeks of the 2010 NFL season on the 49ers' practice squad before being released on October 12.
On October 20, the 49ers re-signed Caulcrick to the practice squad.
On November 20, 2010, the Buffalo Bills called Caulcrick up from the practice squad. For him to make the 53 man roster, the Bills released WR Paul Hubbard. Caulcrick is the 2nd fullback on the Bills roster, along with veteran Corey McIntyre. On September 3, 2011 he was cut by the Bills.
After his time with the Bills, Caulcrick retired from professional football. Caulcrick, who still resides in Western New York, spent the 2012 season as an assistant coach for the Westfield/Brocton High Schools high school football team. He became head coach of Southwestern Central High School's football team prior to the 2015 season.
Jehuu is passionate about teaching and sharing his life experiences. His unique perspective in overcoming adversity has inspired many.
In addition to sports broadcasting, Jehuu regularly holds talks on various aspects of football, including his experiences in the NFL, personal training and overcoming obstacles of achieving one's goals. He integrates his strong will power and persistence to achieve successes in life—on and off the field.
Jehuu is available for all types of public speaking events: youth and college groups, leadership seminars, corporate functions, keynote events.
If you are looking for a speaker for your next event, consider Jehuu Caulcrick. Please inquire for more information.
JULY 15, 2016
JEHUU CAULCRICK FOOTBALL CAMP
DON'T MISS OUT! Registration is limited to the first 100 campers.
COST: $60 Pre-registered; $65 Register at camp
Each camper receives LUNCH, a T-SHIRT, and a GIFT BAG.
Questions? Email us @ JCFC3030@gmail.com
Hosted by former Michigan State and
Buffalo Bills Running Back, Jehuu Caulcrick.
July 15, 2106 • 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Southwestern High School, 600 Hunt Road, Jamestown, NY 14701
For grades 9-12. This camp will feature
position-specific drills and individual coaching.
To register, please download and return the PDF forms below along with payment.
THE FIRST ANNUAL
JEHUU CAULCRICK FOOTBALL CAMP
P.O. Box 517, Westfield NY, 14787
TRAINING FOOTBALL CAMP
"Jehuu, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking your time to build my son's technical game skills, confidence, but most importantly for giving him the guidance and direction needed to be a good team leader. I have seen great progress in his footwork, throwing accuracy, speed, strength, and leadership ability over the last year. It brings tears to my eyes watching the young boy who loves sports, turn into an athlete right before my eyes.
Thank you for helping my son identify with realistic goals for his remaining high school years, then encouraging and pushing him to achieve those goals. Young men certainly need direction and guidance; I admire your ability to recruit high-level coaches that are phenomenal with the kids and outstanding mentors/coaches that will certainly help him achieve his goals over the next three years." — Tammy Snyder
"Coach Caulcrick has been everything I can ask for in a Coach. He always pushes us to the best we can be even if it means pushing out of our comfort zone. He knows that to be able to win games in the season we have put in the work in the off season. He allows us to get better by throwing after practice and going to the weight room when ever we have spare time. Coach works with me on my speed and agility in the summer. But most importantly he makes football fun." — Cole Snyder
"Jehuu Caulcrick came to our school this year to deliver what became an awesome inspirational speech to the 7th Graders in our district. We engaged the students in activities centered on the theme of survival over the course of two days. The finish to experience was an inspirational speech by Jehuu Caulcrick, who spoke of his experience surviving in war torn Liberia. He focused on the internal characteristics that it takes to persevere in life, downplaying the struggles of playing professional sports, and instead reiterating the need for a solid education. As a local retired NFL running back, he related so well to the kids, letting them ask questions and engage in photo and autograph opportunities. He showed patience and humor, always enjoying their energy and excitement to be around him! At times he appeared to be a piece of interactive playground equipment with kids crowding around him and almost climbing on him. I highly recommend having Jehuu as speaker!" — Lisa Burns
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