Jaelen Strong is a wide receiver for the Houston Texans of the National Football League (NFL). His size, strength and jaw-dropping catches, led him to be drafted in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft.

One of the most dominant wide receivers in the country during his college career at Arizona State University (ASU), Strong finished a with 157 receptions for over 2200 yards and 17 Touchdowns in his 2 year career with the Sun Devils. Strong finished his second year at ASU (2014) with even more accolades propelling him into the national spotlight. Strong recorded 82 receptions for the season with 1,165 receiving yards, awarding him third in the Arizona State record books for single season receptions and fifth for single season yardage. He finished the year with 10 touchdowns and was named Phil Steele All-Pac-12 (First Team), Phil Steele All-American (Third Team), Sporting News All-American (Second Team), Sports Illustrated All-American (Second Team), CBS Sports All-American (Second Team), ESPN.com All-American, All-Pac-12 First Team and a Bilentnikoff Award semifinalist. During his final game as a Sun Devil, Strong caught seven passes for 103 yards in a won over Duke at the Sun Bowl.

In 2013, Strong broke in to the national spotlight in his first year as a Sun Devil, recording 75 receptions for 1,122 yards and seven touchdowns in addition to finishing with seven 100+ yard receiving games for the season. After leading ASU in receiving yards, Strong received the John Jefferson Outstanding Receiver Award and was named to College Football News Second Team Sophomore All-American.

A Philadelphia, PA native, Strong was born on January 25, 1994. He attended and graduated from West Catholic Preparatory High School in Philadelphia where he played football and ran track. With scholarship offers from Eastern Michigan, Villanova, and VMI, Strong opted to attend Pierce College, where he quickly became one of the nation’s most productive junior college wide receivers. He was rated by ESPN as the No. 15 overall junior college prospect in the country and the nation’s No. 5 junior college wide receiver recruit after catching 67 passes for 1,263 yards with 15 touchdowns in 10 games during 2012, before transferring to Arizona State.


Jaelen Strong talks about getting ready for the season, the impact his family has had on who he is today & making his dreams come true on his “Where I’m From” video feature on TIDAL. Watch here, and tune in tonight to see Jaelen on NFL Thursday Night Football.


It’s the season of giving. Here’s what our Roc Family has done to give back:

Andre Ward visited Your House Boxing & Community Club – an organization that aims to motivate and support at-risk youth to better themselves, serve their communities, and reject gang violence through boxing, education, and community engagement. Andre participated in their bag and mitt workout, had snack and pizza with the children and spoke with them about staying motivated. Big Sean joined forces with Sean Anderson Foundation for an All-Star Thanksgiving Giveaway. Together with other celebrities and athletes, 3,000 turkeys and food baskets were given to Metro-Detroit residents on a first come, first served basis, in total providing more than 12,000 meals. Roc Nation hosted a pre-Thanksgiving dinner with young adults from The Door – a center for alternatives for NYC youth. The teens enjoyed a warm meal and friendly conversations with Roc Nation employees and special guests CC Sabathia and Dustin Fleischer. DJ Mustard partnered with Crenshaw UMC to host a Thanksgiving dinner and games for CUMC food bank members and their families. Fabolous visited the Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger, located just 5 minutes away from Breevort Projects where he grew up. Their SuperPantry program is a free mock supermarket for the under-priviledged community. Fabolous stocked food, bagged carts and assisted elderly visitors, helping nearly 200 families.Processed with VSCOcam with m3 preset Jaelen Strong recruited a strong group of volunteers including family members, friends, former Mt. Airy Bantam coaches and current young Bantams. Strong’s group of volunteers distributed over 120 turkeys to families and individuals in need. Many of the families served were referenced by Face to Face Germantown and Kitchen of Love, community-based organizations serving low-income families meals and human service resources.  Junior Younan partnered with Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger at Mobile Food Pantry in Coney Island. Along with his father and some friends, they serviced over 200 families. Meek Mill donated over 150 turkeys to the Bibleway Baptist Church and We Feed the Homeless Philly’s Annual Turkey Drive. Robinson Cano opened the RC22 DREAM School in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic. The Montessori school will serve 100 boys and girls and offer holistic community and employment training programs to residents.

During the Holiday season, Roc Nation clients like to give back to their communities. Keep reading to see how some artists and athletes have given back for #RocGiving:screen-shot-2016-11-18-at-12-26-23-pmNovember 5th in Philadelphia –Jaelen Strong distributed 100 turkeys to local Philadelphia residents and the Kitchen of Love. This was the second annual Jaelen Strong Turkey Giveaway in Philadelphia.skyrocgivingNovember 10th in Dallas – Skylar Diggins volunteered at North Texas Food Bank Warehouse with Feeding America sorting canned goods, assembling boxes of non-perishable items, as well as bagging produce.mayaeni-volunteer-121November 16th in Detroit - Mayaeni will volunteer with Feeding America and Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan at their My Neighborhood Mobile Grocery. She will assist clients as they choose groceries.img-20161118-wa00002November 17th in Las Vegas - Roc Nation Latin's Victoria La Mala and Karen Rodriguez visited the James Clubhouse of the Boys & Girls Club of Southern Las Vegas to help serve food and talk with the kids and parents for the Club’s Pre-Thanksgiving.20161117_1409505November 17th in NYC - Rapsody volunteered with Feeding America to serve lunch at the Bowery Mission.img_3457November 17th in Boston - James Young took 15 homeless youth out for a Pre-Thanksgiving dinner at Not Your Average Joe’s and provided Jordan Brand backpacks and snapback hats.20161117_181722November 17th in New York - Davaughn, Roc Nation Latin's Mozart La Para and Mr Paradise, Rapsody, The LOX, and Roc Nation Sports' Junior Younan helped host a Pre-Thanksgiving dinner for 20 at-risk and homeless youth from Bronx Connect and SCO Independence Inn. Special thank you to NYY Steak, Ben’s Deli, and John Covelli for food donations.la-group-shotNovember 17th in Los Angeles - Samuel Larsen, Casey Veggies, DJ Reflex, Claudia Leitte, Deondre “Trakmatik” Collins, DOROTHY, Levi Carter,  Ludwig Goransson, Belly and Roc Nation Sports' Daniel Franco volunteered at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank with Feeding America sorting and packaging food.img_5486 img_5471November 18th in Philadelphia - Meek Mill donated 150 turkeys to Bible Way Baptist Church for We Feed the Homeless Philly’s annual turkey drive.img_1307 img_1310November 19th in Benton Harbor - Wilson Chandler's Thanksgiving pantry bag distribution in Benton Harbor with the Second Baptist Church provided food to about 100 families in need. Special thanks to Campbell's.dsc_0403 dsc_0389November 21st in Denver - Wilson Chandler distributed pantry baskets in Denver in partnership with Montbello Recreation Center. Special thanks to Boston Market.img_9157-approvedNovember 22nd in Atlanta, GA - TIP handed out 500 turkeys and sides to families in need at the rap star’s 11th Annual Community Turkey Drive with Mayor Kasim Reed.


November 22nd in Miami, FL - Rusney Castillo visited the Kendall Club of the Boys & Girls Club of Miami-Dade. He attended the Club’s pre-Thanksgiving potluck dinner.

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November 22nd in Detroit, MI - Henry Ellenson and Mike Gbinije joined the Detroit Pistons Thanksgiving Initiative to host a dinner for 400 families. They served food, interacted with families, and distributed turkeys.


November 22nd in Detroit, MI - Big Sean partnered with Tarence Wheeler for an All-Star Turkey Giveaway at River Rouge High School—3,500 turkeys and all the fixings were distributed.


November 23rd in Hamlet, NC - Melvin Ingram hosted a turkey giveaway in his hometown of Hamlet with the support of teammates Melvin Gordon and Casie Hayward. Ingram’s sister Callie was also on-site to help handout 125 turkeys.