Team: Houston Texans
Position: Wide Receiver
Height/Weight: 6’2″, 217 lbs.
Date of Birth: January 25, 1994
Place of Birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
High School: West Catholic Preparatory
College: Arizona State University
Drafted: 2015 – 3rd Round, 70th Overall by Houston Texans
Jaelen Strong is a wide receiver for the Houston Texans.
A Philadelphia, PA native, Strong attended West Catholic Preparatory where he played football and ran track. Initially attending Pierce College, Strong verbally committed to Arizona State in December of 2012.
Strong dazzled during his two seasons in Tempe – leading the team in receiving yards in 2013 and his 2014 campaign saw him honored as an ESPN.com All-American and a Biletnikoff Award semifinalist. At season’s end, Strong declared his intention to enter the 2015 NFL Draft. In February of 2015, Strong signed with Roc Nation Sports ahead of the 2015 NFL Draft.
Strong was selected by the Houston Texans with the 70th overall pick in the 3rd round of the 2015 NFL Draft. His first professional career reception was a 42-yard Hail Mary touchdown catch.
Off the field, Jaelen continuously gives back to his local community, including hosting his annual Legends of Tomorrow youth football camp which 250+ inner-city children have attended free of charge each of the last three consecutive years in Philadelphia.
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.
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.
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.
Watch Jaelen Strong make the catch in last night’s game to get his second touchdown this preseason now here.
Congratulations to Jaelen Strong, who was selected by the Houston Texans in the 2015 NFL Draft.
We’re proud to welcome Jaelen Strong to the Roc Nation Sports family!