Fred Weary Athletes For College Evaluator
(born April 12, 1974) is a former college and profes
sional football player
who was a cornerback in the National Football League(
NFL) for six seasons during the
1990s and 2000s.
Weary received an athletic scholarship to attend the Uni
versity of Florida in Gainesville,
Florida, and played for coach Steve Spurrier's Flori
da Gators football team
from 1994 to 1997. As a junior, Weary was a starter o
n the Gators' 1996 team that de-
feated the Florida State Seminoles 52–20 in the 1997
Sugar Bowl to win theBowl Alli-
ance national championship. As a senior team captain and
defensive backfor the Ga-
tors, Weary had six interceptions, and fifteen in his co
llege career the most in school
history. He was a first-team All-Southeastern Confere
nce (SEC) selection in 1996 and
1997, and a consensus first-team All-American in 1997. H
e finished his four-year col-
lege career with fifteen interceptions and thirty-five
Thereafter, he played professionally for the New Orle
ans Saints, Atlanta Falcons and St.
Louis Rams of the NFL. Weary was chosen in the fourth r
ound (ninety-seventh pick overall)
of the 1998 NFL Draft by the New Orleans Saints, and
he played for the Saints from 1998 to
2001. During his second and third seasons with the Saint
s, Weary became a regular starter
at right cornerback; his fourth year, however, he onl
y started in a single game.
In his six NFL seasons, Weary appeared in eighty-three r
egular season games, and started
twenty-five of them; he recorded 191 tackles, seven in
terceptions, and one interception re-
turn for a touchdown.
After his NFL career ended, Weary returned to Gainesvi
lle and completed his bachelor's de-
gree in exercise and sports science in 2005.