Former Denton Guyer two time state champion quarterback, Jerrod Heard, gets his first professional opportunity with the XFL

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Jerrod Heard was one of the most prolific quarterbacks in Texas High school football history during his time at Guyer High School in Denton.  He ran for nearly 5,000 yards and threw for 67 touchdowns while also rushing for that same number.  Heard led the Guyer Wildcats to back to back 4a state championships in 2012 and 2013.  He was the offensive MVP in the 2013 game, running for 146 yards and 2 touchdowns while being 9-9 passing with a touchdown.  His play earned him the ranking of the #4 ranked duel threat quarterback in the nation. He would then commit to the University of Texas.

After redshirting in 2014, Heard competed Tyrone Swoops for the starting job in 2015. Although he originally lost the battle and didn’t start the opener, he would start 10 games that season as him and Swoops split time. That season he threw for over 1200 yards and had a completion percentage of 57.  He broke Vince Young’s record for most offense yards in a game with 527 in a heartbreaking loss to Cali 45-44.  He would also lead his team to a cotton bowl victory over Oklahoma alongside head coach Charlie Strong. 

In March of 2016, Heard suffered a shoulder in that put him behind in the Quarterback battle between him, Tyrone Swoops and former Arlington Lamar quarterback Shane Buechele.  At the beginning of the season he officially made the switch to wide receiver. His first year he caught 26 passes for 266 yards and 3 TDs.  His senior campaign he’d finish with 20 catches, 156 yards and a TD. During his team he’s split playing times with over 10 different receivers. 

Heard was not taken in the 2018 NFL draft nor has he signed a free agent contract with any team.  He joins the Dallas Renegade along with former Steeler and Oklahoma Quarterback Landry Jones as well as North Texas running back and former Dallas Cowboy Lance Dunbar. They are high hopes for Heard to be a major factor in the offense.

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