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Jerry Sherk

Jerry Sherk

Grays Harbor College
Class of 2019

Jerry Sherk was a member of the GHC Wrestling and Football teams 1967-1968. He was the key to the GHC wrestling teams winning wrestling titles two years in a row.

Individually, he also won back-to-back state titles and in 1968, he pinned every opponent he faced. After Grays Harbor College, he was a two-sport star at Oklahoma State University. He was an All-Big-8 selection on the gridiron as well as an All-American grappler in 1969.

In 1970, he was a second round NFL draft pick (47th overall) by the Cleveland Browns. Jerry was a four-time Pro Bowl Selection and named MVP by the Browns three straight seasons 1974-1976. In 1976, he was named the NFL’s Most Valuable Defensive Player of the Year.

After his career with the Browns, he was named as the Most Valuable Defensive Lineman in Cleveland Browns history and in 2000, he was inducted into the Oklahoma State University Hall of Honor.

Jerry is the President and Founder of Mentor Management Systems of Encinitas, California. Jerry and his employees provide technical assistance and training to both corporate and youth-based mentoring programs.

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