Jon Dorenbos Biography
Jon Dorenbos (Jonathan Paul Dorenbos) is a former American football long snapper and magician who played is a former American football long snapper and magician.
He also played for the Tennessee Titans and Philadelphia Eagles, with whom he played 11 seasons and played in 162 consecutive games. he later got traded to the New Orleans Saints in the 2017 preseason, it was discovered Dorenbos had an aortic aneurysm that required immediate surgery and ended his career.
Jon Dorenbos Age
Dorenbos is 38 years old as of 2018. He was born on 21 July 1980.
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Dorenbos is the son of Kathy and Alan. His mother was killed by his father when he was just twelve. His father was charged with and convicted of second-degree murder and was sentenced to 13 years and eight months in prison.
Dorenbos was sent to a foster home and after a legal battle, he was adopted by his aunt and uncle, Susan and Steve Hindman. In order to ease his mind, he turned to performing magic.
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Dorenbos performed on the eleventh season of America’s Got Talent and made it through the auditions with a card trick. In the judge cuts round, he got the golden buzzer from guest judge Ne-Yo and immediately advanced to the next round.
In the quarterfinal round of the Live Shows, he asked all 4 judges to draw something on paper, predicted which judge drew what, and then a bottle was broken that contained his correct predictions of all of the judges’ drawings.
In the next round, the semi-finals, he asked the judges to throw a football at a U.S. map, then revealed 4 quarters from a locked chest whose “tail” sides represented the states hit by the judges footballs.
Dorenbos also revealed a hidden map that predicted the locations of the judges’ throws and that performance resulted in his advancing to the Top 10 finals on September 13, 2016, where he told an inspirational story while manipulating playing cards that the judges signed.
Dorenbos finished in 3rd place for the season, with fellow contestant Grace VanderWaal as the winner.
Later in 2019, it was that Dorenbos will compete on America’s Got Talent: The Champions. He performed in the third episode of the series and was the third-runner up for his episode behind Billy & Emily England and Paul Potts and was advanced to the final with the wildcard.
He was then eliminated in the final 12 missing out on advancing to the final 5 acts.
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Jon Dorenbos Buffalo Bills
Dorenbos was signed as a long snapper by the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent following the 2003 NFL Draft, right after college. Dorenbos was one of only two undrafted free agents to make the team in 2003 and he played in his first NFL game on September 7, 2003, against the New England Patriots.
He later played in all 16 games for the Bills in 2003 and in 2004, he led the league in tackles at his position. He played in the first 13 games of the 2004 season before damaging knee ligaments and being placed on the injured reserve list, ending his season and after training camp in 2005, Dorenbos was waived on September 6 during final roster cuts.
Jon Dorenbos Tennessee Titans
On October 26, 2005, Dorenbos was signed by the Tennessee Titans and he played in the last nine games of the 2005 season. Dorenbos was scheduled to become a restricted free agent in free agency in 2006, but the Titans decided not to offer him a tender and on March 3, he became an unrestricted free agent. He was not signed for training camp in 2006 but was re-signed on October 13 by the Titans for an October 15 game against the Washington Redskins and on October 25, he was released.
Jon Dorenbos Philadelphia Eagles
On November 29, 2006, Dorenbos was signed to a two-year contract by the Philadelphia Eagles after Mike Bartrum suffered a career-ending neck injury. He played in the last seven games of the 2006 season, including 2 postseason games and he made two special team tackles in 2006. Later in 2007, he played in all 16 games for the Eagles, and on December 29, 2007, he signed a five-year contract extension that kept him under contract through the 2012 season. In 2007, he made six total special team tackles. He played in all 16 games in 2008 and made five special team tackles.
He arrived late to training camp in 2009 after he caught shingles and could not get on an airplane to fly to Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, where Eagles training camp was held. He still played in all 16 games in 2009 and made four special team tackles.
On January 20, 2010, Dorenbos was named to the NFC’s Pro Bowl team and on March 11, 2013, he re-signed with the Eagles. Later on January 16, 2015, Dorenbos was named to his second Pro Bowl team and following the releases of veterans Trent Cole and Todd Herremans in the 2015 offseason, Dorenbos became the Eagles’ longest-tenured player.
On November 18, 2016, Dorenbos signed a three-year, $3.395 million contract extension with the Eagles through 2019 but he was placed on injured reserve on December 12, 2016, following surgery for an injured wrist.
Jon Dorenbos New Orleans Saints | Jon Dorenbos Heart
On August 28, 2017, the Eagles traded Dorenbos to the New Orleans Saints in exchange for a 2019 seventh-round draft pick and on September 7, it was revealed that he was diagnosed with an aortic aneurysm, which required immediate heart surgery.
Dorenbos was placed on the non-football illness list by the Saints the same day and released with an injury settlement on September 9 before retiring.
On February 4, 2018, the Eagles won Super Bowl LII; Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie promised after the game that Dorenbos would receive a Super Bowl ring alongside the rest of the organization and on June 21, 2018, he was presented with his Super Bowl ring.