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Jeremy Ryan Bloom (born April 2, 1982 in Fort Collins, Colorado) is an American Olympic skier, male fashion model, VJ, and an American football player for the Philadelphia Eagles. Bloom grew up in Loveland, Colorado. His father, Larry Bloom, is a psychology professor at Colorado State University, and his mother, Char, is a ski and fly fishing instructor. He has an older brother, Jordan, and an older sister, Molly. The Bloom siblings were raised in Colorado.

Bloom attended Loveland High School in Loveland, Colorado, and was a good student, as well as a letterman in football and track. For all four years, he made the Honor Roll.

He was the quarterback (and a defensive back) on the freshman football team. He was on the junior varsity as a sophomore, and his top games include a 35-12 win over Lakewood in the 2000 state playoffs, when he broke 3 school records with 9 receptions for 204 yards and 4 touchdowns. He also had 135 yards on 4 receptions in a win over Northglenn. Against Rampart in the 2000 playoffs, he had his best day as a runner, rushing 3 times for 85 yards.

As a junior, when he garnered All-Area honors, he caught 19 passes for 550 yards and 6 touchdowns.

Bloom earned Prep Star and Super Prep All-Midlands honors as a senior. He also earned 1st-team All-State recognition from the Denver Post, and added All-Area accolades. As a senior, he caught 48 passes for 1,116 yards and 12 touchdowns, and ran a few successful reverses, gaining about 200 yards on five attempts. He also occasionally returned punts.

Jeremy grew up skiing at the Keystone Resort, where his mother was an instructor and he joined the US Freestyle Ski Team at age 15, where he was the # 1 ranked men's freestyle skier in the world by age 19.

Bloom competed in the 2002 US Nationals, coming in at # 1. He also competed in the 2002 Winter Olympics at Salt Lake City, Utah, where he placed # 9.

Bloom subsequently received a modeling job with Tommy Hilfiger Jeans. He also currently hosts Video Stew on MHD and is a VJ for the channel.

On April 30, 2006, Bloom was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 5th round (147th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft. He practiced with the team all through mini camp as a receiver and kick returner, but injured his hamstring during the training camp. Due to this injury he was placed on injured reserve, and sat out the 2006 NFL season. (Citation)






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