Jonathan Leroy Ledbetter, a defensive end for the National Football League’s Arizona Cardinals, was born on September 12, 1997. He represented Georgia in college football.
Tucker High School was Ledbetter’s high school, where he was raised in Tucker, Georgia.
He was chosen to participate in 2015 Under Armour All-America Game despite being rated as one of the top 10 defensive ends in his class by the majority of scouting agencies.
Ledbetter made a commitment to play college football for the University of Alabama at first, but he later decided to switch, choosing the University of Georgia instead.
Ledbetter joined the Miami Dolphins on April 27, 2019, as an undrafted free agent, and made the team after training camp.
Ledbetter made his NFL debut against the Baltimore Ravens on September 8, 2019, starting at the defensive end and recording four tackles and a combined sack. On September 12, 2019, he was put on injured reserve.
On April 21, 2020, he was released with a non-football injury designation and returned the next day to the team’s reserve/non-football injury list. The Dolphins released Ledbetter on August 31, 2021.
Ledbetter joined the Arizona Cardinals practice squad on September 3, 2021. On February 9, 2022, Ledbetter signed a reserve/future contract.
How Good Is Jonathan Ledbetter?
Jonathan Ledbetter was among the top 100 recruits in the country. According to 247sports.com, he was ranked number 65 in the nation.
Ledbetter’s time with the Georgia Bulldogs got off to a rough start. In his first two seasons at UGA, he participated in just 14 games and made just two starts.
Jonathan made his debut as a junior, appearing in 15 games and making 11 starts. In total, he had 38 tackles, including 5.5 for a loss and 2.5 sacks.