Jeremiah Pharms Jr. was born on October 16, 1996, in Stockton, Calif, he is an American football defensive tackle for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL).
His father, Jeremiah Pharms Sr., was a draft pick by the Cleveland Browns in 2001 out of Washington. He previously played for the Pittsburgh Maulers of the United States Football League.
He played college football at Friends University. Pharms went undrafted in 2019 and played with the Wichita Force of the Champions Indoor Football League in 2021. He was then drafted by Pittsburgh Maulers of the USFL in 2022, recording 22 tackles and two sacks on the year.
Following the conclusion of the USFL season, Pharms signed with the New England Patriots of the NFL on July 19, 2022. The New England Patriots signed Jeremiah Pharms Jr. on July 19, 2022.
He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Maulers of the USFL and finished the season with 32 total tackles and two sacks in 10 games. Began his college career at Sacramento State as a linebacker being slowed by injuries and transferring to Delta Junior College. He finished his collegiate career at Friends University in Kansas where he produced a 14 1/2 sack season.