Jeremy Bloom (born April 2, 1982) is the only athlete in history to
ever ski in the
Winter Olympics and also be drafted into the National
Football League. As a skier, he is a three-time World Champion,
two-time Olympian, and 11-time World Cup Gold Medalist. He became the
youngest freestyle skier in history to be inducted into the United
States Skiing Hall of Fame in 2013. He won a record six straight
World Cup events, the most in a single season in the sport's history
until Mikael Kingsbury won seven straight events in a single season,
twice, and 13 straight events over two seasons. As a football player,
he was an
All-American at the
University of Colorado Boulder
University of Colorado Boulder and,
although he never appeared in a regular-season game, was signed to
play professional football as a wide receiver and return specialist
Philadelphia Eagles and the Pittsburgh Steelers.[citation
In January 2008, Bloom founded the Wish of a Lifetime Charity, which
grants lifelong wishes to 80, 90, and 100+ year old people
(Wishofalifetime.org). The non-profit has granted over 1000 wishes in
46 states.
In April 2010, Bloom founded the marketing software company Integrate.
The company has raised over $42 million of venture capital from
Comcast, Foundry Group and Liberty Global. Integrate was named as the
"Best New Company" at the American Business Awards in New York City.
Forbes Magazine called Bloom one of the 30 most influential people in
technology under the age of 30.
In 2013, Bloom was a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur
of the Year. Integrate has offices in Denver, Colorado, Scottsdale,
Arizona, New York City,
San Francisco and Boston.
He is also a College Football and Olympic Sports Television Analyst
and has worked for ESPN, Fox, NBC and The Pac-12 Network.[citation
1 Personal life
2 Skiing career
3 College football career
4 Professional football career
4.1 Philadelphia Eagles
4.2 Pittsburgh Steelers
6 Other ventures
7 World Cup Skiing Results
9 External links
Bloom was born in Loveland, Colorado, the son of Charlene, a ski and
fly fishing instructor, and Larry Bloom, a clinical psychologist.
His older sister, Molly Bloom, ran an underground poker ring and is
Jessica Chastain in the film Molly's Game, with Kevin
Costner playing their father. His cousin is ice hockey player Colby
Cohen. Bloom's father is Jewish and his mother is Christian.
Bloom helped lead both his football and track teams to state
championships. In his freshman year, Bloom played quarterback and
defensive back. He switched to receiver in his sophomore year and
played on the junior varsity football team. In his senior year, his
team defeated Lakewood in the state playoffs with a score of 35–12.
He accepted a full scholarship to play college football at the
University of Colorado Boulder. As a track athlete, Bloom helped lead
his high school track team to back-to-back Class 5A state championship
titles his junior and senior year. He competed in the 100 m, 200 m, 4
× 100 m and 4x400 meter.
Bloom studied karate from age five and earned a first degree black
belt at 12. He continues to study mixed martial arts.
Bloom completed a real estate and finance entrepreneurship degree at
Wharton Business School
Wharton Business School of the
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania in 2006.
Bloom now lives in New York City, New York.
Bloom was a keynote speaker at MozCon 2014.
Men's freestyle skiing
Representing United States
FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships
Bloom grew up skiing in Keystone, Colorado. By 15, Bloom became the
youngest male freestyle skier to ever make The
United States Ski Team.
By 14, Bloom was a National Champion and by 19 he was a World
Champion. From 2002 to 2004, he performed a balancing act with his
university school work, college football and the world cup skiing
tour. One month after he was named to the 1st Team Freshman
All-American list for college football, he won the World Championship
Dual's Gold Medal at the 2003
FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships in
Deer Valley, Utah. In 2005, he dominated FIS World Cup Tour becoming
the first freestyle skier to ever win six straight races in a single
season. He ended 2005 as the #1 ranked freestyle skier in the world
and number one in moguls for the second time (also 2002). After the
2006 Olympics, Bloom focussed his attention solely on football.
However, on November 24, 2008, he announced his intention to attend
United States ski team's training camp to assess the possibility
of a 2010 return to Olympic skiing. On December 16, 2008, Bloom was
added to the 39 man roster of the U.S. Ski Team.
College football career
Wide receiver / Return specialist
(1982-04-02) April 2, 1982 (age 35)
5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
180 lb (82 kg)
2006 / Round: 5 / Pick: 147
Philadelphia Eagles (2006)
Pittsburgh Steelers (2007–2008)*
* Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Bloom was a wide receiver and punt returner for the University of
Colorado Boulder football team. As a freshman, he was selected to the
first-team Freshman All-America list by collegefootballnews.com and
the FWAA. He set many school records during his two years playing
football for the Colorado Buffaloes, including a 96-yard (88 m)
touchdown reception, the longest in school history. After a long
fought battle with the
NCAA to keep his skiing hopes alive for the
Winter Olympics the
NCAA declared him permanently ineligible,
cutting short his college football career by two years. He went on to
regain his #1 in the world skiing ranking in 2005 and competed for the
United States in the 2006 Olympics. Two days after the 2006 Turin
Olympics Bloom flew to
Indianapolis to compete in the NFL Scouting
NCAA has since changed the rules on amateurism so that
student-athletes are only ineligible for a sport if they accept money
for that sport. Under these rules, Bloom would be ineligible to ski
for the Colorado team, but would be eligible to compete in all other
sports, including football.
Professional football career
On April 30, 2006, Bloom was selected by the
Philadelphia Eagles in
the fifth round (147th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft. He was featured
in the NFL's TV show Hey Rookie, Welcome To The NFL. He practiced with
the team all through mini-camp as a punt and kick returner, but
injured his hamstring during training camp. Due to this injury, he was
placed on injured reserve and remained with the team for the 2006
season. After spending his entire rookie year on injured reserve,
during the 2007 preseason Bloom averaged 20.3 yards on 12 kickoff
returns and 7.8 yards on 10 punt returns. He later was released by the
Eagles prior to the regular season.
On December 31, 2007, Bloom was signed by the
Pittsburgh Steelers in
preparation for the 2008 AFC playoff game against the Jacksonville
Jaguars. He began 2008 training camp with the Steelers. However,
he was released by the Steelers on August 25, 2008.
In the spring of 2008, Bloom launched The Donna Wheeler Foundation.
Based in his home state of Colorado, the foundation was originally
named in honor of his 82-year-old grandmother. The name was later
changed to the
Jeremy Bloom Wish of a Lifetime Foundation "to
establish a solid brand identity." The non-profit, 501(c)(3)
foundation's mission is to help low income seniors experience their
Leading up to the 2006 NFL draft, Bloom, along with fellow rookies
Vernon Davis and A. J. Hawk, appeared in ads for Under Armour's new
line of football cleats, with the slogan "Click Clack (I think they
hear us coming)." He was also the feature in an ABC Olympic commercial
and 80-hour fitness commercial.
Bloom has also landed modeling jobs with Tommy Hilfiger, Abercrombie
& Fitch (A&F:Rising Stars Christmas 2004),
GQ Magazine and
Cosmopolitan magazine. He was also a frequent guest host on Video Stew
Palladia and was a VJ for the channel. He has appeared on magazine
covers; Cargo, Outside,
Sports Illustrated on Campus, Hooked on the
Outdoors, and Mile High Sports.
In March 2003, Bloom won the 30th annual CBS
Superstars Competition in
Jamaica; he defeated nine professional athletes that included Dexter
Jackson, Ahman Green, Will Allen and Super Bowl MVP Hines Ward. He
ran a 100-yard (91 m) dash in 9.41 seconds, .01 off the events
record set by Joey Galloway. He donated his $45,000 prize money to
help build youth football fields in his hometown of Loveland,
After football practice with the Philadelphia Eagles, he interned for
well-known professor and economist Peter Linneman.
In Warren Miller's 55th ski movie Higher Ground, Bloom narrated almost
the entire movie with Warren only contributing a few lines.
In 2012, Bloom participated in dating game show The Choice.
World Cup Skiing Results
In Bloom’s four years of competing on the World Cup Tour, he won 11
Gold Medals and earned 26 World Cup Podiums. He competed in 49 World
Cup Races during those four years, achieving a podium 53% of the time.
2006 Mont Gabriel, World Cup 2
2005 Ruka FIN World Ski Championships Dual 3
2005 Voss NOR World Cup 2
2005 Sauze D'Oulx ITA World Cup 1
2005 Naeba JPN World Cup 1
2005 Inawashiro JPN World Cup 1
2005 Inawashiro JPN World Cup 1
2005 Deer Valley, UT USA World Cup 1
2005 Deer Valley, UT USA World Cup 1
2005 Mont Tremblant, QC CAN World Cup 2
2004 Spindleruv Mlyn CZE World Cup 1
2004 Naeba JPN World Cup 3
2004 Inawashiro JPN World Cup 3
2004 Jisan KOR FIS Race 2
2004 Deer Valley, UT USA World Cup Dual 2
2003 Ruka FIN World Cup 2
2003 Madarao JPN World Cup 1
2003 Steamboat USA World Cup 1
2003 Deer Valley World Ski Championships Duals 1
2003 Deer Valley USA World Ski Championships 2
2003 Mont Tremblant, QC CAN World Cup 2
2002 Ruka FIN World Cup Moguls 2
2002 Inawashiro JPN World Cup Moguls 2
2002 Lake Placid, NY USA World Cup 1
2002 Steamboat USA World Cup Moguls 3
2002 Tignes FRA World Cup Moguls 3
^ Jeremy Bloom, five others to be inducted into Ski & Snowboard
^ Chapman, Lizette (March 21, 2012). "Integrate Co-Founder Takes
Lessons From Gridiron Into The Boardroom". The Wall Street
Associated Press (November 24, 2008). "Bloom returning to US team".
si.com. Archived from the original on February 28, 2009. Retrieved
November 24, 2008.
^ Harris, John (July 29, 2008). "Going for the Black & Gold".
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Archived from the original on February 28,
2009. Retrieved July 29, 2008.
Associated Press (August 25, 2008). "
Jeremy Bloom out in Steelers'
first roster cut". NFL. Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved August 26,
^ Fittipaldo, Ray (August 25, 2008). "Steelers name Hartwig starting
center, make first cuts". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved August
^ Dilbeck, Steve (February 10, 2006). "Two-sport star is ready to
Bloom". Los Angeles Daily News. Retrieved February 11, 2010.
^ Keppler, Justin (June 8, 2012). "Olympic Skier
Jeremy Bloom Appears
on Fox's New Dating Show 'The Choice'". The Ski Channel. Retrieved
April 11, 2013.
U.S. Olympic Team bio
Philadelphia Eagles bio
Pittsburgh Steelers bio
The Wish of a Lifetime
1973: Bob Seagren
1974: Kyle Rote Jr.
1975: O. J. Simpson
1976–77: Kyle Rote Jr.
1978: Wayne Grimditch
1979: Greg Pruitt
1980: Charles White
1981–83: Renaldo Nehemiah
1984: Tom Petranoff
1985: Mark Gastineau
1986: Renaldo Nehemiah
1987–88: Herschel Walker
1989–90: Willie Gault
1991: Kelly Gruber
1992: Mike Powell
1993–94: Dave Johnson
1995–97: competition not held
1998–2000: Jason Sehorn
2001: Hermann Maier
2002: Bode Miller
2003: Jeremy Bloom
2006 NFL draft
2006 NFL draft selections