Staat for Congress 2020

As a third generation Veteran, my grandfather fought in WWII in the Navy, my father fought in Vietnam in the Army, and I served in Iraq while serving in the Marine Corps, I have once again decided to answer the call to serve our great country. I want to give our Veterans the representation that they deserve and that is why I am running for congress in the 8th Congressional district in California. To help me in my fight please click on the "Staat for Congress" link below to donate. God Bless and Semper Fi! 


Check out this great video of my  transition from the National Football League (NFL) to the United States Marine Corps (USMC). Semper Fi! 

About Me

Who I am


I am a husband, father, retired American National Football League (NFL) player, United States Marine, Iraq War Veteran, humanitarian, inspirational and motivational speaker from Bakersfield, CA. I dedicate myself full time to bringing my message of hope, perseverance, and strength to churches, schools, and conferences around the United States and the world. As a keynote speaker, I help break through the boundaries that are limiting to you, your team, or organization. Let me help you move from the world of yesterday's regrets to the world of tomorrow's victories!

NFL beginnings

Steve McNair (9) and Jeremy Staat (94)

I was the 2nd round, 41st pick in the 1998 NFL Draft to the Pittsburgh Steelers. I spent three years with the Steelers before signing on with the Seattle Seahawks, Oakland Raiders, and the St. Louis Rams.

Service in the United States Marine Corps.


I made the life choice to enlist in the United States Marine Corps as an infantry machine gunner (0331) and served my country from 2005 to 2009.  

Iraq War Veteran


I am a 3rd generation Veteran. My grandfather served in WWII in the Navy, my father served in the Army in Vietnam, and I served in Iraq in the Marine Corps. In 2007, my Marine Corps brothers and I from 1/3 Bravo Company were deployed to Haditha, Iraq.  



In 2012, I road a bicycle 3,468 miles across the United States to raise awareness about veteran suicide and childhood obesity. The ride took me through 16 states and 78 cities across our great nation. 



As a student, I have earned an A.A. in Criminal Justice, B.A. in Liberal Studies, M.Ed. in Educational Leadership, and an Ed.S. in Educational Leadership. I am currently pursuing a Ed.D. in Educational Leadership. 



Embrace the Future

What is it that is holding you in the present and keeping you from accessing your brightest future? I am huge advocate in the pursuit of establishing individual educational milestones. I have learned that that my own personal educational milestones have benefited me more than my athletic achievements.  


The Real Connection

I have developed multiple interactive presentations that can fit your needs for a fantastic presentation for any event. Due to my vast life experiences I am able to connect with individuals on a personal basis. 

Outreach programs for youth organizations


As a community member that believes in “serve over self,” I have had the opportunity to serve my community in many different fashions. One example of this service is when myself and two other fellow Marines volunteered our time to work with some of the youth at the Kern County Crossroads Juvenile Corrections Facility. 


A Philosophy for the Future

 We are only limited by the things that we allow to limit us. The keys to success and productivity are already in our pocket. You just need someone to show you the lock and encourage you to open the door. 


Workshops and Keynotes

As an award-winning motivational speaker and innovator, I will bring new life and connection to your next event. Contact me, and we can design a workshop or presentation that fits the needs that you have today. 


The sky's the limit!

No topic is out of reach for me to tackle. Contact me today and we can construct a presentation that works for your needs. 


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Jeremy Staat