Jay was twice first team All-State in basketball at Heritage Hills High School. He more than 20 points a game in his last two seasons.
Jay honorable mention All-State shortstop for Heritage Hills. He hit better than .400 as a junior and senior.
Jay is the fifth Heritage Hills player to play pro football. The others are Bruce King (1985-87, Kansas City and Buffalo), Chris Sigler (mid-1980s, Canadian Football League), Ken Dilger (1995-2004, Indianapolis and Tampa Bay) and Jon Goldsberry (2005-07, Chicago).
In 2005, Jay became the third Vanderbilt quarterback in the past 50 years to complete more than 60 percent of his passes.
Jay was the first Vanderbilt player since 1967 to be named SEC Player of the Year by the league's coaches.
Jay was the first quarterback in Vandy history to record four consecutive 300-yard passing performances.
In 2006, Jay became the first rookie in NFL history to throw multiple touchdown passes in each of his first four games and the first Bronco to begin his career with a touchdown pass in each of his first nine games. He set team rookie records for passer rating (88.5) and completion percentage (59.1).
In the third quarter of a game in december of 2006, Jay connected on 10 of 13 passes for 137 yards and a pair of touchdowns to Tony Scheffler. The scoring stirkes came within a 48-second span, which tied an NFL mark for rookies set by Charlie Conerly and Bill Swiacki of the New York Giants in 1948.
In 2008, Jay tied John Elway for the fastest in Broncos history to reach 3,000 passing yards in a season.
Jay was honored as NFL Player of the Week in Week 16 of the 2009 season.
Jay threw four touchdowns with no interceptions in a game against the Eagles in 2010.
Jay is one of many pro athletes who have been diagnosed with diabetes. Others include Ty Cobb, Catfish Hunter, Jackie Robinson, Walt Frazier, Joe Frazier, Sugar Ray Robinson, Bobby Clarke and Billie Jean King.
Former NFL quarterback Wade Wilson also suffers from diabetes. He and Jay have talked about dealing with their illness.
Jay learned to golf after joining the Broncos. Ne now hosts his own charity tournament in Colorado.
Thanks to a partnership with the Eli Lilly & Co., every time Jay throws a touchdown pass, a child with diabetes gets to go to summer camp for free.
After joining the Broncos, Jay started the Jay Cutler Foundation. Through it, he supports a number of causes, including the Mount Saint Vincent Home and Sentinels of Freedom.
Jay has his own TV show, Cutler Live, during the season. He tapes it as Old Chicago in Littleton.
Rather than watch the draft in person at New York's Radio City Music Hall, Jay had party at a barbecue restaurant in Nasville.
Jay was a member of the National Honor Society in high school.
Jay has two purebred German Shepards, Zeus and Zoe.