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Bryan Cunningham, Jr.[1] (born May 29, 1989) is a Canadian football wide receiver for the Montreal Alouettes. He played college football for Michigan State. He was selected in the sixth round at the 183rd overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins.[2]

B.J. Cunningham
No. 85 – Montreal Alouettes
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1989-05-29) May 29, 1989 (age 30)
Westerville, Ohio
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:211 lb (96 kg)
Career information
High school:Westerville (OH) South
College:Michigan State
NFL Draft:2012 / Round: 6 / Pick: 183
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
CFL status:International
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at
Career CFL statistics
Receiving yards:2,574
Receiving touchdowns:14
Player stats at


Early yearsEdit

Cunningham attended Westerville South High School in Westerville, Ohio. As a senior, he had 45 receptions for 770 yards and nine touchdowns.

College careerEdit

Cunningham concluded his career at Michigan State as the school's all-time leader in receptions (218) and receiving yards (3,086). He also ranks second in career TD receptions with 25.[1][3]

Professional careerEdit

Miami DolphinsEdit

He was selected in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins On May 17 of that year, Cunningham signed a four-year $2.2 million contract; includes a $106,000 signing bonus. Cunningham was, however, cut by the Dolphins on August 31, 2012.[2]

Philadelphia EaglesEdit

Cunningham was signed to the Philadelphia Eagles practice squad on September 1, 2012. On August 1, 2013, Cunningham was waived with an injury settlement by the Philadelphia Eagles.[4] On October 14, 2013, Cunningham was re-signed to the Eagles' active roster. He was released on November 12, 2013. Two days later, he was signed to Eagles' practice squad.[5]

Chicago BearsEdit

Cunningham was signed to the Chicago Bears practice squad on November 12, 2014.

Montreal AlouettesEdit

Cunningham was signed by the Montreal Alouettes on July 28, 2015. After a modest 2015 season Cunningham had a breakout 2016 campaign, playing in 17 regular season games catching 65 passes for 855 yards with 4 touchdowns.[2] The following season, in 2017, he had the best season of his career, catching 69 passes for 1,128 yards with 4 touchdowns. Cunningham missed four games in the 2018 season but was still a significant contributor to the Alouettes' passing attack. In February 2019, Cunningham signed a contract extension with Montreal.[6] In August 2019 Cunningham suffered a fractured wrist.[7]


  1. ^ a b "B.J. Cunningham - Football". Michigan State University Athletics.
  2. ^ a b c Zurkowsky, Herb (9 August 2017). "B.J. Cunningham grateful to Alouettes for giving him a chance to excel". National Post. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  3. ^ "A Spartans' heartbreaker: Wisconsin's late rally destroys MSU's Rose Bowl dream".
  4. ^ "Eagles Waive WR B.J. Cunningham". August 1, 2013. Retrieved August 2, 2013.
  5. ^ Mosher, Geoff (November 14, 2013). "Eagles re-sign B.J. Cunningham to prax squad". Archived from the original on 2013-11-15. Retrieved 2014-04-19.
  6. ^ "Als extended Cunningham through 2020". 12 February 2019.
  7. ^ Staff, TSN ca (2019-08-10). "Report: Montreal Alouettes WR B.J. Cunningham suffers fractured wrist -". TSN. Retrieved 2019-08-12.

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