Cory Lamont Fleming (born March 19, 1971) is a former professional American football wide receiver in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys. He also was a member of the Nashville Kats, Carolina Cobras and Orlando Predators in the Arena Football League. He played college football for the University of Tennessee.
|Born:||March 19, 1971|
|Height:||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight:||216 lb (98 kg)|
|High school:||Nashville (TN) Stratford|
|NFL Draft:||1994 / Round: 3 / Pick: 87|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Career Arena statistics|
|Player stats at PFR|
|Player stats at ArenaFan.com|
Fleming attended Stratford High School, where he was the starting quarterback. As a senior, he passed for 860 yards and 6 touchdowns, while rushing for 400 yards and 11 touchdowns. He received All-state honors at the end of the season.
He was the starting power forward in basketball, earning honorable-mention All-state honors as a junior, when he led the state in rebounding with better than 15 boards per contest. He also practiced the high jump (6-10 1/2) in track.
Fleming accepted a football scholarship from the University of Tennessee and was converted to wide receiver. As a sophomore, he scored five touchdowns out of just 14 receptions, contributing to the team winning the SEC championship. After being the backup to Carl Pickens, he became a starter as a junior, registering 40 receptions for 490 yards (leading the team) and two touchdowns. In his last year, he posted 39 receptions for 596 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Fleming finished his college career with 94 receptions for 1,266 yards, and at the time school records, with 18 touchdown receptions, 11 single-season touchdown receptions, and six consecutive games with a touchdown reception.
San Francisco 49ersEdit
Fleming was selected by the San Francisco 49ers in the third round (87th overall) of the 1994 NFL Draft. On July 21, the team rescinded his rights because of salary cap reasons, making him a free agent without ever signing a contract or attending a practice.
The next year, he competed to replace Alvin Harper in the starting lineup, but lost out to Kevin Williams and was named the team's third wide receiver, making him a part of the Super Bowl XXX winning team.
Arena Football LeagueEdit
In 1997, he was signed by the Nashville Kats of the Arena Football League, after being contacted by then offensive coordinator Jay Gruden. In 10 seasons, he was a five-time All-Arena, a four-time All–Ironman and an Ironman of the Year selection.
Fleming owns an insurance agency and also organizes football camps for kids in the offseason. In August 2013, he was arrested in Davidson County, Tennessee, for driving under the influence of alcohol.
- "Former Vol Receiver Cory Fleming Named AFL Ironman of the Week". Retrieved January 29, 2018.
- "Fleming, Faulkner give Volunteers flair, stability". Retrieved January 29, 2018.
- "Rookies Find Times Tough In Preseason Camps". Retrieved January 29, 2018.
- "Transactions". Retrieved January 29, 2018.
- "Dallas tries to replace Harper". Retrieved January 29, 2018.
- "Cowboys lack balance in air attack". Retrieved January 29, 2018.
- "Aikman undergoes successful surgery". Retrieved January 29, 2018.
- "NFL Training Camp Report". Retrieved January 29, 2018.
- Mike Organ (April 26, 2014). "Kats' Cory Fleming goes to Arena Football Hall of Fame". www.tennessean.com. The Tennessean. Retrieved July 22, 2018.
- Inabinett, Mark (August 11, 2013). "Lawrence Samuels going into Arena Football League Hall of Fame". Press-Register. Mobile, AL: Advance Publications. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
- Wood, Ryan (August 1, 2013). "Former Dallas Cowboy arrested Thursday for DUI". Dallas, TX: WFAA-TV.