Darius Reynolds

Darius Reynolds (born April 4, 1989) is an American football wide receiver who is currently a wide receiver for the Jacksonville Sharks of the National Arena League (NAL). He first enrolled at Reedley College before transferring to Iowa State University. He attended C. D. Hylton High School in Woodbridge, Virginia. Reynolds has also been a member of the Green Bay Packers, Iowa BarnstormersSan Jose SaberCats and Philadelphia Soul

Darius Reynolds
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Reynolds in 2017
Free agent
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1989-04-04) April 4, 1989 (age 32)
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school:Woodbridge (VA) C. D. Hylton
College:Iowa State
Undrafted:2012
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career Arena statistics
Receptions:421
Receiving yards:5,847
Receiving TDs:139
Total TDs:158
Player stats at ArenaFan.com

Early yearsEdit

Reynolds lettered in football, basketball and track and field at C. D. Hylton High School. He played quarterback for the C.D. Hylton Bulldogs, throwing for 1,500 yards and 20 touchdowns as a senior. He led the Bulldogs to a 12-1 record and the state semifinals his junior year.[1]

College careerEdit

Reynolds played college football and participated in track and field for the Reedley College Tigers.[2] He played quarterback for the Tigers.[1] He passed for 1,752 yards and 13 touchdowns and rushed for 749 yards and 11 touchdowns as a freshman in 2007. The Tigers finished 8-3 in 2007.[1][3]

Reynolds transferred to Iowa State University to play football for the Iowa State Cyclones. He led the Cyclones with 43 receptions, 695 receiver yards and seven touchdowns as a senior in 2011.[4] He finished his career at Iowa State with 81 receptions, 1,050 receiving yards and nine receiving touchdowns.[1]

Professional careerEdit

Reynolds was rated the 63rd best wide receiver in the 2012 NFL Draft by NFLDraftScout.com.[5]

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 2 in
(1.88 m)
206 lb
(93 kg)
4.54 s 1.62 s 2.63 s 4.25 s 6.77 s 35 in
(0.89 m)
10 ft 0 in
(3.05 m)
23 reps
All values from Iowa State Pro Day[5]

Green Bay PackersEdit

Reynolds signed with the Green Bay Packers on May 2, 2012 after going undrafted in the 2012 NFL Draft. He was released by the Packers on May 16, 2012 after failing a physical.[6]

Iowa BarnstormersEdit

Reynolds was signed by the Iowa Barnstormers on July 2, 2012.[7] He was named Second Team All-Arena in 2014 after garnering 126 receptions, 1,884 receiving yards and 39 receiving touchdowns.[8][9]

San Jose SaberCatsEdit

Reynold was assigned to the San Jose SaberCats on January 12, 2015.[10] The Sabercats won ArenaBowl XXVIII against the Jacksonville Sharks on August 29, 2015.[11]

Philadelphia SoulEdit

On February 5, 2016, Reynolds was assigned to the Philadelphia Soul.[12] On August 26, 2016, the Soul beat the Arizona Rattlers in ArenaBowl XXIX by a score of 56–42.[13] He earned First Team All-Arena honors in 2017.[14] On August 26, 2017, the Soul beat the Tampa Bay Storm in ArenaBowl XXX by a score of 44–40.[15]

Guangzhou PowerEdit

Reynolds was selected by the Guangzhou Power in the fifth round of the 2017 CAFL Draft.[16]

AFL statisticsEdit

Year Team
Rec Yds TD
2012 Iowa 3 63 1
2013 Iowa 47 619 15
2014 Iowa 126 1,885 39
2015 San Jose 49 561 11
2016 Philadelphia 112 1,447 38
2017 Philadelphia 84 1,272 35
Career 421 5,847 139

Stats from ArenaFan:[17]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "#7 Darius Reynolds". cyclones.com. Retrieved August 29, 2014.
  2. ^ Rose, Kristi (July 24, 2014). "BTW: Darius Reynolds". arenafootball.com. Retrieved 29 August 2014.
  3. ^ La Gesse, Bobby (August 22, 2009). "Internet sensation makes long-awaited debut at ISU". gc.inisites.com. Archived from the original on September 3, 2014. Retrieved August 29, 2014.
  4. ^ "#7 Darius Reynolds, WR". theiowabarnstormers.com. Retrieved August 29, 2014.
  5. ^ a b "Darius Reynolds". nfldraftscout.com. Archived from the original on August 30, 2016. Retrieved August 29, 2016.
  6. ^ "Darius Reynolds". kffl.com. Archived from the original on December 16, 2014. Retrieved December 15, 2014.
  7. ^ "Historical Team Transactions". arenafan.com. Retrieved August 29, 2014.
  8. ^ "Darius Reynolds - Awards". arenafan.com. Retrieved May 23, 2015.
  9. ^ "Darius Reynolds - Career Stats". arenafan.com. Retrieved May 23, 2015.
  10. ^ "All-Arena Receiver Headed to San Jose". arenafootball.com. January 12, 2015. Archived from the original on May 24, 2015. Retrieved May 23, 2015.
  11. ^ Hacke, Ray (August 29, 2015). "San Jose SaberCats roll in ArenaBowl XXVIII for AFL title". mercurynews.com. Archived from the original on August 30, 2015. Retrieved August 30, 2015.
  12. ^ "Soul re-sign LB Joe Goosby, sign WR Darius Reynolds". csnphilly.com. February 6, 2016. Archived from the original on February 8, 2016. Retrieved February 8, 2016.
  13. ^ "Soul Defeat Rattlers, 56-42, to Claim AFL Crown". arenafootball.com. August 26, 2016. Archived from the original on August 28, 2016. Retrieved August 28, 2016.
  14. ^ "AFL Announces All-Arena First and Second Teams". arenafootball.com. August 21, 2017. Archived from the original on September 16, 2017. Retrieved September 15, 2017.
  15. ^ "Soul Snare Second Straight Foster Trophy in ArenaBowl XXX". arenafootball.com. Archived from the original on August 27, 2017. Retrieved August 27, 2017.
  16. ^ "2017 CAFL DRAFT RESULTS". caflfootball.com. July 11, 2017. Archived from the original on September 29, 2017. Retrieved July 21, 2017.
  17. ^ "Darius Reynolds". arenafan.com. Retrieved July 27, 2017.

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