Demetrius Rhaney (born June 22, 1992) is an American football center who plays for the Houston Roughnecks of the XFL. He was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the seventh round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at Tennessee State, having also played at Ellsworth Community College.

Demetrius Rhaney
No. 65 – Houston Roughnecks
Personal information
Born: (1992-06-22) June 22, 1992 (age 27)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:300 lb (136 kg)
Career information
High school:Fort Lauderdale (FL) Stranahan
College:Tennessee State
NFL Draft:2014 / Round: 7 / Pick: 250
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Games played:33
Games started:1
Player stats at

Early yearsEdit

A native of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Rhaney lost his mother, Veronica Dixon to a sudden illness when he was in seventh grade.[1] He attended Academy High School in Coral Springs, Florida, before it was shut down, and later Stranahan High School.

College careerEdit

Because his transcript from Academy was lost, he could not meet NCAA requirements to accept a scholarship offer from Alabama A&M University. Instead, he enrolled at Ellsworth CC, and later Tennessee State.[citation needed]

Professional careerEdit

St. Louis / Los Angeles RamsEdit

Rhaney was selected by the St. Louis Rams in the seventh round, 250th overall, of the 2014 NFL Draft.[2] On June 20, 2017, Rhaney was waived by the Rams.[3]

Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

On June 21, 2017, Rhaney was claimed off waivers by the Jacksonville Jaguars.[4] He was released on September 1, 2017.[5]

Washington RedskinsEdit

On November 21, 2017, Rhaney signed with the Washington Redskins.[6]

On September 1, 2018, Rhaney was waived for final roster cuts before the start of the 2018 season.[7] He was re-signed on December 5, 2018, but was waived six days later.[8][9]

Memphis ExpressEdit

In 2019, Rhaney joined the Memphis Express of the Alliance of American Football (AAF).[10]

Hamilton Tiger-CatsEdit

After the AAF ceased operations in April 2019, Rhaney signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League on May 23, 2019.

Buffalo BillsEdit

On August 10, 2019, Rhaney was signed by the Buffalo Bills.[11] He was waived on August 31, 2019.[12]

Houston RoughnecksEdit

Rhaney was drafted in the 2020 XFL Draft by the Houston Roughnecks.[13]


  1. ^ "Missing high school transcript nearly derailed shot at college and NFL for offensive lineman Demetrius Rhaney". Yahoo! Sports. March 24, 2014.
  2. ^ "TSU's Kadeem Edwards to Bucs, Demetrius Rhaney to Rams". Tennessean. May 10, 2014.
  3. ^ Simmons, Myles (June 20, 2017). "Rams Waive Four Players".
  4. ^ Williams, Charean (June 21, 2017). "Jaguars claim offensive lineman Demetrius Rhaney".
  5. ^ Oehser, John (September 1, 2017). "Roster at 75: Notable names among transactions".
  6. ^ Czarda, Stephen (November 21, 2017). "Redskins Place Four On Injured Reserve, Sign Four To Active Roster".
  7. ^ "9/1: Redskins Make Roster Moves". September 1, 2018. Retrieved September 1, 2018.
  8. ^ "Redskins Sign Josh Johnson, Three Others; Place Quinton Dunbar, Trey Quinn And Jonathan Cooper On Injured Reserve". December 5, 2018.
  9. ^ "Redskins Sign Guard Kyle Fuller, Waive Demetrius Rhaney". December 11, 2018.
  10. ^ Munz, Jason (January 30, 2019). "AAF: The Memphis Express set their initial 52-man roster. Who made the cut?". The Commercial Appeal. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
  11. ^ Brown, Chris (August 10, 2019). "Bills sign CB Captain Munnerlyn, OL Demetrius Rhaney and, DT Roderick Young".
  12. ^ Brown, Chris (August 31, 2019). "Bills cut roster down to 53 players".
  13. ^ Bender, Bill (October 21, 2019). "XFL Draft picks 2019: Complete results, rosters, players for new football league". Sporting News. Retrieved October 22, 2019.

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