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Donte Rakeem Moncrief (born August 6, 1993) is an American football wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Ole Miss, and was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft.

Donte Moncrief
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Moncrief with the Colts in 2014
No. 11 – Pittsburgh Steelers
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1993-08-06) August 6, 1993 (age 25)
Raleigh, Mississippi
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:216 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school:Raleigh (Raleigh, Mississippi)
College:Ole Miss
NFL Draft:2014 / Round: 3 / Pick: 90
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Receptions:200
Receiving yards:2,543
Receiving average:12.7
Receiving touchdowns:21
Player stats at NFL.com

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High school careerEdit

A native of Raleigh, Mississippi, Moncrief attended Raleigh High School.[1] He registered 21 catches for 441 yards and 9 touchdowns as a senior while also passing for 365 yards with 2 touchdowns and rushing 12 times for 144 yards. He also returned two punts for touchdowns. He collected 48 tackles, four for loss, and four interceptions on defense.

In addition to football, Moncrief also competed in track & field for the Lions, where he was one of the state's top performers in the long jump. He was a two-time 3A state champion in the long jump event, with a personal-best mark of 7.76 meters (25-1.5).[2]

Considered a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, he was rated as the 17th best wide receiver prospect in the nation.[3]

College careerEdit

Moncrief attended the University of Mississippi from 2011 to 2013.[4] During his collegiate career, he had 156 receptions for 2,371 yards and 20 touchdowns.[5]

Moncrief announced on January 3, 2014 that he would forgo his senior season and enter the 2014 NFL Draft.[6]

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 2 in
(1.88 m)
221 lb
(100 kg)
32 in
(0.81 m)
9 18 in
(0.23 m)
4.40 s 1.54 s 2.51 s 4.30 s 7.02 s 39.5 in
(1.00 m)
11 ft 0 in
(3.35 m)
13 reps
All values from NFL Combine[7]

Indianapolis ColtsEdit

Moncrief was drafted in the third round, with the 90th overall pick, by the Indianapolis Colts on May 9, 2014.[8] On May 30, the Colts officially signed him to his rookie contract.[9] On October 26, 2014, in a game vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers, Moncrief scored his first NFL touchdown on a pass from quarterback Andrew Luck. In week 13, Moncrief had 3 receptions for a career-high 134 yards and 2 touchdowns to help the Colts beat the Washington Redskins 49–27. He finished his rookie season with 32 receptions for 444 yards and 3 touchdowns.[10]

In 2015, he had a career-high 64 receptions for 733 yards and six touchdowns.[11] In 2016, Moncrief missed six games with a shoulder sprain and another with a hamstring issue but still managed to catch seven touchdowns.[12] In 2017 he had a career-low 26 catches, due to injuries of his own as well as Luck missing the entire season.[13][14]

Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

On March 15, 2018, Moncrief signed a one-year, $9.6 million fully guaranteed contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars.[13] In Week 4, in a victory over the New York Jets, Moncrief totaled five receptions for 109 yards and a touchdown.[15] He finished the season with 48 receptions for 668 yards and three touchdowns.

Pittsburgh SteelersEdit

On March 14, 2019, Moncrief signed a two-year deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers.[16]

NFL statisticsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Season Team Games Receiving Rushing Fumbles
GP GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Att Yds Avg Lng TD FUM Lost
2014 IND 16 2 32 444 13.9 79T 3 4 17 4.3 7 0
2015 IND 16 10 64 733 11.5 33 6
2016 IND 9 7 30 307 10.2 39 7 1 -1 -1 -1 0 0 0
2017 IND 12 8 26 391 15.0 60 2 - - - - 0 0 0
2018 JAX 16 14 48 668 13.9 80T 3 - - - - 0 1 1
Total 69 41 200 2,543 12.7 80 21 5 16 3.2 7 0 1 1

PostseasonEdit

Season Team Games Receiving Rushing Fumbles
GP GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Att Yds Avg Lng TD FUM Lost
2014 IND 2 0 5 86 17.2 36T 1
Total 2 0 5 86 17.2 36T 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Donte Moncrief headed to Indianapolis". WAPT. Retrieved October 11, 2018.
  2. ^ "footballtalentadvisors.com". footballtalentadvisors.com.
  3. ^ "Rivals.com". sports.yahoo.com.
  4. ^ "Donte Moncrief Stats". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 11, 2018.
  5. ^ Donte Moncrief declares for NFL Draft Archived January 6, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "Ole Miss junior wide receiver Donte Moncrief declares for NFL draft". Gulf Live. January 4, 2014.
  7. ^ "2014 NFL Draft Profile: Donte Moncrief". NFL.com.
  8. ^ "2014 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 11, 2018.
  9. ^ "Colts sign Donte Moncrief, have entire rookie class signed". IndyStar.com. May 30, 2014.
  10. ^ "Donte Moncrief 2014 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 11, 2018.
  11. ^ "Donte Moncrief 2015 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 11, 2018.
  12. ^ "Donte Moncrief 2016 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 11, 2018.
  13. ^ a b Oehser, John (March 15, 2018). "OFFICIAL: Moncrief signs". Jaguars.com.
  14. ^ "Donte Moncrief 2017 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 11, 2018.
  15. ^ "Bortles sharp as Jaguars roll past Jets". Reuters. Retrieved October 11, 2018.
  16. ^ Varley, Teresa (March 14, 2019). "Moncrief: 'That was exciting'". Steelers.com. Retrieved March 14, 2019.

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