Hunter Renfrow (born December 21, 1995) is an American football wide receiver and return specialist for the Las Vegas Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Clemson.
|No. 13 – Las Vegas Raiders|
|Born:||December 21, 1995|
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight:||185 lb (84 kg)|
(Myrtle Beach, South Carolina)
|NFL Draft:||2019 / Round: 5 / Pick: 149|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 12, 2020|
|Player stats at PFR|
High school careerEdit
Renfrow attended Socastee High School in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where his father, Tim, was the football coach. He played quarterback for Socastee's football team and was rated by Rivals.com as a two-star recruit. He received offers from Appalachian State, Gardner-Webb, Presbyterian, and Wofford, where his father played.
Despite receiving scholarship offers to play football and baseball at schools in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS), Renfrow enrolled at Clemson University, and walked on to the Clemson Tigers football team. He was 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m) and weighed only 155 pounds (70 kg). He took a redshirt in 2014. By 2015, when he had increased to 176 pounds (80 kg), he received a scholarship. Renfrow played in all 13 games as a redshirt freshman in 2015, making ten starts, and recording 492 yards and five touchdowns. He caught two touchdown passes in the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship. In 2016, Renfrow played in just nine games as a sophomore due to injury. He recorded 353 yards and caught four touchdown passes. In the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship against the Alabama Crimson Tide, he caught the game-winning touchdown from quarterback Deshaun Watson with one second remaining in the game.
In 2018, Renfrow won the Burlsworth Trophy, given to the best college player who began his career as a walk-on. In his final collegiate season in 2018, he recorded 49 receptions for 544 receiving yards and one receiving touchdown.
|Height||Weight||Arm length||Hand size||40-yard dash||10-yard split||20-yard split||20-yard shuttle||Three-cone drill||Vertical jump||Broad jump||Bench press|
|5 ft 10 1⁄4 in
|29 1⁄8 in
|7 7⁄8 in
|4.59 s||4.19 s||6.8 s||35.0 in
|9 ft 8 in
|All values from 2019 NFL Combine|
Renfrow was drafted by the Oakland Raiders with the 149th overall pick in the fifth round of the 2019 NFL Draft, the 17th of 28 wide receivers, one of three Clemson players taken by the Raiders, and the only offensive player drafted from the National Championship team.
He was listed as a starting wide receiver on the Raiders' depth chart since the first release. Renfrow made his NFL debut in Week 1 against the Denver Broncos on Monday Night Football, with two catches for 13 yards in the 24–16 win. In Week 8 against the Houston Texans, Renfrow caught four passes for 88 yards including a 65-yard touchdown reception, the first of his career in the 27–24 loss. In Week 12 against the New York Jets, Renfrow caught three passes for 31 yards before exiting the game due to a rib injury in the third quarter. Without Renfrow, the Raiders lost the game 34–3. After the game, Raiders' head coach Jon Gruden said that Renfrow broke a rib and punctured a lung which could force him to miss the rest of the season. Renfrow returned from injury in Week 16 against the Los Angeles Chargers. During the game, Renfrow caught seven passes for 107 yards and a touchdown during the 24–17 win. In the following week's game against the Denver Broncos, Renfrow caught six passes for 102 yards and a touchdown during the 15–16 loss. Overall, Renfrow finished the 2019 season with 49 receptions for 605 receiving yards and four receiving touchdowns.
Renfrow was fined US$15,000 by the NFL on October 5, 2020, for attending a maskless charity event hosted by teammate Darren Waller during the COVID-19 pandemic in violation of the NFL's COVID-19 protocols for the 2020 season.
Renfrow is one of six children. His mother, Suzanne, and brother, Jordan, both graduated from Clemson. Renfrow's father, Tim, is one of eleven children. Renfrow married his high school sweetheart, Camilla, on April 13, 2019 in DeBordieu, South Carolina.
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- "Todd Shanesy: The legend of Hunter Renfrow". GoUpstate. Retrieved March 28, 2020.
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- "Hunter Renfrow, Clemson Tigers, Wide Receiver". 247Sports. Retrieved September 25, 2019.
- Watson, Graham (January 9, 2017). "Hunter Renfrow becomes Clemson's unlikely star". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved September 25, 2019.
- "Clemson Tigers WR Hunter Renfrow wins Burslworth Trophy honoring walk-ons". ESPN.com. Associated Press. December 3, 2018. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
- "Hunter Renfrow 2018 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved March 28, 2020.
- "NFL Draft & Combine Profile - Hunter Renfrow". nfl.com. National Football League. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
- Teope, Herbie (April 27, 2019). "Oakland Raiders select Clemson WR Hunter Renfrow". NFL.com. Retrieved September 25, 2019.
- "2019 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 28, 2020.
- "Oakland Raiders Depth Chart".
- "Raiders beat Broncos 24-16 in 1st game after Brown's release". www.espn.com. Associated Press. September 9, 2019. Retrieved September 9, 2019.
- "Watson's 3 TD passes lead Texans over Raiders 27-24". www.espn.com. Associated Press. October 27, 2019. Retrieved October 27, 2019.
- "Darnold leads Jets to third straight win, 34-3 over Raiders". www.espn.com. Associated Press. November 24, 2019. Retrieved November 24, 2019.
- "Raiders keep playoff hopes alive with victory over Chargers". www.espn.com. Associated Press. December 22, 2019. Retrieved December 22, 2019.
- "Broncos beat Raiders 16-15 to keep rival from playoffs". www.espn.com. Associated Press. December 29, 2019. Retrieved December 29, 2019.
- "Hunter Renfrow 2019 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 28, 2020.
- Dubow, Josh (October 5, 2020). "AP source: 10 Raiders players fined for COVID-19 violations". APNews.com. Retrieved November 10, 2020.
- Wetzel, David (April 16, 2019). "Here's an inside look at Clemson standout Hunter Renfrow's recent Grand Strand wedding". Myrtle Beach Online. Retrieved May 20, 2019.