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Joshua Reynolds (born February 16, 1995) is an American football wide receiver for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Texas A&M. Reynolds holds the Texas A&M season receiving touchdown record with 13, set in 2014. He was drafted by the Rams in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

Josh Reynolds
No. 83 – Los Angeles Rams
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1995-02-16) February 16, 1995 (age 24)
San Antonio, Texas
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:196 lb (89 kg)
Career information
High school:John Jay (San Antonio, Texas)
College:Texas A&M
NFL Draft:2017 / Round: 4 / Pick: 117
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2018
Receptions:40
Receiving yards:506
Receiving touchdowns:6
Player stats at NFL.com

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Early yearsEdit

Reynolds was born on February 16, 1995 in San Antonio, Texas. He is the son of Michele Reynolds and the older brother of Moses Reynolds, a freshman defensive back for the Texas A&M Aggies.[1]

Reynolds attended and played wide receiver and safety for the John Jay High School Mustangs high school football team. As a senior, he had a total of 44 catches for 667 yards and 48 tackles with three interceptions.[2] Reynolds finished his high school career with a total of 102 receptions for 1859 yards on 22 touchdowns. Out of high school Reynolds was rated as three-star recruit by 247Sports.com and Rivals.com.[2][3] He gained interest from a few NCAA Division I program, including Oregon State. Reynolds made a campus visit to Oregon State, but a few weeks later the Beavers informed Reynolds that all the wide receiver roster spots for the team's recruiting class were filled. Reynolds then signed with Tyler Junior College.[4]

College careerEdit

Tyler Junior College (2013)Edit

As a freshman at Tyler Junior College in 2013, Reynolds accumulated a total of 782 yards on 44 catches and was named to the second team all conference.[5] After his better than average freshman season he managed to pick up a couple offers as he was ranked a three-star junior college recruit by Rivals.com.[3] Most notable offers were from his now school Texas A&M Aggies football and Oregon Ducks football. Other schools did offer him after his freshman season as well as Boise State University and Texas Christian University. Reynolds then signed and chose to play college football for Texas A&M University.[6]

Texas A&MEdit

2014 seasonEdit

In his first season at Texas A&M, in 2014, Reynolds was an instant contributor. In his first game with the Aggies, he had six receptions for 76 receiving yards and one receiving touchdown in a victory over South Carolina.[7] On September 13, against Rice, he had two receptions for 68 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns.[8] The next week, against SMU, he had a 70-yard receiving touchdown.[9] In the following game, against Arkansas, he had four receptions for 89 receiving yards and a receiving touchdown.[10] The next week, against Mississippi State, he had seven receptions for 66 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns.[11] On November 8, against Auburn, he had six receptions for 88 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns.[12] In the following game, against Missouri, he had five receptions for 125 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns.[13] Overall, he caught 52 passes for 842 receiving yards and 13 receiving touchdowns. The 13 touchdowns set a Texas A&M Aggies season school record, breaking the mark of 12 previously held by Pro Bowler Mike Evans and Jeff Fuller.[6][14] He finished seventh in receptions, fourth in receiving yards, and second in receiving touchdowns in the SEC.[15]

2015Edit

Reynolds started off the season with three receiving touchdowns in the first three games, victories over Arizona State, Ball State, and Nevada.[16][17][18] On September 26, against Arkansas, he had three receptions for 106 receiving yards.[19] In the following game, against Mississippi State, he had a then career-high 141 receiving yards on seven receptions.[20] On November 21, against Vanderbilt, he had three receptions for 105 receiving yards and one receiving touchdown.[21] As a junior, Reynolds totaled 51 receptions for 907 receiving yards and five receiving touchdowns.[22] In the last game of his junior year, against the Louisville Cardinals on December 30, 2015 in the 2015 Music City Bowl, Reynolds recorded career highs in receptions (11) and receiving yards (177).[23] He finished sixth in receiving yards in the SEC in 2015.[24]

2016Edit

Going into his senior season, Reynolds had the choice of entering the National Football League Draft or staying for his final year with Texas A&M. In October 2015, the NFL Network ranked Reynolds as one of the best prospects in college football.[25] Reynolds chose to stay at Texas A&M. [26] Reynolds started the season with four receptions for 78 receiving yards and a receiving touchdown against UCLA.[27] Two weeks later, against Auburn, he had seven receptions for 98 receiving yards and a receiving touchdown.[28] On September 24, against Arkansas, he had four receptions for 141 receiving yards and a receiving touchdown.[29] On October 8, against Tennessee in a 45–38 2OT victory, he had five receptions for 89 receiving yards and one receiving touchdown.[30] The Tennessee game started a streak of eight consecutive games with a receiving touchdown for Reynolds. In his final collegiate game, the 2016 Texas Bowl against Kansas State, he had 12 receptions for 154 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns.[31] He finished his college career with A&M with receiving touchdowns (12) and receiving yards (1,039).[32][33] He finished the 2016 season leading the SEC in receiving yards and receiving touchdowns.[34] Reynolds studied recreation, park, and tourism science at Texas A&M.[35]

Collegiate statisticsEdit

Josh Reynolds Receiving
Year School Conf Class Pos G Rec Yds Avg TD
2014 Texas A&M SEC SO WR 13 52 842 16.2 13
2015 Texas A&M SEC JR WR 12 51 907 17.8 5
2016 Texas A&M SEC SR WR 13 61 1,039 17.0 12
Career Texas A&M 38 164 2,788 17.0 30

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
6 ft 3 12 in
(1.92 m)
194 lb
(88 kg)
31 in
(0.79 m)
9 in
(0.23 m)
4.56 s 4.13 s 37 in
(0.94 m)
10 ft 0 in
(3.05 m)
All values are from NFL Combine

Los Angeles RamsEdit

Reynolds received an invitation to the Senior Bowl.[36] Reynolds was selected in the fourth round, 117th overall, by the Los Angeles Rams in the 2017 NFL Draft.[37] On June 21, 2017, the Rams signed Reynolds to a four-year contract.[38]

In a Week 2 game against the Washington Redskins, Reynolds made his NFL debut with a 28-yard pass on a successful fake punt from Johnny Hekker.[39] He finished his rookie season with 11 catches for 104 yards and one touchdown.[40]

In 2018, Reynolds finished the season with 29 catches for 402 yards and five touchdowns.[41] After Cooper Kupp went down with a season ending injury, Reynolds had an increased role in the offense. He finished the season with 29 receptions for 402 receiving yards and five receiving touchdowns.[42] He helped the Rams earn the #2-seed in the NFC Playoffs.[43][44] The Rams defeated the Dallas Cowboys by a score of 30–22 in the Divisional Round with Reynolds having a 19-yard reception.[45] In the NFC Championship, Reynolds had four receptions for 74 receiving yards as the Rams defeated the New Orleans Saints by a score of 26–23 in overtime.[46] The Rams faced the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl. Reynolds recorded three catches for 28 yards, but the Rams lost 13-3.[47]

NFL statisticsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team Games Receiving Rushing Fumbles
GP GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Att Yds Avg Lng TD FUM Lost
2017 LA 16 1 11 104 9.5 28 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2018 LA 16 8 29 402 13.9 33 4 2 8 4.0 10 0 0 0
Career 32 9 40 506 12.7 33 5 2 8 4.0 10 0 0 0

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