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Justin Sumpter (born May 22, 1996) is an American football wide receiver for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played college football at Kennesaw State University and attended Sandy Creek High School.

Justin Sumpter
No. 85 – Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1996-05-22) May 22, 1996 (age 23)
Austell, Georgia
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:217 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school:Sandy Creek High School
College:Kennesaw State
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Practice roster

Early yearsEdit

Sumpter caught 27 passes for 423 yards and four touchdowns his senior year at Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone, Georgia. In addition to football, Sumpter lettered in basketball and track and field.[1]

College careerEdit

Sumpter led the Owls in receptions in each of his four seasons, and was named first-team All-Big South wide receiver following his sophomore, junior and senior years.[2][3][4]

His one-handed catch against Liberty in 2017 was featured as ESPN's top play of that week.[5]

Sumpter was invited to and participated in the 2019 College Gridiron Showcase college football all-star event.[6]

Professional careerEdit

After going undrafted in the 2019 NFL Draft, Sumpter was signed by the Los Angeles Rams as an undrafted free agent.[7]


  1. ^ "Justin Sumpter - Football". Kennesaw State University Athletics. Retrieved 2019-01-08.
  2. ^ "Big South Announces 2016 Football Annual Awards". Big South Conference. Retrieved 2019-01-08.
  3. ^ "Big South Announces 2017 Football Annual Awards". Big South Conference. Retrieved 2019-01-08.
  4. ^ "Big South Announces 2018 Football Annual Awards". Big South Conference. Retrieved 2019-01-08.
  5. ^ Tyler Duke, For the AJC. "Justin Sumpter helps put Kennesaw State on national stage". ajc. Retrieved 2019-01-08.
  6. ^ "2019 CGS College Gridiron Showcase Rosters". College Gridiron Showcase. 2019-01-02. Retrieved 2019-01-08.
  7. ^ Simmons, Myles (April 30, 2019). "Rams agree to terms with five undrafted free agents".

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