Lenzy Pipkins

Lenzy Ramon Pipkins (born November 7, 1993) is an American football cornerback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Louisiana–Monroe and Oklahoma State. He was signed by the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2017.

Lenzy Pipkins
No. 41 – New England Patriots
Position:Cornerback
Personal information
Born: (1993-11-07) November 7, 1993 (age 26)
Arlington, Texas
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:196 lb (89 kg)
Career information
High school:Mansfield (Mansfield, Texas)
College:Oklahoma State
Undrafted:2017
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 6, 2018
Total tackles:24
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:0
Pass deflections:1
Interceptions:0
Player stats at NFL.com

Early yearsEdit

Pipkins played high school football at Mansfield High School in Mansfield, Texas, when he recorded 52 tackles, 7 pass breakups, and 1 interception his senior year. That was his only season of high school football.[1] He had previously not played football since the eighth grade.[2] He lettered one season in football, three seasons in basketball and three seasons in track at Mansfield High.[3]

College careerEdit

Pipkins played for the Louisiana–Monroe Warhawks of the University of Louisiana at Monroe from 2013 to 2015. He was redshirted in 2012.[1] He played in all 12 games, starting 3, in 2013, recording 12 solo tackles, 12 tackle assists, 1 interception and 3 pass breakups.[4] Pipkins played in 9 games, all starts, in 2014, recording 24 solo tackles, 8 tackle assists, 1 sack, 1 interception and 2 pass breakups while also missing 3 games due to injury.[5][6] He played in all 13 games, starting 10, in 2015, recording 34 solo tackles, 14 tackle assists, 1 sack, 2 pass breakups and 1 forced fumble.[7] He graduated from Louisiana–Monroe after the 2015 season.[6][3] Pipkins transferred to play for the Oklahoma State Cowboys of Oklahoma State University in 2016.[8] He played in all 13 games in 2016, recording 24 solo tackles, 14 tackle assists, 1 interception and 2 pass breakups.[9] He played in 47 games, starting 22, during his college career, recording 94 solo tackles, 48 tackle assists and 3 interceptions.[3]

College statisticsEdit

Year Team Games Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
G GS Total Solo Ast Sck PDef Int Yds Avg Lng TDs FF FR
2013 ULM 12 3 24 12 12 0.0 4 1 35 35.0 35 0 0 0
2014 ULM 9 9 32 24 8 1.0 3 1 17 17.0 17 0 0 0
2015 ULM 13 10 48 34 14 1.0 2 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 0
2016 OSU 13 0 38 24 14 0.0 3 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Total 47 22 142 94 48 2.0 12 3 52 17.3 35 0 1 0
Source: OKState.com

Professional careerEdit

Pipkins was rated the 69th best cornerback in the 2017 NFL Draft by NFLDraftScout.com.[10]

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press Wonderlic
6 ft 0 in
(1.83 m)
196 lb
(89 kg)
4.46 s 1.51 s 2.59 s 4.40 s 7.31 s 33 12 in
(0.85 m)
9 ft 5 in
(2.87 m)
11 reps 21[11]
All values from Oklahoma State Pro Day[10]

Green Bay PackersEdit

After going undrafted, Pipkins signed with the Green Bay Packers on May 5, 2017.[12] In Week 6 of the 2017 season against the Minnesota Vikings, Pipkins recorded his first six career tackles.[13]

Indianapolis ColtsEdit

Pipkins was traded to the Indianapolis Colts on August 26, 2018 in exchange for linebacker Antonio Morrison.[14] He was waived on September 2, 2018 and was re-signed to the practice squad two days later.[15][16] He was promoted to the active roster on September 11, 2018.[17] He was waived again on September 22, 2018 and re-signed back to the practice squad.[18][19] He was promoted back to the active roster on October 4, 2018.[20] He was waived again on October 9, 2018.[21]

Detroit LionsEdit

On October 10, 2018, Pipkins was claimed off waivers by the Detroit Lions.[22] He was waived on November 12, 2018.[23]

Cleveland BrownsEdit

On November 19, 2018, Pipkins was signed to the Cleveland Browns practice squad.[24] The Browns signed Pipkins to a futures contract on January 2, 2019.[25] Pipkins was waived by the Browns on August 31, 2019.[26]

New England PatriotsEdit

On February 11, 2020, Pipkins was signed by the New England Patriots.[27]

NFL career statisticsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team GP GS Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
Total Solo Ast Sck SFTY PDef Int Yds Avg Lng TDs FF FR
2017 GB 12 1 15 11 4 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 12 1 15 11 4 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Source: NFL.com

Personal lifeEdit

Pipkins's cousin, C. J. Wilson, also played football in the NFL.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Lenzy Pipkins". ulmwarhawks.com. Retrieved October 19, 2017.
  2. ^ Fredrickson. Kyle (July 2, 2016). "Oklahoma State football: ULM transfer Lenzy Pipkins' unusual football path leads to Cowboys". newsok.com. Archived from the original on October 20, 2017. Retrieved October 19, 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. ^ a b c "Lenzy Pipkins". Packers.com. Archived from the original on October 20, 2017. Retrieved October 19, 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  4. ^ "Cumulative Season Statistics". ulm_ftp.sidearmsports.com. Archived from the original on October 20, 2017. Retrieved October 19, 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  5. ^ "Cumulative Season Statistics". ulm_ftp.sidearmsports.com. Retrieved October 19, 2017.
  6. ^ a b c "Lenzy Pipkins – 2016 Football". okstate.com. Archived from the original on October 20, 2017. Retrieved October 19, 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  7. ^ "Cumulative Season Statistics". ulm_ftp.sidearmsports.com. Archived from the original on October 20, 2017. Retrieved October 19, 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  8. ^ Allen, Robert (April 23, 2016). "Graduate Transfer Lenzy Pipkins To Join OSU". 247sports.com. Retrieved October 19, 2017.
  9. ^ "Oklahoma State Football: 2017 Media Guide" (PDF). okstate.com. Archived from the original on October 20, 2017. Retrieved October 19, 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  10. ^ a b "Lenzy Pipkins". nfldraftscout.com. Archived from the original on October 20, 2017. Retrieved October 19, 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  11. ^ McGinn, Bob (May 5, 2017). "Profiles: Packers' undrafted free agents". PackersNews.com. Archived from the original on April 21, 2018. Retrieved April 21, 2018.
  12. ^ "Packers sign five draft picks, 15 rookie free agents". Packers.com. May 5, 2017. Archived from the original on October 20, 2017. Retrieved October 19, 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  13. ^ "Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings – October 15th, 2017". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved December 26, 2017.
  14. ^ Walker, Andrew (August 26, 2018). "Colts Acquire Cornerback Lenzy Pipkins In Trade With Packers". Colts.com.
  15. ^ Walker, Andrew (September 2, 2018). "Colts Claim Two Players Off Waivers". Colts.com.
  16. ^ Walker, Andrew (September 4, 2018). "Roster Moves: Colts Sign CB Lenzy Pipkins To Practice Squad". Colts.com.
  17. ^ "Roster Moves: Colts Sign CB Lenzy Pipkins To Active Roster; Place T J'Marcus Webb On IR". Colts.com. September 11, 2018.
  18. ^ "Roster Moves: Colts Bring Back TE Erik Swoope To Active Roster". Colts.com. September 22, 2018.
  19. ^ "Roster Moves: Colts Claim CB Arthur Maulet Off Waivers; Release RB Christine Michael". Colts.com. September 24, 2018.
  20. ^ Walker, Andrew (October 4, 2018). "Colts Bring Back Robert Turbin To Active Roster; Lenzy Pipkins, Skai Moore Elevated". Colts.com.
  21. ^ "Roster Moves: Colts Sign S Mike Mitchell". Colts.com. October 9, 2018.
  22. ^ Alper, Josh (October 10, 2018). "Lions claim Lenzy Pipkins, waive Marquis Flowers". NBC Sports. Retrieved October 10, 2018.
  23. ^ "Lions release cornerback following Sunday's loss to the Bears". MLive.com. November 12, 2018.
  24. ^ "Browns sign DB Lenzy Pipkins to practice squad". ClevelandBrowns.com. November 19, 2018.
  25. ^ "Browns sign nine players". ClevelandBrowns.com. January 2, 2019.
  26. ^ "Browns cut roster to 53 players". ClevelandBrowns.com. August 31, 2019.
  27. ^ "Patriots sign defensive back Lenzy Pipkins". Patriots.com. February 11, 2020.

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