No. 43 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
|Running back / Kickoff returner|
|Date of birth:October 16, 1987|
|Place of birth: Griffin, Georgia|
|High school: Griffin High School|
|College: Western Kentucky|
|Undrafted in 2012|
|Debuted in 2013 for the Cleveland Browns|
|Roster status: Active|
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 1, 2014
In 2011, Rainey had 1,695 rushing yards and 17 total touchdowns while playing running back at Western Kentucky University. In 2010, Rainey was one of the top rushers in College Football. He led the nation in rushing attempts (340) and was third in the nation in rushing yards (1649). He was named the Sun Belt Conference Offensive Player of the Year in 2010 as well as earning All-American honors from SI.com. In July 2011, he was named to the Maxwell Award Watch List. In August, he was named to the Doak Walker Award Watch list. In 2009, he totaled over 2100 yards and gained notoriety as one of the premier Kick Returners in College Football. His two official forty yard dash times were 4.42 and 4.45 respectively. He was also a member of the Western Kentucky Track & Field team.
Rainey holds school records for WKU in rushing yards in a season (1,695) and rushing yards in a career (4,523). He is just the eighth FBS player since 2000 to rack up back-to-back 1,500-yard seasons. That list includes NFL running back LaDanian Tomlinson (TCU), and current NFL running backs, Ray Rice (Rutgers), DeAngelo Williams (Memphis), Darren McFadden (Arkansas) and Steven Jackson (Oregon State).
Rainey signed with the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent.
On September 10, 2012, he was released.
On September 12, 2012, he was resigned to the practice squad.
On November 13, 2012, he was placed on injured reserve due to a knee injury.
On August 31, 2013, he was released by the Baltimore Ravens.
On September 1, 2013, he was picked up by the Cleveland Browns after clearing waivers. He was released after week 7 of the 2013 season.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
In October 2013, he was acquired off waivers by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
He scored his first career regular season touchdown on November 11, 2013. The TD was the eventual game-winning TD in a Buccaneers 22-19 win over the Miami Dolphins, serving as Tampa Bay's first win of the 2013 season.
On November 17, 2013, Rainey had 3 Touchdowns (2 Rushing and 1 Receiving) and 163 rushing yards in the Buccaneers' win over the Atlanta Falcons.
- Player file WKU Sports
-  Sports Illustrated
-  Maxwell Award
-  Doak Walker Award
- "Ravens promote Rainey to active roster, Webb placed on IR". baltimoresun.com. Retrieved October 16, 2012.
- Smith, Scott. "Rainey Re-Ups with Bucs". Buccaneers.com. Retrieved 5 March 2014.