Curtis Mayfield (Canadian football)

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Curtis Mayfield
Date of birth: March 23, 1968
Place of birth: Dallas, Texas
Career information
Position(s): Wide receiver
College: Oklahoma State
NFL Draft: 1991 / Round: 10
Organizations
As player:
1992
1994
1995
1996-1999
Frankfurt Galaxy
Las Vegas Posse
Shreveport Pirates
Saskatchewan Roughriders

Curtis Mayfield is a former record setting Canadian Football League wide receiver.

Professional career[edit]

After playing college football at Oklahoma State, Mayfield was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the 10th round of the 1991 NFL Draft. He played part of the 1992 season with the Frankfurt Galaxy of the WLAF, where he caught 8 passes for 107 yards. He later moved on to Canadian Football League, where he played 17 games with the Las Vegas Posse in 1994.[1] Hooking up with later CFL all-star Anthony Calvillo, Mayfield was one of the few bright spots in a woeful Posse season. He hauled in 61 passes for 1,202 yards and 12 touchdowns, including 319 yards on 14 receptions versus the Ottawa Rough Riders on September 3, 1994. This was the most receiving yards in a CFL regular season game in 39 years (when Hal Patterson of the Montreal Alouettes snagged 338 yards in 1956.)

Mayfield had five more productive years in the CFL, one with the Shreveport Pirates and four with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. He never caught fewer than 36 passes or 699 yards in a season, and finished his career with 301 catches for 5,276 yards and 39 touchdowns. He also added 1 kick off return and 3 punt returns (all in 1999) for touchdowns.

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] CFLAPEDIA entry - Curtis Mayfield