Joffrey Reynolds

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Joffrey Reynolds
Free agent
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Joffrey Reynolds running the ball against the Montreal Alouettes.
Date of birth: (1979-11-26) November 26, 1979 (age 34)
Place of birth: Tyler, Texas
Career information
Status: Active
CFL status: International
Position(s): RB
Height: 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight: 218 lb (99 kg)
College: Houston
High school: Robert E. Lee
Organizations
As player:
2003
2004
2004-2011
St. Louis Rams
Rhein Fire
Calgary Stampeders
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star: 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009
CFL West All-Star: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
Awards: 2006 Eddie James Memorial Trophy
Career stats
Playing stats at CFL.ca
Playing stats at NFL.com

Joffrey Reynolds (born November 26, 1979 in Tyler, Texas) is a professional Canadian football running back who is currently a free agent. He played eight years for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League where he was the franchise's all time leading rusher with 9,213 rushing yards.[1] For six consecutive years Reynolds rushed for over 1,000 yards. He has been named a CFL All-Star four times and won a Grey Cup championship with the Stampeders in 2008. He attended the University of Houston.

Early life and college career[edit]

Born in Tyler, Texas, Reynolds attended Lee High School in Tyler and starred in football as a running back.

Following high school graduation, Reynolds played collegiately at the University of Houston. Reynolds played in 35 games for the Cougars, and carried the ball 640 times for 2,946 yards (for a 4.6 yards per carry average) and 23 touchdowns. Reynolds still holds the Cougars' record for single game yardage (41 carries for 300 yards and 4 touchdowns) in a 2002 game against East Carolina University.

Professional career[edit]

NFL[edit]

Reynolds was signed by the St. Louis Rams as an undrafted free agent in 2003. With the Rams, he recorded 6 kickoff returns for 109 yards. Reynolds was released by the Rams and then picked up by the Cleveland Browns. The Browns released him after their training camp, but assigned him to the Rhein Fire of NFL Europa. Reynolds was then picked up by the New York Giants and was shortly released afterward.

CFL[edit]

Reynolds signed with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League in 2004, and has been a fixture in the Stamps' back field. Reynolds has been named a CFL All-Star three times (2005, 2006, 2008), as well as a Western Division All-Star four times between 2005 and 2008.

In 2008, Reynolds led the CFL in rushing with 1310 yards (on 227 carries, scoring 10 rushing touchdowns.) The Calgary Stampeders became the Grey Cup Champions, defeating the hosting Montreal Alouettes, 22-14. On July 24, 2009 in a game against the B.C. Lions he rushed for 131 yards and surpassed Willie Burden as the Stampeder's number 4 all-time rusher.[2]

During the 2011 season, Reynolds' production began to curtail and he was eventually replaced as the team's starting running back. On January 23, 2012, in the following off-season, he was released by the Stampeders after they could not secure a trade for him.[1] Reynolds is the Calgary Stampeders all time rushing leader with 9,213 yards.

Career statistics[edit]

[3]

Rushing   Regular season   Playoffs
Year Team Games No. Yards Avg Long TD Games No. Yards Avg Long TD
2004 CGY 5 90 497 5.5 55 2 Team did not qualify
2005 CGY 18 247 1453 5.9 46 8 1 12 83 6.9 38 1
2006 CGY 18 259 1541 5.9 53 9 1 15 55 3.7 16 0
2007 CGY 17 214 1231 5.8 46 2 1 5 11 2.2 6 0
2008 CGY 18 227 1310 5.8 50 10 2 21 72 3.4 12 0
2009 CGY 18 235 1504 6.4 38 11 2 30 217 7.2 27 1
2010 CGY 18 217 1200 5.5 32 8 1 10 52 5.2 16 0
2011 CGY 13 101 477 4.7 26 3 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
CFL totals 125 1590 9213 5.8 55 53 8 93 490 5.3 38 2

Legal trouble[edit]

In July 2012[4] Kaitlin Ward, a basketball player and girlfriend of his accused him of an assault and said that he tackled her and tried to choke while being in a bar.[5] For that, he was convicted and was given a 90 day stay in the Calgary jail[6][7] and was prohibited to drink alcohol.[8] After conviction, he was given a probation on July 4 which he allegedly violated.[9] The prosecutor Hyatt Mograbee asked the court to give him two to three years of imprisonment.[4] It later became evident that Reynolds had not breached his probation at all due to the fact that his probation officer wasn't assigned to him during May 29 and 30. Later on, judge Harry Van Harten agreed to release Reynolds on a free bail, but asked him to report his probation condition which he need to fulfill in two years.[10][11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Stamps release franchise rushing leader Reynolds". Canadian Football League. 23 January 2013. Archived from the original on 20 June 2009. Retrieved 29 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Horsemen trample listless Leos". Calgary Sun. 25 July 2009. Retrieved 29 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Joffrey Reynolds #21". CFL. Archived from the original on 15 September 2008. Retrieved 15 September 2008. 
  4. ^ a b "Former CFL star Joffrey Reynolds arrested on probation breach". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 29 October 2013. 
  5. ^ Nadia Moharib and Dave Domer (31 May 2013). "Ex-Calgary Stampeder Joffrey Reynolds wanted on warrants". Calgary Sun. Retrieved 29 October 2013. 
  6. ^ "The quick, surprising fall of Joffrey Reynolds". The Globe and Mail. 31 May 2013. Archived from the original on 1 June 2013. Retrieved 29 October 2013. 
  7. ^ "Former Calgary Stampeders star Joffrey Reynolds sentenced to 90 days in jail". Calgary Herald. 25 May 2013. Archived from the original on 10 February 2014. Retrieved 29 October 2013. 
  8. ^ Bill Kaufmann (31 May 2013). "Former Stampeders star running back Joffrey Reynolds arrested by police after allegedly missing court imposed curfew". Calgary Sun. Retrieved 29 October 2013. 
  9. ^ Kevin Martin (3 September 2013). "Former Calgary Stampeders star Joffrey Reynolds pleads not guilty on breach charges". Calgary Sun. Retrieved 29 October 2013. 
  10. ^ Kevin Martin (19 July 2013). "Former Stampeder Joffrey Reynolds released on bail followed alleged breaches of court conditions". Calgary Sun. Retrieved 29 October 2013. 
  11. ^ "Joffrey Reynolds granted bail on breach of probation charge". Calgary Herald. 19 July 2013. Archived from the original on 10 February 2014. Retrieved 29 October 2013. 

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