Juaquin Iglesias

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Juaquin Iglesias
No. --     Free Agent
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-08-22) August 22, 1987 (age 26)
Place of birth: Killeen, Texas
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school: Killeen, Texas
College: Oklahoma
NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 3 / Pick: 99
Debuted in 2009 for the Chicago Bears
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Practice squad
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2009
Receptions 0
Receiving Yards 0
Receiving TDs 0
Stats at NFL.com

Juaquin Iglesias (pronounced Hwah-KEEN; born August 22, 1987) is an gridiron football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Bears in the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football for the Oklahoma Sooners.

Early years[edit]

Born to Bobby and Bernita Iglesias, his father is a barber shop owner in Temple, Texas. Began playing football for the Boys and Girls Club in Killeen, Texas. As a senior at Killeen High School, Killeen, Texas, Iglesias had 42 catches for 886 yards and 10 touchdowns, and was named first team all-district (16-4A), under coach Sam Jones. He also ran track and field in the 400, 800, and 1,600 meter relays, and averaged 17 points per game in basketball.[1][2]

College career[edit]

In his first season as a Sooner, 2005, he had 19 receptions for 290 yards.[1][2] This included his first career touchdown catch at Oklahoma, a 21-yard touchdown-game winner from Rhett Bomar, in a double overtime win against the Baylor Bears, 37-30, on October 22.[3][4][5]

In 2006, he had 41 catches for 514 yards.[1][2] In the 2007 Fiesta Bowl against Boise State, he had a career high 129 yards receiving, and caught the successful pass on a two-point conversion which allowed OU to tie the game with 1:26 remaining. He achieved a new career high in an Oklahoma victory against the University of Tulsa (62-21), on September 21, 2007, with 8 catches for 142 yards and two touchdowns.[1][2]

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft[edit]

Pre-draft measureables
Height Weight 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20 ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6-0⅞ * 210 * 4.44 * 1.56 * 2.62 * 4.40 * X 34½" 8'09" X 27 *
* represents NFL Combine **represents Oklahoma Pro Day[6]

Chicago Bears[edit]

Iglesias was drafted in the 3rd round (99th overall pick) of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears. He was signed to a four-year contract on June 10, 2009, and was expected to challenge Rashied Davis for the number three spot on the depth chart.[7] During his rookie year he was active for only one game.

Minnesota Vikings[edit]

Iglesias was signed off the Bears practice squad by the Minnesota Vikings in preparation for the Week 17 game against the Detroit Lions.

Houston Texans[edit]

The Houston Texans signed Iglesias to their practice squad during the 2012 preseason. On August 31, Iglesias was released by the Texans.

Toronto Argonauts[edit]

On February 21, 2013, Iglesias was signed by the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. During the 2013 CFL season, Iglesias recorded 3 receptions for 65 yards. On September 25, 2013, Iglesias was released by the Argonauts.

Helsinki Wolverines[edit]

On February 6, 2013, the Helsinki Wolverines signed Iglesias alongside Columbus Givens III who Iglesias played with at Killeen High School.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Iglesias page at Sooner Sports
  2. ^ a b c d Iglesias page at Yahoo! Sports
  3. ^ Anderson, Bobby. "Boomer Bio: Juaquin Iglesias" - Sooner Spectator magazine and SoonerSpectator.com - 2005-11-03
  4. ^ "Young players remain poised in Oklahoma win" - the Associated Press - (c/o ESPN.com) - October 23, 2005
  5. ^ Griffin, Tim. "Cornhuskers, Sooners hope to return to elite level" - ESPN.com - October 26, 2005
  6. ^ Nawrocki, Nolan (April 21, 2009). "The Way We Hear It — draft edition". Pro Football Weeklywebsite. Retrieved April 25, 2009. 
  7. ^ PFW staff (2009-06-10). "Bears complete rookie signings". Pro Football Weekly, LLC. Retrieved 2009-12-30. 

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