Ken-Yon Rambo

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Ken-Yon Rambo
No. 87
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1978-10-04) October 4, 1978 (age 36)
Place of birth: Long Beach, California
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 207 lb (94 kg)
Career information
High school: Long Beach (CA) Poly
College: Ohio State
NFL Draft: 2001 / Round: 7 / Pick: 229
Debuted in 2001 for the Dallas Cowboys
Last played in 2012 for the Toronto Argonauts
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com
Stats at CFL.ca

Ken-Yon Rambo (born October 4, 1978) is a former professional American and Canadian football wide receiver. He was most recently a member for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League.

Early life[edit]

Rambo attended Long Beach Polytechnic High School, playing football and sprinting. In 1997 he won the CIF California State Meet in the 300 meter hurdles.[1] In his senior year (1997) he caught a school record 79 passes for 1,098 yards and 17 touchdowns. He later attended the Ohio State University, where he continued to excel as a wide receiver and kick returner. He received All-Big Ten honorable mention honors and the Paul Warfield Award as Ohio State's top receiver in 1999/2000. In 1999, he set a new school record for average yards on kickoff returns with 22.9. He was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the 2001 NFL Draft in the 7th round, 229th overall.

Professional career[edit]

NFL[edit]

Rambo was released by the Oakland Raiders on August 28, 2001.[2] He signed with the Dallas Cowboys on September 4, 2001.[2] He played with the Cowboys for two seasons as a wide receiver and return specialist. He was released by the Cowboys on August 31, 2003.[2] The New York Jets signed him to a contract in December of 2003, but he was not utilized in games.[2] Rambo was released by the Jets on September 4, 2004.[2]

CFL[edit]

He signed a contract with the Calgary Stampeders in May 2005 and remained with the team until 2011.[2] He finished third on the team in receiving with 789 yards in his first year.

He performed admirably in 2006 for the Stampeders; finishing fourth on the team in receiving with 704 yards. In 2007, he finished third on the team with 983 yards receiving and tied with teammate Jeremaine Copeland and D.J. Flick for first in the league in receiving touchdowns with 10. The 2008 season saw Rambo lead the league in the regular season in total receiving yards with 1,473, helping his team reach the Western Final playoff game. The Calgary Stampeders would go on to win the 96th Grey Cup 22-14 over the Montreal Alouettes. On January 29th, 2010, Rambo signed a contract extension to remain with the Stampeders.

Rambo was released by the Stampeders on June 23rd, 2012, after seven seasons with Calgary due to an achilles tendon injury.[3]

On August 21, 2012, Rambo was added to the Toronto Argonauts' practice roster.

After a partial season with the Argonauts, Rambo was released on February 5, 2013. [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "California State Meet Results - 1915 to present". Hank Lawson. Retrieved 2012-12-25. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Ken-Yon Rambo". kffl.com. Retrieved December 16, 2014. 
  3. ^ http://www.tsn.ca/cfl/story/?id=399097
  4. ^ http://www.tsn.ca/cfl/story/?id=415314 Argonauts Release Rambo

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