Louis Rankin

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Louis Rankin
Free Agent
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-05-04) May 4, 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth: Stockton, California
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
College: Washington
Undrafted in 2008
Debuted in 2008 for the Oakland Raiders
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-Pac-10 (2007)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2009
Rushing yards 36
Rushing average 4.5
Rushing TDs 0
Stats at NFL.com

Louis Rankin (born May 4, 1985 in Stockton, California) is a gridiron football running back who most recently played for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League. He was signed by the Oakland Raiders as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He played college football at Washington.

Early years[edit]

High school career[edit]

Rankin played football, basketball, and track for the Lincoln High School Trojans of Stockton, California. As a senior, Rankin rushed for 2,245 yards and 41 Touchdowns, setting the school record. His success won him first team all-state selection by CalHi Sports.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Oakland Raiders[edit]

During the 2008 preseason Rankin rushed for 148 yards on 21 carries (a 7.0 average),[2] including a 72-yard run[3] in the Raider's preseason opener against the San Francisco 49ers. He was released by Oakland during final cuts on August 30, but re-signed to the team's practice squad the following day. He was then promoted to the Raider's active roster on December 13, 2008.

Rankin was released by the Raiders on September 25, 2009.

Seattle Seahawks[edit]

Rankin was signed to the Seattle Seahawks practice squad on September 30, 2009. He was activated on October 28.

Oakland Raiders[edit]

On January 6, 2011, Rankin signed a future deal with the Oakland Raiders.[4] He was waived by the Oakland Raiders during final roster cuts on September 3, 2011.

Saskatchewan Roughriders[edit]

On February 10, 2012, it was announced that Rankin had signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League.[5]


His uncle is former NFL wide receiver Webster Slaughter, who played for five different teams from 1986-1998.[6]


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