Reggie Wayne

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Reggie Wayne
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Wayne during a game against Denver in September 2010.
No. 87     Indianapolis Colts
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1978-11-17) November 17, 1978 (age 36)
Place of birth: New Orleans, Louisiana
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Weight: 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school: Marrero (LA) Ehret
College: Miami (FL)
NFL Draft: 2001 / Round: 1 / Pick: 30
Debuted in 2001 for the Indianapolis Colts
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 15, 2014
Receptions 1,065
Receiving yards 14,231
Receiving TDs 82
Stats at NFL.com

Reginald "Reggie" Wayne (born November 17, 1978) is an American football wide receiver for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Miami, and was drafted by the Colts in the first round (30th overall) of the 2001 NFL Draft. He is a six-time Pro Bowl selection, and was a member of the Colts' Super Bowl XLI championship team. He is currently seventh all-time in NFL career receptions,[1] and eighth all-time in NFL receiving yards[2] (leading all active players in both categories) and tied for 22nd all-time in career touchdown receptions.[3]

On December 14, 2014, Wayne played in both his 209th game and his 142nd win as a Colt, breaking the franchise records set by Peyton Manning.[4]

Early Life[edit]

Wayne is the youngest of three sons. His father Ralph is a former linebacker for Grambling State. A New Orleans Saints fan in his youth, he was more interested in baseball growing up but chose football by the time he attended John Ehret High School.[5][6]

College career[edit]

Wayne attended the University of Miami, where he was a four-year starter for the Miami Hurricanes football team. He set a school record of 173 career catches (including 36 consecutive games with a reception) and is one of only five wide receivers in school history to post 20 or more touchdowns in his career, along with Michael Irvin, Lamar Thomas, Leonard Hankerson, and Andre Johnson. His 48 receptions during the 1997 season set a school record for freshmen, which still stands today. Wayne also ran track and field at the University of Miami, where he recorded a personal best of 21.87 seconds in the 200 meters. Wayne graduated with a degree in liberal arts; his roommate was Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed.[7][8]

College statistics

Year Team G GS Rec Yards AVG TD
1997 MIA 11 10 48 640 13.3 2
1998 MIA 9 9 42 629 15.0 4
1999 MIA 12 12 40 486 12.1 4
2000 MIA 11 11 43 755 17.5 10
Tot. N/A 43 42 173 2,510 14.3 20

Wayne was inducted into the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame at their 43rd Annual Induction Banquet held on March 24, 2011.[9]

Professional career[edit]

Indianapolis Colts[edit]

Wayne was selected by the Indianapolis Colts with the 30th selection in the 2001 NFL Draft, and was taken to eventually complement the Colts' other star receiver, Marvin Harrison.

Wayne playing against the Jacksonville Jaguars on October 22, 2007.

In Wayne's first year, he caught 27 passes for 345 yards with no touchdowns. He only made nine starts and missed three games altogether due to a high ankle sprain. His yards doubled the next year as he caught 49 passes for 716 yards and four touchdowns.

Wayne broke into the starting lineup for good in the 2003 season, and he caught 68 balls for 838 yards and seven touchdowns. The next season, Wayne caught 77 passes for 1,210 yards and 12 touchdowns during a season in which Colts quarterback Peyton Manning set a then-record by throwing for 49 touchdowns. During the playoffs, Wayne was named the "Wild Card Weekend Offensive Player of the Week" after the Colts beat the Broncos. In 2005 Wayne continued to increase his yearly reception total with 83.

In 2006, Wayne signed a 6-year, $39.5 million contract.[10] He went on to catch 86 balls for a then career high 1,310 yards and 9 touchdowns. As a result, Wayne was selected to his first Pro Bowl. Wayne helped the Colts defeat the Chicago Bears in Super Bowl XLI with a 53-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter.

In 2007, Wayne responded to a rash of injuries on the team, including Harrison and tight end Dallas Clark, and set a then career high in receptions (104), and a career high in yards (1510). He led the league in receiving yards and was selected to go to the Pro Bowl for the second consecutive year.

In 2008, Wayne once again posted another Pro Bowl season with 82 catches for 1145 yards and six touchdowns, including a 65-yard score in the opening drive against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

In 2009, Wayne caught the winning touchdown pass against the New England Patriots in what is now known as the "4th and 2" game. Wayne was also selected as a starter for the Pro Bowl, but couldn't play due to the Colts playing in the Super Bowl. In Super Bowl XLIV, Wayne had 5 catches for 46 yards, but the Colts lost to the New Orleans Saints 31-17.

Reggie Wayne cuts vs. the Philadelphia Eagles during the 2010 season.

In 2010, Wayne was second in the NFL receptions with 111 (a career high), and third in receiving yards with 1,355. During a season where the Colts heavily relied on Peyton Manning to win games, Wayne again cemented himself as one of the top receivers in the NFL. Wayne was also selected as a starter the Pro Bowl.

Wayne's numbers were lower than usual in 2011 without Peyton Manning starting at quarterback. Yet still, Wayne led team in receptions (75) and receiving yards (960). He had 4 touchdown receptions as well. On September 25, 2011, Wayne recorded his 800th catch against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

On March 13, 2012, the Colts re-signed Wayne to a three-year contract.[11]

Before the 2012 Week 5 matchup with the Green Bay Packers, the news of head coach Chuck Pagano's leukemia surfaced. Wayne's history with Pagano goes back to his college years, where Pagano was the Hurricanes' defensive backs coach, and Pagano's hiring as the Colts' head coach was a large factor in Wayne's decision to re-sign with Indianapolis. In Week 5, Wayne caught 13 passes for a career high 212 receiving yards and a touchdown from rookie quarterback Andrew Luck. The touchdown came with 35 seconds left and proved to be the winning score. The Colts won 30-27, and Wayne earned the AFC Offensive Player of the Week award due to his performance, the first of his career.

In Week 12 against Buffalo Bills, Reggie Wayne broke Cris Carter's record of consecutive games with 3 or more receptions with 59 games. He also passed former Washington Redskins receiver Art Monk for 12th on the NFL's all-time receptions list during the first half. Monk finished his career with 940 catches.[12] Wayne is currently 8th in receptions among the NFL's all-time reception leaders and 14th on the all-time receiving yards list.

During a 2012-13 wild-card playoff game against the Baltimore Ravens, Reggie Wayne had 114 yards on nine receptions and moved into second in career playoff catches with 92 — only 59 behind leader Jerry Rice. However, the Colts lost the game 24-9.[13]

Wayne was selected as the wide receiver for USA Football’s 2012 All-Fundamentals Team, which honors 26 NFL players each year for executing the fundamentals of their position.[14] In a 9–19 loss to the San Diego Chargers on October 14, 2013, Wayne reached 1,000 career receptions, becoming only the ninth receiver to do so. However, a week later, in an October 20 game against the Denver Broncos, Wayne tore his ACL; it was announced the next day that he would miss the remainder of the 2013 season. The injury also ended his consecutive games played streak at 189, the third-longest for a wide receiver in NFL history.[15]

On October 19, 2014, Wayne became the ninth receiver in NFL history to record 14,000 receiving yards.[16] He suffered an elbow injury in the game and missed the following week's matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers.[17]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season statistics from NFL.com [18]

Season Team Games Receiving Rushing Fumbles
GP GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Att Yds Avg Lng TD FUM Lost
Regular season
2014 Indianapolis Colts 13 13 59 665 11.3 46 2 - - - - - 1 1
2013 Indianapolis Colts 7 7 38 503 13.2 35 2 1 5 5.0 5 0
2012 Indianapolis Colts 16 15 106 1,355 12.8 33 5 1 -5 -5.0 -5 - 1 1
2011 Indianapolis Colts 16 16 75 960 12.8 56T 4 - - - - - - -
2010 Indianapolis Colts 16 16 111 1,355 12.2 50 6 - - - - - 1 1
2009 Indianapolis Colts 16 16 100 1,264 12.6 65T 10 - - - - - - -
2008 Indianapolis Colts 16 16 82 1,145 14.0 65T 6 - - - - - - -
2007 Indianapolis Colts 16 16 104 1,510 14.5 64 10 1 4 4.0 4 0 3 3
2006 Indianapolis Colts 16 16 86 1,310 15.2 51T 9 - - - - - 1 0
2005 Indianapolis Colts 16 16 83 1,055 12.7 66T 5 - - - - - 1 0
2004 Indianapolis Colts 16 16 77 1,210 15.7 71T 12 1 -4 -4.0 -4 0 - -
2003 Indianapolis Colts 16 16 68 838 12.3 57T 7 - - - - - - -
2002 Indianapolis Colts 16 7 49 716 14.6 49 4 - - - - - 2 1
2001 Indianapolis Colts 13 9 27 345 12.8 43 0 - - - - - - -
Total 209 195 1,065 14,231 13.4 71 82 4 0 0.0 5 0 10 7
Post season
2012 Indianapolis Colts 1 1 9 114 12.7 20 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2010 Indianapolis Colts 1 1 1 1 1.0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2009 Indianapolis Colts 3 3 16 164 10.2 25 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 0
2008 Indianapolis Colts 1 1 4 129 32.2 72 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2007 Indianapolis Colts 1 1 7 76 10.9 21 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2006 Indianapolis Colts 4 4 17 216 12.7 53 2 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2005 Indianapolis Colts 1 1 7 97 13.9 24 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2004 Indianapolis Colts 2 2 13 256 19.7 49 2 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 1
2003 Indianapolis Colts 3 3 15 172 11.5 20 2 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2002 Indianapolis Colts 1 1 3 17 5.7 7 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Total 18 18 92 1,242 13.5 72 9 0 0 0.0 0 0 2 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NFL career receptions leaders". NFL Pro Reference.com. Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "NFL career receiving yardage leaders". NFL Pro Reference.com. Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "NFL career receiving touchdown leaders". NFL Pro Reference.com. Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "Colts' Reggie Wayne breaks franchise record for games played". foxsports.com. December 14, 2014. Retrieved December 14, 2014. 
  5. ^ "No Place Like Home". Sun-Sentinel. September 3, 1998. 
  6. ^ "Reggie Wayne would love for New Orleans Saints to win Super Bowl, but not this one". The Times-Picayune. February 2, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Reggie Wayne: The Official Website of the Indianapolis Colts". Colts.com. 
  8. ^ "Football – Bio: Reggie Wayne". hurricanesports.com. 
  9. ^ "Morgan, Moss and Wayne headline UM Hall of Fame Class of '11". November 2, 2010. 
  10. ^ Colts re-sign WR Wayne, likely won't tag James
  11. ^ Indianapolis Star http://www.indystar.com/article/20120313/SPORTS03/120313030/Reggie-Wayne-returns-Colts-Garcon-joins-Redskins?odyssey=nav%7Chead |url= missing title (help). Retrieved 14 March 2012. 
  12. ^ Reggie Wayne Sets NFL Consecutive Multicatch Games Record
  13. ^ "NFL playoffs: Ray Lewis, Ravens beat Colts; Seahawks win as RGIII reinjures knee". Detroit Free Press. 2013-01-07. Retrieved 2013-01-07. 
  14. ^ "26 NFL Players named to USA Football's 2012 All-Fundamentals Team". usafootball.com. 2013-01-07. Retrieved 2013-01-07. 
  15. ^ "Source: Reggie Wayne tears ACL". ESPN.com. October 21, 2013. Retrieved October 21, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Wayne leads list of Colts players getting MRIs". sports.yahoo.com. October 20, 2014. Retrieved October 20, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Reggie Wayne out for Colts". espn.go.com. October 24, 2014. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 
  18. ^ Reggie Wayne, WR for the Indianapolis Colts at NFL.com

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