Yamon Figurs

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Yamon Figurs
No. 16, 13, 82
Wide receiver / Return specialist
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-01-10) January 10, 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth: Fort Pierce, Florida
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Weight: 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
College: Kansas State
NFL Draft: 2007 / Round: 3 / Pick: 74
Debuted in 2007 for the Baltimore Ravens
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-Big 12 (2006)
Career NFL statistics as of 2010
Receptions 5
Receiving yards 103
Receiving TDs 1
Total Return yards 2,296
Return TDs 2
Stats at NFL.com

Yamon Figurs (born January 10, 1983 in Fort Pierce, Florida) is a former Canadian football wide receiver and return specialist who was a member of the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League. He was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the third round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at Kansas State.

Figurs has also been a member of the Detroit Lions, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Oakland Raiders, Cleveland Browns, Tennessee Titans, and Edmonton Eskimos.

Figurs walked out the 2013 Saskatchewan Roughriders training camp after realizing he wasn't going to make the team.

Early years[edit]

Figurs played high school football at Westwood High School in Fort Pierce, Florida. While there he was a three-year starter and earned All-Conference and All-Area honors as a senior. He also lettered in track and field and basketball.

College career[edit]

Figurs played college football at Kansas State. During his senior year he earned first-team All-Big 12 honors as a return specialist. He finished his career with 73 receptions for 1,144 yards, and 2,275 all-purpose yards. In 2006 he received a bachelor's degree in social science.

Professional career[edit]

2007 NFL Combine[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
5 ft 11 in 174 lb 4.30 s 1.47 s 2.49 s 4.21 s 6.85 s 32.5 in 10 ft 3 in
All values from NFL Combine

Baltimore Ravens[edit]

Figurs was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the third round of the 2007 NFL Draft. During his rookie season he was the Ravens main kick and punt returner after their starting kick returner B. J. Sams suffered a torn Anterior cruciate ligament on September 10, 2007. He finished the season with one returned kick, and one punt for a touchdown with one catch for 36 yards.

During the 2008 season, safety Jim Leonhard took over the main return duties. And again Figurs only recorded one catch, however it was a 43-yard touchdown.

He stayed with the Ravens through the 2009 preseason but failed to make final cuts as he was waived on September 5.

Detroit Lions[edit]

Figurs was claimed off waivers by the Detroit Lions on September 6, 2009. He was waived on September 30.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

Figurs was signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on October 13. He was waived on December 22 when the team re-signed wide receiver Michael Spurlock.

Oakland Raiders[edit]

Figurs signed a future contract with the Oakland Raiders on January 13, 2010. He was cut on September 15, 2010, due in part to a fumble. He caught two passes while on the roster.

Cleveland Browns[edit]

On October 20, 2010 Figurs signed a contract with the Cleveland Browns to replace injured receivers Josh Cribbs and Mohammed Massaquoi. He was waived on October 26 when their injuries healed. His only statistic occurred when he lost four yards on a handoff.

Tennessee Titans[edit]

On January 13, 2011 Figurs signed a future contract with the Tennessee Titans, but was waived on September 2.

Edmonton Eskimos[edit]

On April 16, 2012 Figurs signed with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League. He was released on June 23, 2012.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eskimos announce roster moves | Edmonton Eskimos". Esks.com. 2012-04-03. Retrieved 2012-06-24. 

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