Chase Reynolds

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Chase Reynolds
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Reynolds with the St. Louis Rams
Free agent
Position:Running back / Special teamer
Personal information
Born: (1987-10-22) October 22, 1987 (age 31)
Drummond, Montana
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school:Drummond (MT)
College:Montana
Undrafted:2011
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× First-team All-Big Sky (2009, 2010)
  • Second-team All-Big Sky (2008)
Career NFL statistics
Total tackles:36
Receptions:1
Receiving yards:4
Receiving touchdowns:0
Player stats at NFL.com

Chase Reynolds (born October 22, 1987) is an American football running back and special teamer who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent in 2011. He played college football at Montana.

Early career[edit]

Reynolds was one of the most prolific running backs in the state of Montana for his years spent at Drummond High School. During his four years at Drummond, he set a Montana prep record with 5,261 career rushing yards, and scoring 114 touchdowns in his 44-game career. He also averaged 10.1 yards per carry throughout his high school career. He was a four-time All-State selection, three-time MVP of the team, and a four-year letterer. His football team won three straight Class “C” championships, going a perfect 35-0 under Jim Oberweiser.[1]

Aside from his football stardom, Reynolds also was a four-year letterer in basketball, and track. He was also an all-conference pick in basketball, and a three-time pick in track.[1]

College career[edit]

Reynolds committed to play for Bobby Hauck and his Montana Grizzlies in 2006 being redshirted for his freshman season.[1]

Coming out his next season as a redshirt freshman, Reynolds was moved to the wide receiver position. He played in 11 games on the special teams, not recording any receptions.[1]

Reynolds was moved back to the running back position in 2008, earning the starting job for the season. The move proved to be a success, as he rushed for a school single-season record of 22 touchdowns and carried the ball 281 times, racking up 1,583 yards, which ranked him third in the University of Montana's single-season history. He was a second team All-Big Sky selection and named honorable mention All-American by the Sports Network.[1]

In the 2009 season, Reynolds rushed for 1,501 yards, and again scored 22 rushing touchdowns, tying his record from last season. He was a finalist for the Walter Payton Award (FCS offensive MVP), finishing 12th out of the 23 players on the ballot. He was named a second team All-American by the Associated Press and The Sports Network, as well as named to the College Sporting News’ “Fab 50.” He was a first team All-Big Sky selection.[1]

Reynolds led the Big Sky his senior season with seven 100-yard rushing games, including a career-high 241 yards (the second most in single-game history) against Weber State. He set a school record with 321 rushing attempts. His 144 points last season broke the record of 138 that he had set the previous season. He also set a Grizzly record by scoring 24 total touchdowns, surpassing the mark of 23 he had set the year before. He was again a first team All-Big Sky selection.[1]

Reyonolds during Rams Training Camp 2013.

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP Wonderlic
5 ft 11 in
(1.80 m)
201 lb
(91 kg)
4.58 s 1.66 s 2.73 s 4.25 s 6.76 s 36 in
(0.91 m)
9 ft 6 in
(2.90 m)
8 reps x
Values from Montana Pro Day [2]

Seattle Seahawks[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2011 NFL Draft, Reynolds was signed to a three-year contract by the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent on August 2, 2011.[3] In his first professional appearance during the 2011 NFL Preseason on August 11, 2011, Reynolds rushed for 8 yards on 6 carries against the San Diego Chargers. He was waived on August 14, 2011.

St. Louis / Los Angeles Rams[edit]

On August 17, 2011, Reynolds signed a contract with the NFL's St. Louis Rams.[4] On September 1, 2011, in the final preseason game for St. Louis, Reynolds caught a 17-yard pass, rushed 8 times for 16 yards, also scoring his first NFL rushing touchdown. Reynolds was waived for final cuts on September 3, 2011. Reynolds was re-signed to the team's practice squad on September 4, 2011. On October 9, 2011, Reynolds was, again, released from the practice squad. Then signed to Rams full-time team. Reynolds played on the practice squad in 2012. In 2013, Reynolds made the Rams active roster and was a standout special teams player. During the 2014 season, Chase led special teams in tackles with 16. He was tied for fifth in the NFL.

Personal life[edit]

Reynolds is married to Kila Reynolds, winner of Mrs. Montana 2011. They welcomed their first child, a son named Talen, during Chase's senior year in high school. During Chase's red shirt senior year, the couple had a daughter, Peyton. At the end of the 2014 season they had their second daughter, Tenley.[5] Chase Reynolds founded The Promise∞Line®, which is a motivational brand. He launched it during training camp in 2014. A “Promise” is a “Goal”. Making a promise to yourself every day to pursue your goals without letting anyone or anything stand in your way.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Miller, Scott (August 18, 2011). "Chase Reynolds Montana Grizzlies Biography". Montana Grizzlies. Archived from the original on September 30, 2011. Retrieved August 18, 2011.
  2. ^ "Chase Reynolds". NFL Draftscout.com. April 29, 2011. Archived from the original on September 18, 2012. Retrieved April 28, 2011.
  3. ^ Neighbor, Fritz (August 3, 2011). "Chase Reynolds signs with Seattle Seahawks". Missoulian. Retrieved August 18, 2011.
  4. ^ Neighbor, Fritz (August 17, 2011). "Chase Reynolds signs with St. Louis Rams". Missoulian. Retrieved August 18, 2011.
  5. ^ http://www.ravallirepublic.com/news/state-and-regional/article_3a8216fc-39ed-5afd-86fe-a8b3d1f6bf0a.html?mode=story
  6. ^ http://www.ThePromiseLine.com

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