Corey Fuller (wide receiver)

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Corey Fuller
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Fuller playing for Virginia Tech in 2012
No. 11 New Orleans Saints
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-06-28) June 28, 1990 (age 26)
Place of birth: Baltimore, Maryland
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school: Baltimore (MD) Woodlawn
College: Virginia Tech
NFL Draft: 2013 / Round: 6 / Pick: 171
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2016
Receptions: 18
Receiving yards: 288
Touchdowns: 1
Player stats at NFL.com

Corey Alexander Fuller (born June 28, 1990) is an American football wide receiver for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Lions with the 171st pick in the sixth round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He played college football at Virginia Tech.[1]

High school[edit]

Fuller attended Woodlawn High School in Baltimore, Maryland. He lettered two seasons in football as a quarterback, and was a Nike indoor track All-American as a senior. He won first team all-state indoor and outdoor track honors as a senior, and was an AAU National Champion as a member of the Baltimore City AAU team his final season.

College career[edit]

Track and field[edit]

Fuller enrolled at the University of Kansas in 2008 on a track and field scholarship.

Fuller competed in the 100 meters, triple jump and long jump in his two years at Kansas. He had a very successful freshman season, finishing second in the triple jump at both the Kansas and Drake Relays. He also placed in the top three in six of the eight indoor meets in which he competed in 2009, and had the team’s top triple jump in the outdoor season as a sophomore and third-best 100-meter time.

Personal bests[edit]

Event Time (seconds) Venue Date
100 meters 11.14 Fayetteville, Florida April 20, 2010
Event Mark (meters) Venue Date
Long Jump 6.63 Lawrence, Kansas January 8, 2010
Triple jump 15.19 Ames, Iowa February 27, 2010

Football[edit]

Fuller decided to transfer to Virginia Tech in fall 2010 where his brother Vincent Fuller had played and his younger brother Kyle Fuller was a current player,[2] and walked-on to the football team, while sitting out the 2010 season. After recording only two receptions for 19 yards in 2011, Fuller became a full-time starter in his final season. He played in all 13 games, making eight starts, and recorded 43 receptions for 815 yards and six touchdowns.

Professional career[edit]

2013 NFL Draft[edit]

He was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the sixth round, 171st overall in the 2013 NFL Draft.[3]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 2 in 204 lb 3314 in 912 in 4.34 s 1.53 s 2.49 s 4.48 s 7.17 s 31.5 in 10 ft 0 in 12 reps
All values from NFL Combine,[4] except shuttle and 3-cone which are from Virginia Tech's Pro Day.[5]

Detroit Lions[edit]

Fuller was cut by the Detroit Lions on August 31, 2013,[6] but was assigned to the practice roster the next day.[7][8] He spent the entire 2013 season on the practice squad.

On August 30, 2014, Corey made the Lions 53-man roster.[9] On September 8, 2014, Fuller made his NFL debut, playing 15 snaps. Fuller was active in Week 1 ahead of Kevin Ogletree and Ryan Broyles.[10] On October 19 against the New Orleans Saints, Fuller scored his first NFL touchdown, making a leaping grab of a 5-yard pass from Matthew Stafford. The touchdown proved to be the game-winner in a 24–23 comeback win for Detroit.[11]

Fuller had offseason foot surgery in June 2016 and was placed on the PUP list to start the season.[12] He was activated off the PUP list on November 8, 2016 prior to Week 10.[13] He was released by the Lions on November 22, 2016 and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[14]

New Orleans Saints[edit]

On December 19, 2016, Fuller was signed by the Saints off the Lions' practice squad.[15]

Personal life[edit]

Fuller's brothers all also played college football at Virginia Tech.[16] His older brother, Vincent, is a retired NFL safety who spent the majority of his career with the Tennessee Titans. His younger brother, Kyle is a cornerback, who was selected by the Chicago Bears in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft.[17] His youngest brother, Kendall, is also a cornerback, who was selected by the Washington Redskins in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Football :: Corey Fuller". hokiesports.com. 2013-02-01. Retrieved 2013-12-27. 
  2. ^ Jones, Mike. "Virginia Tech's Corey Fuller following in brother's footsteps to NFL". Washingtonpost.com. Retrieved 2013-12-27. 
  3. ^ "2013 NFL Draft results: Lions pick Corey Fuller". Pride Of Detroit. Retrieved 2013-12-27. 
  4. ^ NFL Combine Profile
  5. ^ "Corey Fuller | Virginia Tech, WR : 2013 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile". Nfldraftscout.com. 2006-09-21. Retrieved 2013-12-27. 
  6. ^ Pache, Paula (August 31, 2013). "Lions cut roster to 53". TheMorningSun.com. Retrieved 2014-07-04. 
  7. ^ Lions to sign Jeremy Ross to practice squad
  8. ^ New Lions Offense Means Fresh Start For Practice Squad WR Corey Fuller
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  11. ^ "Lions rally to stun Saints with fourth quarter comeback". nfl.com. October 19, 2014. Retrieved October 20, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Lions' Corey Fuller: Placed on PUP list". CBSSports.com. July 24, 2016. Retrieved November 8, 2016. 
  13. ^ "Lions activate WR Corey Fuller from PUP, waive TE Khari Lee". DetroitLions.com. November 8, 2016. 
  14. ^ "Corey Fuller: Waived by Lions". CBSSports.com. November 22, 2016. 
  15. ^ Hendrix, John J. (December 19, 2016). "Saints add wide receiver Corey Fuller to active roster". CanalStreetChronicles.com. 
  16. ^ Barker, Jeff (November 15, 2013). "For Fuller brothers, Virginia Tech has become a family home". BaltimoreSun.com. Retrieved 2014-07-04. 
  17. ^ Twentyman, Tim (February 24, 2014). "Kyle Fuller would love joining brother Corey in Detroit". DetroitLions.com. Retrieved 2014-07-04. 

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