Cory Harkey

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Cory Harkey
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Harkey with the rams in 2016
Free agent
Position: Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1990-06-17) June 17, 1990 (age 27)
Chicago, Illinois
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 259 lb (117 kg)
Career information
High school: Chino Hills (CA)
College: UCLA
Undrafted: 2012
Career history
Career NFL statistics as of Week 6, 2016
Receptions: 27
Receiving yards: 215
Receiving touchdowns: 3
Games played: 55
Player stats at NFL.com

Cory Nicholas Harkey (born June 17, 1990) is an American football tight end who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the St. Louis Rams as an undrafted free agent in 2012. He played college football at UCLA.

College career[edit]

After attending Chino Hills High School, he played college football at UCLA, and played in every game of his college career. He started seven games during his freshman season and was used primarily as a blocker, although he did have five catches for 40 yards and a touchdown. He once again was used almost exclusively as a blocker during his sophomore year, starting four games out of double tight-end formations, totaling eight receptions for 41 yards and a touchdown. During Harkey's junior year, he started every game for the Bruins, having his most productive year as a receiver. He finished fifth on the team in receptions, having 14 catches for 140 yards. Harkey once again started every game for the team during his senior year; however, he had only one reception for 10 yards. Following the season, the Bruins coaching staff awarded Harkey the Jerry Long "Heart" Award and Kenneth S. Washington Award for Outstanding Senior of the Year.

Professional career[edit]

Harkey was invited to the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine.

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40‑yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20‑ss 3‑cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 4 in
(1.93 m)
260 lb
(118 kg)
32 in
(0.81 m)
9 38 in
(0.24 m)
5.09 s 4.69 s 7.4 s 26 12 in
(0.67 m)
9 ft 1 in
(2.77 m)
13 reps
All values from NFL Combine[1]

On May 8, 2012, He was signed by the Rams as an undrafted free agent. At the conclusion of 2012 training camp, Harkey was released and placed on the Rams practice squad.[2] He was elevated to the active roster on November 17, 2012, taking the roster place of Kellen Heard, who had been released the previous week. Harkey dressed in his first game on the roster and was targeted once. He scored his first touchdown against the Houston Texans on October 13, 2013. Harkey has been frequently utilized as a fullback with the Rams.[3]

In March 2015, Harkey signed a one-year restricted free-agent tender offer.[4]

Harkey was placed on injured reserve on December 13, 2016 with a triceps injury.[5] On September 2, 2017, Harkey was released by the Rams.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Harkey is the son of former Major League Baseball player Mike Harkey, who is currently the bullpen coach for the New York Yankees. He says that former Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez is his biggest inspiration as a player.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cory Harkey Combine Profile", NFL.com, retrieved November 21, 2012 .
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-07-18. Retrieved 2012-11-21. 
  3. ^ http://www.stltoday.com/sports/football/professional/inside-the-roster/article_2c275d51-a4aa-5220-9efc-4a2289595433.html
  4. ^ Simmons, Myles (March 15, 2016). "Rams Re-Sign TE Harkey". TheRams.com. 
  5. ^ Gonzalez, Alden (December 13, 2016). "Rams place TE Cory Harkey on IR, promote CB Troy Hill". ESPN.com. 
  6. ^ Template:Cite web= latimes.com
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-10-18. Retrieved 2012-11-21. 

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