Emmanuel Arceneaux

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Emmanuel Arceneaux
No. 84     BC Lions
Date of birth (1987-09-17) September 17, 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth Alexandria, Louisiana
Career information
Status Active
CFL status International
Position(s) WR
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 215 lb (98 kg)
College Alcorn State
High school Alexandria (LA) Peabody
Career history
As player
20092010 BC Lions
2011 Minnesota Vikings
2012 Washington Redskins*
2013 New York Jets*
2013–present BC Lions
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star 2015, 2016
CFL West All-Star 2014, 2015, 2016
Career stats

Emmanuel Arceneaux (born September 17, 1987) is an American professional Canadian football wide receiver for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played college football at Alcorn State University. He signed as an undrafted free agent with the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League (CFL) in 2009.

He has also been a member of the Minnesota Vikings, Washington Redskins, and New York Jets.

College career[edit]

He played college football for the Alcorn State Braves. While at Alcorn State, he maintained a 3.0 GPA and was president of the student-athlete advisory committee, while recording 99 career catches for 1,618 and 12 TDs on the football field. He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.[1]

Professional career[edit]

BC Lions[edit]

Arceneaux was signed to the BC Lions, on May 19, 2009 and made the Lions' active roster after training camp.[2] Arceneaux had an outstanding debut season, starting at the wide receiver position for all 18 games and recording 63 catches for 858 yards and seven touchdowns. He caught a touchdown pass in each of his first three games and had two 100-yard receiving games during the season. He led all receivers in the 2009 playoffs, recording 12 catches for 189 yards. He continued his strong play in 2010 by registering his first 1000-yard season while finishing second on the team in receiving yards and touchdowns.

Minnesota Vikings[edit]

On January 22, 2011, Arceneaux agreed to the terms on a three-year contract with the Minnesota Vikings.[3] On August 31, 2012 as the Vikings reduced their roster down to league maximum of 53 players, he was released.[4]

Washington Redskins[edit]

On September 1, 2012, the Washington Redskins claimed Arceneaux off waivers and signed him to the practice squad.[5]

New York Jets[edit]

Arceneaux was signed by the New York Jets to a reserve/future contract on January 2, 2013.[6] He was waived on May 7, 2013.[7]

BC Lions (II)[edit]

On May 16, 2013, Arceneaux's agent announced that Emmanuel Arceneaux would be returning to CFL within a week. The BC Lions, Toronto Argonauts and Edmonton Eskimos were all believed to have interest in the free-agent.[8] On May 21, 2013, it was officially announced that Arceneaux had signed with the Lions, with whom he had played two seasons with before going south to the NFL.[9] The contract was reportedly a two-year, $280,000 deal.[10] Arceneaux was fined an undisclosed amount by the CFL following a Week 4 touchdown celebration involving props. Arceneaux used the end-zone corner post and the football to mimic putting in golf.[11] Arceneaux became a bigger and bigger component of the Lions offense over the next 3 seasons, culminating in being named a CFL All-Star in 2015 after setting career highs in receptions, yards and touchdowns. Following the 2015 CFL season Arceneaux was resigned by the Lions through the 2017 CFL season.[12]

Statistics[edit]

Receiving   Regular season   Playoffs
Year Team Games No. Yards Avg Long TD Games No. Yards Avg Long TD
2009 BC 18 63 858 13.6 60 7 2 12 189 15.8 49 0
2010 BC 18 67 1114 16.6 74 5 1 5 80 16.0 29 1
2011 MIN 3 1 10 10.0 10 0 Team did not qualify
2013 BC 16 51 885 17.4 80 6 1 5 53 10.6 23 0
2014 BC 15 62 905 14.6 53 8 1 0 0 0 0 0
2015 BC 17 76 1151 15.1 - 9 1 2 28 14 23 0
CFL totals 84 319 4913 15.4 80 35 5 24 350 14.6 49 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Beamish, Mike (June 26, 2009). "Lions impressed as Arceneaux catches on with team". Vancouver Sun. Canwest. Archived from the original on June 29, 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-22. 
  2. ^ "THREE MORE RECEIVERS ADDED TO LIONS ROSTER – BC Lions". BC Lions. 
  3. ^ "B.C. loses Arceneaux to NFL's Vikings – sportsnet.ca". Archived from the original on January 24, 2011. 
  4. ^ Craig, Mark. "Chris Carr, Sage Rosenfels surprises among Vikings' final cuts". Star Tribune. Retrieved September 1, 2012. 
  5. ^ Jones, Mike (September 1, 2012). "Redskins add CB Crezdon Butler to round out 53-man roster". WashingtonPost.com. Retrieved 2012-09-01. 
  6. ^ Jets Media Relations Department (January 2, 2013). "4 More Signed to Reserve/Future Contracts". New York Jets. Archived from the original on January 2, 2013. Retrieved January 2, 2013. 
  7. ^ Martin, Kimberley (May 7, 2013). "WRs Arceneaux, Mayo waived". Newsday. Archived from the original on May 7, 2013. Retrieved May 7, 2013. 
  8. ^ TSN.ca. "Former Lions receiver Arceneaux set to return to CFL". Archived from the original on June 7, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Back to BC: Arceneaux inks contract with Lions – CFL.ca". CFL.ca. 
  10. ^ TSN.ca. "Lions, WR Arceneaux agree to terms on two-year, $280K deal". Archived from the original on June 8, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Three players fined following Week 4 – CFL.ca". CFL.ca. 
  12. ^ "Lions re-sign Emmanuel Arceneaux through 2017 season". Toronto Sun. The Canadian Press. 

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