Gerald Rivers

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Gerald Rivers
Dallas Renegades
Personal information
Born: (1990-06-22) June 22, 1990 (age 29)
Avondale Estates, Georgia
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High school:Cedar Grove (GA)
College:Ole Miss
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
CFL status:International
Career NFL statistics as of 2016
Total tackles:1
Forced fumbles:1
Player stats at

Gerald Rivers (born June 22, 1990) is an American football outside linebacker who is currently a member of the Dallas Renegades. He signed with the St. Louis Rams as an undrafted free agent in 2013. He played college football for Ole Miss.

Early years[edit]

Rivers ranked as the No. 68 DE in the nation by and was rated the No. 74 DE in the nation by Rivers participated in the DeKalb County Coaches Association All-Star game. He posted 81 tackles, nine sacks and two forced fumbles as a senior.[1][2]

College career[edit]

In 2011 Rivers played in every game with five starts and made 13 total tackles and was tied for third on the team with 4.5 TFLs and second with 2.0 sacks. The previous season, 2010, he played in 10 games with five starts and tied for fourth on the team with 2.5 sacks and finished with 14 total tackles, including 3.0 TFLs while earning a second letter. In 2009, he saw action in five games, where he made four stops (three solo) with one TFL on the year and earned first letter.[3][4]

Professional career[edit]


Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 2 58 in
(1.90 m)
248 lb
(112 kg)
4.56 s 1.59 s 2.65 s 4.46 s 7.19 s 39 12 in
(1.00 m)
10 ft 8 in
(3.25 m)
20 reps
All values from Regional Pro Day[5]

St. Louis Rams[edit]

Rivers was signed as an undrafted free agent on April 29, 2013, he is signed for 3 years/$1.49 million with the St. Louis Rams. Rivers made the team on August 29. 2013.

He was released by the Rams in December 2013.

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

Rivers was claimed off waivers by the Jacksonville Jaguars on December 16, 2013.[6] The Jaguars released Rivers on August 29, 2014.[7]

Miami Dolphins[edit]

On September 2, 2014, Rivers was signed to the Dolphins' practice squad. On September 30, 2014, he was released from practice squad.

Denver Broncos[edit]

On October 15, 2014, Rivers was signed to the Broncos' practice squad. On December 4, 2014, he was released. On December 10, 2014, he was re-signed to the practice squad. On January 12, 2015, he was signed a future contract. On September 5, 2015, he was waived.

New York Giants[edit]

On September 9, 2015, Rivers was signed to the New York Giants practice squad.[8] On September 16, 2015, he was released by the Giants.[9]

Second stint with Rams[edit]

On October 27, 2015, Rivers was signed to the Rams' practice squad. On November 17, 2015, he was released by the Rams.[10]

Houston Texans[edit]

On November 24, 2015 Rivers was signed to the Houston Texans' practice squad.[11] On August 30, 2016, Rivers was placed on injured reserve after a hip injury in preseason.[12]

On April 13, 2017, Rivers was waived by the Texans with failed physical designation.[13]

Dallas Renegades[edit]

In 2019, Rivers joined the Dallas Renegades after being selected by them in the 2020 XFL Draft.[14]


  1. ^ CBS Sports
  2. ^ St. Louis Rams bio Archived 2010-06-06 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ CBS Sports
  4. ^ St. Louis Rams bio Archived 2010-06-06 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "2010 Great Blue North Draft". NFL Draft
  6. ^
  7. ^ "Cut day: C Mike Brewster, QBs Ricky Stanzi and Stephen Morris waived". Archived from the original on 2015-09-23. Retrieved 2014-08-29.
  8. ^ Eisen, Michael (September 9, 2015). "Giants sign LB Jasper Brinkley, add 2 to practice squad". Archived from the original on September 10, 2015. Retrieved September 9, 2015.
  9. ^ Eisen, Michael (September 16, 2015). "Giants add three players to practice squad". Archived from the original on September 26, 2015. Retrieved September 25, 2015.
  10. ^ Lyons, Joe (November 17, 2015). "Rams report: Team makes multiple moves to fill out roster". Retrieved November 29, 2015.
  11. ^ Wilson, Aaron (November 24, 2015). "Texans cut Zac Dysert from practice squad, sign Dalton Freeman, Gerald Rivers". Retrieved November 29, 2015.
  12. ^ "TRANSACTIONS: Texans trim roster to 75". Archived from the original on 2017-09-03.
  13. ^ "Texans release Bergstrom, waive Rivers". April 13, 2017.
  14. ^ Talbot, Damond (October 16, 2019). "XFL Draft Phase 5: The Final Rounds of the Draft, Find out who was selected". NFL Draft Diamonds. Retrieved October 22, 2019.

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