Greg Childs (American football)

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Greg Childs
Greg Childs Arkansas.jpg
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Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1990-03-10) March 10, 1990 (age 29)
Warren, Arkansas
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:217 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school:Warren (Warren, Arkansas)
NFL Draft:2012 / Round: 4 / Pick: 134
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
CFL status:International
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at

Greg Childs (born March 10, 1990) is a former American football wide receiver. After playing college football for Arkansas, he was drafted by the Vikings in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

Early years[edit]

Childs attended Warren High School in Warren, Arkansas, where he played football, basketball and ran track. He went to school with future University of Arkansas and Minnesota Vikings teammate Jarius Wright and Buffalo Bill player Chris Gragg. He was all state selection as a senior in 2007. In track, Childs was a standout triple jumper (top-jump of 13.60 meters).

College career[edit]

As a freshman in 2008, Childs played in 12 games with one start and had 18 receptions for 273 yards and two touchdowns. As a sophomore, he started eight of 13 games and led the team with 48 receptions for 894 yards and seven touchdowns. As a junior in 2010, he played in eight games and had 46 receptions for 659 yards and six touchdowns before suffering a season ending patellar tendon injury.[1]

Professional career[edit]

2012 NFL Combine[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 3 in
(1.91 m)
219 lb
(99 kg)
34 18 in
(0.87 m)
10 18 in
(0.26 m)
4.39 s 1.52 s 2.61 s 4.09 s 6.90 s 40.5 in
(1.03 m)
10 ft 7 in
(3.23 m)
19 reps
All values from NFL Combine

2012 NFL Draft[edit]

Childs was drafted in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings.

Minnesota Vikings[edit]

On August 3, 2012, Childs suffered injuries to both knees while at training camp. An MRI revealed that both knees had a torn patellar tendon, as a result of which Childs was eliminated for his entire rookie season. The Vikings waived/injured Childs on August 5, 2012, and he was subsequently reverted to injured reserve on August 8.

On August 27, 2013, Childs was placed on the reserve/physically unable to perform list.

The Vikings released Childs on March 6, 2014

In May 2014, Childs went to Jaguars Rookie Mini-Camp on a tryout basis. He was not offered a contract.[2]

Toronto Argonauts[edit]

Childs was signed to the Toronto Argonauts practice roster on September 10, 2014.[3] He was released by the Argonauts on September 27, 2014.[4]


  1. ^ Arkansas' Greg Childs out for season
  2. ^ Florio, Mike. "Jaguars will give Greg Childs a Second Chance in the NFL.", May 16, 2014. Retrieved September 5, 2014.
  3. ^ "Rocky Argonauts brace for date with Stampeders". September 10, 2014. Retrieved September 11, 2014.
  4. ^ "2014 TRANSACTIONS". Archived from the original on August 2, 2014. Retrieved October 4, 2014.

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