Greg Childs (American football)
|No. -- Free agent|
|Date of birth:||March 10, 1990|
|Place of birth:||Warren, Arkansas|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||217 lb (98 kg)|
|High school:||Warren (AR)|
|NFL Draft:||2012 / Round: 4 / Pick: 134|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career NFL statistics|
Greg Childs (born March 10, 1990) is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. After playing college football for Arkansas, he was drafted by the Vikings in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft.
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).
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.
2012 NFL Combine
|Ht||Wt||Arm length||Hand size||40-yd dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert||Broad||BP|
|6 ft 3 in||219 lb||34 1/8 in in||10 1/8 in in||4.39 s||1.52 s||2.61 s||4.09 s||6.90 s||40.5 in||10 ft 7 in||19 reps|
|All values from NFL Combine|
2012 NFL Draft
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.
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