Jamaica Rector

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Jamaica Rector
No. 85
Date of birth (1981-08-10) August 10, 1981 (age 35)
Place of birth Celeste, Texas
Career information
Status Active
CFL status International
Position(s) WR
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg)
College Northwest Missouri State
High school Celeste
Career history
As player
20052006 Dallas Cowboys
2007 Arizona Cardinals
20082010 Edmonton Eskimos
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • No notable achievements
Career stats

Jamaica Rector (born August 10, 1981 in Celeste, Texas) is a former American and Canadian football wide receiver for the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League. He was signed by the National Football League's Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2005. He played college football at Northwest Missouri State. He has also played for the Arizona Cardinals.

Early years[edit]

Rector played his high school football at Celeste, Texas which is a 1A school in North Texas, he was a two way all state both his junior and senior year and was also a standout in track.

At Northwest Missouri State University, he was a Division II two-time national player of the year finalist and a four-year All-American wide receiver. He left school ranking fourth in Division II history in receptions (289) and receiving yards (4,497). He also ranked 25th all-time with 38 touchdown receptions.

In 2011, he was inducted into the Northwest Missouri State Hall of Fame.

Professional career[edit]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Rector was signed by the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent after not being selected in the 2005 NFL Draft. He was waived before the start of the season and was signed to the practice squad.

In the 2006 offseason, head coach Bill Parcells took a liking to him and even called him the strongest player on the team pound-for-pound.[1] He would eventually make the roster after registering a team-high 20 receptions for 245 yards in four games.[2]

Rector was named the team's primary punt returner and fourth receiver, but suffered an ankle sprain against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the season opener. After being declared inactive for 4 games, he was released on October 16 and was signed to the practice squad, in order to make room for defensive back Marcus Coleman.[3]

In 2007, a knee injury forced him to miss time in training camp and was eventually cut on August 27.

Arizona Cardinals[edit]

On October 10, the Arizona Cardinals signed him to their practice squad. He was promoted to the active roster on December 1. He was declared inactive for 3 games. He was cut on August 30, 2008.

Edmonton Eskimos (CFL)[edit]

On October 20, 2008, he was signed by the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League.[4] In 2009, he recorded 48 receptions for 532 yards and one touchdown. He was released at the end of the 2010 training camp and was later re-signed on July 13.[5] He was cut on May 2, 2011.[6] He finished his career with 24 games, 66 receptions for 736 yards and one touchdown.

He married his wife, Cara in 2007 and has three children.

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