Jeff Fuller (wide receiver)

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Jeff Fuller
No. 8 Toronto Argonauts
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-04-20) April 20, 1990 (age 27)
Place of birth: Stanford, California
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 218 lb (99 kg)
Career information
High school: McKinney (TX) Boyd
College: Texas A&M
Undrafted: 2012
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× All-Big 12 Honorable mention (2008, 2009)
  • First team All-Big 12 (2010)
  • Grey Cup champion (2014)
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at CFL.ca

Jeffrey Alan Fuller, Jr. (born April 20, 1990) is a professional gridiron football wide receiver for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. He played college football at Texas A&M.

High school career[edit]

Fuller grew up playing basketball.[1] He began playing football his freshman year of high school, and later earned a spot on the varsity team prior to his sophomore year. During his junior year, he caught 27 passes for 327 yards and three touchdowns. He recorded 37 receptions for 448 yards and five touchdowns as a senior. He received Second Team All-District 9-4A honors for both his junior and senior years.[2][3]

During his college recruitment period, Fuller initially committed to play for the Oklahoma Sooners.[4] He wanted to play for Texas A&M, partly because his father played there, but did not commit to the school since then-head coach Dennis Franchione ran the option offense. While Fuller was still committed to the Sooners, A&M replaced Franchione with Mike Sherman. Fuller received a call from Sherman the day he got hired. Sherman, who runs a pro-style offense that utilizes true receivers, convinced Fuller to commit to the Aggies.[5] When asked about his change of commitment, Fuller stated: "I felt bad switching, because I had made a commitment to [the Sooners]. But I wanted to be somewhere where I knew I'd be happy for four years. I definitely feel I made the right decision."[6] Once A&M signed all of its recruits, Fuller became the Aggies' highest-ranked commitment in its 2008 class per Rivals.com.[7][8]

Fuller graduated from high school a semester early to take part in A&M's spring practices.[9]

College career[edit]

Fuller received All-Big 12 Honorable Mention honors in 2008 and 2009.[10][11] He missed four games during the 2009 season due to a cracked fibula in his right leg.[12]

During the 2010 season, he broke the Aggies' all-time record for touchdown catches. The record was previously held by Bob Long, who caught 19 touchdowns during his career from 1966–68.[13] Fuller also became the second Aggie in school history to reach 2,000 receiving yards.[14]

On November 1, 2010, Fuller stated that he is leaning toward returning for his senior season, instead of declaring for the 2011 NFL Draft. He intends to graduate from A&M in the spring of 2012.[6]

He received first-team All-Big 12 Honors for the 2010 season.[15]

Professional career[edit]

Miami Dolphins[edit]

Fuller was undrafted in the 2012 NFL Draft. He signed with the Miami Dolphins as a rookie free agent.[16] He was waived on August 27, 2013.[17]

Calgary Stampeders[edit]

Fuller was added to the practice roster of the Calgary Stampeders on September 14, 2013[18] He played for the Stampeders for three years and was a member of the 102nd Grey Cup champions. He played in a total of 25 regular season games, recording 91 receptions for 1,251 yards and eight touchdowns.

Seattle Seahawks[edit]

Fuller signed with the Seattle Seahawks on February 11, 2016.[19] He was released on May 10, 2016 with the waived/injured designation.[20]

Saskatchewan Roughriders[edit]

On October 1, 2016, Fuller signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.[21]

Toronto Argonauts[edit]

On February 16, 2017, Fuller signed with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League as a free agent.

Personal[edit]

He is the son of Jeffrey Avery Fuller, who played safety for the Aggies and the San Francisco 49ers.[22]

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