Joel Bouagnon

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Joel Bouagnon
Free agent
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1995-03-28) March 28, 1995 (age 24)
Pomona, California
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school:Aurora Christian Schools (Aurora, Illinois)
College:Northern Illinois
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× Illinois all-state running back
  • 2015 First Team All-MAC Running Back
  • 2016 Second Team All-MAC Running Back
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at

Joel Bouagnon (born March 28, 1995) is an American football running back who is a free agent. He played college football at Northern Illinois University, and signed with the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent in 2017.

High school and college career[edit]

Bouagnon played high school football at Aurora Christian High School in Aurora, Illinois.

Bouagnon committed to Northern Illinois in 2013 and as a true freshman appeared in four games.

By 2015, Bouagnon earned a First Team All-Mac selection as a running back running for 1,285 yards and 18 Touchdowns. Bouagnon's 18 rushing touchdowns were tied for 10th most in the FBS for the 2015 season. Bouagnon also led the MAC league with 108 points scored and finished second in rushing yards along with six 100 yard rushing games for the season.

In 2016 Bouagnon was selected for the Second Team All-MAC as a Running Back with 885 rushing yards and 8 touchdowns.

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 1 14 in
(1.86 m)
230 lb
(104 kg)
4.66 s 1.56 s 2.53 s 4.42 s 6.90 s 34 in
(0.86 m)
10 ft 2 in
(3.10 m)
20 reps
All values are from Pro Day[1]

Chicago Bears[edit]

Bouagnon signed with the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent on May 11, 2017.[2] On August 3, 2017, he was waived/injured by the Bears and placed on injured reserve.[3] He was released on August 9, 2017.[4]

Green Bay Packers[edit]

On January 10, 2018, Bouagnon signed a reserve/future contract with the Green Bay Packers.[5] He was waived on September 1, 2018 and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[6][7] He was released on October 9, 2018.[8]

Detroit Lions[edit]

On October 24, 2018, Bouagnon was signed to the Detroit Lions practice squad, but was released three days later.[9][10]

New York Jets[edit]

On December 11, 2018, Bouagnon was signed to the New York Jets practice squad.[11]

Salt Lake Stallions[edit]

On January 12, 2019, Bouagnon signed with the Salt Lake Stallions of the Alliance of American Football.[12]


  1. ^ "Joel Bouagnon – Northern Illinois, RB : 2017 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile". Archived from the original on April 19, 2018. Retrieved April 19, 2018.
  2. ^ Mayer, Larry (May 11, 2017). "Bears sign 13 undrafted rookies".
  3. ^ Williams, Charean (August 3, 2017). "Bears switch out running backs, sign Joshua Rounds".
  4. ^ Bouda, Nate (August 9, 2017). "Bears Waive RB Joel Bouagnon From I.R. With Settlement".
  5. ^ "Packers sign RB Joel Bouagnon". January 10, 2018.
  6. ^ "Packers announce roster moves". September 1, 2018.
  7. ^ "Packers sign eight players to practice squad". September 2, 2018.
  8. ^ "Packers sign RB Tra Carson, WR Keon Hatcher to practice squad". October 9, 2018.
  9. ^ "Lions add RB Bouagnon to practice squad, release TE Cunningham". Lions Wire. USA Today. October 24, 2018.
  10. ^ "Lions re-sign TE Cunningham to practice squad, release RB Bouagnon". Lions Wire. USA Today. October 27, 2018.
  11. ^ Lange, Randy (December 11, 2018). "RB Joel Bouagnon & LB Jonathan Celestin Signed to Practice Squad".
  12. ^ "Salt Lake Stallions Daily Update". Our Sports Central. January 12, 2019. Retrieved February 5, 2019.

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