Juron Criner

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Juron Criner
No. 86 Ottawa Redblacks
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-12-12) December 12, 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth: Las Vegas, Nevada
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 221 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school: North Las Vegas (NV) Canyon Springs
College: Arizona
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 5 / Pick: 168
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
CFL status: International
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receptions: 19
Receiving yards: 183
Receiving TDs: 1
Player stats at NFL.com

Juron Criner (born December 12, 1989) is a Canadian football wide receiver for the Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian Football League (CFL). Born in Las Vegas, Nevada, Criner attended Canyon Springs High School and played college football at the University of Arizona.

College career[edit]

Criner played college football at the University of Arizona.[1] In 2008 as a freshman, Criner caught 8 passes for 88 yards and a touchdown in 13 games and 3 starts. As a sophomore in 2009, He caught 45 passes for 582 yards and 9 touchdowns over 13 games and 5 starts. Criner was injured prior to the 2010 season but did not miss any games as a result.[2] As a junior in 2010, Criner caught 73 passes for 1,186 yards and 8 touchdowns prior to the bowl game. In a loss to Oregon State, Criner caught 12 passes for 179 and a touchdown.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Oakland Raiders[edit]

The Raiders drafted Criner in round five of the 2012 NFL draft. He had 16 catches for 151 yards in 12 games as a rookie in the 2012 season.

He was inactive most of the 2013 season, seeing action in just one game against the Eagles where he caught three passes for 32 yards. He had been surpassed on the depth chart by rookie round seven pick, Brice Butler and then found himself behind Andre Holmes as well once Holmes returned from a 4-game suspension to begin the year. In the game against the Eagles in week nine he suffered an acromioclavicular joint sprain in his right shoulder. Shortly thereafter, on November 23, 2013, the Oakland Raiders placed him on injured reserve effectively ending his 2013 season.[4] The Raiders waived Criner on August 26, 2014.[5]

New York Giants[edit]

On September 24, 2014, Criner was signed to the New York Giants' practice squad. On September 1, 2015, he was waived by the Giants.[6]

Ottawa Redblacks[edit]

On April 14, 2016, the Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian Football League announced the signing of Juron Criner in time for spring mini-camp.[7] In his first year in the CFL Criner played in 6 regular season games catching 12 passes for 269 yards with 1 touchdown. He caught 7 passes for 177 yards in Ottawa's two playoff games en-route to winning the 104th Grey Cup.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Juron Criner ArizonaWildcats.com
  2. ^ Arizona football's Juron Criner returns to action AZCentral.com, August 26, 2010
  3. ^ Juron Criner ESPN.com
  4. ^ Juron Criner is placed on injured reserve Silver And Black Pride, November 23, 2013
  5. ^ Raiders Announce Transactions
  6. ^ Eisen, Michael (September 1, 2015). "New York Giants announce first round of roster cuts". Giants.com. Retrieved September 1, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Munoz ready to roar for RedBlacks". Ottawa Citizen. Retrieved 2016-04-16. 

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