Logan Payne at Ravens M&T Bank Stadium practice in August 2012.
|Date of birth:||January 21, 1985|
|Place of birth:||Tampa, Florida|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||205 lb (93 kg)|
|High school:||Land O' Lakes (FL)|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career NFL statistics|
Logan Payne (born January 21, 1985) is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League (NFL). He was originally signed by the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent in 2007. He played college football at Minnesota.
Payne attended Denham Oaks Elementary, Pineview Middle School, and Land O' Lakes High School in the Lutz, Florida area, where he lettered in football, basketball, and baseball. In football, he was a two-time all-county selection, and as a senior, was named the County Player of the Year, Area Player of the Year. He also was an all-state selection. Payne accumulated 109 receptions for 1,650 yards and 30 touchdowns in his high school career. As a senior, he had 74 receptions for 1,250 yards and 23 touchdowns. He also played defensive back, intercepting two passes his senior season and eight in his career. Payne was also the basketball team's most valuable player.
Payne played in 46 career games for the University of Minnesota, catching 97 passes for 1,344 yards and 11 touchdowns. He posted career highs in catches (59), yards (804) and touchdowns (9) during his senior year for the Golden Gophers, leading the team in all three categories. As a junior, he recorded 37 catches for 529 yards and two touchdowns.
Payne was signed by Seattle as an undrafted rookie free agent on May 2, 2007, and spent the entire regular season on the practice squad. He was signed to the active roster on January 1, 2008, during the postseason, but was inactive for both Seahawks' playoff games.
In 2008, Payne made Seattle's 53-man roster on opening day after injuries depleted the Seahawks' receiving corps, sidelining Deion Branch, Bobby Engram, and Ben Obomanu. He caught two passes for 25 yards in the Seahawks' season opener against the Buffalo Bills. However, in week 2 against the San Francisco 49ers, Payne suffered a torn medial collateral ligament in his right knee while leaping to catch a 14-yard pass, and was tackled by 49ers' safety Dashon Goldson. He was placed on injured reserve on September 15, 2008, and missed the rest of the 2008 season. The Seahawks cut him from the practice squad on October 1, 2009.
Kansas City Chiefs
Payne signed with Minnesota on May 21, 2010. Payne was released on September 4, 2010 as part of final cuts prior to the start of the 2010 NFL Season. Payne was subsequently re-signed to the Vikings practice squad on September 6. Payne was released from the practice squad on October 7 with the Vikings trading a third round draft pick to the New England Patriots for former Vikings Pro Bowl wide-receiver Randy Moss and to make room for offensive tackle Andrew Gardner on the practice squad. Payne wore jersey #84 which is the same number Moss wore during his time in Minnesota, and has since resumed wearing since his trade back to the Vikings.
New York Jets
Payne was signed to the New York Jets' practice squad on October 9. He was placed on the injured reserve list on October 22, 2011 after dislocating his wrist during the preseason. Payne was waived by the Jets on May 1, 2012.
On July 26, 2012, Payne signed with the Baltimore Ravens.
- Yahoo Sports Player Profile
- Detroit Lions Official Transaction Page, www.detroitlions.com
- Jets Public Relations Department (October 9, 2010). "Payne Signed to Practice Squad, Omon released". New York Jets. Archived from the original on October 10, 2010. Retrieved October 9, 2010.
- Vrentas, Jenny (October 22, 2011). "Jets place WR Logan Payne on injured reserve, call up DT Martin Tevaseu". The Star-Ledger. Archived from the original on October 22, 2011. Retrieved October 22, 2011.
- PFW Staff (1 May 2012). "Jets waive WR Payne". Pro Football Weekly. Archived from the original on 1 May 2012. Retrieved 1 May 2012.