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Darius Reynaud

 

Darius Reynaud

Darius Reynaud
Reynaud warming up before the 2007 Mississippi State game
No. -- Free agent
Position: Running back / Return specialist
Personal information
Date of birth:

(1984-12-29) December 29, 1984

Place of birth: Luling, Louisiana
Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight: 208 lb (94 kg)
Career information
High school: Boutte (LA) Hahnville
College: West Virginia
Undrafted: 2008
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× Second team All-Big East (2006, 2007)
  • AFC Player of the Month (September 2012)[1]
Career NFL statistics
Receptions: 6
Receiving yards: 39
Receiving average: 6.5
Receiving TDs: 0
Total return yards: 3,332
Return TDs: 3
Stats at NFL.com

Darius Reynaud (born December 29, 1984) is an American football running back and return specialist who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He played college football at West Virginia.

He has also played for the New York Giants, Tennessee Titans, New York Jets and Chicago Bears.

Contents

  • Early years 1
  • College career 2
    • 2004-2007 2.1
  • Professional career 3
    • Pre-draft 3.1
    • 2008 NFL Combine 3.2
    • Minnesota Vikings 3.3
    • New York Giants 3.4
    • Tennessee Titans 3.5
    • New York Jets 3.6
    • Chicago Bears 3.7
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Early years

Reynaud from Luling, Louisiana was born to Katrina and Michael Reynaud. Reynaud was awarded the St. Charles parish offensive MVP award in high school after leading Hahnville High School to an undefeated record and the state championship as a senior. He recorded 236 carries for 1,889 yards and 37 touchdowns as a Running back his senior season, with nine 100-yard rushing games. His stats earned him First-team All-State, All-District, All-6-5A and All-River Parish honors. He also was the Louisiana state long jump champion with a 24.5' jump.

Although he was an offensive and long jump star in high school, Reynaud only received scholarship offers from Indiana and West Virginia. He eventually signed as one of the last recruits with the Mountaineers.[2]

College career

2004-2007

Darius Reynaud enrolled at West Virginia University in 2004. Reynaud did not participate in any games his true freshman year due to grades, but was not red shirted.

During the Georgia Bulldogs, Reynaud scored in the first quarter with a three-yard reception and a 13-yard reverse-run, and totaled 48 yards receiving.

During the 2006 season, Reynaud's junior season, he started opposite Brandon Myles. Reynaud recorded a career-high 520 yards and a career-low two touchdowns off of 39 receptions. When Slaton was injured against Louisville, Reynaud filled in for him at running back, contributing to Reynaud's 221 yards rushing on 14 carries for the season. He had a career-best 110 yards on five catches with a touchdown against ECU, when the run offense wasn't productive. He was also effective on special teams, when he recorded 813 yards on kick returns and a touchdown. The touchdown came against Maryland, when he bobbled the ball upon catching it. He then picked it up and ran 96 yards for the score, which was the ESPN Play of the Week. He was named to the second-team all-Big East squad at the season's end, along with tackle Ryan Stanchek and punt returner Vaughn Rivers, who were both named to the second-team squad. Reynaud had 1,554 all-purpose yards on the season, which is the sixth most in a season by a Mountaineer in school history.

In the 2007 season, Reynaud was the main receiver for quarterback Pat White. Reynaud earned second-team all-Big East honors after the regular season ended and earned the team's Coaches Contribution Award. In the team's 48-28 victory over Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl, he recorded five receptions for 42 yards and two touchdowns and also had a 30-yard run for a touchdown. His touchdowns tied him with Chris Henry for most in a single-season in school history and moved him to third all-time in school history while his 64 receptions on the season was fourth most in school history.

Reynaud finished his career 12th in the all-time school career receiving yardage list, fifth most receptions and third most receiving touchdowns.

Professional career

Pre-draft

On January 10, 2008, Reynaud announced he would forgo his senior year (regained due to being a prop player) and enter the 2008 NFL Draft.[3]

Reynaud was invited to the NFL Scouting Combine.[4] Reynaud's 34.5 vertical jump was the 11th best by a receiver, while his 3-cone drill time of 6.88 was the 9th best, his 20 bench reps were third, and his broad jump was also third best for a receiver.[5]

Reynaud reported that he met with the New England Patriots at the NFL Combine.[6] At West Virginia's Pro Day, Reynaud ran a 4.48 40-yard dash, with a 37" vertical jump. He also improved his broad jump from 10'7" to 10'10".[7] Reynaud also ran a 1.47 10-yard dash time, which was one of the best for any Draft prospect at their respective Pro Days.[8]

2008 NFL Combine

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
5 ft 9 in 201 lb 4.48 s 1.47 s 2.56 s 4.32 s 6.88 s 37 in 10 ft 10 in 20 reps
All values from NFL Combine

Minnesota Vikings

Reynaud went undrafted in the 2008 NFL Draft and was signed by the Minnesota Vikings. He was released by the team during final cuts, but re-signed to the team's practice squad. The Vikings then promoted Reynaud to the active roster late in November 2008. Reynaud made his NFL debut during Week 12 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. During the game, he returned two kicks for 36 yards, with a long of 18 yards. He also recorded one tackle.[9] In the Vikings 34-14 victory over the Chicago Bears, he returned two kicks for 62 yards, including a 49-yard return. He also recorded two tackles.[10] Reynaud ended the season with eight kick returns for 201 yards, including a season-long 49-yard return.[11] On September 5, 2009, Reynaud was made part of the 53 man active roster for the Vikings. After the 2009-2010 season, the Vikings converted Reynaud to the Running back position.[12] As a result, Reynaud has changed his jersey number from 82 to 27.

New York Giants

On September 3, 2010, Reynaud was traded with QB Sage Rosenfels to the New York Giants. On September 3, 2011, Reynaud was cut by the Giants.

Tennessee Titans

Darius Reynaud was signed on January 7, 2012, to the Tennessee Titans only months after being cut by the Giants. In his first preseason game, Reynaud had a 21-yard run for a touchdown and returned a kick 85-yards for a second touchdown late in the 3rd quarter. Later in week three against the Detroit Lions, Reynaud set a franchise record by returning a 105-yard touchdown on a kickoff in the 4th quarter. During the same game on a punt return, Reynaud threw a lateral pass to cornerback Tommie Campbell which resulted in a touchdown. This play was reminiscent of the infamous "Music City Miracle" and has been dubbed by some fans "Music City Miracle 2". On December 30, 2012, against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Reynaud became the 16th player in NFL history to return two punt returns for a touchdown.

On October 21, 2013, after muffing a punt that resulted in a San Francisco 49ers touchdown and negated a potential Titans comeback in the fourth quarter, Reynaud was released from the team.[13]

New York Jets

Reynaud was signed by the New York Jets on December 3, 2013 after return specialist Josh Cribbs was placed on the injured reserve list.[14]

Chicago Bears

Reynaud was signed by the Chicago Bears on August 18, 2014.[15] The Bears released Reynaud on August 24, 2014.[16]

References


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-- Hatnote -- -- Produces standard hatnote text. Implements the template.


function p.hatnote(frame) local args = getArgs(frame) local s = args[1] local options = {} if not s then return p.makeWikitextError( 'no text specified', 'Template:Hatnote#Errors', args.category ) end options.extraclasses = args.extraclasses options.selfref = args.selfref return p._hatnote(s, options) end

function p._hatnote(s, options) checkType('_hatnote', 1, s, 'string') checkType('_hatnote', 2, options, 'table', true) local classes = {'hatnote'} local extraclasses = options.extraclasses local selfref = options.selfref if type(extraclasses) == 'string' then classes[#classes + 1] = extraclasses end if selfref then classes[#classes + 1] = 'selfref' end return string.format( '
%s
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end

return p-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -- Module:Hatnote -- -- -- -- This module produces hatnote links and links to related articles. It -- -- implements the and meta-templates and includes -- -- helper functions for other Lua hatnote modules. --


local libraryUtil = require('libraryUtil') local checkType = libraryUtil.checkType local mArguments -- lazily initialise Module:Arguments local yesno -- lazily initialise Module:Yesno

local p = {}


-- Helper functions


local function getArgs(frame) -- Fetches the arguments from the parent frame. Whitespace is trimmed and -- blanks are removed. mArguments = require('Module:Arguments') return mArguments.getArgs(frame, {parentOnly = true}) end

local function removeInitialColon(s) -- Removes the initial colon from a string, if present. return s:match('^:?(.*)') end

function p.findNamespaceId(link, removeColon) -- Finds the namespace id (namespace number) of a link or a pagename. This -- function will not work if the link is enclosed in double brackets. Colons -- are trimmed from the start of the link by default. To skip colon -- trimming, set the removeColon parameter to true. checkType('findNamespaceId', 1, link, 'string') checkType('findNamespaceId', 2, removeColon, 'boolean', true) if removeColon ~= false then link = removeInitialColon(link) end local namespace = link:match('^(.-):') if namespace then local nsTable = mw.site.namespaces[namespace] if nsTable then return nsTable.id end end return 0 end

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function p.makeWikitextError(msg, helpLink, addTrackingCategory) -- Formats an error message to be returned to wikitext. If -- addTrackingCategory is not false after being returned from -- Module:Yesno, and if we are not on a talk page, a tracking category -- is added. checkType('makeWikitextError', 1, msg, 'string') checkType('makeWikitextError', 2, helpLink, 'string', true) yesno = require('Module:Yesno') local title = mw.title.getCurrentTitle() -- Make the help link text. local helpText if helpLink then helpText = ' (help)' else helpText = end -- Make the category text. local category if not title.isTalkPage and yesno(addTrackingCategory) ~= false then category = 'Hatnote templates with errors' category = string.format( '%s:%s', mw.site.namespaces[14].name, category ) else category = end return string.format( '%s', msg, helpText, category ) end


-- Format link -- -- Makes a wikilink from the given link and display values. Links are escaped -- with colons if necessary, and links to sections are detected and displayed -- with " § " as a separator rather than the standard MediaWiki "#". Used in -- the template.


function p.formatLink(frame) local args = getArgs(frame) local link = args[1] local display = args[2] if not link then return p.makeWikitextError( 'no link specified', 'Template:Format hatnote link#Errors', args.category ) end return p._formatLink(link, display) end

function p._formatLink(link, display) -- Find whether we need to use the colon trick or not. We need to use the -- colon trick for categories and files, as otherwise category links -- categorise the page and file links display the file. checkType('_formatLink', 1, link, 'string') checkType('_formatLink', 2, display, 'string', true) link = removeInitialColon(link) local namespace = p.findNamespaceId(link, false) local colon if namespace == 6 or namespace == 14 then colon = ':' else colon = end -- Find whether a faux display value has been added with the | magic -- word. if not display then local prePipe, postPipe = link:match('^(.-)|(.*)$') link = prePipe or link display = postPipe end -- Find the display value. if not display then local page, section = link:match('^(.-)#(.*)$') if page then display = page .. ' § ' .. section end end -- Assemble the link. if display then return string.format('%s', colon, link, display) else return string.format('%s%s', colon, link) end end


-- Hatnote -- -- Produces standard hatnote text. Implements the template.


function p.hatnote(frame) local args = getArgs(frame) local s = args[1] local options = {} if not s then return p.makeWikitextError( 'no text specified', 'Template:Hatnote#Errors', args.category ) end options.extraclasses = args.extraclasses options.selfref = args.selfref return p._hatnote(s, options) end

function p._hatnote(s, options) checkType('_hatnote', 1, s, 'string') checkType('_hatnote', 2, options, 'table', true) local classes = {'hatnote'} local extraclasses = options.extraclasses local selfref = options.selfref if type(extraclasses) == 'string' then classes[#classes + 1] = extraclasses end if selfref then classes[#classes + 1] = 'selfref' end return string.format( '
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end

return p
  1. ^ http://www.titansonline.com/news/article-1/Reynaud-Named-AFC-Special-Teams-Player-of-the-Month/ec16ee21-fb79-4a93-9d71-e04ac3e13b8d
  2. ^ SportingNews.com - Your expert source for NCAA Football stats, scores, standings, and blogs from NCAA Football columnists
  3. ^ SI.com
  4. ^ NIC: 2008 Official Invite List
  5. ^ NFL Events: Combine Top Performers
  6. ^ Darius Reynaud, WR, NFL Draft - KFFL
  7. ^ *Darius Reynaud, WR, West Virginia - 2008 NFL Draft Scout Profile, Powered by The SportsXchange
  8. ^ 2008 NFL Draft Scout, From Prep to Pro Coverage for Pros by Pros - Powered by the Sports Xchange
  9. ^
  10. ^
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  12. ^ Reynaud moved to RB
  13. ^
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External links

  • Tennessee Titans bio
  • Darius Reynaud at ESPN.com
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