Greg Little (American football)

Greg Little
Little in Training Camp with the Browns.
No. 88     Cincinnati Bengals
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-05-30) May 30, 1989
Place of birth: Durham, North Carolina
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school: Durham (NC) Hillside
College: North Carolina
NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 2 / Pick: 59
Debuted in 2011 for the Cleveland Browns
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 10, 2014
Receptions 160
Receiving Yards 1,884
Touchdowns 8
Stats at NFL.com

Gregory Lamar Little[1] (born May 30, 1989) is an American football wide receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He played college football and college basketball[2] at North Carolina.

High school career

Little attended Hillside High School in Durham, North Carolina, where he played football, basketball and ran track. He graduated in the spring of 2007. Little primarily played tailback during his junior year as well as spending some time at wide receiver. His vertical jump was 40.0" and his broad jump was 10-1. North Carolina, Florida, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, and USC all offered scholarships for Little to attend their respective colleges. He visited North Carolina on October 13, 2006, Notre Dame on September 16, 2006, and Ohio State on September 23, 2006. He later verbally committed to the University of North Carolina. Little had a high school GPA of 2.7 and scored 930 on the SAT.[3] He played in the 2007 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

In track & field, Little competed in sprints and jumps. He was timed at 11.1 seconds in the 100 meters, cleared 1.92 meters in the high jump and got a top-jump of 6.38 meters in the long jump.

College career

As a freshman in college during 2007, he had a total of 300 rushing yards and 99 receiving yards. Little also returned kickoffs for total of 145 yards. As a sophomore, he had a total of 339 rushing yards, 146 receiving yards, and 141 return yards. During his final collegiate season, as a junior, Little had 166 rushing yards, 724 receiving yards, and 222 kickoff return yards. [4] As a senior in 2010, Little did not play, as he was ruled ineligible by the NCAA for lying to investigators about receiving travel accommodations and jewelry.[5]

On November 19, 2013, the University of North Carolina sent a disassociation letter to Little, Marvin Austin, and Robert Quinn for the improper benefits taken during their time at the university. The three athletes are prohibited from contacting current North Carolina athletes and are not allowed inside the Kenan Football Center or other athletic facilities on campus.[6]

As a freshman in college, Greg Little also played basketball on the University of North Carolina basketball team that went to the Final 4 during the 2007-08 season. He played in 10 games and averaged 1.5ppg.

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 2 1/2 in 231 lb 33 1/4 in 9 1/8 in 4.53 s 4.21 s 6.8 s 40.5 in 10 ft 9 in 27 reps
All values from NFL Combine[7]

Cleveland Browns

Little was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the second round (59th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft.

Greg Little finished the 2011 season leading the Cleveland Browns in catches and receiving yards. Little was second among rookies in catches, behind first round pick A. J. Green and fifth in yards behind A.J. Green, Torrey Smith, Julio Jones, and Doug Baldwin. He also finished with two touchdowns.

On May 16, 2014, Little was released by the Browns after 3 seasons with the team.

Oakland Raiders

On May 19, 2014, Little was claimed off waviers from the Browns by the Oakland Raiders.[8] Little was released on August 30, 2014.

Cincinnati Bengals

On October 14, 2014, Little signed with the Cincinnati Bengals.

Professional stats

Season Team Receiving Rushing Fumbles
GP Rec Tgts Yds Avg Lng TD Att Yds Avg Lng TD Fum Lost
2011 CLEV 16 61 121 709 11.6 76 2 3 15 5 13 0 0 0
2012 CLEV 16 53 91 647 12.2 43 4 2 15 7.5 17 0 0 0
2013 CLEV 16 41 99 465 11.3 47 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 48 155 311 1,821 11.7 76 8 5 30 6.0 17 0 0 0

[9]

References

  1. ^ "ESPN Profile". ESPN.com. 
  2. ^ http://www.tarheeltimes.com/rosterbasketball-2007.aspx, retrieved June 25, 2011 
  3. ^ foxsportsnext.com, & Scout.com. (2011). Greg Little. Retrieved December 10, 2012, from http://recruiting.scout.com/a.z?s=73&p=8&c=1&nid=1860630
  4. ^ Sports Reference LLC. (2012). Greg Little. Retrieved December 5, 2012, from http://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/greg-little-1.html
  5. ^ Agent scandal costs UNC three players
  6. ^ "UNC severs ties with Austin, Little, Quinn". Raleigh News & Observer. 2013-11-19. Retrieved 2013-12-10. 
  7. ^ http://www.nfl.com/draft/2011/profiles/greg-little?id=2495192, retrieved April 30, 2011 
  8. ^ Raiders claim Greg Little on waivers
  9. ^ Elias Sports Bureau. (2012). Greg Little Stats. Retrieved March, 2014, from http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/stats/_/id/14024/greg-little

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from NFL.com • ESPN • Pro-Football-Reference
  • Oakland Raiders bio
  • Cleveland Browns bio
  • North Carolina Tar Heels bio
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