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Greg Salas

Greg Salas
Salas in 2010 with Hawaii.
No. 17     New York Jets
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-08-25) August 25, 1988
Place of birth: Chino, California
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 209 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school: Chino (CA)
College: Hawaii
NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 4 / Pick: 112
Debuted in 2011 for the St. Louis Rams
Career history
Roster status: Injured reserve
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× First-team All-WAC (2009, 2010)
  • Third-team All-America (2010)
Career NFL statistics as of 2014
Receptions 43
Receiving yards 574
Receiving touchdowns 0
Stats at NFL.com

Greg Salas (born August 25, 1988) is an American football wide receiver for the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the fourth round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He played college football for University of Hawaii Warriors.

Contents

  • College career 1
  • Professional career 2
    • Pre-draft 2.1
    • St. Louis Rams 2.2
    • New England Patriots 2.3
    • Philadelphia Eagles 2.4
    • New York Jets 2.5
  • References 3

College career

While at Hawaii, Salas amassed 285 receptions, 4,345 receiving yards and 26 touchdowns and is the school’s career leader in receiving yards. In 2006 Salas redshirted and the following season, 2007, he played in eight games at wideout and posted three catches for 35 yards and one touchdown. During the 2008 season, Salas started all 14 games at wideout and caught 57 passes for a team-high 831 yards and scored three touchdowns, averaging 14.6 yards per catch.

In 2009 Salas moved to slot receiver in the Hawaii offense and finished third in the country in receiving yards with 1,590. He also caught 106 passes and 8 touchdowns.[1][2] For his efforts he was First-team All-WAC

In 2010 he broke Hawaii single-season records with 119 receptions and 1,889 yards in 2010. His 1,675 were the most of any receiver during the NCAA regular season and 10 yards more than 2nd place Justin Blackmon. He was selected Third-team All-America (AP) and also selected to Phil Steele’s Second-team All-America and SI.com’s honorable mention All-America. He was a semi-finalist for the Fred Biletnikoff Award, given to the nation’s top receiver and was First-team All-WAC for the second consecutive season.

Professional career

Pre-draft

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 Wonderlic
6 ft 1⅛ in 211 lb 32 in 9¼ in 4.53 s 1.56 s 2.60 s 4.10 s 6.65 s 37 in 10 ft 0 in 15 reps x
Values from NFL Combine [3]

St. Louis Rams

Salas was drafted by the St. Louis Rams with the 112th pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. On July 29, 2011, Salas signed a four-year contract with the Rams that included a $451,000 signing bonus.

New England Patriots

On September 1, 2012, Salas was acquired by the New England Patriots for a 2015 draft pick. Salas was released by the Patriots on September, 18, 2012, but re-signed to the team's practice squad two days later.

On November 17, 2012, Salas was called up to the active roster of the Patriots after veteran Deion Branch was waived.

On November 22, 2012 he was released. He was expected to be signed to the practice squad, but was claimed off of waivers by the Eagles.

Philadelphia Eagles

On November 23, 2012 he was claimed off waivers by the Eagles. The Eagles cut WR Mardy Gilyard to clear a roster spot for Salas. He was released on August 31, 2013 and was consequently signed to the Eagles practice squad.

New York Jets

The New York Jets signed Salas off the Eagles' practice squad on October 15, 2013.[4] Salas was placed on injured reserve on December 4, 2014.[5]

References

  1. ^ Greg Salas at ESPN.com
  2. ^ Greg Salas at HawaiiAthletics.com
  3. ^ "Greg Salas". NFL Draftscout.com. 2011-04-29. Retrieved 2011-04-28. 
  4. ^ Allen, Eric (15 October 2013). "Josh Cribbs Signs, Greg Salas Agrees to Join Active Roster". New York Jets. Archived from the original on 15 October 2013. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 
  5. ^ Slater, Darryl (December 4, 2014). "Jets put wide receiver Greg Salas (hamstring) on injured reserve, promote receiver Chris Owusu". NJ.com. Archived from the original on December 7, 2014. Retrieved December 7, 2014. 
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