Category:Arkansas State Red Wolves football players
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The following 63 pages are in this category, out of 63 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 63 pages are in this category, out of 63 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. M. D. Jennings – Melvin Delanie M. D. Jennings is an American football safety who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Green Bay Packers as a free agent in 2011. He played college football at Arkansas State, Jennings was born in Grenada, Mississippi and attended Calhoun City High School. During his time there, he lettered in football, baseball, as a football player, he played safety and wide receiver. During his junior year, he made 70 tackles and eight interceptions, as a senior, he earned first team all-state honors after turning in 70 tackles, five interceptions and 15 defended passes. He ranked fifth in his class in academics, and also received the United States National Minority Leadership Award. Jennings was not highly recruited coming out of school and was given a two star rating by Rivals. com. He measured in at 511 and weighed 160 pounds and he ran the forty-yard dash in 4.55 seconds, and had a 31-inch vertical. He received one scholarship offer Arkansas State, but was scouted by Mississippi State, Mississippi. Jennings ultimately took the offer and decided to play for the Arkansas State Red Wolves, during his first year for the team, he received a redshirt and participated on the scout team. Going into the year, Jennings played in twelve games as a backup. During his sophomore year, Jennings started every game at the safety position, during a game against Southern Miss, he had a career high 13 tackles. He had one game with double-digit tackles. Jennings finished the year with a team-leading three interceptions, five defended passes, a fumble, and 67 tackles. Jennings played in games during his junior year. He had a season-high eleven tackles in a game against Louisville and had at least eight tackles in five more games and he was forced to sit out the last game of the year due to an injury. Regardless of missing the game, he was still named First Team All-Sun Belt Conference by Phil Steele and he was also named to the Arkansas State Athletic Directors Honor Roll and the Sun Belt Conference Academic Honor roll. He had 64 tackles, an interception, six passes defensed, in his final year with the Red Wolves, Jennings once again started every game that year
2. Alex Carrington – Alex Carrington is an American football defensive end who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Bills in the round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played college football at Arkansas State and he has also played for the Buffalo Bills, St. Louis Rams, and Houston Texans. Carrington attended Tupelo High School in his hometown of Tupelo, Mississippi and he recorded 84 tackles, six sacks and forced three fumbles as a senior, and was named to the all-region team. His only scholarship offer came from Arkansas State, which he accepted, with the Red Wolves, Carrington was named the Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Year following the 2008 season after he made 10.5 sacks and 19 tackles for loss in 12 games. In his senior season, he recorded 41 tackles, including 14.5 for loss and he also returned a fumble 27 yards for a touchdown against Western Kentucky. He completed his career with 21.5 sacks, which ranks second best in school history, Carrington was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft. On July 19,2010, Carrington signed a contract with the Bills. At the start of the 2011 Training Camp, Carrington was moved to Outside Linebacker, in 2013, following an injury against the New York Jets, Carrington was placed on injured reserve, effectively ending his season. On March 25,2014, he was signed by the St. Louis Rams, on May 5,2015, Carrington re-signed with the Buffalo Bills. On November 30,2015, he was placed on injured reserve, on August 23,2016, Carrington was released by the Texans. St. Louis Rams bio Buffalo Bills bio Arkansas State Red Wolves bio
3. Bryan Hall (gridiron football) – Bryan Hall is an American football linebacker for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League. In 2011, he signed with the Baltimore Ravens as a free agent. He played College football at Arkansas State and he has also been a member of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Toronto Argonauts of the CFL. Hall attended Tilghman High School in Paducah, Kentucky, where he was a four-year letterman, Hall played four years at Arkansas State. He finished with 124 tackles,16 sacks,4 forced fumbles, in 2007, he finished the season with 10 tackles. In 2008, he was selected as the teams Most Improved Defensive player at the end of spring camp and he finished the season with 39 tackles,6 sacks and an interception. On August 30,2008, he recorded 5 tackles and a sack against Texas A&M as Arkansas State won the game, in 2009, he was selected to the Second Team All-Sun Conference. He finished the year with 30 tackles and 2.5 sacks, on September 5,2009, he recorded 4 tackles and 1.5 sacks against Mississippi Valley State as Arkansas State won in a blowout, 61–0. On September 26,2009, he had 3 tackles and a sack against Troy but Arkansas State lost, in 2010, Hall finished the season with 45 tackles,8.5 sacks and 3 forced fumbles. On September 11,2010, he had a 4 tackles, on September 18,2010, in a regular-season game against Louisiana-Monroe in which he had 3 tackles and 1.5 sacks as Arkansas State won, 34–20. On October 2,2010, He had 5 tackles and a sack against Louisville but Arkansas State lost the game, on October 23,2010, he had 6 tackles and 2 sacks against Florida Atlantic as Arkansas State won, 37–16. On November 2,2010, in a game against Middle Tennessee State in which he had 7 tackles. On July 28,2011, he signed with the Baltimore Ravens, on September 3,2011, he was waived. On September 4,2011, he re-signed with the team to join the practice squad, on September 1,2012, he officially made the 53 man roster. On October 21,2012, he made his debut along with his teammate DeAngelo Tyson against the Houston Texans, before the 2013 season, Hall was moved to inside linebacker from defensive end. On August 25,2013, he was waived by the Ravens, Hall signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on May 31,2014. In his first year in the CFL, he contributed 35 tackles and 4 sacks, statistically, Hall had a similar 2015 season, compiling 35 tackles and 3 sacks. Hall signed with the Toronto Argonauts in February 2016, in 17 games he contributed 33 tackles,4 quarterback sacks and 1 forced fumble
4. David Johnson (tight end) – David Johnson is an American football tight end and fullback for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Steelers in the round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football for Arkansas State, where he was twice awarded All-Sun Belt Conference honors, on October 9,2011, Johnson scored his first career touchdown when he caught a one-yard pass from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger against the Tennessee Titans. On April 11,2012, the Steelers signed Johnson to a one-year, during a preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles on August 10,2012, Johnson suffered a torn ACL which eliminated him for the 2012 season. He was waived/injured on August 13,2012, and subsequently reverted to injured reserve on August 16, on March 12,2013, the Steelers signed Johnson again to a one-year deal. Johnson signed with the San Diego Chargers on March 12,2014, on May 17,2016 the Steelers signed Johnson to a one-year deal. This is Johnsons return since the Steelers selected him in the 2009 NFL Draft, on March 9,2017, Johnson re-signed with the Steelers. Source, San Diego Chargers bio Arkansas State Red Wolves football bio Rotoworld player page
5. James Johnson (Canadian football) – James Johnson is a former professional football player. Johnson did not play high school football and he started playing for West Los Angeles Junior College, but was not given any equipment until he made the team as a defensive back, after being switched from running back. Arkansas State University then gave him a scholarship, Johnson was signed as a free agent by the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 2006, and dressed for a total of 15 games, starting seven at cornerback. His college coach had sent a videotape to former Riders general manager Roy Shivers and my college coach gave Mr. Shivers a call, said Johnson. Mr. Shivers didnt really get a chance to see any tape on me, if I didnt perform he was going to send me home right away. I probably had the best training camp since my first year playing, Johnson was named the Most Valuable Player of the 95th Grey Cup on Nov 25,2007 after intercepting a record three passes, including one for a 30-yard touchdown. His defensive efforts helped lead the Saskatchewan Roughriders to a 23–19 victory over their CFL Prairie rival Winnipeg Blue Bombers and it was the first time since 1994 that a defensive player was awarded the Grey Cups top individual title. Johnson received a $10,000 bonus in cash for his efforts, thats the first time Ive ever had three interceptions in a game. It was only the Roughriders third national championship in 15 Grey Cup appearances. On February 16,2009, Johnson was traded to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in exchange for a pick in the 2011 Canadian College Draft. Johnson became an agent on February 15,2010
6. Don Jones (safety) – Don Jones is an American football strong safety for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League. He played college football at Arkansas State, played running back and defensive back for the Hazlewood Golden Bears in Town Creek, Alabama, coached by Aaron Goode. He starred as a guard on the team, coached by Shane Childress. As a senior, Jones won the Class 1A100 meters,200 meters and 400 meters in track, Jones ran for 1,869 yards and 22 touchdowns his senior year and had scholarship offers from 10 Division I schools. In July 2007, before his year, Jones was timed at 4.38 in a 40-yard dash at the Alabama-Birmingham football camp. Hazlewood High School also has produced former NFL players Antonio Langham, Kerry Goode, Chris Goode, Kalvin Pearson, Joe Manley and he played college football for the Arkansas State Red Wolves, where he started as a running back for head coach Steve Roberts. While with the Red Wolves, Jones rushed for 149 yards and he then transferred to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, where he became a safety for head coach Steve Campbell, now head coach at the University of Central Arkansas. He then returned to Arkansas State in 2011, where he moved to back and linebacker under head coach Hugh Freeze. As a senior for the Red Wolves, Jones played for Gus Malzahn, Jones was selected 44th in the seventh round by the Miami Dolphins. His NFL. com draft profile grade was 50.2 Don Jones made a play for the Dolphins on September 22,2013. Covering a punt on special teams, Jones forced a fumble when he hit punt returner Harry Douglas with 1,48 left in the third quarter. The Dolphins, trailing at the time 20-13, recovered the ball and scored a touchdown on the ensuing drive. The victory improved the Dolphins record to 3-0 and he played on the special teams in all 16 regular-season games for the Dolphins, who finished 8-8 and missed the playoffs. On December 24,2013, Jones was named to the Professional Football Writers Associations All-Rookie Team as the gunner on special teams. On Twitter, Jones wrote Horrible and OMG shortly after the drafting of Michael Sam by the St. Louis Rams and was fined by the Dolphins. He was required to undergo training before he can return to the team. Jones was reinstated on May 19,2014 after completing the training, Jones was waived by the Dolphins on August 31,2014. The New England Patriots claimed Jones off waivers on September 1,2014, Jones signed with the Miami Dolphins on November 28,2014
7. Cleo Lemon – Cleo Lemon, Jr. is a former American football quarterback in the National Football League and Canadian Football League. He most recently played for the Toronto Argonauts and he was signed by the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2002. He played college football at Arkansas State, Lemon was also a member of the San Diego Chargers, Miami Dolphins, Jacksonville Jaguars, Baltimore Ravens, and Toronto Argonauts. In February 2003, Lemon signed with the af2s Memphis Xplorers, Lemon was signed by the San Diego Chargers on April 4,2003. He was waived prior to the start of the season, then re-signed to the Chargers practice squad where he spent the entire 2003 season, Lemon was re-signed by the Chargers on January 12,2004. In preseason, Lemon completed 17 of 27 passes for 178 yards one interception. After a contract holdout by Philip Rivers forced the first-round pick to miss most of training camp, Lemon was able to make the team as the No.3 quarterback behind Drew Brees and he was inactive for all 16 regular season games and Wild Card playoff contest. In the 2005 preseason with San Diego, Lemon completed 34 of 49 passes for 369 yards with three touchdowns, no interceptions and a rating of 111.7. He served as the teams third-string quarterback until October 18,2005, when he was traded to the Miami Dolphins in exchange for quarterback A. J. Feeley, Lemon was inactive as the third quarterback for all 11 games with the Dolphins in 2005. In the 2006 preseason, Lemon was 42-59 for 450 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions for a rating of 104.5. In his start on August 31 against the St. Louis Rams, he was 21-27 for 271 yards with one touchdown, Lemon served as the third-string quarterback for the first four games of 2006, and became the primary backup after Daunte Culpepper became inactive starting Week 5. On December 17 in a game against the Buffalo Bills, Lemon replaced starter Joey Harrington and threw for 98 yards on 9 of 16 passing with no touchdowns and no interceptions. While Harrington started the week, Lemon replaced him at halftime eight days later on Monday Night Football versus the New York Jets. He finished the game 11 of 16 passing for 104 yards and one touchdown, however, he could not lead the Dolphins to victory as the Jets won on a last-minute field goal. After a career as a backup, Lemon started the first regular game of his career in the season finale against the Indianapolis Colts on December 31. Lemon played fairly well against the eventual Super Bowl champions, completing 18 of 36 passes for 210 yards, a touchdown and he also led the team to 10 fourth-quarter points as the Dolphins fell just short, losing 27-22. Lemon, who was a free agent in the 2007 offseason, was tendered a one-year. He signed the tender on May 29, New head coach Cam Cameron was offensive coordinator for the Chargers during Lemons entire tenure there
8. Kelcie McCray – Kelcie Jerome McCray is an American football strong safety who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Miami Dolphins as a free agent in 2012. He played college football at Arkansas State, McCray has also played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs. On May 2,2012, McCray signed with the Miami Dolphins as a free agent. On July 31,2012, he had scheduled surgery on his broken foot, on August 26,2012, he was placed on Injured reserve due to a broken foot, causing him to miss the entire 2012 NFL season. On October 2,2013, he was claimed off waivers by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, on August 21,2014, McCray was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs for guard Rishaw Johnson. On March 13,2015 he re-signed with the Chiefs, on September 5,2015, McCray was traded to the Seattle Seahawks for a 5th round draft pick. In Week 12 vs the 8-3 Vikings, he had 5 special team tackles, in Week 15 against the Cleveland Browns, McCray played his first game as a starter for the Seattle Seahawks, as teammate Kam Chancellor was injured. He recorded 8 tackles and 1 pass defended and he finished his first season with the Seahawks with 36 tackles and 2 pass deflections. Seattle Seahawks bio Kansas City Chiefs bio Tampa Bay Buccaneers bio Miami Dolphins bio Arkansas State bio
9. Derek Newton – Derek Newton is an American football offensive tackle for the Houston Texans of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Texans in the round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He played college football at Arkansas State, and Hinds Community College before that and he helped the team to a 10–0 regular-season record during senior season. However, Newton went unregarded by recruiting services like Rivals. com. Despite drawing some interest from North Texas and Troy, he decided to attend Hinds Community College in Raymond, a two-star recruit coming out of junior college, Newton went on to Arkansas State, where he redshirted in 2008. He became a starter in 2009, earning Second Team All-Sun Belt Conference honors, in 2010, he earned First Team honors. Projected as a selection, Newton was ranked as the No.16 offensive tackle available in the 2011 NFL Draft. Sports Illustrated described him as an athlete and a terrific developmental prospect who could eventually break into a starting lineup. Newton was eventually selected 214th overall by the Houston Texans and he was the first offensive lineman to be drafted out of Arkansas State since Ray Brown in 1986. During his rookie season, Newton appeared in 14 games as a backup to right tackle Eric Winston. After Winston was cut following the 2011 NFL season, Newton competed with veteran Rashad Butler for the right tackle spot. After starting every game of the 2012 season, Newton injured his knee during the Texans win over the Detroit Lions on November 22. He was replaced in the starting line-up by Ryan Harris, on March 7,2015, Newton re-signed with the Texans to a five-year, $26.5 million contract. On October 24,2016, Newton went down with an injury in a week 7 game against the Denver Broncos and was carted off the field with air casts attached to both legs and it was eventually revealed that both patellar tendons were torn, effectively ending his 2016 season. Houston Texans bio Arkansas State Red Wolves football bio