Joffrey Reynolds

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Joffrey Reynolds
No. 21
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Reynolds running the ball against the Montreal Alouettes in 2007.
Born: (1979-11-26) November 26, 1979 (age 39)
Tyler, Texas
Career information
CFL statusInternational
Position(s)RB
Height5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight218 lb (99 kg)
CollegeHouston
High schoolRobert E. Lee
Career history
As player
2003St. Louis Rams
2004Rhein Fire
20042011Calgary Stampeders
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star2005, 2006, 2008, 2009
CFL West All-Star20052010
Awards2006 Eddie James Memorial Trophy
Career stats

Joffrey Reynolds (born November 26, 1979) is a former professional Canadian football running back. He played eight years for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League where he was the franchise's all-time leading rusher with 9,213 rushing yards.[1] For six consecutive years Reynolds rushed for over 1,000 yards, he was named a CFL All-Star four times and won a Grey Cup championship with the Stampeders in 2008. He attended the University of Houston.

Early life and college career[edit]

Born in Tyler, Texas, Reynolds attended Lee High School in Tyler and starred in football as a running back.

Following high school graduation, Reynolds played collegiately at the University of Houston. Reynolds played in 35 games for the Cougars, and carried the ball 640 times for 2,946 yards (for a 4.6 yards per carry average) and 23 touchdowns. Reynolds still holds the Cougars' record for single game yardage (41 carries for 300 yards and 4 touchdowns) in a 2002 game against East Carolina University.

Professional career[edit]

NFL[edit]

Reynolds was signed by the St. Louis Rams as an undrafted free agent in 2003. With the Rams, he recorded 6 kickoff returns for 109 yards. Reynolds was released by the Rams and then picked up by the Cleveland Browns; the Browns released him after their training camp, but assigned him to the Rhein Fire of NFL Europa. Reynolds was then picked up by the New York Giants and was shortly released afterward.

CFL[edit]

Reynolds signed with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League in 2004 and was a fixture in the Stamps' backfield. Reynolds was named a CFL All-Star three times (2005, 2006, 2008), as well as a Western Division All-Star four times between 2005 and 2008.

In 2008, Reynolds led the CFL in rushing with 1310 yards (on 227 carries, scoring 10 rushing touchdowns.) The Calgary Stampeders became the Grey Cup Champions, defeating the hosting Montreal Alouettes, 22–14. On July 24, 2009, in a game against the B.C. Lions, he rushed for 131 yards and surpassed Willie Burden as the Stampeders' number 4 all-time rusher.[2]

During the 2011 season, Reynolds' production began to curtail and he was eventually replaced as the team's starting running back. On January 23, 2012, in the following off-season, he was released by the Stampeders after they could not secure a trade for him.[1] Reynolds is the Calgary Stampeders all-time rushing leader with 9,213 yards.

Career statistics[edit]

[3]

Rushing   Regular season   Playoffs
Year Team Games No. Yards Avg Long TD Games No. Yards Avg Long TD
2004 CGY 5 90 497 5.5 55 2 Team did not qualify
2005 CGY 18 247 1453 5.9 46 8 1 12 83 6.9 38 1
2006 CGY 18 259 1541 5.9 53 9 1 15 55 3.7 16 0
2007 CGY 17 214 1231 5.8 46 2 1 5 11 2.2 6 0
2008 CGY 18 227 1310 5.8 50 10 2 21 72 3.4 12 0
2009 CGY 18 235 1504 6.4 38 11 2 30 217 7.2 27 1
2010 CGY 18 217 1200 5.5 32 8 1 10 52 5.2 16 0
2011 CGY 13 101 477 4.7 26 3 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
CFL totals 125 1590 9213 5.8 55 53 8 93 490 5.3 38 2

Legal trouble[edit]

In July 2012[4] Kaitlin Ward, Reynolds' girlfriend, a basketball player, accused him of assault and said that he tackled her and tried to choke her in a bar,[5] he was convicted and given 90 days in the Calgary jail.[6][7] and was prohibited from drinking alcohol.[8] After conviction, he was given probation on July 4, which he allegedly violated;[9] the prosecutor, Hyatt Mograbee, asked the court to sentence Reynolds to two to three years of prison.[4] It later became evident that Reynolds had not breached his probation due to the fact that his probation officer wasn't assigned to him during May 29 and 30. Later, judge Harry Van Harten agreed to release Reynolds on a free bail, but asked him to report his probation condition, which he need to fulfill in two years.[10][11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Stamps release franchise rushing leader Reynolds". Canadian Football League. January 23, 2013. Archived from the original on July 20, 2011. Retrieved October 29, 2013.
  2. ^ "Horsemen trample listless Leos". Calgary Sun. July 25, 2009. Retrieved October 29, 2013.
  3. ^ "Joffrey Reynolds #21". CFL. Archived from the original on 20 July 2011. Retrieved 15 September 2008.
  4. ^ a b "Former CFL star Joffrey Reynolds arrested on probation breach". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved October 29, 2013.
  5. ^ Nadia Moharib and Dave Domer (May 31, 2013). "Ex-Calgary Stampeder Joffrey Reynolds wanted on warrants". Calgary Sun. Retrieved October 29, 2013.
  6. ^ "The quick, surprising fall of Joffrey Reynolds". The Globe and Mail. May 31, 2013. Archived from the original on July 20, 2011. Retrieved October 29, 2013.
  7. ^ "Former Calgary Stampeders star Joffrey Reynolds sentenced to 90 days in jail". Calgary Herald. May 25, 2013. Archived from the original on July 20, 2011. Retrieved October 29, 2013.
  8. ^ Bill Kaufmann (May 31, 2013). "Former Stampeders star running back Joffrey Reynolds arrested by police after allegedly missing court imposed curfew". Calgary Sun. Retrieved October 29, 2013.
  9. ^ Kevin Martin (September 3, 2013). "Former Calgary Stampeders star Joffrey Reynolds pleads not guilty on breach charges". Calgary Sun. Retrieved October 29, 2013.
  10. ^ Kevin Martin (July 19, 2013). "Former Stampeder Joffrey Reynolds released on bail followed alleged breaches of court conditions". Calgary Sun. Retrieved October 29, 2013.
  11. ^ "Joffrey Reynolds granted bail on breach of probation charge". Calgary Herald. July 19, 2013. Archived from the original on October 30, 2013. Retrieved October 29, 2013.

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