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Joffrey Reynolds : biography

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Joffrey Reynolds (born November 26, 1979 in Tyler, Texas) is a professional Canadian football running back who is currently a free agent. 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.http://www.cfl.ca/article/stamps-release-franchise-rushing-leader-reynolds Stamps release franchise rushing leader Reynolds For six consecutive years Reynolds rushed for over 1,000 yards. He has been 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

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

NFL

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

Reynolds signed with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League in 2004, and has been a fixture in the Stamps' back field. Reynolds has been 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 Stampeder's number 4 all-time rusher .

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. Reynolds is the Calgary Stampeders all time rushing leader with 9,213 yards.

Career statistics

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
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