My best is yet to come!
|Height: 6.02||Born: Alexandria, LA|
|Weight: 211||College: Alcorn State|
|Birthdate: 1987-09-17||Years: 3 BC / 3 CFL|
Arceneaux rejoined the BC Lions in May 2013 following a two-year absence and NFL stints with Minnesota, Washington and the New York Jets. Emmanuel was originally a free agent signing of the Lions in May 2009.
Interestingly, the speedy receiver was in the midst of his college track and field season when the Lions were holding their U.S. free agent camps and as a result, he was unable to showcase his skills in person. His natural ability came through on video, however, as the Louisiana native was invited to training camp in 2009 based on his highlights alone.
2011-2012: Emmanuel rejoined the Lions in late May after being released by the New York Jets. He orginally signed with the Minnesota Vikings in January 2011 and was placed on the club’s practice roster coming out of training camp. He dressed for the Vikes’ final regular season games and recorded one reception for 10 yards. The Vikings released him the following season during training camp. He was then signed by the Washington Redskins and placed on the club’s practice roster. Emmanuel’s final NFL stop came with the New York Jets who signed him in December 2012 and released him this past May.
2010: Emmanuel recorded an impressive sophomore season for the Lions reaching the 1,000-yard receiving mark for the first time in his pro career. He ranked 11th in the CFL with 1,114 receiving yards on 67 receptions with both totals surpassing his rookie year output. He posted three 100-yard games including a career-high 164 yards on eight catches on the final weekend win at Hamilton to secure a playoff spot.
Emmanuel also had 15 games with at least three receptions while notching 370 yards after-the-catch, 11 receptions of 30 yards or more to rank 3rd in the CFL and 23 catches on third-down plays to move the chains. In the Western Semi-Final at Saskatchewan, he led the club with five catches for 80 yards and a TD.
2009: Emmanuel had a spectacular rookie season for the Lions and finished third on the team and 15th in the CFL with 858 yards on 63 receptions. He added seven TDs which ranked third on the team and he recorded season-highs of 158 yards and nine receptions on Aug 21/09 vs Winnipeg.
Emmanuel notched two 100-yard games for the year and also enjoyed an excellent post-season with 12 catches for 189 yards, most notably a key 49-yard grab at Hamilton in the Eastern Semi-Final.
2009-2010: Emmanuel has piled up 130 receptions and 1,972 receiving yards in just two seasons having started all 36 games of BC Lions and CFL career. Has 12 TDs and a career average of 15.2 yards per catch to go with five career 100-yard games thus far.
Emmanuel appeared in 32 games over four seasons (’05-’08) at Alcorn State and recorded 99 receptions for 1,618 yards and 12 TD’s. He was the team’s third-leading receiver in three of his four seasons and the school’s second-leading receiver in 2007. He was also a member of the Alcorn State track team.
Emmanuel attended Peabody Magnet High School and lettered in football and track/field. He was an All-District wide receiver and free safety and was an honourable mention placekicker during his senior season. While attending Alcorn State, he majored in Recreation.
During the off-season, Emmanuel returns home to his native Louisiana and teaches at his former high school while also helping out with the track and field team. In addition to participating in mentoring programs at the local Boys and Girls Club, Emmanuel has also worked to secure athletic scholarships for eligible students at Peabody Magnet.