My best is yet to come!
|Height: 6.02||Born: Alexandria, LA|
|Weight: 211||College: Alcorn State|
|Birthdate: 1987-09-17||Years: 5 BC / 5 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.
2014: A standout year for the veteran pass-grabber as he led the club with 905 yards on 62 receptions with eight majors over 15 regular season games. Hitting the 100+ yard mark three times in 2014, Manny’s best outing came July 19/14 versus Montreal as he torched the Als secondary for 145 yards on eight receptions and three touchdowns which also earned him Offensive Player of the Week honours. Other notable games were his 103-yard performance at home against Hamilton on Aug 8/14 and a dazzling 119-yard game on nine catches versus the Argos on Sep 19/14.
2013: Emmanuel rejoined the Lions in late May 2013 after being released by the New York Jets. He had a notable season in his third campaign as a BC Lion with 885 yards on 51 receptions despite battling through a number of injuries. He made 16 starts and was one of five CFL receivers to make 10 or more catches of 30+ yards. Emmanuel also had three 100-yard games in 2013 including a season-high 113 yards vs Hamilton on Aug 30/13. He also caught three passes for 92 yards and two TDs on Oct 25/13 vs Edmonton.
2009-2010: Emmanuel recorded an impressive sophomore season for the Lions reaching the 1,000-yard receiving mark for the first time in his pro career in 2010. 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. He also had 11 receptions of 30 yards or more to rank 3rd in the CFL.
In 2009, he 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. Emmanuel signed with Minnesota in 2011 and spent two years in the NFL.
Games Played Career: 67, Playoff: 5, Grey Cup: 0
2009-2010, 2013-2014: Emmanuel now has 243 receptions for 3,762 receiving yards over four seasons and 67 regular season games with the Lions. He sits 14th all-time among Lions just behind the great Willie Fleming (4,480) for 13th position. Manny's 26 career touchdowns are complimented nicely by his 15.5-yard average gain per catch and 11 career 100-yard games. In five playoff games, he has 22 receptions for another 322 yards and a TD.
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 resides in the Vancouver area and is a significant part of the club's community programs.