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Chris
Rainey
#2 Running Back
Chris
Rainey
#2 Running Back
Height 5'8
Weight 180 lbs
Birth Date (Age) 1988-03-02 (29)
Born Lakeland, FL
School Florida
INT / NAT INT
Rushes 1
Yards 3
Touchdowns 0
Average 3.00

Born: March 2, 1988 – Lakeland, Florida
2017:   Years as a Lion: 3rd  Years in CFL: 4th  Status: International
Career Games: 32   Playoffs: 4   Grey Cup: 0

 

Acquired:
Chris was signed as a free agent by the Lions on August 28, 2015. He signed a contract extension with the club in February 2016 and another extension in December that year keeping him a Lion through the 2018 season.

 

Highlights:
B.C. Lions' Chris Rainey, left, is brought down by Montreal Alouettes' Winston Venable, who was penalized for an illegal tackle, as he tries to run the ball into the end zone during the second half of a CFL football game in Vancouver, B.C., on Friday September 9, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck2016: A tremendously productive and exciting season for Chris as he continues to provide fans with plenty to cheer about on both special teams and offence. Leading the league with 2,945 combined yards, Chris also led the CFL with 1,359 kickoff return yards (58 returns) and was third in punt return yards with 942 yards on 68 returns. Both return totals are the second-highest season marks in team history. He also ranked third in both categories with average returns of 23.4 and 13.9 yards respectively. His two punt return touchdowns on the year both came against Calgary with a 72-yard effort in Week 1 and a 95-yard romp on July 29. On offence, Chris chipped in with 309 rushing yards and 252 more as a receiver.

 

A threat to score each time he touches the ball, one of his two rushing majors came on the Lions’ longest run of the year, a 56-yard sprint in Winnipeg on October 8. He also added three more touchdowns through the air. In the postseason, he notched a 30-yard punt return in the Western Semi-Final and also had the longest reception of the game with a 37-yard catch and run. He added a 13-yard major in the Western Final. The lofty numbers earned Chris the team’s nomination as Most Outstanding Special Team Player as well as his first CFL and West Division All-Star selections.

 

BC Lions' Chris Rainey, centre, takes the handoff from quarterback Jonathon Jennings during first half CFL action against the Hamilton Tiger Cats at Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton on Friday, July 1, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Geoff Robins2015: Chris joined the Lions midway through the season and gave the club an immediate special teams jolt. He made his Lions debut in Montreal against his former club on September 3 and helped secure a Lions win with a 39-yard punt return. His highlight game on the year came two weeks later in Calgary when he returned both a kickoff and a punt for identical 103-yard TD’s. Seeing limited time on offence, Chris also added a dazzling 25-yard one-handed catch and juke for a TD versus Hamilton on Oct 23.

 

2012-2014: Chris was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2012 NFL Draft and had several stints with NFL teams before making his CFL debut in 2014 with the Montreal Alouettes. Chris appeared in five games for the Alouettes after joining the team in September that year.

 

Kudos:
CFL All-Star: 2016
West Division All-Star: 2016

 

Rainey floridaCollege:
2007-2011: Chris played at the University of Florida and appeared in 52 games, compiling 2,464 yards and thirteen touchdowns on 396 rushing attempts and 795 yards and six touchdowns on sixty-nine receptions. During his time with the Gaitors, he was a part of the 2008 SEC Championship team and the 2009 BCS National Championship team. During his college days, he was also part of the 4x100m track team and was an All-American in 2008 (3rd place) and 2010 (1st place).

 

 

Personal:
Chris attended the University of Florida, where he studied Family Youth Community Science. When he isn’t playing football, his hobbies include going to the movie theatre, sleeping, shooting pool, and playing basketball. One interesting fact about Chris is that he wears multiple wrist bands that he never takes off, which he has worn throughout his successes on the football field.

Seasons

Rushing

YEAR TEAM GP CAR YDS TDS AVG LG
2014
MTL 5 12 54 0 4.5 15
2015
BC 9 6 11 0 1.8 14
2016
BC 18 36 309 2 8.6 56
2017
BC 1 1 3 0 3.0 3
Total
33 55 377 2 6.9 56

Receiving

YEAR TEAM GP REC YDS YAC TD AVG LG
2014
MTL 5 10 71 - 0 7.1 15
2015
BC 9 8 108 - 1 13.5 33
2016
BC 18 30 252 171 3 8.4 30
2017
BC 1 3 24 13 0 8.0 11
Total
33 51 455 184 4 8.9 33

Punt Returns

YEAR TEAM GP PR YDS AVG LG TD
2014
MTL 5 3 18 6 13 0
2015
BC 9 48 602 12.5 103 1
2016
BC 18 68 942 13.9 95 2
2017
BC 1 7 66 9.4 27 0
Total
33 126 1628 12.9 103 3

Kickoff Returns

YEAR TEAM GP KOR YDS AVG LG TD
2014
MTL 5 12 246 20.5 52 0
2015
BC 9 27 761 28.2 103 1
2016
BC 18 58 1359 23.4 70 0
2017
BC 1 2 34 17 25 0
Total
33 99 2400 24.2 103 1

Missed FG Returns

YEAR TEAM GP NO YDS AVG LG TD
2014
MTL 5 0 0 0 0 0
2015
BC 9 0 0 0 0 0
2016
BC 18 2 83 41.5 56 0
2017
BC 1 0 0 0 0 0
Total
33 2 83 41.5 56 0

Game Log

Rushing

DATE WEEK OPP CAR YDS TD AVG LG
06-24
1 EDM 1 3 0 3.0 3
Total
1 3 0 3.0 3

Receiving

DATE WEEK OPP REC YDS TD AVG LG
06-24
1 EDM 3 24 0 8.0 11
Total
3 24 0 8.0 11

Punt Returns

DATE WEEK OPP PR YDS AVG LG TD
06-24
1 EDM 7 66 9.4 27 0
Total
7 66 0.0 27 9.4

Kickoff Returns

DATE WEEK OPP PR YDS AVG LG TD
06-24
1 EDM 2 34 17 25 0
Total
2 34 0.0 25 17

Missed FG Returns

DATE WEEK OPP PR YDS AVG LG TD
06-24
1 EDM 0 0 0 0 0
Total
0 0 0.0 0 0