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Darius Reynaud
RB #25
Height:
5-9
Weight:
208
College:
West Virginia
Experience:
5

Biography

 

PRO:  Darius Reynaud is a versatile player that has lined up at running back, wide receiver and as a return specialist during his five NFL seasons.  The 5-foot-9-inch, 201-pounder served as the Titans’ primary return specialist during his first season with the club in 2012 and made a major impact by returning two punts and a kickoff for touchdowns.  Prior to his arrival in Tennessee, Reynaud spent time with the Minnesota Vikings and N.Y. Giants.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
•    In 2012, Reynaud played in all 16 games and ranked third in the NFL and second in the AFC with a 13.2 punt return average, while returning two punts for touchdowns.  He also set a franchise record with a 105-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.  
•    In parts of three NFL seasons (2008-2010) played in 23 regular season games and two postseason games with no starts.  In the regular season, Reynaud has returned 53 punts for 440 yards (8.3-yard avg.) with a long of 36 and 18 fair catches. He has returned 33 kickoffs for 677 yards (20.5-yard avg.) with a long of 49.

TITANS TIDBITS:  
•    Reynaud has his own charitable foundation, Run the Right Way, which benefits underprivileged youth in New Orleans, La.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:  
•    The Boutte, La., native was originally signed by the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent following the 2008 NFL Draft.
•     Waived on Sept. 2, 2008 and re-signed to the Vikings’ practice squad on Sept. 3, 2008.
•     Signed to the Vikings’ active roster from the team’s practice squad on Nov. 23, 2008.
•     Traded by the Vikings to the N.Y. Giants along with Sage Rosenfels for future draft picks on Sept. 3, 2010.
•     Waived by the Giants on Sept. 3, 2011.
•     Signed by the Titans as a free agent on Jan. 6, 2012.

COLLEGE:
•    In his three-year career at West Virginia, Reynaud left his mark on the Mountaineers record book.  He tied the school record with 12 touchdown catches in 2007 and tied for fourth in a single season with 64 catches.
•    Became only the 10th West Virginia player with more than 3,000 all-purpose yards: 1,550 receiving, 1,126 on returns and 410 rushing.
•    Left the Mountaineers ranked third with 19 career touchdown receptions and second with a 26.8 kickoff return average.
•    Named All-Big East second-team as a sophomore and junior before declaring for NFL Draft following his junior campaign.
•    Majored in athletic coaching at West Virginia.

PERSONAL:  
•    Married to Dominique and the couple has two daughters, Darion and D’nai.
•    Attended Hahnville High School and the led the team to Louisiana Class 5A state title as a senior with a 15-0 mark.
•    Named Most Valuable Player of state title game and was selected All-State in football as a senior.
•    Participated in track and won state title in the long jump as a senior.
•    Born Darius Reynaud on Dec. 29, 1984 in Boutte, La.

 

PRO:  Darius Reynaud is a versatile player that has lined up at running back, wide receiver and as a return specialist during his five NFL seasons.  The 5-foot-9-inch, 201-pounder served as the Titans’ primary return specialist during his first season with the club in 2012 and made a major impact by returning two punts and a kickoff for touchdowns.  Prior to his arrival in Tennessee, Reynaud spent time with the Minnesota Vikings and N.Y. Giants.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
•    In 2012, Reynaud played in all 16 games and ranked third in the NFL and second in the AFC with a 13.2 punt return average, while returning two punts for touchdowns.  He also set a franchise record with a 105-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.  
•    In parts of three NFL seasons (2008-2010) played in 23 regular season games and two postseason games with no starts.  In the regular season, Reynaud has returned 53 punts for 440 yards (8.3-yard avg.) with a long of 36 and 18 fair catches. He has returned 33 kickoffs for 677 yards (20.5-yard avg.) with a long of 49.

TITANS TIDBITS:  
•    Reynaud has his own charitable foundation, Run the Right Way, which benefits underprivileged youth in New Orleans, La.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:  
•    The Boutte, La., native was originally signed by the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent following the 2008 NFL Draft.
•     Waived on Sept. 2, 2008 and re-signed to the Vikings’ practice squad on Sept. 3, 2008.
•     Signed to the Vikings’ active roster from the team’s practice squad on Nov. 23, 2008.
•     Traded by the Vikings to the N.Y. Giants along with Sage Rosenfels for future draft picks on Sept. 3, 2010.
•     Waived by the Giants on Sept. 3, 2011.
•     Signed by the Titans as a free agent on Jan. 6, 2012.

COLLEGE:
•    In his three-year career at West Virginia, Reynaud left his mark on the Mountaineers record book.  He tied the school record with 12 touchdown catches in 2007 and tied for fourth in a single season with 64 catches.
•    Became only the 10th West Virginia player with more than 3,000 all-purpose yards: 1,550 receiving, 1,126 on returns and 410 rushing.
•    Left the Mountaineers ranked third with 19 career touchdown receptions and second with a 26.8 kickoff return average.
•    Named All-Big East second-team as a sophomore and junior before declaring for NFL Draft following his junior campaign.
•    Majored in athletic coaching at West Virginia.

PERSONAL:  
•    Married to Dominique and the couple has two daughters, Darion and D’nai.
•    Attended Hahnville High School and the led the team to Louisiana Class 5A state title as a senior with a 15-0 mark.
•    Named Most Valuable Player of state title game and was selected All-State in football as a senior.
•    Participated in track and won state title in the long jump as a senior.
•    Born Darius Reynaud on Dec. 29, 1984 in Boutte, La.
 
Rushing
YearTeamGAttAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDLng1st1st%20+40+FUM
TOTAL 48 17 0.4 33 1.9 0.7 0 11 1 5.9 0 0 0
2013 NYJ 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 TEN 7 1 0.1 0 -- 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0
2012 TEN 16 16 1 33 2.1 2.1 0 11 1 6.3 0 0 0
2010 NYG 9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 MIN 11 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 MIN 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Receiving
YearTeamGRecYdsAvgYds/GLongTD20+40+1stFUM
TOTAL 48 6 39 6.5 0.8 9 0 0 0 3 0
2013 NYJ 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 TEN 7 1 4 4 0.6 4 0 0 0 0 0
2012 TEN 16 5 35 7 2.2 9 0 0 0 3 0
2010 NYG 9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 MIN 11 0 0 -- -- -- 0 0 0 0 0
2008 MIN 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 48 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2013 NYJ 2 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 TEN 7 1 1 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2012 TEN 16 -- 0 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2010 NYG 9 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 MIN 11 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 MIN 3 2 2 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 48 6 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 NYJ 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 TEN 7 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 0 0
2012 TEN 16 1 0 0 -- -- -- -- 0 0 0 0
2010 NYG 9 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- 0 0 0
2009 MIN 11 3 0 -- 2 -- 0 -- -- 0 0 0
2008 MIN 3 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Punt Return
YearTeamGRetRetYAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 48 102 985 9.7 81 2 10 2 45 6
2013 NYJ 2 0 0 -- -- 0 0 0 2 0
2013 TEN 7 18 135 7.5 35 0 2 0 8 1
2012 TEN 16 31 410 13.2 81 2 4 2 17 1
2010 NYG 9 23 132 5.7 20 0 1 0 5 1
2009 MIN 11 30 308 10.3 36 0 3 0 13 3
2008 MIN 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Kick Return
YearTeamGRetYdsAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 48 104 2,347 22.6 105 1 67 4 0 0
2013 NYJ 2 3 75 25 27 0 3 0 0 0
2013 TEN 7 15 355 23.7 40 0 12 1 0 0
2012 TEN 16 53 1,240 23.4 105 1 35 1 0 0
2010 NYG 9 21 386 18.4 31 0 10 0 0 0
2009 MIN 11 4 90 22.5 30 0 3 0 0 0
2008 MIN 3 8 201 25.1 49 0 4 2 0 0

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