Greg Childs (American football)

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Greg Childs
Greg Childs Arkansas.jpg
No. 83     Toronto Argonauts
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-03-10) March 10, 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth: Warren, Arkansas
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)Weight: 217 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school: Warren (AR)
College: Arkansas
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 4 / Pick: 134
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Practice Roster
CFL status: International
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at CFL.ca
 
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Greg Childs
Greg Childs Arkansas.jpg
No. 83     Toronto Argonauts
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-03-10) March 10, 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth: Warren, Arkansas
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)Weight: 217 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school: Warren (AR)
College: Arkansas
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 4 / Pick: 134
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Practice Roster
CFL status: International
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at CFL.ca

Greg Childs (born March 10, 1990) is an American football wide receiver who is currently a member of the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. After playing college football for Arkansas, he was drafted by the Vikings in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

Early years[edit]

Childs attended Warren High School in Warren, Arkansas where he went to school with future University of Arkansas and Minnesota Vikings teammate Jarius Wright and Buffalo Bill player Chris Gragg. He was all state selection as a senior in 2007.

College career[edit]

As a freshman in 2008, Childs played in 12 games with one start and had 18 receptions for 273 yards and two touchdowns. As a sophomore he started eight of 13 games and led the team with 48 receptions for 894 yards and seven touchdowns. As a junior in 2010, he played in eight games and had 46 receptions for 659 yards and six touchdowns before suffering a season ending patellar tendon injury.[1]

Professional career[edit]

2012 NFL Combine[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
HtWtArm lengthHand size40-yd dash10-yd split20-yd split20-ss3-coneVertBroadBP
6 ft 3 in219 lb34 1/8 in in10 1/8 in in4.39 s1.52 s2.61 s4.09 s6.90 s40.5 in10 ft 7 in19 reps
All values from NFL Combine

2012 NFL Draft[edit]

Childs was drafted in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings.

Minnesota Vikings[edit]

On August 3, 2012, Childs suffered injuries to both knees while at training camp. An MRI revealed that both knees had a torn patellar tendon, as a result of which Childs was eliminated for his entire rookie season. The Vikings waived/injured Childs on August 5, 2012, and he was subsequently reverted to injured reserve on August 8.

On August 27, 2013, Childs was placed on the reserve/physically unable to perform list.

The Vikings released Childs on March 6, 2014

In May 2014, Childs went to Jaguars Rookie Mini-Camp on a tryout basis. He was not offered a contract.[2]

Toronto Argonauts[edit]

Childs was signed to the Toronto Argonauts practice roster on September 10, 2014.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Arkansas' Greg Childs out for season
  2. ^ Florio, Mike. "Jaguars will give Greg Childs a Second Chance in the NFL." www.profootballtalk.nbcsports.com, May 16, 2014. Retrieved September 5, 2014.
  3. ^ "Rocky Argonauts brace for date with Stampeders". thestar.com. September 10, 2014. Retrieved September 11, 2014. 

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