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Chris Rainey
Carries Yards TD
171 861 2
Team: Florida GatorsHeight: 5-9 Born: 3/2/1988
Position: RBWeight: 174 Hometown: Lakeland, FL
Class-Eligibility: -Sr


Scouting Report
Rainey might follow in the footsteps of fellow former Gator Percy Harvin. Both had more rushing attempts than receptions in college, but Harvin was too small to be an every-down back in the NFL - like Rainey - and became a full-time receiver who gets occasional carries and kick returns. That may resemble the pro future of Rainey, but he's even smaller than Harvin - a former first-round pick - and that tiny frame could play into why he drops to the middle rounds. The extremely agile speedster has drawn comparisons to Darren Sproles, but the Saints standout is a competent blocker whereas Rainey isn't, and that could prevent him from playing out of the backfield. Rainey likely boosted his stock at the combine. He set running back records in the 20-yard and 60-yard shuttles, posted the best time of any player in the three-cone drill and tied for second among RBs in the 40-yard dash at 4.45 seconds. Rainey, who set an SEC record with six blocked punts, led Florida in receptions (31) and rushing yards (861) as a senior and finished as the program's ninth all-time leading rusher (2,464). He averaged 5.0 yards per carry and 12.3 per catch in 2011, making defenders miss with his quick feet and decision-making in the open field. Rainey is not good running up the middle, usually only gaining yards when he reaches the edge - something he regularly did in college but may have difficulty doing in the pros. One big red flag was Rainey's felony arrest for aggravated stalking in September 2010 after sending a threatening text message to his ex-girlfriend. He pleaded to a misdemeanor and avoided jail by doing community service and anger management counseling.

Career Rushing/Receiving Stats

Year Team G Rush Yds Yd/Rush TDs Rec Yds Yd/Rec TDs
2007 Fla  5 1 10 10.0 0 0 0 - 0
2008 Fla  14 84 652 7.8 4 3 37 12.3 0
2009 Fla  14 89 575 6.5 5 10 161 16.1 1
2010 Fla  8 51 366 7.2 2 25 216 8.6 3
2011 Fla  12 171 861 5.0 2 31 381 12.3 2
Career   53 396 2464 6.2 13 69 795 11.5 6

Career Returning Stats

Year Team G Punt Returns Yds Avg TDs Kick Returns Yds Avg TDs
2007 Fla  5 1 22 22.0 0 1 39 39.0 0
2008 Fla  14 0 0 - 0 1 6 6.0 0
2009 Fla  14 4 40 10.0 0 5 144 28.8 0
2010 Fla  8 9 67 7.4 0 7 162 23.1 0
2011 Fla  12 12 106 8.8 0 4 103 25.8 0
Career   53 26 235 9.0 0 18 454 25.2 0

Offensive Logs

  Passing Rushing Receiving
Date Opp Cmp Att Yds Pct TDs Int Long Car Yds Avg TDs Long Rec Yds Avg TDs Long
9/3/2011 FlaAtl 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 11 79 7.2 1 16 6 67 11.2 1 19
9/10/2011 UAB 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 16 119 7.4 1 19 3 43 14.3 0 21
9/17/2011 Tenn 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 21 108 5.1 0 24 2 104 52.0 1 83
9/24/2011 @ Kty 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 15 105 7.0 0 27 0 0 - 0 -
10/1/2011 Ala 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 11 4 0.4 0 7 3 32 10.7 0 25
10/8/2011 @ LSU 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 13 52 4.0 0 25 2 -1 -0.5 0 6
10/15/2011 @ Auburn 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 16 33 2.1 0 9 2 30 15.0 0 22
10/29/2011 UGa 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 5 26 5.2 0 17 2 30 15.0 0 20
11/12/2011 @ SC 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 17 132 7.8 0 47 3 30 10.0 0 20
11/19/2011 Furman 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 15 90 6.0 0 37 1 10 10.0 0 10
11/26/2011 FlaSt 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 15 42 2.8 0 11 4 5 1.3 0 5
1/2/2012 OhioSt 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 16 71 4.4 0 11 3 31 10.3 0 20