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Bobby Rainey
RB #43
Height:
5-8
Weight:
212
College:
Western Kentucky
Hometown:
Griffin, GA
Experience:
4
Rushing
YearTeamGAttAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDLng1st1st%20+40+FUM
TOTAL 46 249 5.4 990 4 21.5 6 80 43 17.3 7 2 3
2015 TB 16 5 0.3 18 3.6 1.1 0 7 0 -- 0 0 1
2014 TB 15 94 6.3 406 4.3 27.1 1 31 20 21.3 4 0 1
2013 TB 9 137 15.2 532 3.9 59.1 5 80T 23 16.8 3 2 1
2013 CLE 6 13 2.2 34 2.6 5.7 0 7 0 -- 0 0 0
2012 BAL 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Receiving
YearTeamGRecYdsAvgYds/GLongTD20+40+1stFUM
TOTAL 46 51 377 7.4 8.2 34 2 2 0 16 2
2015 TB 16 3 16 5.3 1 8 0 0 0 1 0
2014 TB 15 33 315 9.5 21 34 1 2 0 12 2
2013 TB 9 11 27 2.5 3 11 1 0 0 3 0
2013 CLE 6 4 19 4.8 3.2 15 0 0 0 0 0
2012 BAL 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 46 9 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2015 TB 16 3 2 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2014 TB 15 5 4 1 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2013 TB 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2013 CLE 6 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 BAL 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 46 12 5 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 TB 16 8 1 0 6 -- 0 -- -- 0 0 0
2014 TB 15 3 3 0 -- -- -- -- 0 0 0 0
2013 TB 9 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- 0 0 0 0
2013 CLE 6 -- -- -- 1 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2012 BAL 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Passing
YearTeamGAttCompPctAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDTD%IntInt%Lng20+40+SckSckYRate
TOTAL 46 2 0 -- 0 0 -- -- 0 -- 0 -- 0 0 0 0 0 39.6
2015 TB 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 TB 15 1 0 -- 0.1 0 -- -- 0 -- 0 -- -- 0 0 0 0 39.6
2013 TB 9 1 0 -- 0.1 0 -- -- 0 -- 0 -- -- 0 0 0 0 39.6
2013 CLE 6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 BAL 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Punt Return
YearTeamGRetRetYAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 46 36 343 9.5 58 0 4 1 17 7
2015 TB 16 29 288 9.9 58 0 4 1 14 7
2014 TB 15 7 55 7.9 14 0 0 0 3 0
2013 TB 9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 CLE 6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 BAL 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Kick Return
YearTeamGRetYdsAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 46 32 789 24.7 38 0 25 0 0 0
2015 TB 16 19 469 24.7 38 0 15 0 0 0
2014 TB 15 6 158 26.3 33 0 5 0 0 0
2013 TB 9 1 15 15 15 0 0 0 0 0
2013 CLE 6 6 147 24.5 33 0 5 0 0 0
2012 BAL 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

ACQUIRED BY BUCS:

  • Claimed by Tampa Bay off waivers from the Cleveland Browns on October 21, 2013.

ORIGINALLY ENTERED NFL:

  • Originally entered the NFL as a college free agent with the Baltimore Ravens.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Played in 30 career games with 11 starts, totaling 244 carries for 972 yards and six touchdowns, while catching 48 passes for 361 yards and two touchdowns.
  • Has three career 100-yard rushing games.
  • Finished with 144 yards vs. St. Louis (9/14/14), the second-highest single-game rushing total in his career.
  • Registered his first career 100-yard rushing game against Atlanta (11/17/13), finishing the game with 163 yards.
  • His 163 rushing yards rank as the ninth-most in a single game in franchise history and the seventh-most in the 2013 season.
  • Also scored two rushing touchdowns and one receiving touchdown against Atlanta, becoming the first Buccaneers to do so in the same game.
  • Playing in only his 10th career game, became the first player in NFL history since Edgerrin James (11/21/99) to record at least 150 rushing yards, two rushing touchdowns and one receiving touchdown in a single game in a player’s first 10 games to begin their career.
  • Holds the record for the longest run in Buccaneers history, with an 80-yard touchdown run against Buffalo (12/8/13).
  • Played in first game as a Buccaneer vs. Carolina (10/24/13).
  • Recorded first career rush at Minnesota (9/22/13), as a member of the Cleveland Browns.
  • Made NFL debut against Miami (9/8/13), as a member of the Cleveland Browns.

2014 HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Played in 15 games with five starts, rushing 94 times for 406 yards (4.3 avg.) and one touchdown, while adding 33 receptions for 315 yards and one touchdown.
  • Against Carolina (9/7), recorded his second career receiving touchdown, catching a six-yard pass from Josh McCown to put the Buccaneers within one possession of a comeback late in the fourth quarter.
  • Started vs. St. Louis (9/14), finishing with 22 carries for 144 yards, marking the third 100-yard rushing game of his career. Also caught three passes for 30 yards.
  • Became one of only six running backs in team history to record at least 20 rushes and have a rushing average of 6.5 or better in a single game with his 6.55 average vs. St. Louis (9/14).
  • Led the team with 7 receptions for 64 yards - both single-game career highs - at Atlanta (9/18), and rushed 11 times for 41 yards.
  • At New Orleans (10/5), recorded six rushes for 21 yards, including a nine-yard touchdown run, as well as three receptions for 21 yards.
  • Totaled seven carries for 42 yards (6.0 avg.) against Baltimore (10/12).
  • Rushed eight times for 25 yards vs. Minnesota (10/26), while leading the team with six receptions for 41 yards.
  • At Cleveland (11/2), finished with 87 rushing yards on 19 rushes, while also recording a career-long 34 yard reception.
  • The 34-yard reception was the longest by a Tampa Bay running back since 2012 (Doug Martin, 42 yards vs. San Diego, 11/11/12).
  • Finished vs. Atlanta (11/9) with six rushes for 14 yards and four receptions for 42 yards.
  • At Chicago (11/23), rushed once for three yards and caught four passes for 18 yards.
  • Against Cincinnati (11/30), rushed once for 11 yards and caught two passes for 41 yards. Also returned three punts for 21 yards and one kickoff for 19 yards.
  • Inactive at Detroit (12/7) with an ankle injury.
  • Served as the primary returner against New Orleans (12/28), returning three punts for 34 yards (11.3 avg.) and three kickoffs for 85 yards (28.3 avg.).

COLLEGE:

  • Played in 44 games at Western Kentucky (2007-11), recording 895 rushes for 4,542 yards (4.6 avg.) and 35 touchdowns in addition to 80 receptions for 682 yards and five touchdowns.
  • Also returned 63 kickoffs for 1,631 yards.
  • Ranks 11th in NCAA history with 6,906 all-purpose yards.
  • Earned consecutive Sun Belt Offensive Player of the Year awards in his junior and senior seasons.
  • Named to five different All-America teams.
  • As a senior, finished the year with 369 rushes for 1,695 yards (4.6 avg.) and 13 touchdowns, his second consecutive 1,500-yard season.
  • Added 36 receptions for 361 yards and four touchdowns, giving him 2,056 yards from scrimmage.
  • One of only two players in the past 15 years to rush for 1,500+ yards in consecutive seasons.
  • Has 22 career 100-yard rushing games, a Western Kentucky record.
  • Tied a school-record with his eight consecutive 100-yard rushing games.
  • In 2010, established a new school record for carries with 340. His 1,649 yards were the second-most in school history. He also added 15 rushing touchdowns.
  • Set a Western Kentucky record with seven games of 150+ rushing yards.
  • Earned honorable mention All-America honors from SI.com and was named first-team All-Sun Belt.
  • Named to Phil Steele’s first-team All-Sun Belt conference as a kick returner and third-team as a running back in 2009.
  • Broke the school record for all-purpose yards with 2,101, returning 44 kickoffs (a school record) for 1,050 yards, rushing 144 times for 939 yards and six touchdowns and catching 13 passes for 83 yards and a touchdown.
  • Totaled 870 all-purpose yards as a redshirt freshman.
  • Redshirted as a true freshman in 2007.
  • Majored in sports management.

PERSONAL/COMMUNITY:

  • Along with UnitedHealthcare employees, Buccaneers teammates and cheerleaders, delivered and installed five Learning Gardens at Potter Elementary in September 2014 to reinforce the importance of agriculture and healthy eating.
  • In November 2013, helped UnitedHealthcare employees with a community beautification project at the Arbor Place Apartments in Tampa.
  • Attended Griffin High School (Griffin, Georgia).
  • A four-year letterwinner, rushed for over 5,000 yards and threw for over 1,000, totaling 88 touchdowns in his high school career.
  • Played in the North-South Georgia All-Star game following his senior season.
  • Earned CSS Chevy Offensive Player of the year, as well as first-team All-State, rushing for 2,040 yards and 31 touchdowns.
  • Born Bobby Rainey on October 16, 1987 in Griffin, Georgia.

ACQUIRED BY BUCS:

  • Claimed by Tampa Bay off waivers from the Cleveland Browns on October 21, 2013.

ORIGINALLY ENTERED NFL:

  • Originally entered the NFL as a college free agent with the Baltimore Ravens.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Played in 30 career games with 11 starts, totaling 244 carries for 972 yards and six touchdowns, while catching 48 passes for 361 yards and two touchdowns.
  • Has three career 100-yard rushing games.
  • Finished with 144 yards vs. St. Louis (9/14/14), the second-highest single-game rushing total in his career.
  • Registered his first career 100-yard rushing game against Atlanta (11/17/13), finishing the game with 163 yards.
  • His 163 rushing yards rank as the ninth-most in a single game in franchise history and the seventh-most in the 2013 season.
  • Also scored two rushing touchdowns and one receiving touchdown against Atlanta, becoming the first Buccaneers to do so in the same game.
  • Playing in only his 10th career game, became the first player in NFL history since Edgerrin James (11/21/99) to record at least 150 rushing yards, two rushing touchdowns and one receiving touchdown in a single game in a player’s first 10 games to begin their career.
  • Holds the record for the longest run in Buccaneers history, with an 80-yard touchdown run against Buffalo (12/8/13).
  • Played in first game as a Buccaneer vs. Carolina (10/24/13).
  • Recorded first career rush at Minnesota (9/22/13), as a member of the Cleveland Browns.
  • Made NFL debut against Miami (9/8/13), as a member of the Cleveland Browns.

2014 HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Played in 15 games with five starts, rushing 94 times for 406 yards (4.3 avg.) and one touchdown, while adding 33 receptions for 315 yards and one touchdown.
  • Against Carolina (9/7), recorded his second career receiving touchdown, catching a six-yard pass from Josh McCown to put the Buccaneers within one possession of a comeback late in the fourth quarter.
  • Started vs. St. Louis (9/14), finishing with 22 carries for 144 yards, marking the third 100-yard rushing game of his career. Also caught three passes for 30 yards.
  • Became one of only six running backs in team history to record at least 20 rushes and have a rushing average of 6.5 or better in a single game with his 6.55 average vs. St. Louis (9/14).
  • Led the team with 7 receptions for 64 yards - both single-game career highs - at Atlanta (9/18), and rushed 11 times for 41 yards.
  • At New Orleans (10/5), recorded six rushes for 21 yards, including a nine-yard touchdown run, as well as three receptions for 21 yards.
  • Totaled seven carries for 42 yards (6.0 avg.) against Baltimore (10/12).
  • Rushed eight times for 25 yards vs. Minnesota (10/26), while leading the team with six receptions for 41 yards.
  • At Cleveland (11/2), finished with 87 rushing yards on 19 rushes, while also recording a career-long 34 yard reception.
  • The 34-yard reception was the longest by a Tampa Bay running back since 2012 (Doug Martin, 42 yards vs. San Diego, 11/11/12).
  • Finished vs. Atlanta (11/9) with six rushes for 14 yards and four receptions for 42 yards.
  • At Chicago (11/23), rushed once for three yards and caught four passes for 18 yards.
  • Against Cincinnati (11/30), rushed once for 11 yards and caught two passes for 41 yards. Also returned three punts for 21 yards and one kickoff for 19 yards.
  • Inactive at Detroit (12/7) with an ankle injury.
  • Served as the primary returner against New Orleans (12/28), returning three punts for 34 yards (11.3 avg.) and three kickoffs for 85 yards (28.3 avg.).

COLLEGE:

  • Played in 44 games at Western Kentucky (2007-11), recording 895 rushes for 4,542 yards (4.6 avg.) and 35 touchdowns in addition to 80 receptions for 682 yards and five touchdowns.
  • Also returned 63 kickoffs for 1,631 yards.
  • Ranks 11th in NCAA history with 6,906 all-purpose yards.
  • Earned consecutive Sun Belt Offensive Player of the Year awards in his junior and senior seasons.
  • Named to five different All-America teams.
  • As a senior, finished the year with 369 rushes for 1,695 yards (4.6 avg.) and 13 touchdowns, his second consecutive 1,500-yard season.
  • Added 36 receptions for 361 yards and four touchdowns, giving him 2,056 yards from scrimmage.
  • One of only two players in the past 15 years to rush for 1,500+ yards in consecutive seasons.
  • Has 22 career 100-yard rushing games, a Western Kentucky record.
  • Tied a school-record with his eight consecutive 100-yard rushing games.
  • In 2010, established a new school record for carries with 340. His 1,649 yards were the second-most in school history. He also added 15 rushing touchdowns.
  • Set a Western Kentucky record with seven games of 150+ rushing yards.
  • Earned honorable mention All-America honors from SI.com and was named first-team All-Sun Belt.
  • Named to Phil Steele’s first-team All-Sun Belt conference as a kick returner and third-team as a running back in 2009.
  • Broke the school record for all-purpose yards with 2,101, returning 44 kickoffs (a school record) for 1,050 yards, rushing 144 times for 939 yards and six touchdowns and catching 13 passes for 83 yards and a touchdown.
  • Totaled 870 all-purpose yards as a redshirt freshman.
  • Redshirted as a true freshman in 2007.
  • Majored in sports management.

PERSONAL/COMMUNITY:

  • Along with UnitedHealthcare employees, Buccaneers teammates and cheerleaders, delivered and installed five Learning Gardens at Potter Elementary in September 2014 to reinforce the importance of agriculture and healthy eating.
  • In November 2013, helped UnitedHealthcare employees with a community beautification project at the Arbor Place Apartments in Tampa.
  • Attended Griffin High School (Griffin, Georgia).
  • A four-year letterwinner, rushed for over 5,000 yards and threw for over 1,000, totaling 88 touchdowns in his high school career.
  • Played in the North-South Georgia All-Star game following his senior season.
  • Earned CSS Chevy Offensive Player of the year, as well as first-team All-State, rushing for 2,040 yards and 31 touchdowns.
  • Born Bobby Rainey on October 16, 1987 in Griffin, Georgia.
 

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