Craig Reynolds
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Reynolds in 2022
No. 46 – Detroit Lions
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1996-06-15) June 15, 1996 (age 26)
Willow Grove, Pennsylvania
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school:Abington
(Abington, Pennsylvania)
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
  • 3x First-team All-PSAC East (2016—2018)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 5, 2022
Rushing attempts:73
Rushing yards:317
Receiving yards:153
Player stats at · PFR

Craig Reynolds (born June 15, 1996) is an American football running back for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Kutztown, and signed with the Washington Redskins as an undrafted free agent following the 2019 NFL Draft.

College career

Reynolds was a member of the Kutztown Golden Bears for five seasons, redshirting as a true freshman. As a redshirt sophomore, he was named first-team All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) East after leading the conference with 1,189 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns.[1] Reynolds rushed 109 times for 456 yards and four touchdowns, had 29 receptions for 410 yards and five touchdowns and returned four kickoffs for 108 yards and nine punts for 153 yards and one touchdown before suffering a season-ending injury eight games into the season and was again named first-team All-PSAC East.[2] As a redshirt senior, he was named first-team All-PSAC East for a third straight season after rushing for 823 yards and 15 touchdowns on 172 carries and catching 40 passes for 472 yards and three touchdowns while also completing a seven-yard pass for another touchdown and gaining 380 return yards.[3] Reynolds finished his collegiate career as the schools third all-time leading rusher with 2,650 yards and second in school history with 5,277 all-purpose yards.[4]

Professional career

Washington Redskins

Craig Reynolds (2019)
Craig Reynolds (2019)

Reynolds signed with the Washington Redskins as an undrafted free agent after participating in a rookie mini camp with the team on May 13, 2019.[5] He was waived during final roster cuts at the end of training camp, but resigned to the team's practice squad the following day on September 1, 2019.[6] Reynolds was promoted to the Redskins active roster on October 19, 2019 and made his NFL debut the following day against the San Francisco 49ers, playing on special teams.[7][8] On November 5, 2019, Reynolds was waived by the Redskins.

Atlanta Falcons

On November 12, 2019, Reynolds was signed to the Atlanta Falcons practice squad.[9] On December 30, 2019, Reynolds was signed to a reserve/future contract.

On August 7, 2020, Reynolds was waived by the Falcons,[10] but re-signed on August 27.[11] He was waived on September 5, 2020.[12]

Jacksonville Jaguars

On September 14, 2020, Reynolds was signed to the Jacksonville Jaguars practice squad,[13] and was released a week later.[14] On November 21, 2020, Reynolds was re-signed to the practice squad.[15] He was signed to the active roster on November 28.[16] Reynolds was waived on December 5, 2020,[17] and re-signed to the practice squad three days later.[18] He was elevated to the active roster on December 26 for the team's week 16 game against the Chicago Bears, and reverted to the practice squad after the game.[19] He signed a reserve/future contract on January 4, 2021.[20] He was waived on March 17, 2021.[21]

Detroit Lions

On August 12, 2021, Reynolds signed with the Detroit Lions.[22] He was waived on August 31, 2021 and re-signed to the practice squad the next day.[23][24] Reynolds was elevated to the Lions' active roster before the team's Week 14 game against the Denver Broncos after running backs D'Andre Swift and Jamaal Williams were ruled out for the game. He gained 83 yards on 11 carries in a 10-38 loss. Reynolds was elevated again the following week and made his first career start in a 30-12 win over the Arizona Cardinals, rushing for 112 yards on 26 carries.[25] The Lions signed Reynolds to their active roster on December 20, 2021, on a contract through the 2022 season.[26]

Personal life

Reynolds' older brother Eric was a high school football standout and potential NFL prospect, but became addicted to drugs and has been in prison since Craig was in seventh grade. Craig calls Eric before every game.[27]


  1. ^ "Kutztown University Football Set to Open 2017 Season". August 27, 2017. Retrieved September 16, 2020.
  2. ^ "Five KU Football Players Selected to Don Hansen Gazette All-Region Team". January 18, 2018. Retrieved September 16, 2020.
  3. ^ "Reynolds Receives Don Hansen Football Gazette All-America Honorable Mention". February 1, 2019. Retrieved September 16, 2020.
  4. ^ Conway, Martha (May 13, 2019). "Reynolds inks NFL free agent deal with Washington Redskins". Berks County Courier. Retrieved October 19, 2019.
  5. ^ Dajani, Jordan (May 13, 2019). "Washington Redskins sign running back Craig Reynolds". Retrieved October 19, 2019.
  6. ^ Finlay, JP (September 2, 2019). "After cuts, Redskins bring back 9 players for practice squad including Cam Sims, Craig Reynolds". NBC Sports Washington. Retrieved October 19, 2019.
  7. ^ "Redskins' Craig Reynolds: Joins active roster". October 19, 2019.
  8. ^ "San Francisco 49ers at Washington Redskins - October 20th, 2019-Snap counts". Retrieved October 21, 2019.
  9. ^ McFadden, Will (November 12, 2019). "Falcons add running back to practice squad".
  10. ^ @AtlantaFalcons (7 August 2020). "We have waived RB Craig Reynolds" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  11. ^ McFadden, Will (August 27, 2020). "Falcons sign Craig Reynolds". Retrieved August 28, 2020.
  12. ^ McFadden, Will (September 5, 2020). "Falcons 2020 roster announced".
  13. ^ "Jaguars Make Roster Moves". September 14, 2020.
  14. ^ "Craig Reynolds: Released from practice squad". September 21, 2020. Retrieved October 5, 2020.
  15. ^ "Jaguars Make Roster Moves Before Tomorrow's Game Against Pittsburgh". November 21, 2020. Retrieved December 27, 2020.
  16. ^ Johnson, James (November 28, 2020). "Jags make practice squad additions for Week 12's game vs. Browns". Retrieved January 7, 2021.
  17. ^ "Jaguars Make Roster Moves". December 5, 2020.
  18. ^ "Craig Reynolds: Staying in Jacksonville". December 8, 2020. Retrieved January 17, 2021.
  19. ^ "Jaguars Announce Transactions and Updates for Tomorrow's Game". December 26, 2020. Retrieved February 8, 2021.
  20. ^ Bouda, Nate (January 4, 2021). "Jaguars Sign 11 Players To Futures Contracts". Retrieved February 15, 2021.
  21. ^ "Craig Reynolds: Cut by Jaguars". March 17, 2021. Retrieved March 17, 2021.
  22. ^ "Detroit Lions release CB Quinton Dunbar, sign RB Craig Reynolds". August 12, 2021. Retrieved August 13, 2021.
  23. ^ "Lions announce roster moves". August 31, 2021.
  24. ^ "Lions announce roster moves". September 1, 2021.
  25. ^ Risdon, Jeff (December 20, 2021). "Craig Reynolds shines, makes Lions history in his first career start at RB". Lions Wire. USA Today. Retrieved December 20, 2021.
  26. ^ "Lions' Craig Reynolds: Stellar performance rewarded". RotoWire. December 20, 2021. Retrieved December 20, 2021.
  27. ^ "Notes: Lions RB Craig Reynolds opens up about how his brother's past paved his NFL path". SB Nation. March 3, 2022. Retrieved September 5, 2022.