Daurice Fountain
No. 82 – Kansas City Chiefs
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1995-12-22) December 22, 1995 (age 26)
Madison, Wisconsin
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:212 lb (96 kg)
Career information
High school:James Madison Memorial
(Madison, Wisconsin)
College:Northern Iowa
NFL Draft:2018 / Round: 5 / Pick: 159
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2021
Receptions:2
Receiving yards:23
Player stats at NFL.com

Daurice Fountain (born December 22, 1995) is an American football wide receiver for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Northern Iowa.[1]

College career

In 2017, Fountain had 943 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns. He was invited to the East-West Shrine Game and was named offensive MVP. Nevertheless, he was not invited to the NFL scouting combine.

Professional career

Indianapolis Colts

Fountain was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the fifth round, 159th overall, of the 2018 NFL Draft.[2] He was waived on September 1, 2018 and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[3][4] On December 7, Fountain was promoted to the active roster.[5]

On August 19, 2019, Fountain was placed on injured reserve after undergoing ankle surgery.[6]

Fountain signed a one-year exclusive-rights free agent tender with the team on March 31, 2020.[7] He was waived on September 5, 2020 and signed to the practice squad the next day.[8][9] He was promoted to the active roster on September 16, 2020.[10] He recorded his first career reception in the Colts week 3 game against the New York Jets. The reception would be a 12-yard reception. He was waived on October 31, 2020,[11] and re-signed to the practice squad three days later.[12] He was elevated to the active roster on November 7 for the team's week 9 game against the Baltimore Ravens, and reverted to the practice squad after the game.[13] His practice squad contract with the team expired after the season on January 18, 2021.[14]

Kansas City Chiefs

Fountain signed with the Kansas City Chiefs on May 17, 2021.[15] He was released on October 12, 2021.[16] He signed to the practice squad on October 14, 2021.[17] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Chiefs on February 2, 2022.[18]

Career statistics

Season Team Games Receiving Rushing Fumbles
GP GS Tgt Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Att Yds Avg Lng TD Fum Lost
2018 IND 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019 IND Did not play due to injury
2020 IND 5 0 3 2 23 11.5 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career 6 0 3 2 23 11.5 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

References

  1. ^ "UNI's Daurice Fountain awaits NFL Draft, 'dream' weekend".
  2. ^ "Indianapolis Colts Select Northern Iowa WR Daurice Fountain with Pick 159 in NFL Draft". StampedeBlue.com. April 28, 2018. Retrieved June 16, 2018.
  3. ^ Walker, Andrew (September 1, 2018). "Colts Announce Final 2018 Roster Cuts". Colts.com.
  4. ^ Walker, Andrew (September 2, 2018). "Colts Sign Five To Practice Squad". Colts.com.
  5. ^ "Colts Promote WR Daurice Fountain To Active Roster; Sign QB Phillip Walker To Practice Squad". Colts.com. December 7, 2018.
  6. ^ "Colts Sign Three Free Agents; Place WR Daurice Fountain, RB D'Onta Foreman on IR; Waive S Derrick Kindred". Colts.com. August 19, 2019.
  7. ^ "Colts WR Daurice Fountain Signs Exclusive Rights Free Agent Tender". Colts.com. March 31, 2020. Retrieved April 1, 2020.
  8. ^ Walker, Andrew (September 5, 2020). "Colts Announce Final 2020 Roster Cuts". Colts.com.
  9. ^ "Roster Moves: T Chaz Green Brought Back To Active Roster, DT Sheldon Day To IR, 14 Signed To Practice Squad". Colts.com. September 6, 2020.
  10. ^ "Colts Elevate WR Daurice Fountain To Active Roster; Place RB Marlon Mack On IR; Sign RB Darius Jackson To Practice Squad". Colts.com. September 16, 2020.
  11. ^ "Colts Activate WR Michael Pittman Jr. From IR; Waive WR Daurice Fountain". Colts.com. October 31, 2020.
  12. ^ Hickey, Kevin (November 3, 2020). "Colts sign WR Daurice Fountain to the practice squad". USAToday.com. Retrieved December 6, 2020.
  13. ^ "Colts Activate LB Matthew Adams From IR; Elevate WRs Daurice Fountain & DeMichael Harris To Active Roster; Place WR Ashton Dulin On IR". Colts.com. November 7, 2020. Retrieved December 9, 2020.
  14. ^ "Two have contracts expire". FantasyGuru.com. January 18, 2021. Retrieved February 18, 2021.
  15. ^ "Chiefs signing Daurice Fountain after tryout". NBCSports.com. May 17, 2021.
  16. ^ "KC Chiefs place Clyde Edwards-Helaire on IR, but that doesn't mean his season is over". KansasCity.com.
  17. ^ "Chiefs re-sign WR Daurice Fountain to practice squad". USAToday.com. October 14, 2021.
  18. ^ "Chiefs sign 13 players to reserve/future contracts". Chiefs Wire. USA Today. February 2, 2022.