Herb Waters
Position:Cornerback
Personal information
Born: (1992-11-10) November 10, 1992 (age 29)
Florida City, Florida
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:194 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school:Homestead
(Homestead, Florida)
College:Miami (FL)
Undrafted:2016
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Practice Roster
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Herbert Lewis Waters (born November 10, 1992) is an American football cornerback who is currently a free agent. He most recently played for the Edmonton Elks of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played college football as a wide receiver at the University of Miami. He was signed by the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2016. He has also played for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Early years

Playing on both sides of the ball as well as returning punts at Homestead High School, Waters had five punt return touchdowns, ten receiving touchdowns and two interceptions as a senior. He was a three-star recruit. He is also from homestead fl. [1]

College career

At the University of Miami, Waters started two games as a true freshman.[2] That season, he had 10 catches for 227 yards and two touchdowns. After catching five touchdowns his sophomore year, Waters' reps took a bit of a downturn his junior year, but he bounced back during his senior year with career highs in catches (41) and yards (624).[3] Waters was recorded as having a 4.50-second 40-yard dash and a 38.5-inch vertical jump.[2]

College statistics

Miami Hurricanes
Year Games Receiving Rushing
G GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Att Yds Avg Lng TD
2012 12 2 10 227 22.7 87 2 1 −1 −1.0 −1 0
2013 12 4 28 406 14.5 54 5 2 58 29.0 63 1
2014 10 3 20 277 13.9 28 1 1 0 0.0 0 0
2015 13 11 41 624 15.2 46 1 2 11 5.5 10 0
Total 47 20 99 1,534 15.5 87 9 6 68 11.3 63 1
Source: HurricaneSports.com

Professional career

Green Bay Packers

Waters was signed by the Green Bay Packers on May 2, 2016, as an undrafted free agent.[2] He was released during final cuts on September 3, 2016 and was signed to the practice squad.[4][5] Packers defensive backs coach Joe Whitt Jr. persuaded Waters to switch from wide receiver to cornerback as a result of three injuries at that position in the first two weeks of the season.[6] He was promoted to the active roster on January 5, 2017.[7]

On August 3, 2017, Waters suffered a shoulder injury and was ruled out for the season.[8]

Waters re-signed with the Packers on March 15, 2018.[9] However, he was waived by the team on September 3.[10]

Pittsburgh Steelers

On October 2, 2018, Waters was signed to the Pittsburgh Steelers' practice squad.[11] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Steelers on January 1, 2019.[12]

On August 1, 2019, Waters was waived/injured by the Steelers and placed on injured reserve.[13] He was released on August 27.

Tampa Bay Vipers

Waters was drafted in the 8th round during phase four in the 2020 XFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Vipers.[14] He was waived on February 1, 2020,[15] and re-signed on February 11, 2020.[16] He had his contract terminated when the league suspended operations on April 10, 2020.[17]

Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Waters signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the CFL on December 28, 2020.[18] He was released on June 28, 2021.[19]

References

  1. ^ "Herb Waters Profile". HurricaneSports.com. Retrieved January 5, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "Packers sign former Miami receiver Herb Waters". Retrieved January 5, 2017.
  3. ^ "Herb Waters College Stats". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved January 5, 2017.
  4. ^ "Packers cut Barrington, keep Callahan". Packers News. Retrieved January 5, 2017.
  5. ^ "Packers begin forming 10-man practice squad". Packers News. Retrieved January 5, 2017.
  6. ^ "Whitt intrigued by CB convert Herb Waters". Packers News. Retrieved January 5, 2017.
  7. ^ "Packers sign CB Waters to active roster". Packers.com. January 5, 2017. Archived from the original on August 5, 2017.
  8. ^ Florio, Mike (August 3, 2017). "Packers lose Herb Waters for the season". ProFootballTalk.NBCSports.com.
  9. ^ "Packers sign Wilkerson, acquire Kizer in trade". Packers.com. March 15, 2018. Archived from the original on April 25, 2018.
  10. ^ "Packers sign RB Darius Jackson, release CB Herb Waters". Packers.com. September 3, 2018.
  11. ^ "Steelers Sign CB Herb Waters To Practice Squad". SteelersDepot.com. October 2, 2018.
  12. ^ "Steelers sign nine players to reserve/futures contracts and re-sign OT Zach Banner". Behind the Steel Curtain. January 1, 2019.
  13. ^ "Thomas signed as roster moves continue". Steelers.com. August 1, 2019.
  14. ^ "DEFENSIVE BACKFIELD DRAFT TRACKER". XFL.com. October 14, 2019.
  15. ^ "XFL Transactions". XFL.com. Retrieved February 2, 2020.
  16. ^ "XFL Transactions". XFL.com. Retrieved February 15, 2020.
  17. ^ Condotta, Bob (April 10, 2020). "XFL suspends operations, terminates all employees, but Jim Zorn says he has hopes league will continue". SeattleTimes.com. Retrieved July 17, 2020.
  18. ^ "2020 CFL Transactions". CFL.ca. Retrieved December 28, 2020.
  19. ^ "Tiger-Cats add three players on defence". TiCats.ca. June 28, 2021. Retrieved June 28, 2021.