Jalen Reagor
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Reagor with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2021
No. 18
Position:Wide Receiver
Personal information
Born: (1999-01-02) January 2, 1999 (age 23)
Waxahachie, Texas
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:197 lb (89 kg)
Career information
High school:Waxahachie
College:TCU (2017–2019)
NFL Draft:2020 / Round: 1 / Pick: 21
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receptions:64
Receiving yards:695
Return yards:321
Rushing Yards:58
Total touchdowns:3
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Jalen Armand Reagor (born January 2, 1999) is an American football wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League. He was selected by the Eagles in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft.

Early years

Reagor was born January 2, 1999, to Ishia Johnson and former NFL defensive end Montae Reagor.[1] He grew up in Waxahachie, Texas and attended Waxahachie High School, where he became a star in both football and track & field for the Indians.

On the football field, Reagor produced back to back 1,000-yard receiving seasons for Waxahachie head coach and former NFL quarterback Jon Kitna[2] and was selected to play in the 2017 Under Armour All-America Game. His track & field career culminated with a gold medal in the long jump at the 2017 Texas High School state meet.[3]

College career

Reagor (#1) with the TCU in 2019
Reagor (#1) with the TCU in 2019

Reagor enrolled at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas in the summer of 2017 and made his collegiate debut in the Horned Frogs' season opener against Jackson State with two receptions in TCU's 63–0 victory.[4] He scored his first collegiate touchdown two weeks later when he caught a Hail Mary pass from quarterback Kenny Hill on the last play of the first half in a victory over SMU.[5] He scored touchdowns in each of the last four games of the season, which included TCU's first-ever appearance in the Big 12 Championship Game and a win in the 2017 Alamo Bowl over Stanford.[6] For his efforts, he was named Co-Big 12 Offensive Freshman of the Year.[7]

Prior to his sophomore season, Reagor switched to jersey number 1 from the 18 he'd worn in 2017.[8] That fall, he became the Frogs' go-to receiver in a season in which they used three different starting quarterbacks, becoming the first TCU receiver to top 1,000 yards since Josh Doctson. He had a streak of 7 straight games with a receiving touchdown, which included a win against Oklahoma State in which he also recorded his first career 100-yard rushing game.[9] After the season, he was named 2nd-team All-Big 12.[10] In his 2019 season, he had 43 catches for 611 yards. Reagor declared for the 2020 NFL Draft after this season, forgoing his final year of eligibility.[11]

College statistics

Season Team GP Receiving Rushing Kick Returns Punt Returns
Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Ret Yds Avg TD Ret Yds Avg TD
2017 TCU 14 33 576 17.5 8 8 65 8.1 0 4 122 30.5 0 0 0 0.0 0
2018 TCU 13 72 1,067 14.8 9 13 170 13.1 2 4 121 30.3 0 8 97 12.1 0
2019 TCU 12 43 611 14.2 5 14 89 6.4 0 5 72 14.4 0 15 312 20.8 1
Totals[12] 39 148 2,248 15.2 22 35 324 9.3 2 13 315 24.2 0 23 409 17.8 1

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press Wonderlic
5 ft 10+58 in
(1.79 m)
206 lb
(93 kg)
31+38 in
(0.80 m)
9+12 in
(0.24 m)
4.47 s 1.63 s 2.68 s 4.46 s 7.31 s 42.0 in
(1.07 m)
11 ft 6 in
(3.51 m)
17 reps 13
All values from NFL Combine[13][14]

Reagor was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in the first round with the 21st overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, becoming the highest-drafted wide receiver to come from TCU since former All-American Josh Doctson in 2016.[15] On July 20, 2020, Reagor signed a 4-year $13.3 million contract with the team, with a fifth-year team option. Reagor sustained a shoulder injury in training camp but recovered enough to play in Week 1.

Reagor with the Eagles in 2021
Reagor with the Eagles in 2021

On September 13, 2020, Reagor made his NFL debut against the Washington Football Team, finishing with one reception for 55 yards in the 17–27 loss.[16] He was placed on injured reserve on September 30, 2020, after suffering a ligament tear in his thumb.[17] He was activated on October 31, 2020.[18] In Week 8 against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football, Reagor recorded his first career touchdown reception during the 23–9 win.[19]

In Week 13 against the Green Bay Packers, Reagor returned a punt for a 73-yard touchdown during the 30–16 loss. This was Reagor's first career punt returned for a touchdown.[20]

In Week 12 of the 2021 NFL Season, Reagor dropped two passes, including a touchdown, in the final drive against the New York Giants in the 13–7 loss.[21]

In the Wild Card round against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Reagor muffed two punts, losing one, in the Eagles' 31–15 loss.[22]

NFL statistics

Regular season

Year Team Games Receiving Punt return Rushing Fumbles
GP GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Ret Yds Avg Lng TD Att Yds Avg Lng TD Fum Lost
2020 PHI 11 11 31 396 12.8 55 1 4 94 23.5 73 1 4 26 6.5 19 0 2 0
2021 PHI 16 12 31 280 9.0 34 2 31 227 7.3 39 0 7 22 3.1 12 0 2 0
Career 27 23 62 676 10.9 55 3 35 321 9.2 73 1 11 48 4.4 19 0 4 0

Playoffs

Year Team Games Rushing Receiving Returning Fumbles
GP GS Att Yds Avg Lng TD Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Ret Yds Avg Lng TD Fum Lost
2021 PHI 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 2 2.0 2 0 5 45 7.0 31 0 2 1
Career 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 2 2.0 2 0 5 45 7.0 31 0 2 1

References

  1. ^ "Reagor steps into spotlight but not without family". Waxahachie Daily Light. November 1, 2016.
  2. ^ "Jalen Reagor". 247Sports.com. Retrieved January 26, 2019.
  3. ^ "TCU receiver signee Jalen Reagor wins Texas state title in long jump". USA Today. May 12, 2017.
  4. ^ "TCU opens season with rout of Jackson State". Monroe News-Star. September 2, 2017.
  5. ^ "No. 20 TCU rallies for 56-36 win over SMU". Monroe News-Star. September 17, 2017.
  6. ^ "TCU Comes Back to Win Valero Alamo Bowl". GoFrogs.com. December 29, 2017.
  7. ^ "2017 All-Big 12 Football Honors Announced". Big12sports.com. November 30, 2017.
  8. ^ "2017 TCU Football roster". GoFrogs.com. Retrieved January 26, 2019.
  9. ^ "TCU-Oklahoma State postgame notes". GoFrogs.com. November 25, 2018.
  10. ^ "2018 All-Big 12 Football Honors Announced". November 28, 2018.
  11. ^ Hummer, Chris (December 2, 2019). "TCU WR Jalen Reagor declares for 2020 NFL Draft". 247sports.com. Retrieved December 17, 2019.
  12. ^ "Jalen Reagor College Stats - College Football at Sports-Reference.com". College Football at Sports-Reference.com.
  13. ^ "Jalen Reagor Combine Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved April 24, 2020.
  14. ^ "Jalen Reagor, Texas Christian, WR, 2020 NFL Draft Scout, NCAA College Football". draftscout.com. Retrieved October 17, 2021.
  15. ^ Straka, Dean (April 23, 2020). "Jalen Reagor taken No. 21 overall by Eagles in 2020 NFL Draft". 247 Sports. Retrieved April 23, 2020.
  16. ^ Davison, Drew (September 13, 2020). "TCU product Jalen Reagor flashes home run ability in NFL debut with Eagles". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Retrieved September 14, 2020.
  17. ^ McPherson, Chris (September 30, 2020). "Eagles place WR Jalen Reagor on Injured Reserve". PhiladelphiaEagles.com.
  18. ^ McPherson, Chris (October 31, 2020). "Roster Moves: Eagles activate LB T.J. Edwards, S Rudy Ford, TE Dallas Goedert, T Jason Peters, and WR Jalen Reagor from Injured Reserve". PhiladelphiaEagles.com.
  19. ^ "Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles - November 1st, 2020". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 3, 2020.
  20. ^ "Philadelphia Eagles at Green Bay Packers - December 6th, 2020". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved December 8, 2020.
  21. ^ "Reagor's disappointing career reaches new low with crucial drops". RSN. Retrieved November 29, 2021.
  22. ^ "Howie Roseman: Eagles 'expected more from' Jalen Reagor at this point". NFL.com. Retrieved January 20, 2022.