Steven Dunbar
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Dunbar with the Tiger-Cats in 2021
No. 8 – Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1995-12-19) December 19, 1995 (age 26)
Metairie, Louisiana
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:202 lb (92 kg)
Career information
High school:Archbishop Rummel
(Metairie, Louisiana)
College:Houston
Undrafted:2018
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
CFL status:American
Career NFL statistics
Career CFL statistics
Receptions:94
Targets:151
Receiving yards:1,345
Receiving touchdowns:9
Player stats at NFL.com · CFL.ca

Steven Dunbar Jr. (born December 19, 1995) is a professional gridiron football wide receiver for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played college football at Houston.

College career

Dunbar started in 38 games for the Houston Cougars and finished his college career with 180 receptions for 2,430 yards and 11 touchdowns. As a senior in 2017, Dunbar earned All-American Athletic Conference Honorable Mention honors.[1]

Professional career

San Francisco 49ers

After being undrafted, the San Francisco 49ers signed Dunbar on May 1, 2018.[2] On September 1, 2018, Dunbar was cut but re-signed with the 49ers' practice squad the next day.[3][4] On December 26, 2018, Dunbar was promoted to the active roster.[5] He was waived on April 29, 2019.[6]

Denver Broncos

On July 18, 2019, Dunbar signed with the Denver Broncos.[7] He was waived on August 31, 2019.[8]

Dallas Renegades

In the 2020 XFL Draft, Dunbar was selected in the open phase by the Dallas Renegades.[9] He was placed on injured reserve on December 19, 2019.[10] He was waived from injured reserve on March 23, 2020.[11]

Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Dunbar signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League on February 10, 2020.[12] After the CFL canceled the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Dunbar chose to opt-out of his contract with the Tiger-Cats on August 31, 2020.[13] He re-signed with the Tiger-Cats on December 2, 2020.[14] Dunbar played 12 regular-season games for the Ticats in his first season in the CFL, catching 44 passes for 630 yards with four touchdowns. He was re-signed by Hamilton on January 30, 2022.[15]

References

  1. ^ "2017 Football Roster". uhcougars.com. Retrieved November 28, 2018.
  2. ^ Robinson, Dallas (May 1, 2018). "49ers Sign 13 Undrafted Free Agents". profootballrumors.com.
  3. ^ Links, Zach (September 1, 2018). "49ers Cut 21 Players, Reach 53-Man Max". profootballrumors.com.
  4. ^ Robinson, Dallas (September 2, 2018). "Sunday NFL Transactions: NFC West". profootballrumors.com.
  5. ^ "49ers Promote WR Steven Dunbar Jr. to the Active Roster". 49ers.com. December 26, 2018.
  6. ^ "San Francisco 49ers Waive Seven Players". 49ers.com. April 29, 2019.
  7. ^ Ulrich, Logan (July 18, 2019). "Broncos Signing WR Steven Dunbar".
  8. ^ DiLalla, Aric (August 31, 2019). "Broncos make series of roster moves to reach 53-man limit". DenverBroncos.com.
  9. ^ Talbot, Damond (October 16, 2019). "XFL Draft Phase 5: The Final Rounds of the Draft, Find out who was selected". NFL Draft Diamonds. Retrieved October 22, 2019.
  10. ^ "XFL Injured Reserve". XFL.com. Retrieved February 6, 2020.
  11. ^ "XFL Transactions". XFL.com. Retrieved March 25, 2020.
  12. ^ "Tiger-Cats Add Receiver Dunbar Jr. and Linebacker Allison". TiCats.ca. February 10, 2020. Retrieved February 15, 2020.
  13. ^ "Tracking players who have exercised opt-outs". CFL.ca. August 26, 2020. Retrieved October 5, 2020.
  14. ^ "2020 CFL Transactions". CFL.ca. Retrieved December 3, 2020.
  15. ^ Press, The Canadian (January 30, 2022). "Tiger-Cats re-sign WR Dunbar Jr. - TSN.ca". TSN. Retrieved January 31, 2022.