|Free agent — No. --|
|Date of Birth: November 17 1978|
|Place of Birth: New Orleans, LA
|National Football League debut|
|2001 for the Indianapolis Colts|
|Career Highlights and Awards|
|College: Miami (FL)|
|NFL Draft: 2001 / Round: 1 / Pick: 30|
*denotes offseason and/or practice squad member only
|Career stats to date|
|Yards per Catch||13.4|
|Stats at NFL.com|
Reginald DeVincey Wayne (born November 17, 1978 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He was selected 30th overall out of Miami University by the Indianapolis Colts.
Collegiate career[edit | edit source]
As a four-year starter at the University of Miami, Wayne set a school record of 173 career catches (including 36 consecutive games with a reception) and is one of only five wide receivers in school history to post 20 or more touchdowns in his career, along with Michael Irvin, Lamar Thomas, Leonard Hankerson, and Andre Johnson. His 48 receptions during the 1997 season set a school record for freshmen, which still stands today. Wayne graduated with a degree in liberal arts; his roommate was Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed.
Wayne was inducted into the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame at their 43rd Annual Induction Banquet held on March 24, 2011.
Professional career[edit | edit source]
Indianapolis Colts[edit | edit source]
In Wayne's first year, he caught 27 passes for 345 yards with no touchdowns. His yards doubled the next year as he caught 49 passes for 716 yards and four touchdowns.
Wayne broke into the starting lineup for good in the 2003 season, and he caught 68 balls for 838 yards and seven touchdowns. The next season, Wayne caught 77 passes for 1,210 yards and 12 touchdowns during a season in which Colts quarterback Peyton Manning set a then-record by throwing for 49 touchdowns. During the playoffs, Wayne was named the "Wild Card Weekend Offensive Player of the Week" after the Colts beat the Broncos. In 2005 Wayne continued to increase his yearly reception total with 83.
In 2006, Wayne signed a 6-year, $39.5 million contract. He went on to catch 86 balls for a then career high 1,310 yards and 9 touchdowns. As a result, Wayne was selected to his first Pro Bowl. Wayne helped the Colts defeat the Chicago Bears in Super Bowl XLI with a 53-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter.
In 2007, Wayne responded to a rash of injuries on the team, including Harrison and tight end Dallas Clark, and set a then career high in receptions (104), and a career high in yards (1510). He led the league in receiving yards and was selected to go to the Pro Bowl for the second consecutive year.
In 2008, Wayne once again posted another Pro Bowl season with 82 catches for 1145 yards and six touchdowns, including a 65-yard score in the opening drive against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
In 2009, Wayne caught the winning touchdown pass against the New England Patriots in what is now known as the "4th and 2" game. Wayne was also selected as a starter for the Pro Bowl, but couldn't play due to the Colts playing in the Super Bowl.
In 2010, Wayne was second in the NFL receptions with 111 (a career high), and third in receiving yards with 1,355. During a season where the Colts heavily relied on Peyton Manning to win games, Wayne again cemented himself as one of the top receivers in the NFL. Wayne was also selected as a starter the Pro Bowl.
Wayne's numbers were lower than usual in 2011 without Peyton Manning starting at quarterback. Yet still, Wayne led team in receptions (75) and receiving yards (960). He had 4 touchdown receptions as well. On September 25, 2011, Wayne recorded his 800th catch against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
On March 13, 2012, the Colts re-signed Wayne to a three-year contract.
Before the 2012 Week 5 matchup with the Green Bay Packers, the news of head coach Chuck Pagano's leukemia surfaced. Wayne's history with Pagano goes back to his college years, where Pagano was the Hurricanes' defensive backs coach, and Pagano's hiring as the Colts' head coach was a large factor in Wayne's decision to re-sign with Indianapolis. In Week 5, Wayne caught 13 passes for a career high 212 receiving yards and a touchdown from rookie quarterback Andrew Luck. The touchdown came with 35 seconds left and proved to be the winning score. The Colts won 30-27, and Wayne earned the AFC Offensive Player of the Week award due to his performance, the first of his career.
In Week 12 against Buffalo Bills, Reggie Wayne broke Cris Carter's record of consecutive games with 3 or more receptions with 59 games. He also passed former Washington Redskins receiver Art Monk for 12th on the NFL's all-time receptions list during the first half. Monk finished his career with 940 catches. Wayne is currently 10th in receptions among the NFL's all-time reception leaders and 14th on the all-time receiving yards list.
During a 2012-13 wild-card playoff game against the Baltimore Ravens, Reggie Wayne had 114 yards on nine receptions and moved into second in career playoff catches with 92 — only 59 behind leader Jerry Rice. However, the Colts lost the game 24-9.
Career Statistics[edit | edit source]
Regular season statistics from NFL.com 
References[edit | edit source]
- "Reggie Wayne: The Official Website of the Indianapolis Colts", Colts.com.
- Morgan, Moss and Wayne headline UM Hall of Fame Class of `11
- Colts re-sign WR Wayne, likely won't tag James
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- Reggie Wayne Sets NFL Consecutive Multicatch Games Record
- NFL playoffs: Ray Lewis, Ravens beat Colts; Seahawks win as RGIII reinjures knee. Detroit Free Press (2013-01-07).
- 26 NFL Players named to USA Football's 2012 All-Fundamentals Team. usafootball.com (2013-01-07). Retrieved on 2013-01-07.