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B.J. Cunningham
No. 85     
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-05-29) May 29, 1989 (age 30)
Place of birth: Westerville, Ohio
Career information
College: Michigan State
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 6 / Pick: 183
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
*Miami Dolphins ( 2012)*
Roster status: Active
CFL status: International
Career highlights and awards
* Second-team All-Big Ten (2011)
Receptions     180
Receiving yards     2,574
Receiving touchdowns     14
Stats at CFL.ca

Bryan Cunningham, Jr.[1] (born May 29, 1989) is a Canadian football wide receiver for the Montreal Alouettes. He played college football for Michigan State. He was selected in the sixth round at the 183rd overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins.[2]

Early yearsEdit

Cunningham attended Westerville South High School in Westerville, Ohio. As a senior, he had 45 receptions for 770 yards and nine touchdowns.

College careerEdit

Cunningham concluded his career at Michigan State as the school's all-time leader in receptions (218) and receiving yards (3,086). He also ranks second in career TD receptions with 25.[1][3]

Professional careerEdit

Miami DolphinsEdit

He was selected in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins On May 17 of that year, Cunningham signed a four-year $2.2 million contract; includes a $106,000 signing bonus. Cunningham was, however, cut by the Dolphins on August 31, 2012.[2]

Philadelphia EaglesEdit

Cunningham was signed to the Philadelphia Eagles practice squad on September 1, 2012. On August 1, 2013, Cunningham was waived with an injury settlement by the Philadelphia Eagles.[4] On October 14, 2013, Cunningham was re-signed to the Eagles' active roster. He was released on November 12, 2013. Two days later, he was signed to Eagles' practice squad.[5]

Chicago BearsEdit

Cunningham was signed to the Chicago Bears practice squad on November 12, 2014.

Montreal AlouettesEdit

Cunningham was signed by the Montreal Alouettes on July 28, 2015. After a modest 2015 season Cunningham had a breakout 2016 campaign, playing in 17 regular season games catching 65 passes for 855 yards with 4 touchdowns.[2] The following season, in 2017, he had the best season of his career, catching 69 passes for 1,128 yards with 4 touchdowns. Cunningham missed four games in the 2018 season but was still a significant contributor to the Alouettes' passing attack. In February 2019, Cunningham signed a contract extension with Montreal.[6] In August 2019 Cunningham suffered a fractured wrist.[7]

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