Darrin Reaves
Reaves with the Carolina Panthers in 2014
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1993-04-17) April 17, 1993 (age 27)
Place of birth: Birmingham, Alabama
Career information
College: UAB
Undrafted in 2014
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Carolina Panthers ( 2014)
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Rushing yards     78
Rushing average     2.5
Rushing touchdowns     0
Receptions     5
Receiving yards     31
Receiving touchdowns     0

Darrin Reaves (born April 17, 1993) is an American football running back free agent. He signed as an undrafted free agent with the Carolina Panthers in 2014. He played college football at UAB. He also played for the Kansas City Chiefs.

Early yearsEdit

Darrin Reaves was born on April 17, 1993, in Birmingham, Alabama. Darrin grew up playing for the Wahouma Seminoles in the metro Birmingham area. He went on to star at Clay Chalkville Middle and High School. His best year (2010) was his senior year. He led his 9–4 Cougars to the quarterfinals in the 6A State Playoffs, losing to eventual champion Hoover 35-27. Reaves signed with UAB on signing day 2011.

College careerEdit

Reaves attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham from 2011 to 2013. During his career he rushed for 2,343 yards on 496 carries with 27 touchdowns. After his junior season he entered the 2014 NFL Draft.[1]

Professional careerEdit

Carolina PanthersEdit

After going undrafted in the 2014 draft, Reaves signed with the Carolina Panthers.[2] He was waived for final roster cuts before the start of the 2014 season, but signed to the team's practice squad on August 31, 2014.[3]

Reaves was released from the Panthers on July 28, 2015.[4]

Kansas City ChiefsEdit

Reaves signed with the Kansas City Chiefs on August 2, 2015.[5] On September 5, 2015, he was cut by the Chiefs.[6] The Chiefs signed him to their practice squad on October 13.[7] On January 18, 2016, the Chiefs signed Reaves to a future/reserve contract.[8]

On September 3, 2016, Reaves was released by the Chiefs and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[9][10] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Chiefs on January 31, 2017.[11]

On May 7, 2017, the Chiefs reached an injury settlement with Reaves and released him.[12][13]


  1. UAB running back Darrin Reaves skipping senior season to enter NFL Draft
  2. Reaves, Ike Sign FA Deals With Panthers, Steelers
  3. Strickland, Bryan (August 31, 2014). "Panthers sign 10 to practice squad". Retrieved September 2, 2014.
  4. Newton, David (July 28, 2015). "Panthers waive RB Darrin Reaves, sign a pair of tackles". Retrieved August 5, 2015.
  5. Teicher, Adam (August 2, 2015). "LaVance Taylor's dream ends with release from Chiefs". Retrieved August 5, 2015.
  6. Paylor, Terez A. (September 5, 2015). "Chiefs set 53-man roster after cutting Mike Catapano, Eric Kush and others". The Kansas City Star. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  7. Paylor, Terez (October 13, 2015). "Chiefs sign Spencer Ware from the practice squad, make a host of other moves". Retrieved January 10, 2016.
  8. "NFL Transactions: Monday 1/18 - NFL Trade Rumors -".
  9. "Chiefs Down to NFL Mandated Roster Limit". September 3, 2016. Archived from the original on November 26, 2017.
  10. "Chiefs Announce Additional Roster Moves". September 4, 2016.
  11. Roesch, Wesley (January 31, 2017). "Chiefs sign Darrin Reaves, Montori Hughes to reserve/future deals".
  12. "Chiefs reach injury settlement with running back Darrin Reaves".
  13. "Chiefs Announce Roster Moves". May 9, 2017. Retrieved May 9, 2017.

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