Greg Childs
No. 85     Minnesota Vikings
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-03-10) March 10, 1990 (age 30)
Place of birth: Warren, Arkansas
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 217 lb (98 kg)
Career information
College: Arkansas
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 4 / Pick: 134
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
Roster status: Injured reserve
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A

Greg Childs (born March 10, 1990) is an American football wide receiver for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League. After playing college football for Arkansas, he was drafted by the Vikings in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

Early yearsEdit

Childs attended Warren High School in Warren, Arkansas where he went to school with future University of Arkansas and Minnesota Vikings teammate Jarius Wright. He was all state selection as a senior in 2007.

College careerEdit

As a freshman in 2008, Childs played in 12 games with one start and had 18 receptions for 273 yards and two touchdowns. As a sophomore he started eight of 13 games and led the team with 48 receptions for 894 yards and seven touchdowns. As a junior in 2010, he played in eight games and had 46 receptions for 659 yards and six touchdowns before suffering a season ending patellar tendon injury.[1]

NFL Draft / Pro CareerEdit

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 3 in 219 lb 4.55 s 36 1/2 in in 10 ft 5 in 19 rep

Childs was drafted in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings.

On August 3, 2012, Childs suffered injuries to both knees while at training camp. An MRI revealed that each knee had a torn patellar tendon, as a result of which Childs will miss his entire rookie season. The Vikings waived/injured Childs on August 5, 2012, and he was subsequently reverted to injured reserve on August 8.


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