Orton during the 2011 preseason.
|No. 89 Denver Broncos|
|Date of birth:December 17, 1986|
|Place of birth: Dayton, Ohio|
|High School: Wayne High School|
|Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)||Weight: 205 lb (93 kg)|
|Undrafted in 2009|
|Debuted in 2010 for the Spokane Shock|
|* Cincinnati Bengals ( 2009)*
|Roster status: Practice Squad|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career Arena football statistics|
|Stats at ArenaFan.com|
Gregory Carlton Orton (born December 17, 1986, in Dayton, Ohio) is an American football wide receiver who is currently a member of the Denver Broncos. He was signed by the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent in 2009. He played college football at Purdue.
Early life[edit | edit source]
Greg attended Wayne High School, where he was a standout football, basketball and track and field member. As a member of the football team, he played for coach Jay Minton. He was ranked as the No. 19 wide receiver in nation by SuperPrep as well as the No. 53 wide receiver in nation and the No. 21 player in Ohio by Rivals.com. He was a first team all-state selection as senior, when he caught 65 passes for 1,058 yards (16.3 average) and nine touchdowns. As a result he was named to CBS SportsLine All-Regional team. He had 59 receptions for 782 yards (13.3 average) and 11 touchdowns his junior season, and was a two-time all-area and all-conference honoree.
|Name||Hometown||High school / college||Height||Weight||40‡||Commit date|
|Huber Heights, Ohio||Wayne High School||6 ft 4 in (193 cm)||190 lb (86 kg)||4.49||Sep 22,|
|Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 21 (WR) Rivals: 53 (WR), 21 (OH)|
|‡ Refers to 40 yard dash|
Note: In many cases, Scout and Rivals may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
In these cases, an average of the two was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.
College career[edit | edit source]
Orton chose Purdue to continue his football career. He chose Purdue over Cincinnati, Iowa, Michigan State, Pittsburgh, Virginia and Wisconsin. Orton saw his production steadily increase every season. He finished his Purdue career appearing in 50 games and recorded 203 receptions (fifth in school history) for 2,356 yards (sixth in school history) and 13 touchdowns.
Statistics[edit | edit source]
Professional career[edit | edit source]
Cincinnati Bengals[edit | edit source]
Spokane Shock[edit | edit source]
In 2010, Orton signed to play with the Spokane Shock of the Arena Football League. He appeared in a few games making 18 receptions for 2 touchdowns, helping guide the Shock to an ArenaBowl XXIII championship. In 2011, he saw his number increase dramatically, but the Shock season wasn't as productive. As a member of the Shock, Orton led the team in receptions (120), receiving yards (1,588), and touchdowns (37).
Omaha Nighthawks[edit | edit source]
Denver Broncos[edit | edit source]
Arizona Rattlers[edit | edit source]
Return to the Broncos[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Greg Orton - Yahoo! Sports
- Player Bio: Greg Orton
- "Greg Orton". Rivals.com. Yahoo. http://rivals.yahoo.com/footballrecruiting/football/recruiting/player-Greg-Orton-22982;_ylt=AlwmkNyh3K4rufWTRavY155DPZB4. Retrieved 2011-12-01.
- Greg Orton - Spokane Shock Bio
- 2011 Purdue Football Information Guide, August 2011, pp. 147
- Bengals could use what Wayne grad Orton might bring
- Arena Bowl XXIII Box Score
- Greg Orton - Shock Bio
- Nighthawk Transactions
- Richard Obert (November 3, 2011). "Arizona Rattlers sign wide receiver Greg Orton". The Arizona Republic. http://www.azcentral.com/sports/rattlers/articles/2011/11/03/20111103arizona-rattlers-sign-greg-orton.html. Retrieved December 1, 2011.
- Jordan Sargent (November 30, 2011). "Broncos Sign Tony Carter And Greg Orton To Practice Squad". denver.sbnation.com. http://denver.sbnation.com/denver-broncos/2011/11/30/2600081/denver-broncos-tony-carter-greg-orton. Retrieved December 1, 2011.