Greg Orton
Orton during the 2011 preseason.
No. 89     Denver Broncos
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-12-17) December 17, 1986 (age 33)
Place of birth: Dayton, Ohio
High School: Wayne High School
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
College: Purdue
Undrafted in 2009
Debuted in 2010 for the Spokane Shock
Career history
* Cincinnati Bengals ( 2009)*
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Practice Squad
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Career Arena football statistics
Receptions     138
Yards     1,792
Touchdowns     39
Stats at

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.

He has also been a member of the Spokane Shock and Omaha Nighthawks.

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[1] 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.[2]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Greg Orton
Huber Heights, Ohio Wayne High School 6 ft 4 in (193 cm) 190 lb (86 kg) 4.49 Sep 22,
Scout:75px   Rivals:3/5 stars
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.

Orton committed to Purdue University on September 22, 2004.[3]

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.[4]

Statistics[edit | edit source]


Season Team GS GP Rec Yds Avg TD Long
2005 Purdue 1 8 9 94 10.4 0 22
2006 Purdue 1 13 58 790 13.6 5 43
2007 Purdue 1 1 67 752 11.2 3 44
2008 Purdue 12 12 69 720 10.4 5 43
Totals 27 46 203 2,356 11.6 13 44

Professional career[edit | edit source]

Cincinnati Bengals[edit | edit source]

In 2009, Greg signed as an undrafted free agent with the Cincinnati Bengals, after failing to hear his named called in the 2009 NFL Draft.[6]

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.[7] 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).[8]

Omaha Nighthawks[edit | edit source]

In August 2011, he signed with the Omaha Nighthawks of the United Football League.[9]

Denver Broncos[edit | edit source]

On August 13, 2011, Orton signed with the Denver Broncos. He was later waived by the Denver Broncos prior to the 2011 season.

Arizona Rattlers[edit | edit source]

Orton signed with the Arizona Rattlers to play the 2012 season.[10]

Return to the Broncos[edit | edit source]

Orton was re-signed by the Broncos, as a member of the practice squad on November 29, 2012.[11]

References[edit | edit source]

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