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Pead with the St. Louis Rams in 2013
|No. 24, 44, 22|
|Born:||December 14, 1989|
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight:||206 lb (93 kg)|
|High school:||Columbus (OH) Eastmoor|
|NFL Draft:||2012 / Round: 2 / Pick: 50|
|Career NFL statistics|
Isaiah D'Vaughn Pead (born December 14, 1989) is a former American football running back. He played college football at Cincinnati. Pead was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He was also a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Miami Dolphins.
Early years[edit | edit source]
Pead attended Eastmoor in Columbus, Ohio, where he was a letterman in football and track. In football, he was a four-year letterwinner at running back and defensive back. He rushed for 1,696 yards (10.7 yards per carry) and 24 touchdowns, and also caught 10 passes for 250 yards, including two scores on his way to being named Ohio's Division IV Player of the Year in 2006. He earned the Ohio Division III Player of the Year award after rushing for 2,204 yards (11.5 yards per carry) and scored 39 touchdowns as a senior. He concluded his prep career with 4,443 rushing yards and 63 touchdowns. He is Eastmoor Academy's all-time rushing leader, surpassing two-time Heisman Trophy Winner Archie Griffin.
In track & field, Pead was one of the state's top performers in the sprinting events. He was the 2007 Ohio Division II State 400-meter dash champion, with a PR of 48.16 seconds. He took gold in the 100 meters at the 2008 Eastmoor Academy Invitational, recording a personal-best time of 10.89 seconds. He also ran the 200 meters in 22.05 seconds.
College career[edit | edit source]
Professional career[edit | edit source]
|Ht||Wt||40-yd dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert||Broad||BP|
|5 ft 10 in||197 lb||4.47 s||1.49 s||2.56 s||4.32 s||6.81 s||33 in||9 ft 8 in|
St. Louis Rams[edit | edit source]
During the Rams' second preseason game against the Green Bay Packers in 2014, Pead tore his ACL on a kickoff return. He was placed on IR a few days later.
Pittsburgh Steelers[edit | edit source]
Pead was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers on November 2, 2015 after Le'Veon Bell was placed on season-ending injured reserve with an MCL tear. On November 27, 2015, Pead was released by the Steelers.
Miami Dolphins[edit | edit source]
Statistics[edit | edit source]
Car accident and personal life[edit | edit source]
On November 12, 2016, at approximately 2:30 AM, Pead was involved in a serious car accident, in which he was not wearing a seatbelt.
According to the Columbus Division of Police, at about 2:32am, Saturday, Pead was driving his 2011 Cadillac CTS eastbound on I-670 near E. 5th Avenue, when he lost control of the vehicle, and drove off the right side of the roadway. The Cadillac struck the metal guardrail and continued through it. After going through the guardrail the Cadillac became airborne and struck several trees on the way down the embankment. It came to rest about 95 feet from the roadway.
Police said two witnesses stopped and called 911 and provided assistance to Pead and a passenger in the Cadillac, Wesley Richardson, 27, until police arrived at the crash scene.
Pead was taken to Grant Medical Center and had emergency surgery. Pead's injuries were career-ending. Cincinnati football coach (Pead played college football for the University of Cincinnati), Tommy Tuberville, said Pead lost his left leg in the accident.
References[edit | edit source]
- "OHSAA State Track & Field Championships". Ohio MileSplit. http://oh.milesplit.com/meets/25752/results/48665.
- "Eastmoor Academy Invitational". Ohio MileSplit. http://oh.milesplit.com/meets/35670/results/64869.
- "Isaiah Pead". trackingfootball.com. https://www.trackingfootball.com/players/isaiah-pead-5101/.
- "North claims 23–13 Senior Bowl victory over South". ESPN.com. http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/7514605/north-claims-23-13-senior-bowl-victory-south.
- "Isaiah Pead – Cincinnati, RB : 2012 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile". nfldraftscout.com. http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=83968&draftyear=2012&genpos=RB.
- "Isaiah Pead Draft Profile – NFL.com". NFL.com. http://www.nfl.com/draft/2012/profiles/isaiah-pead?id=2532926.
- Hanzus, Dan (2013-05-31). "Isaiah Pead suspended for substance abuse violation". National Football League. http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000208343/article/isaiah-pead-suspended-for-substance-abuse-violation. Retrieved 2013-05-31.
- Gantt, Darin (March 31, 2016). "Dolphins sign veteran running back Isaiah Pead". NBCSports.com. http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2016/03/31/dolphins-sign-veteran-running-back-isaiah-pead/. Retrieved March 31, 2016.
- "PRESS RELEASE: Dolphins Add Chekwa And Young". October 11, 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20180616231325/http://www.miamidolphins.com/news/press-releases/article-1/PRESS-RELEASE-Dolphins-Add-Chekwa-And-Young/f5ca2a97-5497-44b4-86a5-1b73ee1c472c.
- "Isaiah Pead lost his leg in car crash, Tommy Tuberville says". ESPN. http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/18068291/isaiah-pead-lost-part-leg-car-crash-tommy-tuberville-cincinnati-bearcats-says. Retrieved 17 November 2016.
- "Despite losing leg former NFL RB Isaiah Pead is back on the run". ESPN. http://www.espn.com/blog/pittsburgh-steelers/post/_/id/28126/despite-losing-leg-former-nfl-rb-isaiah-pead-is-back-on-the-run. Retrieved 29 June 2018.
- Zimmerman, Lisa (June 15, 2018). "Isaiah Pead enjoying second take on life with son at his side". http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000936474/article/isaiah-pead-enjoying-second-take-on-life-with-son-at-his-side. Retrieved July 5, 2018.
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- Career statistics and player information from NFL.com • ESPN • Pro-Football-Reference
- Cincinnati Bearcats bio