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Jaydon Mickens
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1994-04-21) April 21, 1994 (age 25)
Place of birth: Los Angeles, California
Career information
College: Washington
Undrafted in 2016
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Oakland Raiders ( 2016 2017)*
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Receptions     6
Receiving yards     77
Receiving touchdowns     2
Return yards     515
Return touchdowns     1

Jaydon Mickens (born April 21, 1994) is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Washington, and signed with the Oakland Raiders as an undrafted free agent in 2016.

College career Edit

Mickens played college football at Washington, where he appeared in the majority of his career by changing his jersey number from 4 to 1 during his junior and senior years before he qualified for the 2016 NFL Draft.[1] He had good, but unspectacular numbers, leading the team in receptions and receiving yards his junior and senior seasons but never cracking the Top 10 in the conference; he was the Huskies kick returner his freshman year, but only returned four punts over his college career, recording no touchdowns in either role.[2]

Professional career Edit

Oakland Raiders Edit

Mickens signed with the Oakland Raiders as an undrafted free agent on May 12, 2016.[3] He was waived by the Raiders on September 3, 2016 and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[4][5] After spending the entire 2016 season on the practice squad, he signed a reserve/future contract with the Raiders on January 9, 2017.[6] He was waived by the team on September 2, 2017.[7]

Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

On September 19, 2017, Mickens was signed to the Jacksonville Jaguars' practice squad.[8] He was promoted to the active roster on October 21, 2017.[9] In Week 9, against the Cincinnati Bengals, he recorded a 63-yard punt return touchdown in the fourth quarter in a 23-7 win, earning him AFC Special Teams Player of the Week.[10] In Week 14, Mickens had a 72-yard punt return, but was stopped on the one-yard line, which set up a touchdown to give the Jaguars a 14-point lead over the Seahawks, again winning AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors.[11] As a receiver, he had just one reception prior to Week 15, but had four for 61 yards and two second-quarter touchdowns in a playoff-clinching 45-7 win over Houston.[12]

On October 15, 2018, Mickens was placed on injured reserve after suffering a fractured ankle in Week 6.[13]

Carolina PanthersEdit

On July 24, 2019, Mickens was signed by the Carolina Panthers.[14] He was waived during final roster cuts on August 30, 2019.[15]

References Edit

  1. "Washington Huskies". http://www.gohuskies.com/.
  2. "Jaydon Mickens College Stats" (in en). https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/jaydon-mickens-1.html.
  3. "Oakland Raiders Announce Three Undrafted Free Agent Signings". May 12, 2016. https://www.raiders.com/news/oakland-raiders-announce-three-undrafted-free-agent-signings-17145997. Retrieved May 31, 2017.
  4. Paskal, Eddie (September 3, 2016). "Oakland Raiders Trim Roster To 53 Players". https://web.archive.org/web/20170909055111/http://www.raiders.com/news/article-1/Oakland-Raiders-Trim-Roster-To-53-Players/bda2a8e5-796e-4261-afd8-6ed76ed5dbbf. Retrieved May 31, 2017.
  5. "Raiders Announce Practice Squad Signings". September 4, 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20170909055111/http://www.raiders.com/news/article-1/Raiders-Announce-Practice-Squad-Signings/c335e940-8cba-4d1d-9a45-3cecec9d8b76. Retrieved May 31, 2017.
  6. "Raiders Announce Reserve/Future Signings". January 9, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20170909053456/http://www.raiders.com/news/article-1/Raiders-Announce-ReserveFuture-Signings/6391bc0f-2491-4874-a657-4732cd2ef93d. Retrieved May 31, 2017.
  7. "Raiders Announce Transactions". September 2, 2017. Archived from the original on December 9, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20171209084351/http://www.raiders.com:80/news/article-1/Raiders-Announce-Transactions/f671cc9c-caa3-429f-992e-5629667b4dec.
  8. "Jaguars Sign WR Jaydon Mickens To Practice Squad, Cut WR Amba Etta-Tawo". September 19, 2017. http://nfltraderumors.co/jaguars-sign-wr-jaydon-mickens-practice-squad-cut-wr-amba-etta-tawo/.
  9. "Wide receiver Jaydon Mickens promoted to active roster". October 21, 2017. https://www.jaguars.com/news/wide-receiver-jaydon-mickens-promoted-to-active-roster-19615856.
  10. Shook, Nick (November 8, 2017). "T.Y. Hilton, Jared Goff among NFL Players of the Week". http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000874024/article/ty-hilton-leads-nfls-top-players-of-week-9.
  11. Maya, Adam (December 13, 2017). "Ben Roethlisberger among NFL Players of the Week". http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000892350/article/ben-roethlisberger-among-nfl-players-of-the-week.
  12. Texans @ Jaguars, box score, NFL.com
  13. Williams, Charean (October 15, 2018). "Jaguars sign Rashad Greene, place Jaydon Mickens on IR". Pro Football Talk. NBC Sports. https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2018/10/15/jaguars-sign-rashad-greene-place-jaydon-mickens-on-ir/.
  14. "Panthers make roster moves ahead of training camp". July 24, 2019. https://www.panthers.com/news/panthers-make-roster-moves-ahead-of-training-camp.
  15. Henson, Max (August 30, 2019). "Panthers announce first wave of 2019 roster cuts". https://www.panthers.com/news/panthers-announce-first-wave-of-2019-roster-cuts-artis-payne-corn-elder. Retrieved August 30, 2019.

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