Joel Bouagnon
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1995-03-28) March 28, 1995 (age 24)
Place of birth: Pomona, California
Career information
College: Northern Illinois
Undrafted in 2017
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Chicago Bears ( 2017)*
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
* 2× Illinois all-state running back
  • 2015 First Team All-MAC Running Back
  • 2016 Second Team All-MAC Running Back

Joel Bouagnon (born March 28, 1995) is an American football running back who is a free agent. He played college football at Northern Illinois University, and signed with the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent in 2017.

High school and college careerEdit

Bouagnon played high school football at Aurora Christian High School in Aurora, Illinois.

Bouagnon committed to Northern Illinois in 2013 and as a true freshman appeared in four games.

By 2015, Bouagnon earned a First Team All-Mac selection as a running back running for 1,285 yards and 18 Touchdowns. Bouagnon's 18 rushing touchdowns were tied for 10th most in the FBS for the 2015 season. Bouagnon also led the MAC league with 108 points scored and finished second in rushing yards along with six 100 yard rushing games for the season.

In 2016 Bouagnon was selected for the Second Team All-MAC as a Running Back with 885 rushing yards and 8 touchdowns.

Professional 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 1 ¼ in 230 lb 4.66 s 1.56 s 2.53 s 4.42 s 6.90 s 34 in 10 ft 2 in 20 rep

Chicago BearsEdit

Bouagnon signed with the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent on May 11, 2017.[2] On August 3, 2017, he was waived/injured by the Bears and placed on injured reserve.[3] He was released on August 9, 2017.[4]

Green Bay PackersEdit

On January 10, 2018, Bouagnon signed a reserve/future contract with the Green Bay Packers.[5] He was waived on September 1, 2018 and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[6][7] He was released on October 9, 2018.[8]

Detroit LionsEdit

On October 24, 2018, Bouagnon was signed to the Detroit Lions practice squad, but was released three days later.[9][10]

New York JetsEdit

On December 11, 2018, Bouagnon was signed to the New York Jets practice squad.[11]

Salt Lake StallionsEdit

On January 12, 2019, Bouagnon signed with the Salt Lake Stallions of the Alliance of American Football.[12]


  1. "Joel Bouagnon – Northern Illinois, RB : 2017 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile". Archived from the original on April 19, 2018. Retrieved April 19, 2018.
  2. Mayer, Larry (May 11, 2017). "Bears sign 13 undrafted rookies".
  3. Williams, Charean (August 3, 2017). "Bears switch out running backs, sign Joshua Rounds".
  4. Bouda, Nate (August 9, 2017). "Bears Waive RB Joel Bouagnon From I.R. With Settlement".
  5. "Packers sign RB Joel Bouagnon". January 10, 2018.
  6. "Packers announce roster moves". September 1, 2018.
  7. "Packers sign eight players to practice squad". September 2, 2018.
  8. "Packers sign RB Tra Carson, WR Keon Hatcher to practice squad". October 9, 2018.
  9. "Lions add RB Bouagnon to practice squad, release TE Cunningham". Lions Wire. USA Today. October 24, 2018.
  10. "Lions re-sign TE Cunningham to practice squad, release RB Bouagnon". Lions Wire. USA Today. October 27, 2018.
  11. Lange, Randy (December 11, 2018). "RB Joel Bouagnon & LB Jonathan Celestin Signed to Practice Squad".
  12. "Salt Lake Stallions Daily Update". Our Sports Central. January 12, 2019. Retrieved February 5, 2019.

External linksEdit

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