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Rayshaun Kizer
Defensive back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-02-03) February 3, 1985 (age 35)
Place of birth: Euclid, Ohio
Career information
College: Walsh
Undrafted in 2007
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* New York Jets ( 2007)*
Roster status: Active
CFL status: International
Career highlights and awards
* 2× First Team All-Arena (2010, 2011)
Tackles     30
Tackles     524.0
Pass breakups     140
Forced fumbles     7
Interceptions     62
Total TDs     11
Stats at CFL.ca
Stats at ArenaFan.com

Rayshaun Kizer (born February 3, 1985) is an American football defensive back for the Qingdao Clipper of the China Arena Football League (CAFL). He played college football at Walsh University. He has been a member of the New York Jets, Montreal Alouettes, Green Bay Blizzard, Orlando Predators, Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Philadelphia Soul, Arizona Rattlers, New Orleans VooDoo, Los Angeles KISS and Cleveland Gladiators.

Early years and college careerEdit

Kizer attended Euclid High School in Euclid, Ohio.[1]

He played for the Walsh Cavaliers from 2003 to 2006.[1] He recorded 14 interceptions for the Cavaliers, returning five for touchdowns. He was named First Team All-American and First Team All-Conference his senior year. He was also named Second team All-Conference as a junior and First team All-Conference as a sophomore.[2] He was inducted into the school's Wall of Fame as part of the class of 2015.[3]

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
5 ft 9 in 185 lb 4.51 s 1.56 s 2.62 s 4.07 s 6.73 s 35½ in 10 ft 0 in 15 reps

New York JetsEdit

Kizer signed with the New York Jets on May 15, 2007 after going undrafted in the 2007 NFL Draft. He was released by the Jets on August 27, 2007.[4]

Montreal AlouettesEdit

Kizer was signed by the Montreal Alouettes on September 11, 2007.[5] He was released by the Alouettes on October 7, 2008.[6]

Green Bay BlizzardEdit

Kizer played for the Green Bay Blizzard of the af2 during the 2009 season.[7] He played in 17 games for the Blizzard, recording 65 tackles, four interceptions, 15 pass break-ups, one forced fumble, and two fumble recoveries. He was awarded Defensive Player of the Week honors in the American Conference Finals Game after sealing the victory with a game-ending interception.[2]

Orlando PredatorsEdit

Kizer played for the Orlando Predators from 2010 to 2011. He led the Arena Football League in interceptions with 12 his rookie year in 2010, earning First Team All-Arena honors.[8][9] He set a new AFL record when he recorded 16 interceptions during the 2011 season.[10] Kizer was also named First Team All-Arena for the second consecutive year.[7]

Montreal AlouettesEdit

Kizer was signed to the practice squad of the Montreal Alouettes on September 27, 2011.[11] He was released by the Alouettes on October 6, 2011.[12]

Hamilton Tiger-CatsEdit

Kizer was signed to the practice squad of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on October 15, 2011.[12] He was released by the Tiger-Cats on November 2, 2011.[13]

Philadelphia SoulEdit

Kizer signed with the Philadelphia Soul on November 22, 2011.[14] He earned Second Team All-Arena honors after recording 82 tackles and nine interceptions in 18 games with the Soul in 2013. He was named Second Team All-Arena for the second consecutive year after collecting 101.5 tackles and nine interceptions in 18 games in 2014.[15]

Arizona RattlersEdit

On January 7, 2015, Kizer was assigned to the Arizona Rattlers.[16]

New Orleans VooDooEdit

On March 23, 2015, Kizer, along with Allen Chapman, were traded to the New Orleans VooDoo in exchange for future considerations.[17]

Los Angeles KISSEdit

On May 25, 2015, Kizer was traded to the Los Angeles KISS for future considerations.[18] He earned Second Team All-Arena honors for the third consecutive year after recording 87.5 tackles and five interceptions in 2015. He became a free agent after the 2015 season. On November 6, 2015, Kizer was assigned to the KISS for the 2016 season.[19]

Qingdao ClipperEdit

Kizer was selected by the Qingdao Clipper in the fourth round of the 2016 CAFL Draft.[20] He is listed on the Clipper's roster for the 2018 season.[21]

Cleveland GladiatorsEdit

On January 9, 2017, Kizer was assigned to the Cleveland Gladiators.[22] On July 18, 2017, Kizer was placed on reassignment.[23]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Former Walsh DB, Rayshaun Kizer, Named AFL Playmaker of the Game". walsh.edu. Archived from the original on December 20, 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20141220165755/http://www.walsh.edu/2009-archive7. Retrieved December 20, 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Soul Add Record-Setting DB Rayshaun Kizer". arenafootball.com. Archived from the original on December 20, 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20141220190209/http://www.arenafootball.com/sports/a-footbl/spec-rel/112211aae.html. Retrieved December 20, 2014.
  3. "Walsh Celebrates 2015 Wall of Fame Inductees". walsh.edu. https://www.webcitation.org/6rokYnzoF. Retrieved July 8, 2017.
  4. "Rayshaun Kizer". kffl.com. Archived from the original on December 20, 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20141220164833/http://www.kffl.com/player/16885/nfl/news/rayshaun-kizer. Retrieved December 20, 2014.
  5. "Alouettes Add Four". oursportscentral.com. September 11, 2007. Archived from the original on October 20, 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20151020195631/http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/?id=3539700. Retrieved December 20, 2014.
  6. "Transactions - October 2008". cfl.ca. Archived from the original on October 20, 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20151020195636/http://www.cfl.ca/transactions_october_2008. Retrieved December 20, 2014.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Record-Setting DB Rayshaun Kizer Signs With CFL’s Alouettes". arenafan.com. September 30, 2011. Archived from the original on October 20, 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20151020195719/http://www.arenafan.com/news/?page=pressrel&article=10279. Retrieved December 20, 2014.
  8. "Rayshaun Kizer and T.T. Toliver return for 2011". oursportscentral.com. September 29, 2010. Archived from the original on October 20, 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20151020195721/http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/?id=4096959. Retrieved December 20, 2014.
  9. "Rayshaun Kizer". arenafan.com. http://www.arenafan.com/players/?page=players&player=11114&pageview=bio. Retrieved December 20, 2014.
  10. "Former Cavalier DB Rayshaun Kizer Sets New AFL Interceptions Mark". walsh.edu. July 25, 2011. Archived from the original on December 20, 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20141220195758/http://www.walsh.edu/2010-archive7. Retrieved December 20, 2014.
  11. "Transactions - September 2011". cfl.ca. Archived from the original on October 20, 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20151020195858/http://cfl.ca/page/transactions-september-2011. Retrieved December 20, 2014.
  12. 12.0 12.1 "Transactions - October 2011". cfl.ca. Archived from the original on October 20, 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20151020195858/http://cfl.ca/page/transactions-october-2011. Retrieved December 20, 2014.
  13. "Transactions - November 2011". cfl.ca. Archived from the original on October 20, 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20151020195859/http://cfl.ca/page/transactions-november-2011. Retrieved December 20, 2014.
  14. "Historical Team Transactions". arenafan.com. http://www.arenafan.com/teams/?page=transactions&type=old&team=99. Retrieved December 20, 2014.
  15. "Rayshaun Kizer". arenafootball.com. Archived from the original on October 20, 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20151020195927/http://www.arenafootball.com/sports/a-footbl/aflsoul/mtt/kizer_rayshaun00.html. Retrieved December 20, 2014.
  16. Johnson, Vaughn. "Rayshaun Kizer leaves Soul to join Arizona Rattlers". philly.com. Archived from the original on January 8, 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20150108161709/http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/soul/Rayshaun_Kizer_to_join_Arizona_Rattlers.html. Retrieved January 8, 2015.
  17. "New Orleans VooDoo acquire All-Arena DB Kizer". boxscorenews.com. March 24, 2015. Archived from the original on March 25, 2015. https://www.webcitation.org/6XISJS5BW. Retrieved March 25, 2015.
  18. Carter, Anthony. "Voodoo Trades Rayshaun Kizer To LA Kiss". arenainsider.com. Archived from the original on May 26, 2015. https://www.webcitation.org/6YotbTp7w. Retrieved May 26, 2015.
  19. "Team Transactions". arenafan.com. November 6, 2015. Archived from the original on November 9, 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20151109191601/http://www.arenafan.com/teams/Los_Angeles_KISS-219/transactions/. Retrieved November 9, 2015.
  20. "CAFL DRAFT RESULTS – SEE IT AGAIN – FULL RESULTS HERE". caflfootball.com. June 11, 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20161017192935/http://caflfootball.com/cafl-draft-results-are-in/. Retrieved October 17, 2016.
  21. "Qingdao Clippers 2017 Roaster". caflfootball.com. August 14, 2017. https://www.webcitation.org/6tqVhSHtL. Retrieved September 29, 2017.
  22. "Five-Time All-Arena DB Rayshaun Kizer Joins Gladiators". clevelandgladiators.com. January 9, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20170110175549/http://www.clevelandgladiators.com/team/latest-news/five-time-all-arena-db-rayshaun-kizer-joins-gladiators. Retrieved January 10, 2017.
  23. "Transactions". afldigital.com. https://web.archive.org/web/20170719203744/http://www.afldigital.com/index.cfm?view=transactions. Retrieved July 19, 2017.

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