|No. 16, 13, 82|
|Wide receiver / Return specialist|
|Date of birth:January 10, 1983|
|Place of birth: Fort Pierce, Florida|
|College: Kansas State|
|NFL Draft: 2007 / Round: 3 / Pick: 74|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|* Baltimore Ravens ( 2007– 2008)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|* First-team All-Big 12 (2006)|
|Stats at NFL.com|
Yamon Figurs (born January 10, 1983) is a former Canadian football wide receiver and return specialist. He was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the third round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at Kansas State.
Early years[edit | edit source]
Figurs played high school football at Westwood High School in Fort Pierce, Florida. While there he was a three-year starter and earned All-Conference and All-Area honors as a senior. He also lettered in track and field and basketball.
College career[edit | edit source]
Figurs played college football at Kansas State. During his senior year, he earned first-team All-Big 12 honors as a return specialist. He finished his career with 73 receptions for 1,144 yards, and 2,275 all-purpose yards. In 2006, he received a bachelor's degree in social science.
Professional career[edit | edit source]
2007 NFL Combine[edit | edit source]
|Ht||Wt||40-yd dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert||Broad||BP||Wonderlic|
|5 ft 11 in||174 lb||4.30 s||1.47 s||2.49 s||4.21 s||6.85 s||32.5 in||10 ft 3 in|
Baltimore Ravens[edit | edit source]
Figurs was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the third round of the 2007 NFL Draft. During his rookie season, he was the Ravens main kick and punt returner after their starting kick returner B. J. Sams suffered a torn Anterior cruciate ligament on September 10, 2007. He finished the season with one returned kick for a touchdown and one punt for a touchdown, with one catch for 36 yards.,
During the 2008 season, safety Jim Leonhard took over the main return duties. And again Figurs only recorded one catch; however, it was a 43-yard touchdown.
He stayed with the Ravens through the 2009 preseason but failed to make final cuts as he was waived on September 5.
Detroit Lions[edit | edit source]
Figurs was claimed off waivers by the Detroit Lions on September 6, 2009. He was waived on September 30.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit | edit source]
Oakland Raiders[edit | edit source]
Figurs signed a future contract with the Oakland Raiders on January 13, 2010. He was cut on September 15, 2010, due in part to a fumble. He caught two passes while on the roster.
Cleveland Browns[edit | edit source]
On October 20, 2010 Figurs signed a contract with the Cleveland Browns to replace injured receivers Josh Cribbs and Mohammed Massaquoi. He was waived on October 26. His only statistic occurred when he lost four yards on a handoff.
Tennessee Titans[edit | edit source]
On January 13, 2011 Figurs signed a future contract with the Tennessee Titans, but was waived on September 2.
Edmonton Eskimos[edit | edit source]
Saskatchewan Roughriders[edit | edit source]
Figurs left the 2013 Saskatchewan Roughriders training camp after realizing he wasn't going to make the team.
References[edit | edit source]
- "Eskimos announce roster moves | Edmonton Eskimos". Esks.com. 2012-04-03. http://www.esks.com/article/eskimos-announce-roster-moves. Retrieved 2012-06-24.
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