44 Facts About Reggie Wayne


Reginald Wayne was born on November 17,1978 and is a former American football wide receiver who played 14 seasons with the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League.

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Reggie Wayne played college football at the University of Miami, and was drafted by the Colts in the first round of the 2001 NFL Draft.

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On December 14,2014, Reggie Wayne played in both his 209th game and his 142nd win as a member of the Colts, breaking the franchise records set by Peyton Manning.

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Reggie Wayne's father, Ralph, is a former linebacker for Grambling State.

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Reggie Wayne attended the University of Miami, where he was a four-year starter for the Hurricanes.

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Reggie Wayne ran track and field at the University of Miami, where he recorded a personal best of 21.

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Reggie Wayne graduated with a degree in liberal arts; his roommate was future Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed.

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Reggie Wayne was teammates with future Indianapolis Colts teammate Edgerrin James while at 'The U'.

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Reggie Wayne was inducted into the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame at their 43rd Annual Induction Banquet held on March 24,2011.

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Reggie Wayne was selected by the Indianapolis Colts as the 30th selection in the 2001 NFL Draft, the sixth of 34 wide receivers taken in a draft class that included eight future pro-bowlers at the position.

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Reggie Wayne was expected to eventually complement the Colts' other star receiver, Marvin Harrison.

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Reggie Wayne only made nine starts and missed three games altogether due to a high ankle sprain.

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Reggie Wayne's yards doubled the next year as he caught 49 passes for 716 yards and four touchdowns.

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Reggie Wayne had at least one reception in 14 of the team's 16 games, and more than 100 yards receiving in three of them.

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Reggie Wayne broke into the starting lineup in the 2003 season, and he caught 68 balls for 838 yards and seven touchdowns.

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In 2004, Reggie Wayne caught 77 passes for 1,210 yards and 12 touchdowns during a season in which Colts quarterback Peyton Manning threw a then-record 49 touchdowns.

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Reggie Wayne had four 100+ yard games, including personal-bests 184 yards on 11 receptions in Week 3 against Green Bay.

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Reggie Wayne had 10 receptions for 221 yards and two touchdowns in the game, then the second-most receiving yards in a wild card game.

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In 2005, Reggie Wayne again had 1,000+ yards receiving, and increased his reception total to 83.

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Reggie Wayne broke the 100-yard mark five times, including a season-best 134 yards and three touchdowns in Week 8 against Denver.

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Reggie Wayne went on to catch 86 balls for a then-career-high 1,310 yards and 9 touchdowns.

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In 2007, Reggie Wayne responded to a rash of injuries on the team, including Harrison and tight end Dallas Clark, by setting a then-career-high in receptions, and a career-high in yards.

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Reggie Wayne led the league in receiving yards and was selected to go to the Pro Bowl for the second consecutive year.

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In 2008, Reggie Wayne posted a Pro Bowl season for the third consecutive year with 82 catches for 1,145 yards and six touchdowns.

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In Week 10 of 2009, Reggie Wayne caught the winning touchdown pass with 0:14 left against the New England Patriots in what is known as the "4th and 2" game.

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Reggie Wayne was selected as a starter for the Pro Bowl, but couldn't play due to the Colts playing in the Super Bowl.

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In 2010, Reggie Wayne was second in the NFL receptions with 111, and third in receiving yards with 1,355.

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Reggie Wayne's numbers were lower than usual in 2011 without Peyton Manning starting at quarterback, though he still led team in receptions and receiving yards.

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On September 25,2011, Reggie Wayne recorded his 800th catch against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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Reggie Wayne's history with Pagano goes back to his college years, where Pagano was the Hurricanes' defensive backs coach, and Pagano's hiring as the Colts' head coach was a large factor in Reggie Wayne's decision to re-sign with Indianapolis.

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In Week 12 against Buffalo Bills, Reggie Wayne broke Cris Carter's record of consecutive games with 3 or more receptions with 59 games.

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Reggie Wayne passed former Washington Redskins receiver Art Monk for 12th on the NFL's all-time receptions list during the first half.

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Reggie Wayne was selected as the wide receiver for USA Football's 2012 All-Fundamentals Team, which honors 26 NFL players each year for executing the fundamentals of their position.

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In 2013, Reggie Wayne again posted 100 yards against Jacksonville in Week 4.

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However, a week later, Reggie Wayne tore his ACL; it was announced the next day that he would miss the remainder of the 2013 season.

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Reggie Wayne gained 98 more in a season-opening loss to Denver, and 119 in Week 4 against Tennessee.

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In Week 8, Reggie Wayne became the ninth receiver in NFL history to record 14,000 receiving yards.

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Reggie Wayne suffered an elbow injury in the game and missed the following week's matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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On September 5,2015, Reggie Wayne requested and was granted his release from the Patriots.

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On November 18,2018, Reggie Wayne became the 15th player to be inducted into the team's Ring of Honor, in a ceremony attended by former teammates including Marvin Harrison, Manning and Saturday.

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On January 2,2020, Reggie Wayne was named one of 15 modern-era finalists for election into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.

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Reggie Wayne applauded the Giants first round pick of Kadarius Toney.

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Reggie Wayne went on to compare him to Percy Harvin and called him the toughest wide receiver in the draft.

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In March 2022, Reggie Wayne was hired as the wide receivers coach for the Colts.

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