Riley McCarron
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Riley McCarron

Riley McCarron
Free agent
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1993-06-16) June 16, 1993 (age 26)
Height:5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight:198 lb (90 kg)
Career information
High school:Wahlert Catholic
(Dubuque, Iowa)
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at

Riley McCarron (born June 16, 1993) is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He played college football at the University of Iowa, and was signed by the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent after the 2017 NFL Draft.

Early life

McCarron attended Wahlert Catholic High School in Dubuque, Iowa, he earned second-all-state honors as a senior and was first team all-conference as a sophomore, junior, and senior.[1] McCarron holds records for touchdowns in a single game (6), and (36) touchdown passes in a season (17) and career punt return yards (502). As a senior McCarron completed 113-205 pass attempts for 1,749 yards and 17 touchdowns, while rushing for 866 yards and five touchdowns. McCarron recorded 45 tackles and five interceptions as a senior and 263 yards on eight punt returns. McCarron also participated in four years of baseball, basketball, and track.[2]

College career

McCarron hauled in 50 passes for 584 yards and five touchdowns in 46 games played with the Hawkeyes, McCarron also returned 19 punts for 179 yards and a touchdown and five kickoffs for 153 yards.[3][4]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad
5 ft 9 in
(1.75 m)
185 lb
(84 kg)
(1.03 m)
10 ft 4 in
(3.15 m)
All values from NFL Combine/Iowa's Pro Day[5]

Houston Texans

McCarron signed with the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent on May 12, 2017.[6] He was waived by the Texans on September 2, 2017 and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[7][8] He was released on September 18, 2017.[9]

New England Patriots

On September 22, 2017, McCarron was signed to the New England Patriots practice squad.[10] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Patriots on February 6, 2018 after spending his entire rookie season on the practice squad.[11]

On September 1, 2018, McCarron was waived by the Patriots and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[12][13] He was promoted to the active roster on September 6, 2018.[14] McCarron played in the season opener on September 9, 2018 and recorded one punt return but was waived by the Patriots the next day.[15] He was re-signed to the practice squad on September 15, 2018.[16] McCarron won Super Bowl LIII when the Patriots defeated the Los Angeles Rams 13-3.


  1. ^ "NFL: Wahlert grad McCarron agrees to deal with Houston". Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ "Riley McCarron". New England Patriots. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ "Riley McCarron - 2015 Football Roster - University of Iowa". Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ "Riley McCarron". Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ "Riley McCarron | Iowa, WR : 2017 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile". Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ "OFFICIAL: Texans sign 20 college fire agents". May 12, 2017. Archived from the original on October 18, 2017. Retrieved 2018.
  7. ^ "Transactions: Texans down to 53-man roster". September 2, 2017. Archived from the original on January 8, 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  8. ^ "Texans add nine to the practice squad". September 3, 2017. Archived from the original on January 10, 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  9. ^ "TRANSACTIONS: Texans waive Jaelen Strong". September 18, 2017. Retrieved 2018.
  10. ^ "Patriots Sign DL Geneo Grissom to the 53-Man Roster; Place DL Vincent Valentine on Injured Reserve; Sign WR Riley McCarron to Practice Squad". September 22, 2017. Retrieved 2018.
  11. ^ "Patriots sign 10 free agents". February 6, 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  12. ^ "Patriots Announce Roster Cutdown". September 1, 2018.
  13. ^ "Patriots Sign Eight to the Practice Squad; Place TE Ryan Izzo on Injured Reserve". September 2, 2018.
  14. ^ "Patriots make roster transactions". September 6, 2018.
  15. ^ "Patriots release WRs Chad Hansen and Riley McCarron; place RB Jeremy Hill on injured reserve". September 10, 2018.
  16. ^ "Patriots Sign OL Cole Croston to the 53-Man Roster; Release WR Bennie Fowler; Sign WR Riley McCarron to the Practice Squad". September 15, 2018.

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