Chris Rainey

 Halfback
 Height: 5'8
 Weight: 180
 College: Florida
CAREER STATS:
Career Stats Rushing Receiving  
 Year Team G Rsh Yds Avg Lng TD   Rec Yds Avg Lng TD  
 2025 Chesapeake 0 0 0 0.0 0 0   0 0 0.0 0 0  
 1 Season 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0

Career Stats Misc. Scoring  
 Year Team G TT Fum FR   TD Rsh Rec PR KR 2pt Points  
 2025 Chesapeake 0 0 0 0   0 0 0 0 0 0 0  
 1 Seasons 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

PROFILE:

FIFL Experience: Drafted in the 6th round, 91st overal, by the Chesapeake Tide in the 2025 FIFL Draft. Broke the rookie rushing record for most yeards in season, passing Wesley Cates's record of 1,032 yards as a rookie, which Cates set in 2006 with Billings.

Professional Experience: The Pittsburgh Steelers selected Rainey in the fifth round, 159th overall pick, of the 2012 NFL Draft, and the team announced he had signed a four-year contract on May 6, 2012. He debuted for the Steelers against the Denver Broncos on September 9, 2012 and scored his first NFL touchdown against the Cincinnati Bengals on October 21, 2012. The Steelers waived Rainey on January 10, 2013, after he was arrested on a battery charge for attacking a young woman in a cellphone dispute.Played in 16 games for the Pittsburgh Stellers in 2012, rushing 26 times for 102 yards and 2 touchdowns. He also caught 14 passes for 60 yards. Rainey signed with the Indianapolis Colts on November 20, 2013. He spent three weeks with Indianapolis. His first week, given limited practice time with the team, he was inactive. Rainey would, however, appear in the next two contests for the Colts; Weeks 13 & 14. Immediately following their Week 14 match-up, a losing effort to the Cincinnati Bengals, Indianapolis announced Monday December 9, that Rainey had been placed on season-ending Injured Reserve. In his two games with the Colts Rainey returned six kickoffs and four punts for a total of 160 all-purpose yards. Rainey signed with the Arizona Cardinals practice squad on September 9, 2014. He was released by the team on September 18, 2014. Rainey signed with the Montreal Alouettes practice roster on September 28, 2014. He was promoted to the active roster on October 20, 2014. Rainey played in 5 games for the Alouettes during the 2014 season, receiving 22 touches on offense and 15 as a return specialist. Rainey was cut by the team on June 15, 2015. ainey signed with the BC Lions on August 28, 2015. After signing midway through the season, Rainey played in the final nine games of the regular season, primarily on punt and kick return. In the 2016 season Rainey led the CFL in combined yards with 2,945 last year, and finished third in both kick and punt return yards with 1,359 and 942 respectively. On December 5, 2016, Rainey and the Lions agreed to a two-year contract extension, keeping him with the club through the 2018 CFL season. Upon entering free agency, Rainey signed with the Toronto Argonauts on February 12, 2019.[18] In week 4 against his former team, the BC Lions, Rainey returned a punt for a touchdown, but stepped out of bounds as time expired following a missed field goal, awarding BC a rouge, breaking a tie game and awarding BC the win. Rainey passed 10,000 career return yards during the season, and was named Toronto's Most Outstanding Special Teams Player. Rainey was appreciative of the nomination, but stated that teammate Frank Beltre who led the league in special teams tackles was more deserving. As a pending free agent in 2020, he was released during the free agency negotiation window on February 7, 2020.

College Experience: Rainey accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he played for coach Urban Meyer and coach Will Muschamp's Florida Gators football teams from 2007 to 2011. After injuring his shoulder as a true freshman in 2007, he was redshirted. He was a member of the Gators' 2008 team that won the 2008 SEC Championship Game and the 2009 BCS National Championship Game. During his career as a Gator, he played in fifty-two games, compiled 2,464 yards and thirteen touchdowns on 396 rushing attempts, 795 yards and six touchdowns on sixty-nine receptions, and 454 return yards on eighteen kickoffs. On special teams, he holds the team career record for blocked kicks. Following his senior season in 2011, his fellow Gators recognized him as the team's most valuable player. He was suspended only four games in 2010 after he was charged with aggravated stalking for allegedly texting his girlfriend, "Time to die, b----." As a freshman, he also ran the 100-meter dash for the Florida Gators track and field team, and received All-American honors as a member of the Gators men's third-place 4x100-meter relay team at the 2008 NCAA national outdoor track and field championships. Rainey did not participate in track as a sophomore. As a junior in 2010, the Gators men's 4x100-meter relay team, including Rainey, Jeremy Hall, Terrell Wilks, and Jeff Demps, won the NCAA championship in the event with a winning time of 39.04 seconds. The quartet received All-American honors for their first-place finish.

Professional Experience: Born 3-2-88, from Lakeland, Florida. Older brother is Rod Smart ("He Hate Me") of the former XFL.