UAB Blazers football
| (1993-04-17) April 17, 1993 (age 22)|
American football running back
Crystal Reaves, Darrin Reaves Sr
36 (Carolina Panthers / Running back)
Darrin Reaves Wikipedia
Darrin Reaves (born April 17, 1993) is an American football running back who is a free agent. He signed as an undrafted free agent with the Carolina Panthers in 2014. He played college football at UAB. He also played for the Kansas City Chiefs.
Darrin Reaves was born on April 17, 1993, in Birmingham, Alabama, to Darrin and Crystal Reaves. Darrin grew up playing for the Wahouma Seminoles in the metro Birmingham area. He went on to star at Clay Chalkville Middle and High School. His best year (2010) was his senior year. He led his 9–4 Cougars to the quarterfinals in the 6A State Playoffs, losing to eventual champion Hoover 35-27. Reaves signed with UAB on signing day 2011.
Reaves attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham from 2011 to 2013. During his career he rushed for 2,343 yards on 496 carries with 27 touchdowns. After his junior season he entered the 2014 NFL Draft.
After going undrafted in the 2014 draft, Reaves signed with the Carolina Panthers. He was waived for final roster cuts before the start of the 2014 season, but signed to the team's practice squad on August 31, 2014.
Reaves was released from the Panthers on July 28, 2015.
Reaves signed with the Kansas City Chiefs on August 2, 2015. On September 5, 2015, he was cut by the Chiefs. The Chiefs signed him to their practice squad on October 13. On January 18, 2016, the Chiefs signed Reaves to a future/reserve contract.
On September 3, 2016, Reaves was released by the Chiefs and was signed to the practice squad the next day. He signed a reserve/future contract with the Chiefs on January 31, 2017.
On May 7, 2017, the Chiefs reached an injury settlement with Reaves and released him.