Raheem Mostert

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Raheem Mostert
No. 31 – San Francisco 49ers
Position: Running back
Personal information
Born: (1992-04-09) April 9, 1992 (age 26)
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight: 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school: New Smyrna Beach (FL)
College: Purdue
Undrafted: 2015
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Big Ten Freshman of the Week
  • Purdue record for kickoff return yard average
  • Led FBS in kickoff return yard average
  • Jet Award 2012 Watch List
  • 2012 Team Captain
Career NFL statistics as of 2017
Rushing attempts: 7
Rushing yards: 36
Receptions: 0
Receiving yards: 0
Total return yards: 681
Total Touchdowns: 0
Player stats at NFL.com

Dominque Raheem Mostert (born April 9, 1992) is an American football running back for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Purdue.

Mostert attended New Smyrna Beach High School in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, where he played football and competed in track and field. Mostert led New Smyrna Beach to two playoff berths. After his senior season, he moved on to Purdue University.

In his first collegiate season, he set a school record as he averaged 33.5 yards a return,[1] capped off with a 99-yard touchdown return in the bowl game. He finished the season with seven returns of 39 or more yards, including an 81-yarder at Indiana and a 74-yarder at Wisconsin. Against the Badgers, he racked up 206 yards on five kickoff returns to break 42-year-old school records for total yardage and average yards per return.[2]

High school career

Mostert attended New Smyrna Beach High School, in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, where he was a member of the football and track & field teams.[3] As a football player under coach Lance Jenkins, he returned nine kickoffs and one punt for touchdowns, in addition to having 39 receptions for 723 yards (18.5 average) and four touchdowns as a senior.[4] He also recorded 81 tackles on defense. As a participant in the 2010 Central Florida All-Star Game,[5] he was named MVP after hauling in three passes for nearly 100 yards and returning a kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown.[6][7] He also made an appearance in the classical Florida North Vs. South football game.

Track & field

As a track athlete under coach Brendan Robinson, Mostert was a standout sprinter, hurdler, and jumper. He won the 2010 FHSAA 3A District 6 title in the 300-meter hurdles.[8] At the 2011 FHSAA 3A Outdoor State Finals, he finished first in the 100 meters, with a time of 10.68 seconds, and placed fourth in the 300-meter hurdles, with a personal-best time of 37.95 seconds.[9]

He was a member of the Purdue track team. He was ranked by NFL.com as the fastest college football player in the NCAA, with only Oklahoma State wide receiver Tyreek Hill possessing a faster 100m time (9.98 s). He took gold in both the 60 meters (6.63s) and 200 meters (20.73s) at the 2014 Big Ten Indoor Track & Field Championships.[10] He qualified for the 2014 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in the 100 meters (10.15s), 200 meters (20.65s) and as a member of 4x100-meter relay squad.[11]

Recruiting

Mostert committed to Purdue University on January 14, 2011. He chose Purdue over football scholarships from Illinois University, Indiana University, Marshall University, the United States Naval Academy, Rutgers University, the University of Miami, the University of Southern Mississippi, the University of Central Florida and the Wake Forest University.[12]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Raheem Mostert
WR
New Smyrna Beach, Florida New Smyrna Beach High School 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 183 lb (83 kg) Jan 14, 2011 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: – (S)   Rivals: – (WR), – (FL)
  • ‡ Refers to 40 yard dash
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "2011 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved January 20, 2012. 

College career

Mostert attended and played college football at Purdue from 2011–2014.[13] In his first collegiate season in 2011, he set a school record as he averaged 33.5 yards a return,[1] capped off with a 99-yard touchdown return in the 2011 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl against Western Michigan.[14] He finished the season with seven returns of 39 or more yards, including an 81-yarder at Indiana and a 74-yarder at Wisconsin.[15][16] Against the Badgers, he racked up 206 yards on five kickoff returns to break 42-year-old school records for total yardage and average yards per return in a single game. (41.2)[2] For his efforts against Wisconsin, he was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week, becoming the first freshman to do it since Rob Henry in October 2010.[17] His 837 kickoff return yards are the second best in school history for a single season. He is now ranked 13th on Purdue's career kickoff return yards.

In May 2012, Mostert was named to the preseason Jet Award watch list, an award given to the top return specialist in the NCAA.[18] During spring practice, Mostert was named a captain for the 2012 season.[19] In the 2012 season, he finished with 16 carries for 85 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown to go along with 18 kick returns for 463 net yards.[20] In the 2013 season, he finished with 11 carries for 37 rushing yards to go along with 11 kick returns for 258 net yards and a return touchdown, which was a 100-yarder against Penn State.[21][22] His role expanded in the 2014 season. He finished with 93 carries for 529 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns to go along with 34 kick returns for 731 net return yards.[23]

Collegiate statistics

Source:[24]

NCAA Collegiate Career statistics
Purdue Boilermakers
Season Rushing Receiving Kickoff Returns
Att Yards Avg Yds/G TD Rec Yards TD Att Yards Avg TD Long
2011 16 108 6.8 9.0 2 0 0 0 25 837 33.5 1 99
2012 16 85 5.3 10.6 1 0 0 0 18 463 25.7 0 59
2013 11 37 3.4 3.7 0 1 6 0 11 258 23.5 1 100
2014 93 529 5.7 48.1 3 18 116 0 34 731 21.5 0 41
NCAA Career Totals 136 759 5.6 18.5 6 19 122 0 88 2,289 26.0 2 100

Professional career

Philadelphia Eagles

After going undrafted during the 2015 NFL Draft, Mostert signed as a undrafted free agent with the Philadelphia Eagles.[25] Mostert had an excellent preseason, between his 157 rushing yards and 191 receiving yards, totaling for 351 yards, he led the NFL in yards from the line of scrimmage in the preseason. He also added in 5 kick returns for 162 yards. Despite this effort, he was ultimately cut on September 4, 2015, in preparation for the Eagles having to cut their roster down to 53.[26]

On September 6, 2015, Mostert was signed to the Philadelphia Eagles' practice squad.

Miami Dolphins

On September 14, 2015, The Miami Dolphins signed Mostert off the Eagles practice squad. Mostert returned two kicks for 57 yards for the Dolphins during Week 2.[27] On October 13, 2015, he was released by the Dolphins in hopes of moving him down to practice squad. Mostert did not clear waivers and was picked up by the Baltimore Ravens the following day.

Baltimore Ravens

On October 14, 2015, Mostert was signed by the Baltimore Ravens after losing third-string running back, Lorenzo Taliaferro to a season-ending foot injury.[28] Mostert returned 5 kicks for 164 yards in 7 games with the Ravens.[29] On December 15, 2015, Mostert was cut by the Ravens in hopes of putting him on practice squad; however, Mostert did not clear waivers and was placed on the Browns 53-man roster.[30]

Cleveland Browns

On December 16, 2015 Mostert was claimed off waivers by the Cleveland Browns.[31] Mostert was named the starting kick returner for the Browns final 3 games, where he returned 12 kicks for 309 yards.

Mostert signed the Browns' one-year tender offer on March 7, 2016.[32] On September 4, 2016, he was waived by the Browns to make room for players claimed off waivers.[33]

New York Jets

On September 12, 2016, Mostert was released from the Jets' practice squad.[34]

Chicago Bears

On September 13, 2016, Mostert was signed to the Bears' practice squad. On September 21, 2016, he was elevated to the active roster.[35] He appeared in two games with the Bears in the 2016 season.[36][37] He was released on October 3, 2016 and re-signed to the practice squad the next day. He was released by the Bears on November 24, 2016.

San Francisco 49ers

On November 28, 2016, Mostert was signed to the 49ers' practice squad.[38] He was promoted to the active roster on December 31, 2016.[39] He played in the Week 17 regular season finale against the Seattle Seahawks.[40]

On November 29, 2017, Mostert was placed on injured reserve.[41] He finished the 2017 season with six carries for 30 rushing yards in 11 games.[42]

References

  1. ^ a b "FBS National Player Report Kickoff Return". January 10, 2012. Retrieved January 20, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Boilers Are FBS Kickoff Return Champs". January 11, 2012. Retrieved January 20, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Raheem Mostert (New Smyrna Beach) Track and Field Stats". www.dyestat.rise.espn.go.com. ESPN. Retrieved July 30, 2012. [permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Pete DiPrimio (February 3, 2012). "Purdue gets recruit quality over quantity". News-Sentinel. Archived from the original on October 15, 2014. Retrieved July 30, 2012. 
  5. ^ Chris Hays (January 13, 2011). "Raheem Mostert taking visits". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved July 30, 2012. 
  6. ^ Chris Hays (January 25, 2011). "Raheem Mostert, New Smyrna Beach speedster, commits to Purdue". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved July 30, 2012. 
  7. ^ Chris Hays (December 17, 2010). "Raheem Mostert, Eric Farkas lead East in Central Florida All-Star Game". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved July 30, 2012. 
  8. ^ "FHSAA 3A District 6 - Total Results (Raw)". 
  9. ^ "FHSAA 3A Outdoor State Finals - Complete Results (Raw)". 
  10. ^ "Purdue's Raheem Mostert wins gold in 60 & 200-meter". 
  11. ^ "NCAA Division I East Preliminary - Men's Results". 
  12. ^ "Raheem Mostert". Rivals.com. Retrieved January 20, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Raheem Mostert College Stats". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018-04-15. 
  14. ^ "Little Caesars Bowl - Western Michigan vs Purdue Box Score, December 27, 2011". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018-04-15. 
  15. ^ "Purdue at Wisconsin Box Score, November 5, 2011". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018-04-15. 
  16. ^ "Purdue at Indiana Box Score, November 26, 2011". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018-04-15. 
  17. ^ "Purdue's Raheem Mostert Named Big Ten Freshman of the Week". www.indiana.sbnation.com. SB Nation. November 7, 2011. Retrieved July 30, 2012. 
  18. ^ "Jet Award 2012 Watch List". www.jetaward.wordpress.com. WordPress. May 18, 2012. Retrieved June 8, 2012. 
  19. ^ "Boilermakers Name 2012 Football Captains". www.purduesports.com. Purdue University. April 13, 2012. Retrieved June 12, 2012. 
  20. ^ "Raheem Mostert 2012 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018-04-15. 
  21. ^ "Purdue at Penn State Box Score, November 16, 2013". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018-04-15. 
  22. ^ "Raheem Mostert 2013 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018-04-15. 
  23. ^ "Raheem Mostert 2014 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018-04-15. 
  24. ^ "Raheem Mostert". www.sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 1, 2014. 
  25. ^ Chris Boyle (May 2, 2015). "NSB product Raheem Moster agrees to deal with Philadelphia Eagles". www.news-journalonline.com. News-JournalOnline.com. Retrieved May 4, 2015. 
  26. ^ Corey Seidman (September 4, 2015). "Eagles cut RB Raheem Mostert, preseason scrimmage yards leader". www.csnphilly.com. Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia. Retrieved September 4, 2015. 
  27. ^ "Miami Dolphins at Jacksonville Jaguars - September 20th, 2015". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018-04-15. 
  28. ^ "Ravens place Lorenzo Taliaferro on season-ending IR". October 14, 2015. Retrieved October 14, 2015. 
  29. ^ "Raheem Mostert 2015 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018-04-15. 
  30. ^ Darin Gantt (December 15, 2015). "Ravens place veteran defensive end Chris Canty on IR, their 18th". www.profootballtalk.nbcsports.com. NBC Sports. Retrieved December 15, 2015. 
  31. ^ Mary Kay Cabot (December 16, 2015). "Mike Pettine says Browns fought vs. 49ers 'and I don't know if I sensed that same attitude from the other side'". www.cleveland.com. Northeast Ohio Media Group LLC. Retrieved December 17, 2015. 
  32. ^ "Browns re-sign LB Tank Carder; sign DL Jamie Meder, RB Raheem Mostert". ClevelandBrowns.com. March 7, 2016. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  33. ^ "Browns claim 5 players, sign 4 to practice squad". ClevelandBrowns.com. 
  34. ^ Allen, Eric (September 12, 2016). "Jets make 4 practice squad moves". NewYorkJets.com. Retrieved September 12, 2016. 
  35. ^ Mayer, Larry. "Mostert elevated from practice squad". ChicagoBears.com. 
  36. ^ "Chicago Bears at Dallas Cowboys - September 25th, 2016". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018-04-15. 
  37. ^ "Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears - October 2nd, 2016". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018-04-15. 
  38. ^ Fann, Joe (November 28, 2016). "49ers Sign RB Raheem Mostert to Practice Squad, Release RB Kelvin Taylor". 49ers.com. 
  39. ^ "49ers Place C Marcus Martin on Injured Reserve, Promote RB Raheem Mostert". 49ers.com. December 31, 2016. 
  40. ^ "Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers - January 1st, 2017". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018-04-15. 
  41. ^ "49ers Announce Several Roster Moves". 49ers.com. November 29, 2017. 
  42. ^ "Raheem Mostert 2017 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018-04-15. 

External links

  • Raheem Mostert on Twitter
  • Purdue profile
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