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Caesar Rayford

DL

#85
    • 03/04/1986
    • 6
    • 6.7
    • 275
  • Washington
  • Spanaway, WA

Began his professional in 2008 with the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League...Helped lead the Spokane Shock (af2) to an ArenaCup Championship in 2009...Spent four seasons with the Utah Blaze (2010-13)...Earned All-Arena honors in 2011...Appeared in seven games for the Dallas Cowboys in 2013...Acquired by the Storm on October 13, 2016.

Highlights: GP/GS – 10/9…4/8 at CLE: Started at DE...Tallied 4.0 tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, a forced fumble and an interception returned 4 yards for a touchdown...4/15 vs. PHI: Started at DE...Recorded a tackle...4/22 vs. CLE: Started at DE...Had a pass breakup...5/7 at BAL: Started at DE...Recorded a half tackle and a pass breakup...5/13 at WAS: Started at DE...5/20 vs. WAS: Started at DE...Tallied a blocked kick...6/3 vs. BAL: Saw action at DE...6/10 vs. WAS: Started at DE...6/17 at PHI: Started at DE...Recorded 1.0 tackle...7/1 vs. WAS: Inactive...7/8 at CLE: Started at DE...7/15 at BAL: Inactive...7/22 vs. CLE:  8/5 at PHI:

2016 Los Angeles KISS Highlights:  GP/GS – 5/5...4/2 vs. JAX:  OLEX...4/9 at ARI:  OLEX...4/16 at CLE:  OLEX...4/23 at ORL:  OLEX...5/2 vs. PHI:  OLEX...5/9 vs. POR:  OLEX...5/21 at ARI:  OLEX...5/28 vs. POR:  OLEX...6/5 vs. ORL:  OLEX...6/11 at PHI:  OLEX...6/14:  Activated from OLEX...6/15:  Placing on RTR...6/17:  Activating from RTR...6/18 at TAM:  Inactive...6/26 vs. ARI:  Started at DE...7/11 vs. TAM:  Started at DE...7/16 vs. CLE:  Started at DE...7/23 at JAX:  Started at DE...Recorded 1.0 tackles and a half tackle for loss...8/1 at POR:  Started at DE...Tallied a half tackle and a pass breakup...PLAYOFFS: GP/GS – 1/1... 8/7 vs. CLE:  Recorded 3.0 tackles.

2015 Jacksonville Sharks Highlights:  GP/GS – 1/1…3/28 at NOV:  Started at DE...Recorded a half tackle...4/2:  Placed on OLEX...4/3 vs. ORL:  OLEX... 4/12 at PHI:  OLEX...4/17 vs. SJS:  OLEX...4/24 vs. LVO:  OLEX...5/2 at TAM:  OLEX...5/9 at CLE:  OLEX...5/16 vs. PHI:  OLEX...5/23 at NOV:  OLEX...5/31 at LAK:  OLEX... 6/6 vs. ORL:  OLEX...6/12 at TAM:  OLEX...6/27 vs. CLE:  OLEX...7/11 at POR:  OLEX...7/18 vs. PHI:  OLEX...7/25 vs. TAM:  OLEX...8/1 at ORL:  OLEX...8/8 vs. NOV:  OLEX...PLAYOFFS: GP/GS – 0/0…8/15 at ORL:  OLEX...8/23 at PHI:  OLEX...8/29 vs. SJS:  OLEX.

2013 Utah Blaze Highlights:  GP/GS – 8/8…3/23 at PIT:  Started at DE...Recorded 2.0 tackles, 1.0 tackle for loss, 1.0 sack and a forced fumble...3/29 vs. ARI:  Started at DE...Tallied 1.0 tackle, 2 blocked kicks and a pass breakup...4/6 vs. TAM:  Started at DE...Recorded 2.0 tackles, 1.0 tackle for loss, 1.0 sack and a blocked kick...4/20 vs. CHI:  Started at DE...Recorded 2.5 tackles...4/27 at CLE:  Started at DE...5/4 vs. SPO:  Started at DE...Tallied 1.0 tackle, 1.0 tackle for loss, 1.0 sack, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery...5/11 at ARI:  Started at DE...Recorded 3.0 tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss, 1.0 sack and a forced fumble...5/18 vs. IOW:  Started at DE...Recorded 2.0 tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks, a pass breakup and a forced fumble...5/22:  Placed on League suspension...5/23:  Placed on OLEX...5/25 at SJS: OLEX…6/3 at SAT: OLEX…6/8 at CHI: OLEX…6/15 vs. JAX: OLEX…6/21 at SPO: OLEX…6/29 vs. SJS: OLEX…7/6 vs. NOV: OLEX…7/12 at PHI: OLEX…7/20 at IOW: OLEX…7/27 vs. CLE:  OLEX.

2012 Utah Blaze Highlights:  GP/GS – 18/18…3/10 at SAT:  Started at DE...Tallied a pass breakup...3/17 at IOW:  Started at DE...Recorded 4.0 tackles, 4.0 tackles for loss, 3.0 sacks and a forced fumble...3/24 vs. SJS:  Started at DE...Recorded 1.0 tackle, 1.0 tackle for loss and a half sack...3/31 vs. NOV:  Started at DE...Recorded 2.0 tackles, a tackle for loss, a sack and a blocked kick...4/13 at JAX:  Started at DE...Recorded a half tackle and a pass breakup...4/20 vs. IOW:  Started at DE...Tallied 4.0 tackles, 1.0 tackle for loss and 1.0 sack...4/28 at MKE:  Started at DE....Recorded 1.0 tackle...5/4 vs. SPO:  Started at DE...5/11 at SJS:  Started at DE...Recorded a half tackle...5/19 vs. ARI:  Started at DE...5/26 vs. SAT:  Started at DE...Recorded 1.0 tackle...6/2 at KCC:  Started at DE...Recorded 1.0 tackle and a sack...6/9 vs. CHI:  Started at DE...6/16 at SPO:  Started at DE...6/23 vs. GEO:  Started at DE...Recorded 2.5 tackles, 1.0 tackle for loss, 1.0 sack and a pass breakup...7/6 at ARI:  Started at DE...7/13 vs. CLE:  Started at DE...Recorded a half tackle...7/22 at PHI:  Started at DE...Tallied 3.0 tackles...PLAYOFFS:  GP/GS – 2/2…7/27 at SAT:  Started at DE...8/4 at ARI:  Started at DE...Recorded 1.0 tackle and a tackle for loss.

2011 Utah Blaze Highlights:  GP/GS – 18/18…Earned All-Arena honors…3/17 vs. TAM:  Started at DE...Recorded 1.5 tackles, a tackle for loss, a half sack and a pass breakup...3/26 at ORL:  Started at DE...Tallied 1.0 tackle, 1.0 tackle for loss and a sack...3/31 vs. DAL:  Started at DE...Recorded a half tackle...4/8 at SJS:  Started on OL...Recorded a blocked kick...4/15 vs. SPO:  Started at DE...Recorded 2.5 tackles...4/23 at ARI:  Started at DE...Tallied 1.0 tackle...5/6 at GEO:  Started at DE...Recorded 3.0 tackles, 3.0 tackles for loss, 3.0 sacks, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries...5/14 vs. MKE:  Started at DE...Recorded 2.0 tackles and a blocked kick...5/21 vs. SJS:  Started at NG...Tallied 1.5 tackles, a half tackle for loss, a half sack and a blocked kick...5/27 at IOW:  Started at DE...Recorded 2.0 tackles and two fumble recoveries...6/4 vs. IOW:  Started at DE...Recorded 3.0 tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss and a sack...6/11 at TUL:  Started at DE...Recorded 1.0 tackle...6/18 vs. PIT:  Started at DE...Recorded 3.0 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks and a pass breakup...6/24 vs. KCC:  Started at DE...Tallied 2.0 tackles, 1.0 tackle for loss, 1.0 sack and a blocked kick...7/1 at CHI:  Started at DE...Recorded 2.5 tackles and four pass breakups...7/9 at SPO:  Started at DE...Tallied a half tackle...7/16 vs. NOV:  Started at DE...Recorded 2.5 tackles, 1.0 tackle for loss, 1.0 sack and a pass breakup...7/22 at CLE:  Started at DE...Tallied 1.0 tackle, a half tackle for loss, a half sack, a forced fumble and blocked kick.

2010 Utah Blaze Highlights:  GP/GS – 14/*...4/9 vs. SPO:  Inactive...4/17 vs. ALA:  Saw action on DL...Recorded 1.0 tackle, 1.0 tackle for loss and 1.0 sack...4/23 at CHI:  Saw action on DL...Recorded 1.0 tackle...4/30 vs. BSB:  Saw action on DL...Tallied 1.0 tackle, a half tackle for loss...5/14 at MKE:  Inactive...5/22 at SPO:  Saw action on DL...Recorded a tackle...5/28 vs. ARI:  Saw action on DL...Recorded 2.0 tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss, 1.0 sack, two interceptions, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery...6/4 at CLE:  Tallied a half tackle...6/12 vs. CHI:  Saw action on DL...Recorded a tackle, 1.0 tackle for loss and 1.0 sack...6/19 vs. TAM:  Saw action on DL...Recorded a half tackle...6/26 at IOW:  Saw action on DL...Tallied 1.0 tackle and a pass breakup...7/2 vs. MKE:  Saw action on DL...Recorded 2.0 tackles...7/9 vs. JAX:  Recorded 2.0 tackles, 1.0 tackle for loss, 1.0 sack and a forced fumble...7/16 at ARI:  Saw action on DL...Recorded a pass breakup...7/24 at DAL:  Saw action on DL...Recorded 2.0 tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss and 1.0 sack7/31 at ALA:  Saw action on DL...Recorded 2.0 tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss, 1.0 sack and a fumble recovery.

Other Professional Experience:  Spent time in the Canadian Football League with the BC Lions (2008-09), Calgary Stampeders (2014), Montreal Alouettes (2014) and the Saskatchewan Roughriders (2016)...Spent time in the National Football League with the Indianapolis Colts (2013), Dallas Cowboys (2013-14) and Minnesota Vikings (2015).

Played four seasons at the University of Washington...2007 (Senior):  Appeared in 13 games...Recorded 10.0 tackles, 4.0 tackles for loss, 4.0 sacks, four pass breakups and a forced fumble...2006 (Junior):  Appeared in 9 games...Recorded 1.0 tackle, 1.0 tackle for loss, 1.0 sack and a blocked kick...2005 (Sophomore):  Appeared in 9 games...Tallied 2.0 tackles, 0.5 tackle for loss and 1.0 sack...2004 (Freshman):  Appeared in six games.

Born March 4, 1986...Prepped at Bethel High School (Spanaway, WA)...Earned All-SPSL South Honors.