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Greg Childs
WR #85
Height:
6-3
Weight:
217
College:
Arkansas
Hometown:
Warren, AR
Experience:
1

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BIOGRAPHY

OVERVIEW

After a productive but shortened junior season, Childs was viewed as an ascending prospect, given his size and leaping ability. Often compared to the New York Giants’ Hakeem Nicks, thanks to his speed, size and ball control going up and elevating for the catch, the receiver was ready to put on a show at the 2012 National Scouting Combine.

Childs impressed during agility tests, as his 4.53-second clocking in the 40-yard dash was one of the fastest of the receivers attending the event in Indianapolis. He also showed off his impressive leaping ability with a 36 ½-inch vertical jump and 10’5” in the broad jump. In the weight room, he tied for fifth among the receivers by bench pressing 225 pounds an impressive nineteen times, checking in at 219 pounds.

Prior to putting on a Razorbacks uniform for the first time, Childs was a 2007 All-State selection following his senior season for head coach Bo Hembree at Warren High School. As a junior, he racked up 65 receptions, including fifteen touchdowns, as he was selected to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette all-junior team.

OVERVIEW

After a productive but shortened junior season, Childs was viewed as an ascending prospect, given his size and leaping ability. Often compared to the New York Giants’ Hakeem Nicks, thanks to his speed, size and ball control going up and elevating for the catch, the receiver was ready to put on a show at the 2012 National Scouting Combine.

Childs impressed during agility tests, as his 4.53-second clocking in the 40-yard dash was one of the fastest of the receivers attending the event in Indianapolis. He also showed off his impressive leaping ability with a 36 ½-inch vertical jump and 10’5” in the broad jump. In the weight room, he tied for fifth among the receivers by bench pressing 225 pounds an impressive nineteen times, checking in at 219 pounds.

Prior to putting on a Razorbacks uniform for the first time, Childs was a 2007 All-State selection following his senior season for head coach Bo Hembree at Warren High School. As a junior, he racked up 65 receptions, including fifteen touchdowns, as he was selected to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette all-junior team.

Childs was ranked the ninth-best overall recruit in the state of Arkansas and the 84th-best receiver in the nation by Rivals.com. He was ranked ninth on the HawgSports.com Natural 21 list by Hawgs Illustrated. He was also ranked 72nd among the nation’s received and earned a three-star rating from Scout.com, as that recruiting service regarded him as the fifth-best overall prep player out of Arkansas.

Childs was recruited by Tennessee, Ole Miss, Colorado, Mississippi State and Texas Tech, but signed his national letter- of-intent to play with Arkansas on July 26th, 2007. He contributed immediately as a 205-pound true freshman, even starting one game (vs. South Carolina) while pulling in 18 passes for 273 yards (15.1 ypc) and two touchdowns through 12 contests.

Part of the receiver rotation in 2009, Childs went on to start eight games at split end, including Arkansas’ first five contests. He led the team with 48 receptions, as his 894 receiving yards placed eighth on the school season-record list and his seven touchdowns tied for seventh on the Arkansas annual record chart.

Childs was well on his way to postseason honors in 2010, starting seven of the team’s first eight games at the “X” receiver position. He ranked third on the squad with 46 catches for 659 yards (14.33 ypc) and six touchdowns.

Hoping to show his skills to National Football League teams after his senior campaign, Childs accepted an invitation to play in the 2012 East-West Shrine Game. He used his solid week of practices as a springboard for an even more impressive performance a month later at the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine.

While that Combine performance was enough to impress NFL teams, Childs set out to dazzle them, which he did when the evaluators arrived in Arkansas for Pro Day in early March, 2012. On a day full of interesting results from Pro Days scattered across the country (from UCLA to Illinois to Georgia Tech), it was the workout in Fayetteville, Arkansas that had scouts buzzing. That's because Childs stole the spotlight again after demonstrating much greater explosiveness in measureable and positional drills from what he showed les than two weeks prior at the Scouting Combine.

In doing so, Childs helped to prove that perhaps he's regained the explosiveness that made him a star in the Southeastern Conference. Childs was clocked at 4.41 seconds in the 40-yard dash and also improved his vertical jump significantly, posting a 41.5" vertical that would have tied Stanford's Chris Owusu for third among all receivers tested in Indianapolis this year.

CAREER NOTES

Childs started 19-of-44 games at Arkansas – eight at split end, seven at flanker and four at slot receiver…Ranks ninth on the school career-record list with 133 receptions, as he became one of seven Razorbacks to gain over 2,000 yards

receiving (ranks seventh all-time with 2,066) at the university…His 894 receiving yards in 2009 rank eighth on the school season-record chart…Tied for 10th all-time in school annals with 15 touchdown catches, as his seven scoring grabs in

2009 placed tied for seventh on the Razor-backs’ season-record chart…Also recorded a solo tackle vs. Tennessee Tech in 2010.

2011 SEASON

Childs was a preseason All-Southeastern Conference first-team choice by the league’s coaches and a member of the Maxwell Award Watch List (annually honors college football's most outstanding player since 1937)…Played in 11 games, starting vs. Missouri State, Texas A&M and Louisiana State when the team utilized a multiple receiver formation…Finished sixth on the team with 21 receptions for 2340 yards (11.4 ypc), but did not score any touchdowns…Added 44 yards on four receptions vs. Auburn…Caught eleven passes in the Razorbacks’ final three games, making three grabs for 32 yards vs. Mississippi State, adding 40 yards on three more catches vs. Louisiana State before closing out his career with five receptions for 48 yards vs. Kansas State in the Cotton Bowl.

2010 SEASON

Childs was named to the Biletnikoff Award Watch List (nation’s top receiver) and appeared in eight games with seven starts at flanker…Tied for the team lead in touchdowns, and the junior had two 100-yard receiving games to tie for the eighth-highest total in the Southeastern Conference…Posted a career-high 12 receptions, tied for the third-most in a game in school history, for 146 yards and a career-high-tying two touchdowns vs. Louisiana-Monroe…Also grabbed two touchdowns and a career-high 164 yards on nine catches at Auburn…Snared three passes for 82 yards, including the game-winning touchdown from 40 yards out with 15 seconds left, in the Razorbacks' 31-24 victory at Georgia…Made six receptions for 65 yards in the Razorbacks' 24-17 win vs. Texas A&M…In a 38-24 defeat of Mississippi, he hauled in four passes for 45 yards and one touchdown.

2009 SEASON

Childs played in 13 games, starting eight contests, including the team’s first five clashes, along with vs. Mississippi, Mississippi State and Louisiana State at split end…Led team with 48 catches, 894 yards (eight on the school season- record list), seven touchdowns (tied for sixth on the UA annual record chart), 68.7 yards per game and three 100-yard receiving performances…His 18.6 yards per catch ranked second on the squad, as the sophomore was 53rd in the nation and fourth in the SEC in yards per game, and eighth in the SEC with 3.6 receptions per game...Led all receivers in SEC play only with six receiving touchdowns, 737 yards, 92.1 yards per game and 23 yards per catch, as 34 of his 48 catches resulted in first downs…Opened the year with four catches for 50 yards vs. Missouri State and followed with five grabs for a career-high two touchdowns and a season-high 140 yards vs. Georgia. His 140 receiving yards were the most by any Razorback in a game in 2009..Had four for 60 yards and a score at Alabama…Added five for 85 and a score vs. Auburn, four catches for 135 and a career-long 73-yard touchdown at Florida, and three snatches for 83 yards at Mississippi…In the Louisiana State game, he pulled in five catches for 124 yards...In the Liberty Bowl victory over East Carolina, he had three for 32 yards.

2008 SEASON

Childs played in twelve games and started at slot receiver vs. South Carolina…Finished the year with 18 catches for 273 yards and two touchdowns…Averaged 15.2 yards per reception, which was third on the team among those with multiple catches…Had six grabs for 88 yards vs. Western Illinois, as he scored his first touchdown a 26-yarder from Casey Dick in the fourth quarter as part of Arkansas' come-from-behind win. He caught four of his six receptions in the final two scoring drives vs. Western Illinois, including three for first downs, one on a third and four. His six catches for 88 yards were season highs…One of Childs' two catches vs. Alabama went for a first down and he had a third-down-and-long catch for 11 yards vs. Texas…Childs had solid performances vs. Auburn and Ole Miss with 61 receiving yards in each contest, catching a season-long pass of 39 yards vs. Auburn and picked up a team-leading three first downs through receptions...His second touch-down reception of the year came vs. the Rebels on a 22-yard pass from Dick late in the fourth quarter. Childs made two catches for 61 yards vs. Ole Miss, including a season-long tying 39-yard grab and a 22- yard touchdown. Both catches went for first downs and led to Arkansas scores. He accounted for five first downs in the win…Made his first career start vs. South Carolina where he nabbed one catch for six yards.

AGILITY TESTS

4.40 in the 40-yard dash…1.51 10-yard dash…2.50 20-yard dash…4.21 20-yard shuttle…6.93 three-cone drill…40 ½-inch vertical jump…10’7” broad jump…Bench pressed 225 pounds 19 times…34 1/8-inch arm length…10 1/8-inch hands…81 5/8-inch wingspan.

HIGH SCHOOL

Childs attended Warren (Ark.) High School, playing football for head coach Bo Hembree…2007 All-State selection following his senior season…As a junior, he racked up 65 catches, including fifteen touchdowns, as he was selected to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette all-junior team…Ranked the ninth-best overall recruit in the state of Arkansas and the 84th-best receiver in the nation by Rivals.com...Ranked ninth on the HawgSports.com Natural 21 list by Hawgs Illustrated…Also ranked 72nd among the nation’s received and earned a three-star rating from Scout.com, as that recruiting service regarded him as the fifth-best overall prep player out of Arkansas.

PERSONAL

Sociology major…Son of Carla and Gregory Childs…Born 3/10/90…Resides in Warren, Arkansas.

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