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Rhys Lloyd biography

Date of birth : 1982-06-05
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Dover, England
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-11-18
Credited as : Football player NFL, kicker for the Panthers, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Rhys John Lloyd is an American football kickoff specialist who is currently a member of the Carolina Panthers of NFL.
Signed as a free agent by Carolina (9/14/10)...Waived by Minnesota (9/4/10)...Sigend as a free agent by Minnesota (3/9/10)...Claimed off waivers by Carolina (12/24/07)...Waived by Baltimore (12/22/07)...Signed as a free agent from practice squad by Baltimore (12/3/07)...Signed to practice squad by Baltimore (11/13/07)...Waived by Baltimore (11/10/07)...Signed as a free agent by Baltimore (10/23/07)...Waived by Baltimore (10/20/07)...Signed as a free agent by Baltimore (10/16/07)...Waived by Baltimore (10/13/07)...Signed as a free agent by Baltimore (10/9/07)...Waived by Baltimore (10/6/07)...Signed as a free agent by Baltimore (7/23/07)...Waived by Green Bay (5/1/06)...Signed as a free agent by Green Bay (4/10/06)...Waived by Baltimore (8/29/05)...Signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by Baltimore (5/16/05).

CAREER
2010
Signed as a free agent by Minnesota (3/9)...Waived by the Vikings in the final roster cutdown (9/4).

2009
Served as kickoff specialist in all 16 games for Carolina...Placed 41-of-72 kickoffs in the end zone with 21 touchbacks...Helped limit opponents to an average kickoff drive start of the 26.7-yard line.

2008
Served as kickoff specialist in all 16 games for Carolina...Reached the end zone on 52-of-88 kickoffs...Led the NFL with 30 touchbacks, the most since the introduction of the K-Ball in 1999...Surpassed the previous mark of 24 touchbacks by Olindo Mare in 2003 and 2006...Helped Carolina rank third in the NFL in opponents average starting position (24.7-yard line)...NFC Divisional Playoffs Vs. Arizona (1/10): Handled kickoff duties in first career postseason contest.

2007
Played in three games and was inactive for six contests for Baltimore and Carolina...Appeared as a kickoff specialist in two games and was inactive for six contests for the Ravens before being waived (12/22)...After being claimed off waivers by the Panthers (12/24), handled kickoff duties in the regular season finale at Tampa Bay (12/30)...At Pittsburgh (11/5): Made NFL debut...Responsible for all kickoffs with kicker Matt Stover limited to placekicking because of a right thigh injury...During the preseason with Baltimore, converted three-of-three field goal attempts, connecting from 40, 38 and 55 yards.

2007 NFLE
Played in 10 games for the Frankfurt Galaxy...Scored a league-leading 78 points on 28-of-28 extra points and 16-of-23 field goals... Connected on two-of-three field goals attempts of more than 50 yards, worth four points under NFL Europa rules...HONORS: All-NFL Euorpa League team...NFL EUROPA PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Named NFL Europa Special Teams Player of the Week for efforts at Cologne (4/21) after tying a league record with a 56-yard field goal.

2006
Signed as a free agent by Green Bay (4/10)...Waived by the Packers (5/1).

2005
Signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by Baltimore (5/16)... Converted both of his extra points but had his only field goal attempt, a 39-yarder, blocked during the preseason...Produced 34.7 gross average and 32.3 net average on six punts for 208 yards with no touchbacks, one inside the 20 and long of 44 yards in preseason action...Waived by the Ravens (8/29).

COLLEGE
Played final two seasons at Minnesota after beginning career at Rochester (MN) Community & Technical College (RCTC)...Made 102-of-108 extra points and 26-of-36 field goals for 180 points...Ranks second in school annals with 102 successful extra points and third with a 72.2 percent field goal accuracy rating...Averaged 39.6 yards on 96 punts...2004 (Sr.): Connected on 43-of-47 PATs and 12-of-18 field goal tries for 79 points...Punted 56 times for an average of 39.8 yards...2003 (Jr.): Transferred to Minnesota from RCTC...Honorable mention All-Big Ten selection...Earned the team's Bobby Bell Award, given to the special teams most valuable player...Converted a school-record 59-of-61 extra point opportunities and 14-of-18 field goal attempts for 101 points, the fourth highest total in school history... Punted 40 times for an average of 39.2 yards...2002 (So.): First-team NJCAA All-American...Established an NJCAA single-season record with 99 points...2001 (Fr.): Attended RCTC...Honorable mention NJCAA All-American.

PERSONAL
Attended Eastview (Minn.) HS...Majored in recreation, parks and leisure studies at Minnesota...Born in Dover, England...First name is pronounced: Reece.

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