Last Chance Regina: Riders sign former Netflix documentary star C.J. Reavis

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The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed a reality show star for their secondary, adding defensive back C.J. Reavis.

Reavis was a highly recruited high-schooler, receiving offers from Tennessee, North Carolina and Ohio State amongst others, before settling on Virginia Tech. From there, he was forced to transferred to East Mississippi Community College, where he was a featured player on the hit Netflix documentary Last Chance U.

The six-foot, 198-pound defensive back turned his time in Scooba into a scholarship at Marshall University, where the safety flourished in his time with The Herd. He recorded 132 tackles and playing in 21 games over two seasons, adding one interception and five tackles for loss during that time.

The 26-year-old Reavis made his NFL debut in 2018 with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Working his way onto the active roster, Reavis saw game action in December of that year against the Indianapolis Colts, where he recorded one tackle. After moving on from the Jaguars, Reavis was signed by the Atlanta Falcons during the 2019 season, where he spent time on the practice roster.