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Cory Harkey Biography
Cory Harkey(Cory Nicholas Harkey) is an American football tight end who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the St. Louis Rams as an undrafted free agent in 2012. He played college football at UCLA.
Born: 17 June 1990 (age 29 years), Chicago, Illinois, United States.
Harkey is the son of former Major League Baseball player Mike Harkey, who is currently the bullpen coach for the New York Yankees. He says that former Kansas City Chiefs and Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez is his biggest inspiration as a player.
University of California, Los Angeles, Chino Hills High School.
Bianca Harkey (m. 2015)
Cory Harkey College Career
After attending Chino Hills High School, he played college football at UCLA and played in every game of his college career. He started seven games during his freshman season and was used primarily as a blocker, although he did have five catches for 40 yards and a touchdown.
He once again was used almost exclusively as a blocker during his sophomore year, starting four games out of double tight-end formations, totaling eight receptions for 41 yards and a touchdown.
During Harkey’s junior year, he started every game for the Bruins, having his most productive year as a receiver. He finished fifth on the team in receptions, having 14 catches for 140 yards. Harkey once again started every game for the team during his senior year; however, he had only one reception for 10 yards.
Following the season, the Bruins coaching staff awarded Harkey the Jerry Long “Heart” Award and Kenneth S. Washington Award for Outstanding Senior of the Year.
Cory Harkey Professional Career
Harkey was invited to the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine.
On May 8, 2012, he was signed by the Rams as an undrafted free agent. At the conclusion of the 2012 training camp, Harkey was released and placed on the Rams practice squad. He was elevated to the active roster on November 17, 2012, taking the roster place of Kellen Heard, who had been released the previous week.
Harkey dressed in his first game on the roster and was targeted once. He scored his first touchdown against the Houston Texans on October 13, 2013. Harkey has been frequently utilized as a fullback with the Rams.
In March 2015, Harkey signed a one-year restricted free-agent tender offer.
Harkey was placed on injured reserve on December 13, 2016, with a triceps injury. On September 2, 2017, Harkey was released by the Rams.