Justice Cunningham

American football player (born 1991)

American football player
Justice Cunningham
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Cunningham in the 2016 NFL preseason.
No. 48, 86
Position:Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1991-01-14) January 14, 1991 (age 33)
Pageland, South Carolina, U.S.
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:258 lb (117 kg)
Career information
High school:Pageland (SC) Central
College:South Carolina
NFL draft:2013 / Round: 7 / Pick: 254
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Receiving yards:4
Receiving touchdowns:0
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Justice Cunningham (born January 14, 1991) is a former American football tight end. He played college football at South Carolina. In the 2013 NFL Draft, he was the 254th and last player to be drafted, making Cunningham the year's Mr. Irrelevant. Cunningham was the second consecutive Mr. Irrelevant for the Indianapolis Colts, who chose Chandler Harnish as the last pick of 2012 NFL Draft.[1]

High school

Cunningham graduated from Central High School (Pageland, South Carolina) in 2009. While there, he collected his fair share of accolades. His senior year, he helped Central reach the 2008 Class AA state finals and a 14–1 record while playing tight end and defensive end. This same year, he collected 20 sacks. His efforts landed him a spot on the All-State First-team, the 2008 Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas, and on PrepStar's All-Atlantic Region Team. As a junior, he caught 21 passes for 400 yards and 8 touchdowns. On defense, he registered 92 tackles, seven sacks, two interceptions, and three fumble recoveries. He also excelled on the basketball court averaging 12 points and 11 rebounds his junior year.[2]

Professional career

Indianapolis Colts

Cunningham had the "honor" of being Mr. Irrelevant in the 2013 NFL Draft, being the 254th, and last player selected in the draft.[3] On September 2, 2013, he was waived. On September 3, 2013, he was signed to the practice squad. On November 19, 2013, he was promoted to the active roster. He played his first regular season game on November 24, 2013 against Arizona. Cunningham had one catch for four yards.[4] On November 26, 2013, he was waived.

St. Louis / Los Angeles Rams

On November 28, 2013, Cunningham was signed to the practice squad. On December 31, 2013, he was signed a future contract.

On September 1, 2014, he was placed on injured reserve. On September 2, 2014, he was waived from injured reserve. On October 29, 2014, Cunningham was signed to the practice squad. On November 25, 2014, he was promoted to the active roster.

On September 5, 2015, he was waived and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[5][6] On October 15, 2015, he was promoted to the active roster. On November 28, 2015, he was waived. On December 1, 2015, he was re-signed to the practice squad.

On September 3, 2016, Cunningham was waived by the Rams as part of final roster cuts.[7]


  1. ^ "Justice Cunningham the final pick". ESPN.com. April 27, 2013. Retrieved December 19, 2013.
  2. ^ "Justice Cunningham Bio". Gamecocks Online. South Carolina Football. Retrieved October 27, 2013.
  3. ^ "2013 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved May 15, 2023.
  4. ^ "Palmer, Fitzgerald team up to lead Cards past Colts". NFL.com.
  5. ^ Simmons, Myles (September 5, 2015). "Rams Reduce Roster to 53 Players". TheRams.com. Archived from the original on July 29, 2017. Retrieved April 10, 2017.
  6. ^ Simmons, Myles (September 6, 2015). "Rams Announce Practice Squad". TheRams.com. Archived from the original on July 29, 2017. Retrieved April 10, 2017.
  7. ^ "Rams Make 53-Man Roster Decisions". TheRams.com. September 3, 2016. Archived from the original on August 31, 2017.
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