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Renegades Sign NFL Veteran Receiver Trevor Insley

May 21, 2003 - Canadian Football League (CFL) - Ottawa Renegades News Release

OTTAWA – The Ottawa Renegades are pleased to announce the signing of NFL veteran wide receiver Trevor Insley. The contract is for one year with a club option for a second season.

Insley (6-0, 190, Nevada-Reno) will begin his fourth year of professional football when Renegades training camp begins in Kemptville, Ontario on Sunday, May 25 at Kemptville College.

The 25-year-old import from San Clemente, California, began the 2002 football season with the expansion Houston Texans of the NFL after being claimed off waivers from the Indianapolis Colts. Insley suffered a fractured lower left leg on August 5 during the 2002 Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio, against the New York Giants. The injury required surgery and ended Insley’s season.

During the 2001 season, Insley played 11 games with Indianapolis. He made 14 catches for 165 yards for the Colts, including a 19-yard touchdown reception from Peyton Manning on December 16, 2001 against Atlanta. Insley had another great game on November 25, 2001 against San Francisco when he caught five passes for 62 yards.

Insley, who also served as a kickoff and punt returner for the Colts, played for Barcelona of NFL Europe in the spring of 2001. He ranked second in the league with 61 catches and was named NFL Europe player of the week on special teams after returning a punt 76 yards for a touchdown against the Scottish Claymores on June 16, 2001.

At the University of Nevada – Reno, Insley was a standout, starting 43 of 44 games during his collegiate career. He made 298 catches for 5,005 yards and 35 touchdowns in four seasons, setting an NCAA Division I record for career receiving yards, since broken in 2000 by Arnold Jackson of Louisville. He also set an NCAA Division I reception record, also broken by Jackson. During his college career, Insley had 26 games in which he recorded at least 100 receiving yards.

During his senior year in 1999, Insley caught 134 passes for 2,060 yards and 13 touchdowns. He earned All-America first team honours, and was named to the AP, Football News, and The Sporting News All-America second team.

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