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Greg Camarillo

Camarillo with the Dolphins in 2009
No. 83     Miami Dolphins
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: April 18, 1982 (1982-04-18) (age 27)
Place of birth: Redwood City, California
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
College: Stanford
Undrafted in 2005
Debuted in 2006 for the San Diego Chargers
Career history
 As player:
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • 3x Academic All-Pac-10 (2002-2004)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2009
Receptions     113
Receiving yards     1,325
Receiving touchdowns     4
Stats at NFL.com

Greg Camarillo (pronounced /kæməˈriːoʊ/ kam-ə-REE-oh; born April 14, 1982 in Redwood City, California) is an American football wide receiver for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League. He was signed by the San Diego Chargers as an undrafted free agent in 2005. He played college football at Stanford. He is most notable for his game winning reception in overtime, December 16, 2007 against the Baltimore Ravens as a Dolphin. The 64 yard reception ended the game 22-16 and saved the Dolphins from a winless 0-16 record after they had already gone 0-13. The team eventually finished 1-15.

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Early years

Greg Camarillo was born in Redwood City, California to a Roman Catholic father (of Mexican descent) and a Jewish mother (of Hungarian descent). Camarillo attended Menlo-Atherton High School in Atherton, California, where he was a letterman in football and basketball. In football, he was a four-year letterman and as a senior, he was a first team All-Peninsula Athletic League honoree and an All-San Mateo County selection. In basketball, he was a second team All-Peninsula Athletic League selection.

College career

He turned down Harvard and chose Stanford, where he red-shirted his first year in 2000 and later played wide receiver for four seasons, totalling 46 receptions for 614 yards, and played on special teams for the Cardinal. He earned Academic All-Pac 10 honors for three years, graduating with a degree in product design engineering.

As a junior, Camarillo caught 18 passes for 225 yards (a 12.5 per-catch average), and posted similar but slightly better statistics as a senior (19 catches for 294 yards and a 15.5 per-catch average).

Professional career

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San Diego Chargers

Camarillo was signed as an undrafted free agent for the National Football League San Diego Chargers in 2005.

Miami Dolphins

On September 2, 2007 the Miami Dolphins claimed Camarillo off waivers. On December 16, 2007, Camarillo caught a 64-yard touchdown pass from Cleo Lemon in overtime against the Baltimore Ravens, clinching the Miami Dolphins' first and only win of the 2007 NFL season, It was the longest offensive play for the Dolphins in 2007. Camarillo had a career-high 109 receiving yards and one touchdown. This was Camarillo's first touchdown since high school, since he failed to score during his four seasons at Stanford. In the final week of the 2007 season, a 28-7 loss to the New England Patriots, Camarillo recorded his second professional touchdown when he scored on a 21-yard pass reception.

Camarillo's third pro touchdown came on October 5, 2008, on a 17-yard second-quarter pass from Chad Pennington, in a 17-10 victory over the San Diego Chargers.

On November 20, 2008, Camarillo signed a three-year, $6 million contract extension. Three days later, he caught what would be his fourth and final touchdown of the season as later on he suffered a torn ACL against the New England Patriots and was subsequently placed on season-ending injured reserve.

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