PLAYER
Jace Billingsley
WR #16
Height:
5-9
Weight:
189
Age:
23
College:
Eastern Oregon
Hometown:
Winnemucca, NV
Experience:
1

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Biography

Signed to the Lions practice squad in 2016 after spending training camp with the team as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Eastern Oregon. Led the team in receiving in the 2016 preseason with 12 receptions for 146 yards and two touchdowns.

TRANSACTIONS
  • Signed by the Lions to the active roster from the practice squad on December 31, 2016.
  • Signed by the Lions to the practice squad on September 4, 2016.
  • Signed by the Detroit Lions as an undrafted rookie free agent on May 6, 2016.

PRO
Signed to the Lions practice squad in 2016 after spending training camp with the team as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Eastern Oregon. Led the team in receiving in the 2016 preseason with 12 receptions for 146 yards and two touchdowns.

2016: Signed to the active roster from the practice squad heading into a Week 17 matchup against the Packers.

  • Inactive against the Packers in Week 17 (1/1).

COLLEGE
Established himself as the top target and most dangerous threat on Eastern Oregon’s offense. Finished his career at EOU with 5,996 all-purpose yards (1,784 rushing, 2,596 receiving, 131 punt return, 1,485 kickoff return) and 40 total touchdowns (23 receiving, 17 rushing).

2015:  Finished fourth in the NAIA with 1,931 all-purpose yards, tallying 863 rushing yards on 176 carries, 506 receiving yards on 57 catches and racking up 13 touchdowns for a team-high 78 points scored.

2014:  Totaled 125 carries for 870 yards and 10 touchdowns on the ground, in addition to 59 receptions for 637 yards and six touchdowns as a receiver in his junior season. He was named first-team all-conference for the second time in his career.

2013:  Named Second Team AFCA-NAIA Coaches’ All-American at wide receiver. Earned first team all-conference at wide receiver and second team all-conference at kick returner. Named academic all-conference. Recorded a school record 69 receptions for 820 yards and four touchdowns. Returned 13 kickoffs for 370 yards and one touchdown. Collected 1,248 All-Purpose yards on the season.

2012: Earned second team all-conference honors as a wide receiver. Played in 10 games. Had 64 receptions for 633 yards and eight touchdowns. Averaged 9.9 yards per catch. Had 752 all-purpose yards. Registered four total tackles at New Mexico State.

PERSONAL

Selected as an all-state quarterback and named 3A Nevada Football MVP at Lowry (Nev.) High School. Led the Wolverines to three consecutive state titles during his time as a prep.

  • Son of Jim and Jeri Billingsley.
  • Majored in History at Eastern Oregon.

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