After going undrafted in the 2022 NFL Draft, Kalil Pimpleton was given a chance to prove himself by signing with the Detroit Lions. He signed with the New York Giants as a free agent after spending five months with the Lions.
Kalil Pimpleton started his football career at Muskegon High School. He was a wide receiver for the school team and was recognized as the Offensive Player of the Year by the Muskegon Chronicle in 2015 and the Football Player of the Year by the Muskegon Chronicle in 2016.
Pimpleton was one of the five individuals considered for the position of Michigan High School Football Player of the Year by MLive.com. In 2016, he contributed to Muskegon’s success, which included a record of 12-2 and a trip to the state championship game.
How Good Is Kalil Pimpleton?
Kalil Pimpleton was one of the successful college wide receivers although he didn’t make the cut in the 2022 NFL draft.
During his college career at CMU, Pimpleton was selected for the All-MAC second team at wide receiver, and he was also selected for the All-MAC team by Phil Steel in both the wide receiver and punt returner categories.
The multi-talented player led CMU with 26 receptions for 277 yards and two touchdowns. Additionally, he carried 16 times for 134 yards and three scores, making him one of the team’s most valuable players.
Pimpleton completed five of eight ball attempts, threw for 149 yards, and scored a touchdown. He had a rushing average of 8.4 yards per carry.
What Happened To Kalil Pimpleton?
Pimpleton was released by the Lions on August 29. Pimpleton signed a contract with the New York Giants on September 1, 2022, making him a member of the team’s practice squad.