Kwame Cavil

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Kwame Cavil
No. 82
Born: (1979-05-03) May 3, 1979 (age 44)[1]
Waco, Texas, U.S.
Career information
CFL statusAmerican
Height6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight205 lb (93 kg)
Career history
As player
2000Buffalo Bills
20022005Montreal Alouettes
2005Edmonton Eskimos
2006Hamilton Tiger-Cats
2006Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Career highlights and awards
Career stats
Receiving Yards2,328 yards (Avg: 12.1 yards)
Receiving TDs12
Longest Reception72 yards
*CFL statistics only

Kwame Sekou Cavil (born May 3, 1979)[1] is a former gridiron football wide receiver.

College career[edit]

Cavil played college football at the University of Texas at Austin from 1997 to 1999. In 1999, he set a school single-season record by recording 100 receptions. He was the first player ever to leave one of Mack Brown's Texas teams with college eligibility remaining. Cavil was suspended from the team prior to the bowl game in his junior year, for "violation of team rules." The nature of the violation was not specified by Brown, Cavil, or the university. It is uncertain if Cavil would have been welcomed back to the team for his senior season if he had not left early, but it was reported at the time that Brown says he never tells players what to do if they are considering entering the NFL draft early, implying that it was in fact an early departure for the draft. Cavil himself said "After great deliberation with my family, I have decided to forgo my final year of eligibility and go to the NFL," Cavil subsequently went undrafted.[2]

After his professional football career, Cavil returned to the University of Texas to complete his studies, earning his bachelor's degree from the College of Education in the Spring of 2010.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Cavil was a wide receiver for the NFL Buffalo Bills in 2000.

Cavil joined the CFL in 2002, signing his first contract with the Montreal Alouettes. He has since moved around the league,[4] most recently having been traded by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats to the Blue Bombers on Friday, August 18, 2006 for a third round pick in the 2007 CFL Draft.


  1. ^ a b "Kwame Cavil Stats, Height, Weight, Position, Draft, College". Retrieved July 19, 2023.
  2. ^ "Texas' Cavil puts name into NFL hat". Sports Illustrated. January 7, 2000.
  3. ^ "Catching up with Kwame Cavil". Mack Brown-Texas Football. May 25, 2010. Archived from the original on June 13, 2010.
  4. ^ "Cavil moves on". Edmonton Sun. August 19, 2006.