Are Josh Reynolds And Craig Reynolds Related? Are They Brothers

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Fans on the internet are curious if Josh Reynolds and Craig Reynolds are related to each other. However, we can confirm that the two NFL stars are not related and are not brothers.  

Josh Reynolds has a brother, who goes by the name Moses Reynolds, a freshman at Texas A&M Aggies. 

On the other hand, Craig has an older brother, Eric, who was an NFL prospect but has since been in prison due to his struggles with drug addiction.

Detroit Lions Wide Receiver Josh Reynolds
Detroit Lions Wide Receiver Josh Reynolds (Source: Instagram)

Joshua Reynolds, popularly known as Josh Reynolds, is the wide receiver for the Detroit Lions in the National Football League (NFL). Born on February 16, 1995, Reynolds grew up in San Antonio, Texas.

Reynolds attended John Jay High School and started his career as the wide receiver and safety for the Mustangs. He made 102 receptions for 1,859 yards and 22 touchdowns.

After spending just one year at Tyler Junior College, he received offers from Texas A&M and Oregon. After choosing Texas A&M as his new college, Reynolds finished his collegiate career with 12 touchdowns and 1,039 receiving yards.

Following the 2017 NFL Draft, Reynolds joined the Los Angeles Rams and made his official NFL debut in Week 2 against Washington Redskins. However, he only made his first start for the Rams in Week 12 against the New Orleans Saints.

The wide receiver spent four seasons with the Rams (2017-20) and one season with the Tennessee Titans (2021) before joining the Detroit Lions on November 10, 2021.

On March 9, 2022, Reynolds signed a two-year contract extension with the Lions in 2022 worth $6 million.

Are Josh Reynolds And Craig Reynolds Related?

Despite fans getting confused about the relationship between Josh and Craig Reynolds, they are unrelated.

Additionally, there are no suggestions that the two football stars share any other relationships other than professional.

In 2021, in the space of three months, both Josh and Craig signed for the Detroit Lions as the wide receiver and the running back, respectively.

Despite signing for the Lions in 2021, Craig made the final roster in 2022 as the third running back. 

Craig Reynolds For The Lions
Craig Reynolds For The Lions (Source: Instagram)

Josh was born in San Antonio, Texas, to mother Michele Reynolds. However, his father’s name and details are unknown.

While the wide receiver is unrelated to Craig, he has a younger brother, Moses, who is the defensive back for the Texas A&M Aggies.

Similarly, Craig was born in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, to father Eric Reynolds Sr., a former football player and current coach at Delaware Valley.

Further, he has an older brother, Eric, a well-known high school footballer with great potential to be one of the NFL’s greatest sportsmen.

However, his promising career was cut short, as he was addicted to drugs and reportedly has been in prison since Craig was in the sixth grade.

Lessons From Brother: Eric Reynold’s Addiction

As a kid studying in sixth grade, it is tough to fathom the complexities of addiction and jail. However, Craig Reynolds claims his brother’s downfall humbled him and set him on his path.

Moreover, he claimed that his brother’s addiction and losing his way taught him what not to do if he wanted to have a successful career in football. 

Craig Reynolds Gets A Touchdown For The Lions
Craig Reynolds Gets A Touchdown For The Lions (Source: Instagram)

His career did not have an easy start as he had no good offers following his high school. Additionally, he had no invitation to the combine and was undrafted.

The running back signed with Washington Redskins as an undrafted free agent following a rookie mini-camp participation. 

Moreover, Craig also had a rocky start to the Lions’ journey. After injuries to running backs D’Andre Swift and Jamaal Williams, he made it in the Lions’ active roster in Week 14 against the Denver Broncos.

Craig made his first official start for the Lions the following week, where he rushed for 112 yards on 26 carries to help the team to a 30-12 win against the Arizona Cardinals.

On October 8, 2023, he made his first touchdown against the Carolina Panthers, helping the team secure a 42-24 win.

The 28-year-old reflected on his journey with no regrets and said he wouldn’t want anything different.

Furthermore, he claimed he talks to his brother every time before a game and dreams of seeing him cheering him from the stands with their family.

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