by Nic Ryder

The River Kings have signed running back Nate Chavious to it’s 2019 roster. 

Chavious (5’10”, 200), comes to Cedar Rapids after a very successful career at Sacred Heart in Connecticut. While a Pioneer, Chavious racked up 3,715 all-purpose yards, second most in Sacred Heart history. He averaged 5.5 yards per carry which is also second most in Sacred Heart history. 

He led Sacred Heart in rushing yards (737) in 2016, including a career-high 160 yards and a career-high tying two touchdowns against Cornell in a 31-24 win for the Pioneers. His effort against the Big Red earned him Northeast Conference Play of the Week honors. 

Chavious rushed for over 100 yards twice in 2016, against Marist (125) and Cornell (160). He also had two touchdowns against Cornell and Robert Morris. All three games were wins for Sacred Heart. 

He finished the year with 1,498 all-purpose yards, which is third in Sacred Heart history. 

During the 2017 season, Chavious rushed for 490 yards despite only playing in the final eight games of the season. He averaged 75.8 yards per game and 4.3 in those eight games. He also had 82 receiving yards for a 10.3 yard average in 2017. 

In 2015 Chavious played in ten total games, rushing for 573 yards and nine touchdowns. He had a season-high 130 rushing yards and 211 all-purpose yards against Wagner and eclipsed the 100-yard mark against Bryant (112 yards). 

Chavious is originally from Bellport, New York and attended Bellport High School. 

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The Cedar Rapids River Kings (formerly the Titans) will take the field for their eighth season of operations in 2019 and their first under the new ownership of Roy Choi and Matt Stone with General Manager Ryan Eucker at the helm. Cedar Rapids joined the IFL as an expansion team in the 2012 season. They play their home games at the U.S. Cellular Center and have made four playoff appearances (2013-16) with two trips to the conference championship game (2013, 2014). Tickets and Partnerships are available for the 2019 season. For more information visit You can also follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat (@goriverkings).


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