|Position:|| Wide receiver,|
|Born:||January 27, 1962|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||217 lb (98 kg)|
|High school:|| Northwestern |
|NFL Draft:||1985 / Round: 4 / Pick: 85|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Player stats at NFL.com|
George "Buster" Rhymes (born January 27, 1962) is a former professional American football wide receiver.
Rhymes grew up in Liberty City, an inner city neighborhood of Miami, Florida. He graduated from Miami Northwestern High School. He was a high school All-American and received a scholarship to play college football at the University of Oklahoma under coach Barry Switzer in 1980.He was named Dade County's Athlete of the Year for 1979-80.
Buster achieved All-American recognition at Oklahoma as a wide receiver.
Standing 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) tall and weighing 218 lb (99 kg), Rhymes was selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the fourth round of the 1985 NFL Draft. Rhymes played in two National Football League (NFL) seasons for the Vikings in 1985 and 1986, and in 1985 set an NFL single-season record for kick return yardage with 1,345 yards; the league record has since been broken, but the total stood as a Vikings franchise record until broken by Cordarrelle Patterson in the final game of the 2013 season. Following his NFL stint, Rhymes went to Canada and played for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He spent two seasons there (1988 and 1989), winning a Grey Cup championship ring in 1988.
Rhymes was the inspiration for rapper Busta Rhymes' stage name, which was given to him by Chuck D.
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