Rayshawn joins the Beef after coaching the Massachusetts Pirates (IFL) last season where he guided them to a 11-5 record.
He started his professional career in 2007 when he signed with the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent. After his released his journey between the CFL Arena League, and AFL2 started.
His coaching career started in 2019 when his was named Assistant Head Coach, Defensive Coordinator and Special Teams Coach of the Bismarck Bucks. In 2021 he was named Assistant Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator of the Pirates and took over as Head Coach in 2022.
Kizer is a graduate of Walsh University where he recorded 14 interceptions for the Cavaliers, returning five of those for touchdowns.
A northeast Ohio native, Kizer is originally from Euclid, OH.
- Career highlights and awards
- New York Jets (NFL 2007)*
- Montreal Alouettes (CFL 2007-2008)
- Green Bay Blizzard (AFL2 2009)
- Orlando Predators (AFL 2010-11)
- Montreal Alouettes (CFL 2011)*
- Hamilton Tiger-Cats* (CFL 2011)*
- Philadelphia Soul (AFL 2012-14)
- Arizona Rattlers (AFL 2015)*
- New Orleans VooDoo (AFL 2015)
- Los Angles KISS (AFL 2015-16)
- Qingdao Clipper (CAFL 2016)
- Cleveland Gladiators (AFL 2017)
- Georgia Doom (AAL 2018)
- Bismarck Buks (IFL 2019)
- Massachusetts Pirates (IFL 2020-22)
- Omaha Beef (2023–Present)
* Offseason and/or practice squad or training camp member only
- 2× First Team All-Arena (2010,2011)
- 3× Second Team All-Arena (2013, 2014, 2015))
Player stats at CFL.ca and ArenaFan.com