The River Kings have signed a trio of offensive weapons in running backs Nate Chavious and Divonte Beale and WR Kahri Kimbrough to its 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.
Beale (5'10", 205) comes to Cedar Rapids after a successful college career at Southwest Minnesota State, where he played his final two seasons with the Mustangs.
His senior season Beale finished the year second on the team in rushing yards (425), playing in eight games with one start. He earned a season-high 164 yards against the University of Mary and had a total of three touchdowns on the year. Beale's junior season saw him amass 403 yards on the ground with three touchdowns.
Prior to joining the Mustangs Beale played at Santa Ana College, rushing for a team high 367 yards and five touchdowns in nine games during his sophomore season. He also collected ten passes for a total of 185 yards and two touchdowns. As a freshman he totaled 226 rushing yards and two touchdowns.
Beale is from Anaheim, California, and attended Katella High School.
Kimbrough, a 6'4" wideout from San Diego, California, comes to Cedar Rapids after having spent time with the Massachusetts Pirates of the National Arena League.
Prior to joining the Pirates, Kimbrough attended Mayville State University, playing for the NAIA Comets his senior season. He finished his career there with 32 receptions in six games, with highs of 150 yards, three touchdowns, and a 51 yard reception.
Kimbrough played for Southwestern College, in San Diego, California, before transferring to Mayville State. He attended San Diego High School, where he was named to the All-Central League Football Second Team Offense, 2009.