|Birth Day:||March 28, 1992|
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He was born in Miami and played at Miami Central High School in West Little River, Florida.
As a freshman in 2011, Cato completed 182 of 304 passes for 2,059 yards with 15 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.
As a sophomore in 2012, leading the nation in passing yards per game, he completed 406 of 584 passes for 4,201 yards with 37 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. With an outstanding season he won the Conference USA MVP.
His 2013 season held much promise with Cato being placed on the 2013 Players to Watch by The Touchdown Club of Columbus, and early on was already in the running of the 2013 Sammy Baugh award. Cato was also on the 2013 Maxwell Award watch list along with the Manning Award watch list. He ended the 2013 season with 39 touchdown passes, matching Chad Pennington's Marshall record for touchdown passes in a single season. Cato was named MVP in the 2013 Military Bowl victory over Maryland.
Cato returned as the starter his senior season in 2014. On October 18, 2014, Cato threw a touchdown pass in his 39th consecutive game, breaking Russell Wilson's FBS record for most consecutive games with at least one touchdown pass. He finished the season with 3,903 yards, 40 touchdowns and 13 interceptions.
A February 2015 draft ranking by Mel Kiper, Jr. rated him as the eighth best quarterback in the 2015 NFL draft. NFLDraftScout.com rated him the 30th best quarterback in the draft. Some thought that Cato's size would hurt his draft chances.
On May 16, 2015, Cato signed a two-year deal with the CFL's Montreal Alouettes. He started his first game for the Alouettes on July 3 against the Calgary Stampeders after Jonathan Crompton and Dan LeFevour sustained injuries in Week 1 against the Ottawa Redblacks. He threw a touchdown pass on his first drive as an Alouette. In the first half, Cato went 12–15 for 146 yards and 2 touchdowns. He continued in the second half with another touchdown scoring opening drive. Cato finished the game 20–25, 241 yards and 3 touchdowns for his first CFL win. For his efforts, Cato was named player of the game, with TSN analyst and Canadian Football Hall of Fame quarterback Matt Dunigan characterizing his performance as "phenomenal." He was named Player of the Week by the league for his performance against Calgary. Cato was one of three players chosen as Player of the Month for July in the CFL. Cato played in 12 games in 2015 for the Alouettes, completing 174 out of 215 pass attempts (80%) with 9 touchdowns and 9 interceptions.
Cato began the 2016 season as the number two quarterback on the depth chart behind veteran Kevin Glenn. Through the first half of the season the Alouettes only won 3 games, which prompted head coach Jim Popp to declare Cato as the starting quarterback for their Week 12 matchup against the BC Lions. In his first practice as the starting QB Cato and wide receiver Duron Carter got into a heated argument. A little over a week later Cato once again got into a heated argument at practice with Carter, this time also involving wide receiver Kenny Stafford. He was released by the Alouettes on February 6, 2017.
Cato signed with the Richmond Roughriders of the American Arena League in November 2017. After one game, Cato was cut from the team on March 27, 2018. On April 8, 2019 Cato signed with the Gulf Coast Fire of the A-League. He led the Gulf Coast Fire to an undefeated season and the inaugural A-League Championship. On December 23, 2019 it was revealed that Cato had signed with the Orlando Predators of the National Arena League. The National Arena League cancelled the 2020 season due to the covid-19 pandemic.
Currently, Rakeem Cato is 29 years, 0 months and 18 days old. Rakeem Cato will celebrate 30th birthday on a Monday 28th of March 2022.
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