Rainey, born in Lakeland Florida, is the son of a single mother, and was raised, in part. His grandmother helped to raise him. He attended Lakeland High School, where he was an outstaning running back for the Lakeland Dreadnaughts. When he was a senior in 2006, he led his team with 2,478 yards rushing for thirty-two touchdowns—including fifteen touchdown runs of fifty yards or more—and helped lead the Lakeland Dreadnaughts to their third Florida State Championship.
After his senior year he was a U.S. Army high school All-American and an all-state selection by the Florida Sports Writers Association, and finished his prep career with more than 7,000 all-purpose yards and ninety touchdowns.
Rainey is the younger brother of former Extreme Football League and NFL running back Rod Smart.
Rainey accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University Of Florida in Gainsville, where he played for the Gators. As a Gator, he ran for 2,464 yards and thirteen touchdowns. He had sixty-nine receptions, and 454 return yards on eighteen kickoffs. With special teams he has a career record for blocked kicks. He was voted MVP by the team in his senior year.
Now playing for the Pittsburgh Steelers Rainey is known for his love of the game, his enthusiasm and he is always wearing Spirit Pen Roll on Face Paint. Rainey is enthusiastic about the causes Spirit Pen Promotions is involved in and is off to an incredible start in the NFL.
Spirit Pen is proud to add Chris Rainey to the team.