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Anthony Sherman

Anthony Sherman
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Sherman with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2017
No. 35, 42
Position:Fullback
Personal information
Born: (1988-12-11) December 11, 1988 (age 32)
North Attleboro, Massachusetts
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight:242 lb (110 kg)
Career information
High school:North Attleborough
College:UConn
NFL Draft:2011 / Round: 5 / Pick: 136
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Anthony Michael Sherman[1] (born December 11, 1988) is a former American football fullback. He spent the majority of his career with the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Connecticut. His nickname is "Sausage".[2]

Early years

Sherman attended North Attleboro High School in North Attleboro, Massachusetts, where he was the team captain in football, track, and baseball.[3] He was named the Massachusetts Gatorade Player of the Year in 2006. He was named thrice to the Attleboro Sun-Chronicle All-Star team. In football, he rushed for 1,202 yards and 20 touchdowns as a senior, while also adding 100 tackles on defense. He is the school's career leader in rushing yards (2,537) and touchdowns (48).[4] In baseball, he was a two-time All-League selection.

In track & field, Sherman served as the team captain and competed in the sprinting and throwing events. In sprints, he recorded times of 6.98 seconds in the 55-meter dash and 12.19 seconds in the 100-meter dash. As a thrower, he competed in the shot put and got a top-throw of 15.48 meters.[5]

Coming out of high school, Sherman was rated a 3-star recruit by Rivals and 247 Sports. He received only two Division 1 scholarship offers, from Connecticut and Boston College. He ultimately decided to commit to play for Connecticut on February 7, 2007.[6]

College career

As a freshman in 2007, Sherman immediately became the starting fullback for the Huskies and was the lead blocker for Donald Brown, the 2008 Big East Offensive Player of the Year.[7]

As a sophomore in 2008, Sherman had his best year statistically. He had three carries for 9 yards, had 26 receptions for 270 yards, and 13 tackles on special teams.[8]

In his junior and senior seasons, Sherman was elected team captain and was the lead blocker for fellow Massachusetts native, Jordan Todman, who was the 2010 Big East Offensive Player of the Year and an ESPN All-American. Sherman scored his first collegiate touchdown during his senior season.[9][10]

During his collegiate career, Sherman rushed for 61 yards on 17 carries, caught 48 passes for 477 yards and a touchdown, and had 63 total tackles.

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
5 ft 10+14 in
(1.78 m)
242 lb
(110 kg)
30 in
(0.76 m)
9+38 in
(0.24 m)
32.5 in
(0.83 m)
9 ft 3 in
(2.82 m)
All values from NFL Combine[11][12]

Arizona Cardinals

Sherman was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the fifth round, 136th overall, of the 2011 NFL Draft.[13] In his rookie season, he had eight receptions for 72 yards.[14] In the 2012 season, he had five receptions for 39 yards.[15]

Kansas City Chiefs

Sherman was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs on May 1, 2013 in exchange for cornerback Javier Arenas.[16] On October 27, 2013, Sherman caught a touchdown pass from Alex Smith against the Cleveland Browns.[17] Overall, he finished the 2013 season with 18 receptions for 155 yards and a touchdown.[18] In the Wild Card Round against the Indianapolis Colts, he recorded a five-yard receiving touchdown in the 45-44 loss.[19] Sherman signed a contract extension with the Chiefs on November 5, 2014.[20] Overall, he finished the 2014 season with 10 receptions for 71 yards and a touchdown.[21] In the 2015 season, he only had four receptions for 34 yards but did appear in all 16 games.[22]

In the 2016 season, Sherman appeared in all 16 games, of which he started three. He totaled four receptions for 11 yards.[23] On September 17, 2017, in Week 2 against the Philadelphia Eagles, he recovered a fumble on a Darren Sproles punt return.[24] In the last week of the 2017 season, Sherman scored his first rushing touchdown of his NFL career. He scored up the middle against the Denver Broncos on a 14-carry, 40-yard performance.[25] Overall, he finished the 2017 season with six receptions for 40 yards in addition to the 14 carries for 40 yards.[26]

On March 12, 2018, Sherman signed a one-year contract extension with the Chiefs.[27] In the Chiefs' 2018 season opener against the Los Angeles Chargers, he recorded a 36-yard receiving touchdown in the 38-28 victory.[28]

On March 22, 2019, Sherman signed a one-year $1.02 million contract extension with the Chiefs,[29] and won an NFL championship in Super Bowl LIV with the team.[30]

On April 6, 2020, Sherman signed a one-year contract with the Chiefs.[31] Following the release of long-time Chiefs punter Dustin Colquitt in the 2020 offseason, Sherman became tied with Travis Kelce and Eric Fisher as the longest tenured members of the Chiefs.[32] On October 13, 2020, he was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list after being exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19. He would eventually test positive himself.[33] He was activated on November 4.[34]

Sherman announced his retirement on March 4, 2021.[35]

NFL career statistics

Regular season

Year Team Games Rushing Receiving Fumbles
GP GS Att Yds Avg Lng TD Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Fum Lost
2011 ARI 15 7 1 3 3.0 3 0 8 72 9.0 19 0 0 0
2012 ARI 13 4 0 0 0.0 0 0 5 39 7.8 19 0 0 0
2013 KC 16 8 2 3 1.5 2 0 18 155 8.6 26 1 1 0
2014 KC 16 6 2 8 4.0 4 0 10 71 7.1 24 1 0 0
2015 KC 16 2 1 0 0.0 0 0 4 34 8.5 18 0 0 0
2016 KC 16 3 0 0 0.0 0 0 4 11 2.8 6 0 0 0
2017 KC 16 3 14 40 2.9 9 1 6 47 7.8 11 0 0 0
2018 KC 16 1 1 2 2.0 2 0 8 96 12.0 36 1 0 0
2019 KC 16 0 4 9 2.3 5 0 2 22 11.0 15 0 0 0
2020 KC 13 1 3 8 2.7 6 0 1 5 5.0 5 1 0 0
Career 153 35 28 73 2.6 9 1 66 552 8.4 36 4 1 0

Postseason

Year Team Games Rushing Receiving Fumbles
GP GS Att Yds Avg Lng TD Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Fum Lost
2013 KC 1 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 2 1 0.5 5 1 0 0
2015 KC 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 2 4 2.0 0 0 0 0
2016 KC 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 3 3.0 0 0 0 0
2017 KC 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2018 KC 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2019 KC 3 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2020 KC 3 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Career 13 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 5 8 1.6 5 1 0 0

Personal life

Sherman is married to Jessica Sherman. They have three children together.[36] Sherman is a Christian.[37]

Sherman and his wife, Jessica, have partnered with the child sponsorship and Christian humanitarian aid organization Compassion International for various initiatives.[38]

References

  1. ^ "Anthony Sherman on Pro-Football-Reference". rbref.com.
  2. ^ "All about KC Chiefs fullback Anthony Sherman, aka "Sausage"". KansasCity.com.
  3. ^ "A look back at former North Attleboro star Anthony Sherman, now a member of the Arizona Cardinals". Boston Herald. Archived from the original on July 8, 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ "Chiefs' hard-working fullback Anthony Sherman is living the dream". Kansas City Chiefs. Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ https://www.trackingfootball.com/players/anthony-sherman-5209/
  6. ^ "Anthony Sherman, North Attleboro , Inside Linebacker". 247Sports. Retrieved 2018.
  7. ^ "Anthony Sherman 2007 Game Log". Retrieved 2018.
  8. ^ "Anthony Sherman 2008 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018.
  9. ^ "Anthony Sherman 2009 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018.
  10. ^ "Anthony Sherman 2010 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018.
  11. ^ https://draftscout.com/dsprofile.php?PlayerId=71751&DraftYear=2011
  12. ^ https://www.rotowire.com/football/player.php?id=7560
  13. ^ "2011 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018.
  14. ^ "Anthony Sherman 2011 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018.
  15. ^ "Anthony Sherman 2012 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018.
  16. ^ Yates, Field (May 1, 2013). "Chiefs deal Javier Arenas to Cards". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on October 29, 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  17. ^ "Cleveland Browns at Kansas City Chiefs - October 27th, 2013". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018.
  18. ^ "Anthony Sherman 2013 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018.
  19. ^ "Wild Card - Kansas City Chiefs at Indianapolis Colts - January 4th, 2014". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  20. ^ "Chiefs Sign FB Anthony Sherman to Contract Extension". Chiefs.com. November 5, 2014. Archived from the original on September 17, 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  21. ^ "Anthony Sherman 2014 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018.
  22. ^ "Anthony Sherman 2015 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018.
  23. ^ "Anthony Sherman 2016 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018.
  24. ^ "Philadelphia Eagles at Kansas City Chiefs - September 17th, 2017". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017.
  25. ^ "Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos - December 31st, 2017". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018.
  26. ^ "Anthony Sherman 2017 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018.
  27. ^ Roesch, Wesley (March 15, 2018). "Anthony Sherman's contract is a one-year deal". USAToday.com. Retrieved 2020.
  28. ^ Oberholtz, Chris; Welniak, Dani (September 10, 2018). "Unsung heroes make big difference in Chiefs win over Chargers". KCTV5 News. Retrieved 2018.
  29. ^ Gantt, Darin (March 22, 2019). "Chiefs bringing back Anthony Sherman". Pro Football Talk. NBC Sports. Retrieved 2020.
  30. ^ Wilner, Barry (February 2, 2020). "Mahomes leads Chiefs' rally past 49ers in Super Bowl, 31-20". AP News. The Associated Press. Retrieved 2020.
  31. ^ "Chiefs' Anthony Sherman: Committed to Kansas City". CBSSports.com. March 24, 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  32. ^ Conner, Matt. "Travis Kelce's growth as a leader now faces new challenge". Arrowhead Addict. Retrieved 2020.
  33. ^ "Reports: Kansas City Chiefs fullback Anthony Sherman added to COVID-19 reserve list". KMBC.com.
  34. ^ Goldman, Charles (November 4, 2020). "Chiefs activate FB Anthony Sherman from reserve/COVID-19 list". USAToday.com. Retrieved 2020.
  35. ^ "Chiefs' Anthony Sherman announces he's retiring". KMBC.com.
  36. ^ Fulkerson, Vickie (February 1, 2020). "Sherman's Army marches into Miami for Super Bowl 54". The Day. Retrieved 2020.
  37. ^ Ackerman, Jon (January 28, 2020). "Chiefs fullback Anthony Sherman aims to 'be His light' in 1st Super Bowl appearance". Sports Spectrum. Retrieved 2020.
  38. ^ Claybourn, Cole. "Chiefs FB Anthony Sherman helping to 'Fill the Stadium' through Compassion International". Sports Spectrum. Retrieved 2021.

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