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|Born:||December 11, 1988|
North Attleboro, Massachusetts
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight:||242 lb (110 kg)|
|High school:||North Attleborough|
|NFL Draft:||2011 / Round: 5 / Pick: 136|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Player stats at NFL.com|
Anthony Michael Sherman (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".
Sherman attended North Attleboro High School in North Attleboro, Massachusetts, where he was the team captain in football, track, and baseball. 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). 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Height||Weight||Arm length||Hand size||40-yard dash||20-yard shuttle||Three-cone drill||Vertical jump||Broad jump||Bench press|
|5 ft 10+1⁄4 in
|9 ft 3 in
|All values from NFL Combine|
Sherman was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the fifth round, 136th overall, of the 2011 NFL Draft. In his rookie season, he had eight receptions for 72 yards. In the 2012 season, he had five receptions for 39 yards.
Sherman was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs on May 1, 2013 in exchange for cornerback Javier Arenas. On October 27, 2013, Sherman caught a touchdown pass from Alex Smith against the Cleveland Browns. Overall, he finished the 2013 season with 18 receptions for 155 yards and a touchdown. In the Wild Card Round against the Indianapolis Colts, he recorded a five-yard receiving touchdown in the 45-44 loss. Sherman signed a contract extension with the Chiefs on November 5, 2014. Overall, he finished the 2014 season with 10 receptions for 71 yards and a touchdown. In the 2015 season, he only had four receptions for 34 yards but did appear in all 16 games.
In the 2016 season, Sherman appeared in all 16 games, of which he started three. He totaled four receptions for 11 yards. On September 17, 2017, in Week 2 against the Philadelphia Eagles, he recovered a fumble on a Darren Sproles punt return. 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. Overall, he finished the 2017 season with six receptions for 40 yards in addition to the 14 carries for 40 yards.
On March 12, 2018, Sherman signed a one-year contract extension with the Chiefs. In the Chiefs' 2018 season opener against the Los Angeles Chargers, he recorded a 36-yard receiving touchdown in the 38-28 victory.
On April 6, 2020, Sherman signed a one-year contract with the Chiefs. 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. 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. He was activated on November 4.
Sherman announced his retirement on March 4, 2021.