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Anthony Michael Sherman[1] (born December 11, 1988) is an American football fullback for 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.

Anthony Sherman
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Sherman with the Chiefs in 2017
No. 42 – Kansas City Chiefs
Position:Fullback
Personal information
Born: (1988-12-11) December 11, 1988 (age 30)
North Attleboro, Massachusetts
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight:242 lb (110 kg)
Career information
High school:North Attleborough
(North Attleborough, Massachusetts)
College:Connecticut
NFL Draft:2011 / Round: 5 / Pick: 136
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Rushing attempts:21
Rushing yards:56
Rushing touchdowns:1
Receptions:63
Receiving yards:525
Receiving touchdowns:3
Player stats at NFL.com

Early yearsEdit

Sherman attended North Attleboro High School in North Attleboro, Massachusetts, where he was the team captain in football, track, and baseball.[2] 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).[3] 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.[4]

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.[5]

College careerEdit

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.[6]

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.[7]

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.[8][9]

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 careerEdit

Arizona CardinalsEdit

Sherman was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the fifth round, 136th overall, of the 2011 NFL Draft.[10] In his rookie season, he had eight receptions for 72 yards.[11] In the 2012 season, he had five receptions for 39 yards.[12]

Kansas City ChiefsEdit

Sherman was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs on May 1, 2013 in exchange for cornerback Javier Arenas.[13] On October 27, 2013, Sherman caught a touchdown pass from Alex Smith against the Cleveland Browns.[14] Overall, he finished the 2013 season with 18 receptions for 155 yards and a touchdown.[15] Sherman signed a contract extension with the Chiefs on November 5, 2014.[16] Overall, he finished the 2014 season with 10 receptions for 71 yards and a touchdown.[17] In the 2015 season, he only had four receptions for 34 yards but did appear in all 16 games.[18]

In the 2016 season, Sherman had four receptions for 11 yards.[19] On September 17, 2017, in Week 2 against the Philadelphia Eagles, he recovered a fumble on a Darren Sproles punt return.[20] 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.[21] Overall, he finished the 2017 season with six receptions for 40 yards in addition to the 14 carries for 40 yards.[22]

On March 12, 2018, Sherman signed a one-year contract extension with the Chiefs.[23] In the Chiefs' 2018 season opener against the Los Angeles Chargers, he recorded a 36-yard receiving touchdown in the 38–28 victory.[24]

On March 22, 2019, Sherman signed a one year $1.02 million contract extension with the Chiefs.[25]

NFL statisticsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

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
Career 124 34 21 56 2.7 9 1 63 525 8.3 36 3 1 0

PostseasonEdit

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
Career 7 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 5 8 1.6 5 1 0 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Anthony Sherman on Pro-Football-Reference". rbref.com.
  2. ^ "A look back at former North Attleboro star Anthony Sherman, now a member of the Arizona Cardinals". Boston Herald. Retrieved April 1, 2018.
  3. ^ "Chiefs' hard-working fullback Anthony Sherman is living the dream". Kansas City Chiefs. Retrieved April 1, 2018.
  4. ^ https://www.trackingfootball.com/players/anthony-sherman-5209/
  5. ^ "Anthony Sherman, North Attleboro , Inside Linebacker". 247Sports. Retrieved October 3, 2018.
  6. ^ "Anthony Sherman 2007 Game Log". Retrieved April 1, 2018.
  7. ^ "Anthony Sherman 2008 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved April 1, 2018.
  8. ^ "Anthony Sherman 2009 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved April 1, 2018.
  9. ^ "Anthony Sherman 2010 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved April 1, 2018.
  10. ^ "2011 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved April 1, 2018.
  11. ^ "Anthony Sherman 2011 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved April 1, 2018.
  12. ^ "Anthony Sherman 2012 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved April 1, 2018.
  13. ^ Yates, Field (May 1, 2013). "Chiefs deal Javier Arenas to Cards". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on October 29, 2013. Retrieved May 1, 2013.
  14. ^ "Cleveland Browns at Kansas City Chiefs - October 27th, 2013". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved April 1, 2018.
  15. ^ "Anthony Sherman 2013 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved April 1, 2018.
  16. ^ "Chiefs Sign FB Anthony Sherman to Contract Extension". Chiefs.com. November 5, 2014.
  17. ^ "Anthony Sherman 2014 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved April 1, 2018.
  18. ^ "Anthony Sherman 2015 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved April 1, 2018.
  19. ^ "Anthony Sherman 2016 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved April 1, 2018.
  20. ^ "Philadelphia Eagles at Kansas City Chiefs - September 17th, 2017". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 21, 2017.
  21. ^ "Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos - December 31st, 2017". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved April 1, 2018.
  22. ^ "Anthony Sherman 2017 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved April 1, 2018.
  23. ^ "Anthony Sherman's contract is a one-year deal". USAToday.com. March 15, 2018.
  24. ^ "Unsung heroes make big difference in Chiefs win over Chargers". KCTV5 News. Retrieved October 3, 2018.
  25. ^ Gantt, Darin (March 22, 2019). "Chiefs bringing back Anthony Sherman". Pro Football Talk. NBC Sports.

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