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James O'Shaughnessy (American football)

James O'Shaughnessy (born January 14, 1992) is an American football tight end for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft with the 173rd overall pick.[1][2] He played college football at Illinois State from 2010-2014.[3][4]

James O'Shaughnessy
No. 80 – Jacksonville Jaguars
Position:Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1992-01-14) January 14, 1992 (age 27)
Naperville, Illinois
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school:Naperville North
(Naperville, Illinois)
College:Illinois State
NFL Draft:2015 / Round: 5 / Pick: 173
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Receiving yards:449
Receiving touchdowns:1
Player stats at


Professional careerEdit

Kansas City ChiefsEdit

O'Shaughnessy was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the fifth round, 173rd overall, in the 2015 NFL Draft.[5] During O'Shaughnessy's two years in Kansas City, he recorded eight receptions for 86 yards.

New England PatriotsEdit

On April 29, 2017, the Chiefs traded O'Shaughnessy and a sixth-round selection in the 2017 NFL Draft to the New England Patriots for a fifth-round selection.[6] He was released by the Patriots on September 2, 2017.[7]

Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

On September 3, 2017, O'Shaughnessy was claimed off waivers by the Jacksonville Jaguars.[8]

On September 10, 2017, in his Jaguars debut, O'Shaughnessy had one reception for 18 yards in a 29–7 victory over the Houston Texans.[9]

On March 21, 2019, O'Shaughnessy re-signed with the Jaguars.[10]


  1. ^ "Chiefs take tight end James O'Shaughnessy with second pick in fifth round". May 2, 2015.
  2. ^ "ISU tight end picked by Kansas City". Pekin Daily Times. May 3, 2015.
  3. ^ "NFL draft stock on rise for ISU's O'Shaughnessy". Pantagraph. April 29, 2015.
  4. ^ "ISU's O'Shaughnessy in middle of unique run". HighBeam Research. December 31, 2014.
  5. ^ Thorman, Joel (May 2, 2015). "Chiefs draft picks 2015: TE James O'Shaughnessy is KC's second fifth round pick". Retrieved April 29, 2017.
  6. ^ Perillo, Paul (April 29, 2017). "Patriots trade for TE James O'Shaughnessy".
  7. ^ "Patriots reach 53-man limit". September 2, 2017. Archived from the original on November 28, 2017.
  8. ^ "Jaguars claim five players off waivers". September 3, 2017. Archived from the original on November 5, 2017.
  9. ^ "Jacksonville Jaguars at Houston Texans - September 10th, 2017". Retrieved September 24, 2017.
  10. ^ Oehser, John (March 21, 2019). "Official: O'Shaughnessy re-signs".

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