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Sheldon Day (born July 1, 1994) is an American football defensive tackle for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. He played college football at Notre Dame.

Sheldon Day
No. 96 – San Francisco 49ers
Position:Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1994-07-01) July 1, 1994 (age 25)
Indianapolis, Indiana
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:293 lb (133 kg)
Career information
High school:Warren Central
(Indianapolis, Indiana)
College:Notre Dame
NFL Draft:2016 / Round: 4 / Pick: 103
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 9, 2019
Total tackles:45
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:0
Player stats at

Early yearsEdit

Day attended Warren Central High School in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Considered a four-star recruit by, he was rated as the 18th best defensive tackle prospect of his class.[1] On August 4, 2011, he committed to play college football at the University of Notre Dame.[2]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Sheldon Day
Indianapolis, Indiana Indianapolis (IN) Warren Central 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 280 lb (130 kg) Aug 3, 2011 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 80
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 6 (DT), 50 (national)   Rivals: 244 (national)  ESPN: 14 (DT), 12 (regional), 2 (IN)
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.


  • "Notre Dame Football Commitment List". Retrieved January 11, 2016.
  • "Notre Dame College Football Recruiting Commits". Retrieved January 11, 2016.
  • "ESPN". Retrieved January 11, 2016.
  • " Team Recruiting Rankings". Retrieved January 11, 2016.
  • "2012 Team Ranking". Retrieved January 11, 2016.

College careerEdit

As a true freshman at Notre Dame in 2012, Day appeared in all 13 games and had 23 tackles and two sacks. As a sophomore, he played in 11 games and made eight starts. He recorded 33 tackles and a half sack.[3][4] As an 11-game starter his junior year, Day had 40 tackles and one sack.[5][6] Following the end of the season, Sheldon Day announced that he would return for his senior season, foregoing the 2015 NFL Draft.[7] In his senior season, starting all 13 games, Day set a career high in tackles (45), tackles for loss (15.5) and sacks (4), earning himself second-team All-American honors by the Associated Press.[8]

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 1 in
(1.85 m)
293 lb
(133 kg)
32 58 in
(0.83 m)
9 58 in
(0.24 m)
5.07 s 4.50 s 7.44 s 30 in
(0.76 m)
8 ft 6 in
(2.59 m)
21 reps
All values from NFL Combine,[9]

Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

Day was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the fourth round (103rd overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft.[10] Day played only 126 snaps during his one and a half seasons for the Jaguars.[11]

On November 18, 2017, Day was waived by the Jaguars.[12]

San Francisco 49ersEdit

On November 20, 2017, Day was claimed off waivers by the San Francisco 49ers.[13] Familiar to defensive coordinator Robert Saleh, Day was immediately a part of the defensive line rotation. He served as a reserve and played in six games, netting 12 solo tackles, 4 assisted tackles, and a sack. [14]


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