Anthony Sherman

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Anthony Sherman
Anthony Sherman (cropped).jpg
No. 42 Kansas City Chiefs
Position: Fullback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-12-11) December 11, 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth: North Attleboro, Massachusetts
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight: 242 lb (110 kg)
Career information
High school: North Attleboro (MA)
College: Connecticut
NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 5 / Pick: 136
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2016
Receptions: 49
Receiving yards: 382
Total touchdowns: 2
Games played: 92
Player stats at NFL.com

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.

Early years[edit]

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.[2]

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.[3]

College career[edit]

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.

As a sophomore in 2008, Sherman had his best year statistically. He carried the ball 3 times 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 career at UConn, Sherman rushed for 61 yards on 17 carries, caught 48 passes for 477 yards and a touchdown, and had 63 total tackles.

Professional career[edit]

Arizona Cardinals[edit]

Sherman was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the 5th round of the 2011 NFL Draft.

Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

Sherman was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs on May 1, 2013 in exchange for cornerback Javier Arenas.[4] Sherman signed a contract extension on November 5, 2014.[5]

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