|No. -- Free agent|
|Date of birth:||November 13, 1986|
|Place of birth:||Kenner, Louisiana|
|Height:||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Weight:||310 lb (141 kg)|
|NFL Draft:||2010 / Round: 7 / Pick: 231|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career highlights and awards|
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Selvish Capers (born November 13, 1985) is an American football offensive tackle who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the seventh round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played college football for West Virginia University.
Capers was born in Kenner, Louisiana and attended St. Augustine High School in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he was an All-Louisiana tight end. As a senior, he recorded ten catches for 176 yards and four touchdowns, which earned him first team all-district, all-metro and all-state honors. He was also a three-year starter on the basketball team. Capers and D'Andre Crittenden were the only boys to start three years in football and basketball.
Capers redshirted his initial year at West Virginia, and saw limited time at tight end in 2006. During the offseason, he moved from tight end to the tackle position, where started the 2007 season as the backup. He then earned the starting job against Mississippi State and kept it the rest of his college career. Overall, he played in all 13 games and started six during his sophomore year. Capers anchored an offensive line that helped pave the way for the Mountaineers offense to produce two 1,000-yard rushers in Steve Slaton and Pat White. He only saw limited action in West Virginia's appearance in the 2008 Fiesta Bowl, due to a sprained ankle.
As a junior in 2008, Capers started all 13 games and saw action in more than 775 plays, including a season high 86 against Cincinnati. He collected 56 knockdowns, including a season high eight knockdowns against Connecticut. During his senior season, Capers was named Second Team All-Big East Conference in a poll by the conference's head coaches.
Capers was projected to be a second or third round draft pick until he under-achieved in the Senior Bowl and the NFL Scouting Combine. He was drafted by the Redskins in the seventh round (231st overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.
Capers was cut from the Washington Redskins on September 4, 2010. He was signed to the Redskins' practice squad on September 5, 2010. He was cut by the Redskins on September 4, 2011.
New York Giants
Capers signed with the New York Giants' practice squad on October 4, 2011. He was re-signed to the practice squad for the 2012 season on September 1, 2012. He was released by the Giants on September 9, 2013.