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Akeem Shavers
No. 35     New England Patriots
Running Back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-01-08) January 8, 1990 (age 30)
Place of birth: Texarkana, Texas
High School: Redwater High School
Career information
College: Purdue
Undrafted in 2013
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Tampa Bay Buccaneers ( 2013)*
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
* 2nd Team Southwest Junior College Football Conference (2010)

Akeem Arta Shavers (born January 8, 1990) is an American football running back for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). Shavers played college football at Purdue.

Early lifeEdit

Shavers attended Redwater High School in Redwater, Texas. As a member of the football team, Shavers didn't move to the running back position until he was a senior.[1]

College careerEdit

Independence C.C.Edit

After high school, Shavers attended Independence Community College in Independence, Kansas where he played football.[2] Shavers ran for just 235-yards on 64 carries with two touchdowns.[3] With the staff at Independence making changes after the 2008 season, Shavers decided to transfer.[3]

Tyler J.C.Edit

In 2009, Shavers transfered Tyler Junior College in Tyler, Texas.[2] During the 2009 season at Tyler, Shavers redshirted due to his coach missing the out-of-state/transfer list.[3] With the starting running back spot belonging to Don Brown, Shavers was worked out at defensive back just to get on the field. Shavers played in 6 of the Apaches 8 games during the 2010 season, receiving only 50 carries as the backup running back.[3] Shavers productive season at Tyler netted him 2nd Team All-Conference honors.[4]


Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Akeem Shavers
RB
Texarkana, Texas Redwater High School 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) 200 lb (91 kg) 4.5 Dec 6,
2010 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   ESPN grade: NR
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: JC (RB)   Rivals: -- (RB), -- (TX)  ESPN: -- (RB)
Note: In many cases, Scout and Rivals may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
In these cases, an average of the two was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.
Sources:


PurdueEdit

Shavers committed to Purdue University on December 6, 2010.[5] Shavers was not heavily recruited, and as Purdue was the only FBS scholarship he received.[6]

StatisticsEdit

Sources:[7][8][9]

    Rushing   Receiving
Season Team Att Yds Avg TD Long Rec Yds TD
2008 Independence 64 235 3.7 2 n/a 2 13 0
2010 Tyler 50 450 9.0 3 80 2 1 0
JUCO Totals 114 685 6.0 5 80 4 14 0
2011 Purdue 111 519 4.7 6 44 5 58 1
2012 Purdue 181 871 4.8 6 40 18 370 3
Purdue Totals 292 1,390 4.8 12 44 23 428 4
Career Totals 406 2,075 5.1 17 80 25 442 4

Professional careerEdit

Tampa Bay BuccaneersEdit

On April 29, 2013, Akeem Shavers was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.[10]. He was released on May 6, 2013.

New England PatriotsEdit

On May 7, Shavers was claimed off waivers by the New England Patriots.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Josh Richert (January 4, 2012). "Something to celebrate". http://www.texarkanagazette.com/news/2012/01/04/something-to-celebrate-249990.php. Retrieved April 30, 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 John Henry (December 31, 2012). "Texan Akeem Shavers finds home, success on and off field with Purdue". www.star-telegram.com. Star-Telegram. http://www.star-telegram.com/2012/12/31/4516769/texan-akeem-shavers-finds-home.html?storylink=digger-topic. Retrieved April 30, 2013.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "Shavers Makes Most Of Opportunity". www.apacheathletics.com. Tyler Junior College Athletics. December 29, 2011. http://www.apacheathletics.com/article/1385.php. Retrieved May 1, 2013.
  4. "2010 Southwest Junior College Football Conference All-­Conference Team". www.region14athletics.org. 2010. http://www.region14athletics.org/2010%20All-SWJCFC%20Team.pdf. Retrieved May 1, 2013.
  5. "Akeem Shavers". www.rivals.com. Yahoo!. http://rivals.yahoo.com/footballrecruiting/football/recruiting/player-Akeem-Shavers-120704;_ylt=Apem2kdG6PTdlTlS7yWBJOVDPZB4. Retrieved April 30, 2013.
  6. "Akeem Shavers". www.scout.com. Microsoft. http://purdue.scout.com/a.z?s=180&p=8&c=1&nid=5398472. Retrieved April 30, 2013.
  7. "Akeem Shavers #4". www.njcaa.org. NCJAA. http://www.njcaa.org/colleges_college_player.cfm?sid=11&collegeid=1334&category=Roster&slid=5&teamid=77918&athleteid=230744. Retrieved May 1, 2013.
  8. "Akeem Shavers #21". www.njcaa.org. NCJAA. http://www.njcaa.org/colleges_college_player.cfm?sid=11&collegeid=1446&category=Roster&slid=5&teamid=105513&athleteid=269079. Retrieved May 1, 2013.
  9. "Akeem Shavers Stats". www.espn.com. ESPN. http://espn.go.com/college-football/player/stats/_/id/514205/akeem-shavers. Retrieved May 1, 2013.
  10. "Epilogue to a Draft: Bucs Add 13 Undrafted Free Agents". http://www.buccaneers.com/news/article-1/Epilogue-to-a-Draft-Bucs-Add-13-Undrafted-Free-Agents/7146aa56-30d3-4404-ba64-0438e2db393e. Retrieved 2012-04-29.

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