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Mickey Shuler
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Shuler with the Dolphins in 2011
No. 47     Oakland Raiders
Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-10-09) October 9, 1986 (age 35)
Place of birth: Lido Beach, New York
High School: Enola (PA) Pennsboro
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 247 lb (112 kg)
Career information
College: Penn State
NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 7 / Pick: 214
Debuted in 2010 for the Miami Dolphins
Career history
Roster status: practice squad
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Career NFL statistics as of 2012
Receptions     2
Receiving Yards     44
Touchdowns     0
Stats at NFL.com

Mickey Charles Shuler, Jr. (born October 9, 1986) is an American football tight end for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League. He is the son of former New York Jets All-Pro tight end, Mickey Shuler.

Early years

He attended East Pennsboro High School in Enola, Pennsylvania. As a junior he made 40 catches for 562 yards and seven touchdowns. As a senior, he caught 40 passes for 564 yards and three scores and was selected team MVP.

Collegiate career

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Shuler with the Nittany Lions in 2007.

Shuler scored a 17-yard touchdown on his first collegiate reception, which came in Penn State's the 2007 season-opener against Florida International. He finished that game with four receptions for 54 yards. Playing in every game on offense and special teams in 2007, with three starts.

Shuler's father, Mickey Shuler Sr., was a standout tight end at Penn State, lettering from 1975-77 before embarking on a 14-year career in the National Football League.

Professional career

Minnesota Vikings

Shuler was drafted in the 7th round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings. After scoring a TD in the first pre-season game, Shuler made the final cut and was part of the 53-man roster for the first two weeks of the season. On September 22, 2010, Shuler was cut and placed on waivers to make room for wide-receiver Hank Baskett, and was subsequently claimed by the Miami Dolphins.

Miami Dolphins

On September 23, 2010, Shuler was claimed off waivers by the Miami Dolphins[1] and made his first appearance as a pro in Week 4 versus the New England Patriots. He made his first NFL reception in Miami's Week 16 loss to the Detroit Lions, December 26, 2010.[2] He was waived on September 3, 2011, and was claimed off waivers by the Cincinnati Bengals on September 4, but failed his physical.

Return to Minnesota Vikings

Shuler was signed to the Vikings' practice squad on November 29, 2011. He was promoted to the 53-man roster from the practice squad on December 26, 2011. On August 31, 2012 as the Vikings reduced their roster down to league maximum of 53 players, he was released.[3]

Oakland Raiders

Shuler was signed to the Oakland Raiders practice squad on October 16, 2012.

Personal life

In July 2010, Mickey got engaged to his highschool and college sweetheart, Jillian Shenk (Jillie). They married in front of nearly 300 guests on June 25, 2011 in Harrisburg, PA and their reception was at a private property owned by Jillian's aunt and uncle in Mechanicsburg, PA. They live in Minnesota with their Shorthaired Pointer dog, Jagger.

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