Shuler with the Dolphins in 2011
|No. 47 Oakland Raiders|
|Date of birth:October 9, 1986|
|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)|
|College: Penn State|
|NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 7 / Pick: 214|
|Debuted in 2010 for the Miami Dolphins|
|Roster status: practice squad|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2012|
|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.
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.
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 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.
On September 23, 2010, Shuler was claimed off waivers by the Miami Dolphins 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. 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.
Shuler was signed to the Oakland Raiders practice squad on October 16, 2012.
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.
- "Dolphins Awarded Mickey Shuler off waivers". KFFL. 2010-09-24. http://www.kffl.com/gnews.php?id=672098-dolphins-awarded-mickey-shuler-off-waivers.
- Craig, Mark. "Chris Carr, Sage Rosenfels surprises among Vikings' final cuts". Star Tribune. http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/blogs/168227606.html. Retrieved 01 September 2012.
- Player bio — gopsusports.com