Sheldon Day
No. 96     
Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1994-07-01) July 1, 1994 (age 26)
Place of birth: Indianapolis, Indiana
Career information
College: Notre Dame
NFL Draft: 2016 / Round: 4 / Pick: 103
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Jacksonville Jaguars ( 2016 2017)
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
* Second-team All-American (2015)
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles     38
Sacks     5.0
Forced fumbles     0
Fumble recoveries     0

Sheldon Day (born July 1, 1994) is an American football defensive tackle for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. He played college football at Notre Dame.

Early yearsEdit

Day attended Warren Central High School in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Considered a four-star recruit by, he was rated as the 18th best defensive tackle prospect of his class.[1] On August 4, 2011, he committed to play college football at the University of Notre Dame.[2]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Sheldon Day
[[Indianapolis, Indiana]] Indianapolis (IN) Warren Central 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 280 lb (130 kg) Aug 3, 2011 
Scout:75px   Rivals:75px   ESPN grade: 80
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 6 (DT), 50 (national)   Rivals: 244 (national)  ESPN: 14 (DT), 12 (regional), 2 (IN)
  • 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.


College careerEdit

As a true freshman at Notre Dame in 2012, Day appeared in all 13 games and had 23 tackles and two sacks. As a sophomore, he played in 11 games and made eight starts. He recorded 33 tackles and a half sack.[3][4] As an 11-game starter his junior year, Day had 40 tackles and one sack.[5][6] Following the end of the season, Sheldon Day announced that he would return for his senior season, foregoing the 2015 NFL Draft.[7] In his senior season, starting all 13 games, Day set a career high in tackles (45), tackles for loss (15.5) and sacks (4), earning himself second-team All-American honors by the Associated Press.[8]

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 1 in 293 lb 5.07 s 4.50 s 7.44 s 30 in 8 ft 6 in 21 rep

Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

Day was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the fourth round (103rd overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft.[10] Day played only 126 snaps during his one and a half seasons for the Jaguars.[11]

On November 18, 2017, Day was waived by the Jaguars.[12]

San Francisco 49ersEdit

On November 20, 2017, Day was claimed off waivers by the San Francisco 49ers.[13] Familiar to defensive coordinator Robert Saleh, Day was immediately a part of the defensive line rotation. He served as a reserve and played in six games, netting 12 solo tackles, 4 assisted tackles, and a sack. [14]


  1. "Sheldon Day".
  2. "Warren Central tackle Sheldon Day commits to Notre Dame".
  3. "Day expected to be impact guy". South Bend Tribune.
  4. "Notre Dame DT Sheldon Day eager to supply leadership to defensive line". Notre Dame Insider.
  5. "Sheldon Day wanted to attend LSU, but he’ll face the Tigers with Notre Dame".
  6. "Sheldon Day embracing leadership role for Notre Dame". Notre Dame Insider.
  7. "Sheldon Day to return to Notre Dame". Indianapolis Star. January 10, 2015.
  8. Notre Dame's Sheldon Day, Will Fuller, Jaylon Smith named All-Americans
  9. "NFL Events: Combine Player Profiles - Sheldon Day". National Football League.
  10. DiRocco, Michael (April 30, 2016). "Jaguars add depth behind Sen'Derrick Marks with DT Sheldon Day".
  12. "Jaguars make roster moves". November 18, 2017.
  13. "49ers Claim DL Sheldon Day off Waivers". November 20, 2017.

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