Shane Vereen, who is known as one of the best running backs in the league, was called up by the New England Patriots in the second round in 2011. In his four seasons with the Patriots, he has scored 14 touchdowns – seven on the turf and seven in reception – from 1,996 all-purpose yards and helped the team win the Super Bowl XLIX.
The then American football runner signed with the New York Giants before the 2015 season, but now plays for the New Orleans Saints. Before his professional career, he played his college career at the University of California.
Who Is Shane Vereen? Bio
Born as Shane Patrick-Henry Vereen on March 2, 1989, in Santa Clarita, California, Vereen is the first of two children of Venita Taylor-Vereen and Henry Vereen. His younger brother Brock played security at the University of Minnesota and also played in the NFL. He was drafted into the fourth round by the Chicago Bears in 2014.
When talking about the brothers’ athleticism, the chip is never far from the block and the fruit doesn’t fall far from the tree. They received it from their parents, who both studied at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas and were athletes there. While their mother played tennis, their father was a wide receiver and was selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the ninth round of the 1979 draft, although he would later continue his professional career in the Canadian football league for the BC Lions from Vancouver.
Shane attended the high school of Valencia, where he was a star athlete in three sports. He played varsity soccer for three years, played basketball, and set-top speeds on the lanes. As one of the top sprinters in the Southland, Vereen held the fastest 100-meter time record of any junior athlete in Southern California in the 2006 track and field season: 10.6 seconds for the 100-meter sprint and 21.5 seconds for the 200-meter sprint.
He finished his high school career on the field with over 6,000 yards and 89 touchdowns, finishing with a 4.0 point average. After an explosive career, he was recruited for the University of California, Berkley’s Golden Bears.
Over the course of his college career, Shane Vereen started 19 of the 38 games and scored 556 carries over 2,834 yards and 29 touchdowns and 674 yards and six touchdowns on 74 receptions. In December 2010, he graduated with a degree in Media Studies, whereupon he decided to give up his senior season to declare for the NFL Draft.
After his declaration for the NFL draft, Vereen was selected by the New England Patriots for the second round (56th in total) of the 2011 draft. A few months later, in August, he signed a four-year contract with the Patriots. Within a short period of time, he proved his form as a credible choice when he scored the first touchdown of his career in November in a four-yard run to beat the Kansas City Chiefs 34-3. He ended his rookie season with 57 stormy yards and a touchdown.
In the 2012 season, he recorded a catch on November 22, 2012, that would become the longest catch of his career to date. He caught an 83-yard touchdown reception in a 49-19 rout of the New York Jets. Shane ended the season with 251 rushing yards, three rushing touchdowns, 149 receiving yards, and a receiving touchdown and was a big part of the 2012 Patriots’ playoff win over the Houston Texans, where he scored two TD’s and scored 5 receptions for 83 yards and a touchdown on 7 rushes for 41 yards.
The running back was limited to only 8 games in the 2013 season after a forearm injury at the regular-season opener. Nevertheless, he set a career highlight with 47 receptions for 427 yards and three touchdowns at 208 rushes and one rush touchdown. The following season he scored 391 rushing yards, two rushing touchdowns, 447 receiving yards, and three receiving touchdowns.
During the Super Bowl XLIX on February 1, 2015, in the Patriots’ victory over the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl XLIX on February 1, 2015, clubs intercepted 11 powerful 64-yard passes for their first Super Bowl championship ring.
After a four-year explosive period with the Patriots, he moved to the New York Giants after signing a contract with them on March 10, 2015. His first season with the Giants ended with 260 rushing yards, 495 receiver yards, and four-receiver touchdowns. The running back had limited playing time in the 2016 season due to injury.
In the injury season, he finished his first season with the Giants with 158 rush yards, a rush touchdown, and 94 receiving yards. For the first time in his career, Shane clubs ended a 2017 season without a touchdown, despite having 164 rushing yards and 253 receiving yards. He signed with the New Orleans Saints on July 18, 2018.
Shane Vereen Height, Weight, Body Stats
The veteran running back body frame may be untypical for a soccer player, but it is well suited for the position he plays. It stands at 5 feet 10 inches with a corresponding weight of 205 lbs. However, his other body measurements are not known.