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Jabaal Sheard

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Height: 
6-3

Weight:

265

Age

27
Pittsburgh
7 Years Pro

2016 Season

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Sheard, 25, is a veteran of four NFL seasons with the Cleveland Browns after joining the team as a second-round draft pick (37th overall) in 2011 out of Pittsburgh. The 6-foot-3, 264-pounder, has played in 61 games with 50 starts and has registered 190 total tackles, 23 sacks, seven forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. He was named to the PFWA All-Rookie team in 2011 when he had 55 tackles, a team-leading 8.5 sacks and five forced fumbles.

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CAREER TRANSACTIONS

Jabaal Sheard was signed by the New England Patriots as an unrestricted free agent from Cleveland on March 12, 2015 ... Originally drafted by Cleveland in the second round (37th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft.

SEASONAL REVIEWS

2016 (15/8, 3/0) 

  • Recorded four tackles after making the start at right end in the win at Arizona (9/11). 
  • Finished with one tackle in the win vs. Miami (9/18) after making the start at right end. 
  • Sacked Brock Osweiler twice for 21 yards in the win vs. Houston (9/22) to mark the fifth multiple-sack game of his career and his second consecutive two-sack game against the Texans. Also added three tackles.
  • Recorded a second consecutive game with a sack after bringing down QB Tyrod Taylor for two yards vs. Buffalo (10/2). Added three tackles. 
  • Totaled three tackles in the win at Cleveland (10/9) and was part of a defensive line that held the Browns to just 27 yards rushing after they entered the game leading the league in rushing yards.  
  • Finished with two tackles and 1/2 sack for 4.5  yards in the win vs. Cincinnati (10/16). 
  • Started at right end in the win at Pittsburgh (10/23). 
  • Finished with two tackles in the win at Buffalo (10/30) after making the start at right end.
  • Played in a reserve role on  defense vs. Seattle (11/13). 
  • Was inactive for the victory at San Francisco (11/20).
  • Played as a reserve defensive end and totaled three tackles in the win at N.Y. Jets (11/27).
  • Recorded four tackles and three passes defensed in the win vs. Los Angeles (12/4). 
  • Played as a reserve defensive end in the win vs. Baltimore (12/12).
  • Put consistent pressure on the quarterback with a sack and two quarterback hits, while also adding four tackles as a reserve defensive end in the win at Denver (12/18).
  • Totaled two tackles and combined with Alan Branch for a one-yard sack of QB Bryce Petty in the win vs. N.Y. Jets (12/24). 
  • Assisted on one tackle in the win at Miami (1/1).
  • Totaled two tackles in the Divisional Round victory vs. Houston (1/14).
  • Combined for three tackles in the win vs. Pittsburgh in the AFC Championship game (1/22).
  • Contributed on defense with two tackles and a half sack of quarterback Matt Ryan in the win over Atlanta in Super Bowl LI (2/5).

2015 (13/1, 2/0)

  • Played in 13 regular-season games with one start and recorded 37 tackles, eight sacks, two passes defensed and four forced fumbles.
  • Appeared in both playoff contests and made nine tackles.
  • Was inactive for three games due to injury.
  • Recorded his first sack as a Patriot along with two tackles, in the season opener vs. Pittsburgh (9/10).
  • Recorded two sacks for 15 yards and three tackles in the win at Dallas (10/11), marking the third two-sack game of his NFL career and his first with the Patriots.
  • Posted one solo tackle in the win at Indianapolis (10/18) before leaving the game with an ankle injury in the second quarter.
  • Recorded five tackles and strip sacked Ryan Fitzpatrick, allowing Jamie Collins to recover the loose ball and return it for a touchdown at N.Y. Jets (12/27).
  • Recorded five tackles  and strip-sacked Brian Hoyer twice, including one that was recovered by New England deep in Houston territory. The turnover resulted in a Patriots touchdown in the win at Houston (12/13).
  • Made his first start as a Patriot and posted two tackles at Miami (1/3).

2014 (16/5 - Cleveland)

  • Played in all 16 regular-season games with five starts and posted 44 tackles, two sacks and three passes defensed.

2013 (13/13 - Cleveland)

  • Started all 13 regular-season games he appeared in and tallied 35 tackles, 5½ sacks, four passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.
  • Missed three games due to injury.
  • Made the switch to linebacker after spending his first two seasons along the defensive line.

2012 (16/16 - Cleveland)

  • Started all 16 regular-season games, matching a career high with 55 tackles and producing seven sacks, three passes defensed and one forced fumble.

2011 (16/16 - Cleveland)

  • Started all 16 regular-season games as a rookie in 2011, recording 55 tackles, two passes defensed and one fumble recovery. Also led the team with 8½ sacks and five forced fumbles.
  • Named to the PFW/PFWA All-Rookie team.
  • His 55 tackles and 8½ sacks both ranked third among all NFL rookies.
  • His five forced fumbles tied for third most in the NFL.
  • Recorded his first career sack by taking down Kerry Collins for an eight-yard loss at Indianapolis (9/18).

COLLEGE

  • Played in 47 career games with 38 starts over four years (2007-10) at Pittsburgh, compiling 142 tackles, 19½ sacks, five forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.
  • Named consensus first-team All-America, first-team All-Big East and the Big East Conference Defensive Player of the Year in 2010.
  • Posted 52 tackles, nine sacks, four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries in 12 games while serving as a team captain as a senior in 2010.
  • Earned second-team All-Big East honors as a junior in 2009 after starting all 13 games and registering 42 tackles and five sacks.
  • Started all 13 games as a sophomore in 2008, finishing with 45 tackles and 5½ sacks.
  • Played in nine games and had three tackles as a true freshman in 2008.

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • 2011 - PFW/PFWA All-Rookie Team

EXTRA POINTS

  • Was nominated by the Cleveland Browns for the 2013 Walter Payton Man of the Year Award, an award given annually by the National Football League honoring a player's volunteer and charity work, as well as his excellence on the field.

PERSONAL

  • Born May 10, 1989.
  • Attended Hollywood Hills (Fla.) High School, where he played football and also competed in track, participating in the 200m and shot put.
  • Earned All-Broward County honors in the shot put, placing fourth in the state finals.
  • Awarded a bravery medal at the age of 11 after he helped an elderly woman escape from her burning home in Florida.
  • Has a son, Jaiden.
  • Majored in administration of justice at Pittsburgh.

Stats

Career Stats

gamesdefense
seasonteamggstotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
2016NE1583320135-4-----0-
2015NE131372898-2-----4-
2014CLE1654425192-3-----0-
2013CLE13133619175.5-4-----11
2012CLE16165538177-3-----1-
2011CLE16165540158.5-2-----51
TOTAL26017090360180---0112

Recent Games

defense
wkopresulttotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
17@MIAW 35-141010-0-----0-
16NYJW 41-32020.5-0-----0-
15@DENW 16-34131-0-----0-
14BALW 30-230------------
13LAW 26-105320-3-----0-
12@NYJW 22-173120-0-----0-
11@SFW 30-170------------
10SEAL 24-310------------
8@BUFW 41-252200-0-----0-
7@PITW 27-160------------
6CINW 35-172020.5-0-----0-
5@CLEW 33-133210-1-----0-
4BUFL 0-163301-0-----0-
3HOUW 27-03302-0-----0-
2MIAW 31-241100-0-----0-
1@ARIW 23-214400-0-----0-

defensive

yearteamgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
2016NE153320135-4-----
2015NE13372898-2-----
2014CLE164425192-3-----
2013CLE133619175.5-4-----
2012CLE165538177-3-----
2011CLE165540158.5-2-----
TOTAL 892601709036018000-0

fumbles

yearteamgfumlostffown fropp frown ydsopp ydstdoobsftytb
2016NE15-----------
2015NE13-----------
2014CLE16-----------
2013CLE13----1-0----
2012CLE16-----------
2011CLE16----1-0----
TOTAL 8900-02000000

preseason

gamestacklesinterceptionsfumbles
wkgame dateoppresultggstotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
108/11/2016NOW 22-34112110-0-----1-
208/18/2016CHIW 22-23000------------
308/26/2016@CARW 19-17000------------
409/01/2016@NYGL 9-17000------------
TOTAL 112110-0-----1-

regular season

gamestacklesinterceptionsfumbles
wkgame dateoppresultggstotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
109/11/2016@ARIW 23-21114400-0-----0-
209/18/2016MIAW 24-31111100-0-----0-
309/22/2016HOUW 0-27113302-0-----0-
410/02/2016BUFL 16-0113301-0-----0-
510/09/2016@CLEW 33-13113210-1-----0-
610/16/2016CINW 17-35112020.5-0-----0-
710/23/2016@PITW 27-16110------------
810/30/2016@BUFW 41-25112200-0-----0-
1011/13/2016SEAL 31-24100------------
1111/20/2016@SFW 30-17000------------
1211/27/2016@NYJW 22-17103120-0-----0-
1312/04/2016LAW 10-26105320-3-----0-
1412/12/2016BALW 23-30100------------
1512/18/2016@DENW 16-3104131-0-----0-
1612/24/2016NYJW 3-41102020.5-0-----0-
1701/01/2017@MIAW 35-14101010-0-----0-
TOTAL 1583320135-4-----0-

postseason

gamestacklesinterceptionsfumbles
wkgame dateoppresultggstotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
1901/14/2017HOUW 16-34102110-0-----0-
2001/22/2017PITW 17-36103030-0-----0-
2202/05/2017@ATLW 34-28102110.5-0-----0-
TOTAL 307250.5-0-----0-

defensive splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Arizona Cardinals14400-0-----
Baltimore Ravens10----------
Buffalo Bills25501-0-----
Cincinnati Bengals12020.5-0-----
Cleveland Browns13210-1-----
Denver Broncos14131-0-----
Houston Texans13302-0-----
Los Angeles Rams15320-3-----
Miami Dolphins22110-0-----
New York Jets25140.5-0-----
Pittsburgh Steelers10----------
San Francisco 49ers00----------
Seattle Seahawks10----------

defensive splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Outside Own Division9211383.5-4-----
vs AFC Teams122413115-1-----
vs NFC Teams39720-3-----
vs Own Division612751.5-0-----

defensive splits - split by MONTH

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
December411471.5-3-----
January11010-0-----
November23120-0-----
October510731.5-1-----
September38802-0-----

defensive splits - split by STADIUM

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
FirstEnergy Stadium13210-1-----
Gillette Stadium8161064-3-----
Hard Rock Stadium11010-0-----
Heinz Field10----------
Levi's Stadium00----------
MetLife Stadium13120-0-----
New Era Field12200-0-----
Sports Authority Field at Mile High14131-0-----
University of Phoenix Stadium14400-0-----

defensive splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Losses23301-0-----
Wins133017134-4-----

defensive splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Mondays10----------
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)25322.5-0-----
Sundays122817112.5-4-----

Defense splits - FIELD TYPE

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Grass512751-1-----
Turf10211384-3-----

Defense splits - HOME/AWAY

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Home Games8161064-3-----
Road Games7171071-1-----

Defense splits - POINT SITUATIONAL

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Ahead2614123-4-----
Ahead by 1-8 Points8261.5-0-----
Ahead by 9-16 Points9720.5-0-----
Behind3210-0-----
Behind by 1-8 Points1010-0-----
Behind by 9-16 Points2200-0-----
Tied4402-0-----

Defense splits - HALF

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
1st Half181172.5-0-----
2nd Half15962.5-4-----
Last Two Minutes of Half4220-0-----

Defense splits - FIELD TYPE POSITION

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Opp 19-1 - by Yard Line3301-1-----
Opp 49-20 - by Yard Line211293-2-----
Own 1-20 - by Yard Line1010-0-----
Own 21-50 - by Yard Line8531-1-----

Defense splits - QUARTERS

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
1st Quarter5412.5-0-----
2nd Quarter13760-0-----
3rd Quarter9541-3-----
4th Quarter6421.5-1-----
4th Quarter within 72110-0-----

Defense splits - MARGIN

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Margin 0-758620-0-----
Margin 15+8211384-4-----
Margin 8-1424131-0-----