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Shane Vereen
RB #34
Height:
5-10
Weight:
205
Age:
25
College:
California
Hometown:
Valencia, CA
Experience:
4

Quick Stats (2013):

CAR
44
YDS
208
AVG
4.7
TDS
1
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesRushingReceivingFumbles
GGSAttYdsAvgLngTDRecYdsAvgLongTDFUMLost
TOTAL 121 516 4.3 21 5 55 576 10.5 83 4 2 1
2013 NE 8 1 44 208 4.7 21 1 47 427 9.1 50 3 1 0
2012 NE 13 1 62 251 4 16 3 8 149 18.6 83T 1 1 1
2011 NE 5 0 15 57 3.8 19 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Recent Games
WKOppResultRushingReceivingFumbles
AttYdsAvgLngTDRecYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
1 @BUF W 23-21 14 101 7.2 21 0 7 58 8.3 19 0 -- --
11 @CAR L 20-24 1 7 7 7 0 8 65 8.1 17 0 -- --
12 DEN W 34-31 10 31 3.1 8 0 8 60 7.5 14 0 -- --
13 @HOU W 34-31 10 38 3.8 14 0 5 37 7.4 12 1 -- --
14 CLE W 27-26 3 9 3 6 1 12 153 12.8 50 0 -- --
15 @MIA L 20-24 2 13 6.5 7 0 3 8 2.7 6 0 -- --
16 @BAL W 41-7 2 6 3 4 0 1 4 4 4 1 -- --
17 BUF W 34-20 2 3 1.5 7 0 3 42 14 22 1 1 0

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Biography

Shane Vereen was drafted by the New England Patriots in the second round (56th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS
Shane Vereen was drafted by the New England Patriots in the second round (56th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft.

SEASONAL REVIEWS

2013 (8/1, 2/0)
  • Rushed for a career-high 101 yards on 14 carries at Buffalo (9/8). Also caught seven passes for 58 yards.
  • Placed on Injured Reserve/Designated for Return with a wrist injury (9/10).
  • Returned from the Injured Reserve/Designated for Return list and made an immediate impact on the offense at Carolina (11/18). Caught a career-high eight passes for 65 yards and had one carry for 7 yards.
  • Compiled 91 total yards vs. Denver (11/24) with eight receptions for 60 yards and 10 rushes for 31 yards.
  • Made his first start of the season at Houston (12/1) and caught five passes for 37 yards and a touchdown. Also rushed 10 times for 38 yards.
  • Set new team records for receptions and receiving yards by a running back in the comeback win vs. Cleveland (12/8). Vereen had 12 receptions for 153 yards and three rushes for 9 yards and a touchdown.
  • Scored the first Patriots touchdown at Baltimore (12/22) and a 4-yard pass. Left in the first half with an injury and did not return.
  • Caught a touchdown for the second straight game vs. Buffalo (12/29), finishing with three receiving touchdowns overall on the year.
  • Gained 93 combined yards of offense in the AFC Championship Game at Denver (1/19) by catching five passes for 59 yards and rushing four times for 34 yards in his first career playoff start.


2012 (13/1, 2/0)
  • Played in 13 regular-season games with one start and rushed for 251 yards on 62 carries (4.0 avg) and three touchdowns. Also caught eight passes for 149 yards (18.6 avg) and a touchdown.
  • Appeared in both postseason contests and compiled 57 yards rushing on 11 carries (5.2 avg) and a touchdown. Also caught seven passes for 105 yards (15.0 avg) and two touchdowns.
  • Was inactive due to injury for the first three games of the season.
  • Rushed once for one yard and a touchdown vs. Denver (10/7).
  • Made his first career start and rushed for 49 yards on eight carries (6.1 avg) and caught one pass for 10 yards in the overtime win vs. N.Y. Jets (10/21). Gained 24 yards of offense on the first two plays of the game from scrimmage - a 10-yard reception and a 14-yard rush.
  • Rushed for 22 yards on seven carries (3.1 avg) and a touchdown at St. Louis (10/28). Also converted a third-and-long with a 17-yard catch and run in the second quarter.
  • Picked up 40 yards on a career-high 11 carries (3.6 avg) and a touchdown vs. Indianapolis (11/18). Also caught one pass for 11 yards.
  • Caught two passes for a career-high 91 yards, including a career-long 83-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter of the Thanksgiving Night win at N.Y. Jets (11/22). Also tallied 42 yards on 10 carries (4.2 avg).
  • Tied a team postseason mark with three touchdowns - a 1-yard run and 8-yard and 33-yard touchdown receptions - in the Divisional Playoff win vs. Houston (1/13). In total, Vereen caught five passes for 83 yards (16.6 avg) and rushed seven times for 41 yards (5.9 avg).


2011 (5/0, 0,0)
  • Played in five games and finished with 15 carries for 57 yards (3.8 avg.) and one touchdown.
  • Inactive in Super Bowl XLVI against the Giants (2/5) as well as the Patriots’ playoff wins over Baltimore (1/22) and Denver (1/14).
  • Inactive due to injury against Indianapolis (12/4), Washington (12/11), Broncos (12/18), Dolphins (12/24) and Bills (1/1).
  • Played as a reserve on offense and gained 18 yards on seven carries in Philadelphia (11/27).
  • Saw his first action on offense, rushing for 39 yards on eight carries including a four-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter that capped a 34-3 with over the Chiefs (11/21).
  • Was inactive against the Jets (11/13).
  • Was active but did not play against the Giants (11/6).
  • Played special teams and in a reserve role on sepcial teams against the Cowboys (10/16).
  • Registered his first career statistic on a special teams tackle against the Jets (10/9).
  • Saw his first NFL action in Oakland (10/2).
  • Was active but did not play against the Bills (9/25).
  • Was inactive for the first two games of the season against the Dolphins (9/12) and Chargers (9/18).


COLLEGE
  • Vereen started 19 of 38 games at California, carrying 556 times for 2,834 yards (5.10 avg.) and 29 touchdowns.
  • Added 674 yards and six scores on 74 receptions (9.11 avg.) and totaled 210 points as a member of the Golden Bears.
  • Returned 24 kickoffs for 551 yards (22.96 avg) and two punts for 10 yards (5.0 avg).
  • Collected 4,069 all-purpose yards on 656 plays, averaging 107.08 yards per game.
  • Vereen’s 2,834 rushing yards rank seventh on the Golden Bears’ career record list.
  • Had 11 100-yard rushing performances in his career, ranking as the seventh-most in school history.
  • His 29 touchdown runs tie Marshawn Lynch (2004-06) and Jahvid Best (2007-09) for third on Cal’s all-time record chart behind Russell White (35; 1990-92) and Chuck Muncie (32; 1973-75).
  • Rushed for 13 touchdowns in 2010, tying for sixth on Cal’s season record chart.
  • Rushed for 12 touchdowns in 2009, tying for ninth on the school’s season record list.
  • His 4,069 all-purpose yards rank fifth in school annals behind Deltha O’Neal (4,998; 1996-99), Russell White (4,943; 1990-92), Marshawn Lynch (4,574; 2004-06) and Chuck Muncie (4,194; 1973-75).
  • Accumulated 1,757 all-purpose yards in 2009, ranking sixth on Cal’s season record list.


PERSONAL
  • Attended Valencia High School (Calif.).
  • Combined for over 6,000 rushing and receiving yards with 89 touchdowns during a three-year varsity career.
  • One of the Southland’s top sprinters, recording the fastest 100-meter dash time of any junior in Southern California during the 2006 track and field season. His best 100-meter time was 10.6 seconds and his best 200-meter time was 21.5.
  • Also a member of the basketball team and excelled in the classroom, holding a 4.0 grade point average.
  • Son of Venita Taylor-Vereen and Henry Vereen, both of whom were student-athletes at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.
  • Graduated with a degree in Media Studies in just three and a half years.


EXTRA POINTS
  • Vereen's mother, Venita, played tennis for the UNLV Rebels, while his father, Henry, played wide receiver for the Rebels before being drafted in ninth round of the 1979 NFL Draft by Tampa Bay.
  • Spent the summer of 2010 as an intern with Comcast SportsNet Bay Area.
  • His younger brother, Brock, is a defensive back at Minnesota.

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