CAREER TRANSACTIONSShane Vereen
was drafted by the New England Patriots in the second round (56th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft. SEASONAL REVIEWS 2014 (16,6)
2013 (8/1, 2/0)
- Finished the season with 52 receptions, the most by a Patriots running back since Kevin Faulk recorded 58 catches in 2008.
- Caught three passes for 14 yards and ran twice for one yard vs. Buffalo (12/28).
- Recorded a 12-yard reception in the second quarter of the win at N.Y. Jets (12/21) to set a new single-season high with 433 receiving yards. Also led the team in rushing with six carries for 38 yards.
- Started at running back and set a new career high with his 48th reception of the season in the win vs. Miami (12/14). Finished the game with one catch for 12 yards and six carries for five yards and one touchdown.
- Caught three passes for 30 yards and had a one-yard rush in the win at San Diego (12/7).
- Started at running back at Green Bay (11/30), carrying three times for six yards and catching one pass for 26 yards.
- Started at running back and recorded eight receptions for 48 yards and added eight carries for 12 yards in the win vs. Detroit (11/23).
- Caught four passes for 59 yards and rushed once for 18 yards in the win at Indianapolis (11/16).
- Rushed 11 times for 29 yards and caught five passes for 38 yards and a touchdown in the win vs. Denver (11/2).
- Started at running back in the win vs. Chicago (10/26), rushing five times for 22 yards and catching three passes for 23 yards.
- Started at running back in the win vs. N.Y. Jets (10/16), rushing 11 times for 43 yards and catching five passes for a game-high 71 yards and two touchdowns. It was his first regular season two-touchdown game, and his 49-yard touchdown reception on the fourth play of the game was the longest by a Patriots running back in Gillette Stadium history.
- ad five carries for four yards and caught one pass for three yards in the win at Buffalo (10/12).
- Rushed for a season-high 90 yards on just nine carries in the win vs. Cincinnati (10/5). Also caught three passes for 18 yards.
- Made his first start of the season and just the third of his career at Kansas City (9/29), finishing with eight carries for 26 yards and five receptions for 41 yards, including a season-long 28-yarder in the third quarter that pushed the Patriots into Chiefs territory and set up a touchdown on the following play.
- Carried seven times for 20 yards and caught four passes for 17 yards in the win vs. Oakland (9/21).
- Rushed six times for a season-high 40 yards in the win at Minnesota (9/14).
- Led the team with 36 yards and one touchdown (a two-yarder) on seven carries in the season opener at Miami (9/7). Also posted five receptions for 35 yards
2012 (13/1, 2/0)
- Played in eight regular-season games with one start and gained 208 yards rushing on 44 carries for a 4.7 average and one touchdown. Also caught 47 passes for 427 yards and three touchdowns and had three kickoff returns for 66 yards.
- Played in both postseason contests with one start and compiled nine rushes for 51 yards and had seven receptions for 75 yards.
- Missed most of the first half of the season after being placed on injured reserve/designated for return (9/10) with a wrist injury suffered in the season opener at Buffalo (9/8).
- Caught five or more passes in five of eight regular-season games he played in
- Rushed for a career-high 101 yards on 14 carries at Buffalo (9/8). Also had seven receptions for 58 yards.
- Returned from the injured reserve/designated for return list and made an immediate impact on the offense at Carolina (11/18). Set a then career-high with eight receptions for 65 yards and had one rush for 7 yards.
- Made his first start of the season at Houston (12/1) and totaled five receptions 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 second Patriots touchdown at Baltimore (12/22) on a 4-yard pass. Left in the first half with an injury and did not return.
- Gained 93 combined yards of offense in the AFC Championship Game at Denver (1/19) with five receptions for 59 yards and four rushes for 34 yards in his first career playoff start.
2011 (5/0, 0,0)
- 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).
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.