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Cecil Shorts III
Cecil Shorts III
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Cecil Shorts

WR

Date of birth
Dec 22, 1987
College
Mount Union
Height
6-0
Weight
202 Lbs

Bio

Cecil Shorts III is a wide receiver for the Jacksonville Jaguars. He played college football at the University of Mount Union and was drafted in the fourth round of the 2011 NFL Draft.

EARLY YEARS

Shorts was born on December 22, 1987 in Kent, Ohio. He played quarterback for Collinwood High School in Cleveland, Ohio. He played under his father, Cecil Shorts Jr., who was the head coach of the high school.

UNIVERSITY OF MOUNT UNION

After being the second-string QB as a freshman, Shorts was moved to WR as a sophomore.

In his first year as a WR, Shorts caught 77 passes for 1,484 yards and 23 TDs, an Ohio Athletic Conference record. He was then named the Division-III Offensive Player of the Year in 2009 after he recorded 100 catches for 1,736 yards and 19 TDs.

He finished his collegiate career with 4,705 receiving yards and 63 TDs.

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

Shorts was drafted in the fourth round (114th-overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Jaguars. He became the highest player in Mount Union history to be drafted into the NFL.

After playing sparingly as a rookie, Shorts started the final nine games of the 2012 NFL Season and finished the season leading the team in receiving yards (979) and receiving TDs (7).

In 13 games in 2013, Shorts caught 66 passes for 777 yards and three TDs, but was placed on the injured reserve on December 17, 2013.

Statistics

Stats REC TAR YDS Y/R TD LONG 20+ 40+ FUM RZ TAR 1DN YDS/G
2013 Regular Season 66 124 777 11.8 3 59 9 0 0 13 41 59.77

Game Log

Date Opponent Result REC TAR YDS Y/R LONG RZ TAR TD ATT YDS Y/A RZ ATT TD
12-28-2014 @ Houston Texans Houston Texans 23-17 5 10 47 9.4 18 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
12-18-2014 @ Tennessee Titans Tennessee Titans 21-13 2 7 15 7.5 9 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
12-14-2014 @ Baltimore Ravens Baltimore Ravens 20-12 6 11 76 12.7 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12-7-2014 @ Houston Texans Houston Texans 13-27 2 10 3 1.5 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
11-30-2014 @ New York Giants New York Giants 25-24 4 8 35 8.8 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

News

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