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Team

Cecil Shorts
WR #18
Height:
6-0
Weight:
202
College:
Mount Union
Hometown:
Kent, OH
Experience:
6
Receiving
YearTeamGRecYdsAvgYds/GLongTD20+40+1stFUM
TOTAL 70 229 2,979 13 42.6 80 14 42 8 140 3
2016 TB 9 11 152 13.8 16.9 22 0 2 0 8 0
2015 HOU 11 42 484 11.5 44 42 2 5 1 27 1
2014 JAC 13 53 557 10.5 42.8 53 1 7 1 26 1
2013 JAC 13 66 777 11.8 59.8 59 3 10 1 41 0
2012 JAC 14 55 979 17.8 69.9 80T 7 17 5 36 1
2011 JAC 10 2 30 15 3 25 1 1 0 2 0
Rushing
YearTeamGAttAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDLng1st1st%20+40+FUM
TOTAL 70 11 0.2 43 3.9 0.6 0 12 2 18.2 0 0 1
2016 TB 9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2015 HOU 11 10 0.9 47 4.7 4.3 0 12 2 20 0 0 1
2014 JAC 13 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 JAC 13 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 JAC 14 1 0.1 -4 -4 -0.3 0 -4 0 -- 0 0 0
2011 JAC 10 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Kick Return
YearTeamGRetYdsAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 70 5 101 20.2 23 0 2 0 0 0
2016 TB 9 1 19 19 19 0 0 0 0 0
2015 HOU 11 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 JAC 13 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 JAC 13 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 JAC 14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 JAC 10 4 82 20.5 23 0 2 0 0 0
Punt Return
YearTeamGRetRetYAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 70 21 120 5.7 27 0 1 0 14 0
2016 TB 9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2015 HOU 11 9 70 7.8 17 0 0 0 8 0
2014 JAC 13 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 JAC 13 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 JAC 14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 JAC 10 12 50 4.2 27 0 1 0 6 0
Passing
YearTeamGAttCompPctAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDTD%IntInt%Lng20+40+SckSckYRate
TOTAL 70 3 3 100 0 53 17.7 0.8 2 66.7 0 -- 23 2 0 0 0 158.3
2016 TB 9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2015 HOU 11 1 1 100 0.1 21 21 1.9 1 100 0 -- 21T 1 0 0 0 158.3
2014 JAC 13 2 2 100 0.2 32 16 2.5 1 50 0 -- 23T 1 0 0 0 158.3
2013 JAC 13 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 JAC 14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 JAC 10 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 70 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2016 TB 9 1 1 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2015 HOU 11 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 JAC 13 4 4 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2013 JAC 13 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 JAC 14 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 JAC 10 2 2 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 70 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 TB 9 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2015 HOU 11 2 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 0 0 0
2014 JAC 13 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- 0 0 0 0
2013 JAC 13 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0 -- -- --
2012 JAC 14 1 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 0 0 0
2011 JAC 10 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- 0 -- -- --

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TRANSACTIONS: Selected by the Jackonsville Jaguars in the fourth round (114th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft...Signed by the Houston Texans on March 16, 2015.

TRANSACTIONS: Selected by the Jackonsville Jaguars in the fourth round (114th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft...Signed by the Houston Texans on March 16, 2015.

CAREER:
Led the Jaguars in receptions (176), receiving yards (2,343) and touchdowns (12) from
2011-14
First career reception came vs. Houston (11/27/11), a 25-yard gain for a first down
Has seven career 100-yard receiving games
Became the fifth player in franchise history to record at least one passing completion, rushing attempt and reception in a game

2015 (Houston 11/4, 1/0):
In his debut with the Texans, caught four passes for 57 yards (14.3 avg) vs. Kansas
City (9/13)
Recorded a team-high six receptions for 34 yards (5.7 avg.) at Carolina (9/20)
Caught six passes for 58 yards vs. Tampa Bay (9/27)
Totaled season highs of four punt returns for 40 yards (10.0 avg.) at Atlanta (10/4)
Notched his third straight game with six receptions for 87 yards (10/4)
Started his first game against his former team (2011-14) and caught four passes for 63
yards at Jacksonville (10/18)
Inactive in Week 5 and Weeks 7-8
Threw a 21-yard touchdown pass to RB Alfred Blue in the third quarter vs. N.Y. Jets (11/22) to give the Texans a 17-10 lead. It marked his second career passing touchdown, as he is now 3-of-3 for 53 yards, two touchdowns and a 158.3 passer rating. Also threw for a score as a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars on 12/28/14 at Houston
The last non-quarterback to throw a touchdown for the Texans was RB Arian Foster in
Week 16 vs. Baltimore (12/21/14) in 2014
Registered a career-long 12-yard run in the first quarter vs. N.Y. Jets (11/22) and finished
with four rushing attempts for 26 yards
Became the fifth player in franchise history to record at least one passing completion,
rushing attempt and reception in a game
Caught three passes for 18 yards and a touchdown. Also rushed three times for 20 yards
(6.7 avg.) vs. New Orleans (11/29)
Scored on a 3-yard pass from Hoyer in the first quarter vs. New Orleans (11/29), giving
him his second touchdown of the season and 14th of his career
Led the team with six receptions for 91 yards, including a long of 23 yards at BUF (12/6)
His reception total tied a single-game season-high, while his yardage total was a personal-best for 2015 (12/6)
Returned three punts for 22 yards, averaging 7.3 yards per return vs. New England
(12/13)
Inactive in Week 16 at Tennessee (12/27) and Week 17 vs. Jacksonville (1/3/16)

2014 (Jacksonville, 13/12):
Started in 12-of-13 games for the Jaguars at wide receiver, posting 53 receptions for 557 yards and one touchdown on 110 targets
Recorded three receptions of 25 yards or more, 263 yards after catch, a 10.5 average yards per reception, and 26 first downs
Grabbed five receptions, including a long of 53 yards, for 119 yards vs. Dallas (11/9/14)
Notched 10 receptions for 103 yards on 16 targets at Tennessee (10/12/14)
Posted five receptions for 35 yards and a receiving touchdown vs. Indianapolis (9/21/14)
Logged six receptions for 76 yards on 11 targets at Baltimore (12/14/14)
Threw a 23-yard touchdown pass vs. Houston  in the season finale

2013 (Jacksonville, 13/13):
Started in 13 games at wide receiver for the Jaguars, posting a team-leading and career-best 66 receptions for 777 yards and three touchdowns on 125 targets
Recorded two receptions of 25 yards or more, 300 yards after catch, a 11.8 average per reception, and 41 first downs
Led team with 10 receptions of 20-plus yards including a 59-yarder
Notched eight receptions for 143 yards and six first downs on 15 targets at Seattle (9/22/13)
Posted five receptions for 74 yards and one touchdown at St. Louis (10/6/13)
Logged six receptions for 64 yards and one touchdown at Cleveland (12/1/13)
Ended the season on injured reserve with a groin injury and missed final three games

2012 (Jacksonville, 14/9):
Started nine of 14 games and ranked second on the club with 55 receptions and 105 targets
Led Jaguars in receiving yards (979), touchdowns (7), receptions of 20-plus yards (17), receptions of 50-plus yards (4), and 100-yard games (4)
Set single-season franchise record in 2012 and ranked second in the NFL in average per reception (17.8)
Ranked second in NFL with a franchise-record four catches of 50-plus yards including three for touchdowns and tied for second in NFL with five receiving touchdowns of 20-plus yards
Averaged 26.5-yards per reception in five division games with 14 catches for 371 yards and four touchdowns
Posted eight receptions for 116 yards at Green Bay (10/28/12)
Notched six receptions for 105 yards and a touchdown vs. Indianapolis (11/08/12)
Logged seven receptions for 77 yards and a touchdown at Buffalo (12/2/12)
Missed two games with a concussion and ended the season on injured reserve

2011 (Jacksonville, 10/0):
Saw action in 10 games as a rookie at WR and return specialist, finishing with two receptions for 30 yards and one touchdown
Recorded a 20.5-yard average on four kickoff returns and 4.2-yard average on 12 punt returns
Made NFL debut on Sep. 11 vs. Tennessee and returned three punts for 31 yards with a long of 27
First career reception came vs. Houston (11/27/11), a 25-yard gain for a Jaguars first down
First career touchdown reception came vs. San Diego (12/5/11), a five-yard pass
Missed six games with a hamstring injury

COLLEGE:
Four-year letterman and three-time All-America selection, playing in 56 career games and finishing career with 78 career TDs (school-record 63 recieving) along with 259 receptions for 4,705 yards
Highest drafted player in school history and first player drafted by the Jaguars from a Division III school
Accounted for 5,989 all-purpose yards (108.9 yards per game) and 468 points scored, which are the second-most in conference history
Two-time Ohio Athletic Conference Ed Sherman Award Winner, given to the conference’s top wide reciever, and competed on Mount Union’s track team as a sprinter
Switched from quarterback to wide reciever after his sophmore year when Redskins WR Pierre Garcon graduated
Recorrded 77 receptions for 1,484 yards and 23 touchdowns, which set an Ohio Athletic Conference record, in 2008 during his first full season at wide receiver

PERSONAL:
Attended Collinwood High School (Ohio) where he played for his father, Cecil Shorts Jr., and earned All-District and All-Conference selection at quarterback
Married (Chanel) with two kids, one son, Cecil Shorts IV and one daughter, Payton
Member of the Mount Union chapter of Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Received All-America honors from U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association
Twitter handle is @CecilShortsIII

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