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Cecil Shorts III
WR #84
Height:
6-0
Weight:
202
Age:
26
College:
Mount Union
Hometown:
Cleveland, Ohio
Experience:
3

Quick Stats (2013):

REC
66
YDS
777
AVG
11.8
TDS
3
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesReceivingRushingFumbles
GGSRecYdsAvgLongTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
TOTAL 123 1,786 14.5 80 11 1 -4 -4 0 0 1 1
2013 JAC 13 13 66 777 11.8 59 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 JAC 14 9 55 979 17.8 80T 7 1 -4 -4 -4 0 1 1
2011 JAC 10 0 2 30 15 25 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Recent Games
WKOppResultReceivingRushingFumbles
RecYdsAvgLngTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
1 KC L 2-28 3 40 13.3 24 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 @OAK L 9-19 8 93 11.6 22 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 @SEA L 17-45 8 143 17.9 59 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
4 IND L 3-37 7 61 8.7 15 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
5 @STL L 20-34 5 74 14.8 28 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
6 @DEN L 19-35 0 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
7 SD L 6-24 8 80 10 22 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
8 SF L 10-42 7 74 10.6 15 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
10 @TEN W 29-27 2 42 21 22 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
11 ARI L 14-27 2 22 11 11 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
12 @HOU W 13-6 8 71 8.9 16 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
13 @CLE W 32-28 6 64 10.7 20 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
14 HOU W 27-20 2 13 6.5 7 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
15 BUF L 20-27 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

Third-year pro produced career-high numbers in 2012 … Has played in 24 games with nine starts since being selected in the fourth round of the 2011 draft … Career totals include 57 receptions for 1,009 yards (17.7 avg.) and eight TDs … Limited to only two catches for 30 yards as a rookie before having breakout season in 2012, leading the team in receiving yards (979), TDs (7), 100 yard games (4) average per reception (17.8) and receptions of 20-plus yards (17) ... Ranked second with 55 receptions ...  Set single-season franchise record and ranked second in the NFL in average per reception and tied for second in NFL with a franchise-record four catches of 50-plus yards including three for TDs... Tied for second in NFL with five receiving TDs of 20-plus yards and tied for ninth with 17 catches of 20-plus yards … Missed two games in 2012 with a concussion and missed six games in 2011 with a hamstring injury … Highest drafted player in school history and first player drafted by the Jaguars from a Division III school … Three-time All-America selection … Finished career with 78 career TDs along with 259 receptions for 4,705 yards … Also competed on track team as a sprinter ...

TRANSACTIONS: Originally drafted in the fourth round (114th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft.

PRO: Third-year pro produced career-high numbers in 2012 … Has played in 24 games with nine starts since being selected in the fourth round of the 2011 draft … Career totals include 57 receptions for 1,009 yards (17.7 avg.) and eight TDs … Limited to only two catches for 30 yards as a rookie before having breakout season in 2012, leading the team in receiving yards (979), TDs (7), 100 yard games (4) average per reception (17.8) and receptions of 20-plus yards (17) ... Ranked second with 55 receptions ...  Set single-season franchise record and ranked second in the NFL in average per reception and tied for second in NFL with a franchise-record four catches of 50-plus yards including three for TDs... Tied for second in NFL with five receiving TDs of 20-plus yards and tied for ninth with 17 catches of 20-plus yards … Missed two games in 2012 with a concussion and missed six games in 2011 with a hamstring injury … Highest drafted player in school history and first player drafted by the Jaguars from a Division III school … Three-time All-America selection … Finished career with 78 career TDs along with 259 receptions for 4,705 yards … Also competed on track team as a sprinter ...

2013: Updated stats

2012: Started nine of 14 games … Missed two games with a  concussion and ended the season on injured reserve …  Led team in receiving yards (979), TDs (7), receptions of 20-plus yards (17), receptions of 50-plus yards (4), 100-yard games (4) and average per reception (17.8) … Ranked second on club with 55 receptions … His four 100 yard receiving games were most by a Jaguar WR since 2004 (Jimmy Smith, 4) … Tied for second in NFL with five receiving TDs of 20-plus yards and tied for ninth with 17 catches of 20-plus yards … Tied for second in the NFL with a franchise-record four receptions of 50-plus yards … Three of his seven TDs were from 50-plus yards … Finished with 519 more receiving yards than the club’s 2011 leader (Marcedes Lewis, 460) … Scored five of his seven TDs in road games and finished with 33 catches for 608 yards (18.4 avg.) … Averaged 26.5-yards per reception in five division games with 14 catches for 371 yards and four TDs … Ranked second on the team with 105 targets …  9/9 at MIN: Played only 13 snaps, but caught four passes for a then career-high 74 yards and a TD.  The TD came with 20 seconds remaining in regulation, a 39-yard pass from Blaine Gabbert, moving Jacksonville ahead 21-20 ... 9/16 vs. HOU: Saw action at WR but did not record a reception ... 9/23 at IND: Lone reception was an 80-yard pass from Blaine Gabbert for the game-winning TD with 45 seconds remaining ... 9/30 vs. CIN: Targeted five times and made one reception for eight yards ... 10/7 vs. CHI: Made two receptions for 43 yards, including a 34-yard reception from Gabbert in the second quarter ... 10/21 at OAK: Made first career start at WR and had four receptions for 79 yards and one TD. Scored on a 42-yard pass from Blaine Gabbert in the first quarter ... 10/28 at GB: Registered a career-high eight receptions for 116 yards. Had a 35-yard reception in the second quarter and a 24-yard reception in the fourth quarter ... 11/4 vs. DET: Posted three catches for 56 yards … 11/8 vs. IND: Registered second 100-yard receiving games with 105 yards on six receptions.  Caught a 52-yard pass from Blaine Gabbert in the third quarter and hooked up with Chad Henne on a four-yard catch in the fourth quarter … 11/18 at HOU: Caught a 67-yard TD pass from Henne in the second quarter and finished with three catches for 81 yards ... 11/25 vs. TEN: Scored on a 59-yard pass from Chad Henne in the third quarter and totaled 105 yards on four receptions …  12/2 at BUF: Led team with seven receptions for 77 yards and left game in the fourth quarter with a head injury ... 12/9 vs. NYJ: Inactive (head) ... 12/16 at MIA: Returned to action and produced six receptions for 101 yards ... 12/23 vs. NE: Caught six passes for 54 yards before leaving the game in fourth quarter with a head injury ... Was placed on injured reserve (head) on Dec. 24 ...

2011: Saw action in 10 games as a rookie at WR and return specialist … Finished with two receptions for 30 yards and one TD … Recorded 20.5-yard average on four kickoff returns and 4.2-yard average on 12 punt returns … Had eight receptions for 71 yards and a TD in the preseason … Made NFL debut on 9/11 vs. TEN and returned three punts for 31 yards with a long of 27 … Had two punt returns on 9/18 at NYJ and 9/25 at CAR … Was inactive for three straight games with a hamstring injury – 10/30 at HOU, 11/13 at IND and 11/20 at CLE … Recorded his first career reception on 11/27 vs. HOU, a 25-yarder from Blaine Gabbert … Scored his first career TD on a five-yard pass in the second quarter on 12/5 vs. SD.  Also had three kickoff returns for 63 yards … Injured his hamstring on 12/11 vs. TB and missed the final three games …

COLLEGE: Four-year letterman and three-time All-America selection, playing in 56 career games … Set several Ohio Athletic Conference records and etched his name in NCAA Division III record books … Finished career with 78 career touchdowns and 468 points scored, the second-most in conference history … Accounted for 5,989 all-purpose yards (108.9 yards per game), the second-most in conference history … Career totals included 259 receptions for 4,705 yards and 63 TDs … His 63 career receiving TDs are most in school history and second in NCAA Division III history … Set school and conference career marks for receptions and receiving yards … Rushed for 492 yards on 75 carries with 12 TDs … Added two punt returns for a TD and a kickoff return for a score … Two-time Ohio Athletic Conference Ed Sherman Award Winner, given to the conference’s top WR … Was teammate for two seasons with Redskins WR Pierre Garcon and topped his old school record for career receiving yards (4,380) … Played in 12 games at WR as a senior but also saw action at QB, KR, PR and DB … Consensus All-America and unanimous first-team all-conference selection … Led team with 70 receptions for 1,196 yards with 18 TDs … Had 13 kickoff returns for 325 yards (25.0 avg.) including an 80-yard return for a score against Delaware … Added 26 rushes for 113 yards with one TD rushing … Played in all 15 games as a junior … Team captain … Consensus All-America selection by D3Football.com, AFCA and AP Little All-America … Named D3Football.com National Offensive Player of the Year … Set school and conference record with 100 receptions for 1,736 yards with 19 TDs … Finished with 13 receptions for 297 yards with two TDs at Heidelberg including a 79-yard reception, the second-most receiving yards in school history … Appeared in all 15 games as a sophomore and set league and conference record with 23 receiving TDs … Finished with 77 receptions for 1,484 yards (19.3 avg.) … Added 45 yards on three carries … Returned 11 punts for 91 yards (8.3 avg.) and ranked second on team with 1,620 all-purpose yards … Split time at QB and WR as a freshman, playing in 14 games … Was 16 of 24 passing for 209 yards … Added 12 receptions for 289 yards with three TDs and 12 rushes for 108 yards with two TDs … Began season at QB but made move to WR … Health and physical education major.

PERSONAL: Single with son, Cecil Shorts IV … Attended Collinwood High School (Ohio) … All-District and All-Conference selection at QB … Played under his father, Cecil Shorts, Jr. … 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 … Won 2008 outdoor 400 hurdle title at the Malone Jack Hazen Open … Won the 4x400 relay event at Zips Invitational ...Sister, Candice, runs cross country and plays basketball at John Carroll … Twitter handle is @CecilShortsIII … Full name: Cecil Shorts III.

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