Shane Vereen
RB #34
Height:
5-10
Weight:
205
Age:
28
College:
California
Hometown:
Valencia, CA
Experience:
7

Quick Stats (2017):

CAR
30
YDS
115
AVG
3.8
TDS
0

Biography

TRANSACTIONS:
-    Originally a 2nd-round (56th pick overall) draft choice by the New England Patriots in 2011…Signed as a free agent by the Giants on March 12, 2015.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
-    Vereen has played in 63 regular-season games with 9 starts, and in 7 postseason games with 3 starts…Career regular-season totals include 311 rushing attempts for 1,325 yards (4.3-yard avg.) and 8 touchdowns, 177 receptions for 1,611 yards (9.1-yard avg.) and 11 touchdowns, and 17 kickoff returns for 387 yards (22.8-yard avg.)…In the postseason, he has 26 carries for 129 yards (5.0-yard avg.) and 1 touchdown, and 32 catches for 324 yards and 2 scores…Vereen set a Super Bowl record for receptions by a running back with 11 in the Patriots’ victory over Seattle in Super Bowl XLIX.
-    In 2016, Vereen played in 5 games with 1 start, and was twice placed on injured reserve with a triceps injury…Finished the season with 33 rushing attempts for 158 yards and 1 touchdown, and 11 catches for 94 yards…Had 6 carries for 38 yards and 3 receptions for 23 yards in the season opener at Dallas (9/11)…Followed with a season-high 14 attempts for 42 yards and 3 catches for 24 yards vs. New Orleans (9/18)…Started vs. Washington (9/25), and had 11 carries for a season-high 67 yards, including a 1-yard run for the game’s first touchdown, plus 2 catches for 28 yards…Tore his triceps in the game and was placed on injured reserve on Sept. 28…Activated on Dec. 10 and returned to action vs. Dallas (12/11) with a 10-yard reception…Contributed 2 carries for 11 yards and 2 catches for 9 yards vs. Detroit (12/18), but re-injured his triceps…Placed on season-ending injured reserve on Dec. 20.
-    In his first season with the Giants in 2015, Vereen played in all 16 games and finished 2nd on the team in rushing (260 yards on 61 carries), and receiving (59 catches for 494 yards and four touchdowns)…The 3 receiving totals were all career highs…Vereen’s 59 catches were the most receptions in a single season by a Giants running back not named Tiki Barber – who had seasons with 72, 70, 69, 69, and 66 catches…Had at least 1 reception in 14 of 16 games.
-    Carried 3 times for 14 yards and caught 4 passes for 45 yards in his Giants debut at Dallas (9/13)…Caught 8 passes (for 76 yards) for the first of 4 times, and ran 6 times (a season-high he established in 3 games) for 19 yards vs. Atlanta (9/20)…Rushed for 23 yards on 6 attempts vs. Washington (9/24).
-    Caught 8 passes for a season-high 86 yards, including a 2-yard touchdown and a crucial 24-yarder on the game-winning drive, ran 5 times for 24 yards, and returned 2 kickoffs for 44 yards vs San Francisco (10/11)…Rushed for a season-high 56 yards on 4 carries and caught a 6-yard pass vs. Dallas (11/25)…Had 8 receptions for 60 yards, including a 2-yard touchdown at New Orleans (11/1) and 4 catches for 29 yards, including a 4-yard score, and carried 6 times for 14 yards at Tampa Bay (11/8)…Tied his season-high with 8 receptions for 43 yards, including an 8-yard touchdown vs. Carolina (12/20)…Had 6 receptions for 72 yards, and 4 carries for 12 yards, vs. Philadelphia (1/3).
-    In 2014, he played in all 16 regular-season games for the first time (with 6 starts) and in New England’s 3 postseason games (2 starts)…Vereen was the team’s 2nd-leading rusher in the regular season, with 321 yards and 2 touchdowns on 96 carries…He was also 4th on the team with 52 receptions, for 447 yards and 3 scores…The 52 catches were the most by a Patriots running back since Kevin Faulk had 58 in 2008…Vereen caught at least 1 pass in every game but 1.
-    Opened the season with 36 rushing yards, including a 2-yard touchdown, on 7 carries, plus 5 receptions for 35 yards at Miami (9/7)…Ran for a season-high 90 yards on 9 carries vs. Cincinnati on Oct. 5….Had a season-high total of 11 carries for 43 yards and caught 5 passes for 71 yards, including touchdowns of 49 and 3 yards, vs. the Jets (10/16). It was his first regular season 2-touchdown game, and his 49-yard touchdown reception on the 4th play of the game was the longest by a Patriots running back in Gillette Stadium history…Totaled 11 carries (for 29 yards) and added 5 catches for 38 yards, including a 5-yard score, vs. Denver (11/2)…Posted a season-high 8 catches for 48 yards vs. Detroit (11/23)…Scored on a 3-yard run vs. Miami (12/14).
-    In the postseason, Vereen was 2nd on the team with 18 receptions, for 144 yards, and with 21 rushing yards…Recorded 4 receptions for 39 yards and added a 6-yard rush in the AFC Divisional Playoff Game vs. Baltimore (1/10)… Started at running back in the AFC Championship Game vs. Indianapolis (1/18) and caught 3 passes for 41 yards and rushed once for 2 yards…Started in Super Bowl XLIX vs. Seattle (2/1) and finished with 4 carries for 13 yards and a game-high 11 receptions for 64 yards…Vereen’s 11 receptions are the most by a running back in Super Bowl history and are tied with Dan Ross, Jerry Rice, Deion Branch and Wes Welker for the 2nd most by any player in Super Bowl history, behind the 13 by Demaryius Thomas in Super Bowl XLVIII in MetLife Stadium.
-    In 2013, played in 8 regular-season games with one start… Missed most of the first half of the season after being placed on injured reserve/designated for return with a wrist injury suffered in the season opener at Buffalo (9/8)…Rushed for 208 yards and a touchdown on 44 carries (4.7-yard avg.)…Also caught 47 passes for 427 yards and 3 touchdowns and had 3 kickoff returns for 66 yards... Caught at least 5 passes in 5 of his 8 games…Played in both postseason games with 1 start and had 9 carries for 51 yards and 7 receptions for 75 yards.
-    Rushed for a career-high 101 yards on 14 carries and had 7 catches for 58 yards at Buffalo…Returned from the injured reserve/designated for return list at Carolina (11/18) and set a then career-high with 8 receptions for 65 yards and had 1 rush for 7 yards… Made his first start of the season at Houston (12/1) and totaled 5 receptions for 37 yards and a touchdown and added 10 carries for 38 yards…Set team records for receptions (12) and receiving yards (153) by a running back vs. Cleveland (12/8). Added 3 rushes for 9 yards and a touchdown.
-    Started for the first time in a postseason game and gained 93 combined yards with 5 receptions for 59 yards and 4 carries for 34 yards in the AFC Championship Game at Denver (1/19).
-    In 2012, played in 13 regular-season games with 1 start…Inactive for the first 3 games of the season with a foot injury…Finished with 62 carries for 251 yards and 3 touchdowns, and totaled 8 receptions for 149 yards and a touchdown…Played in 2 postseason contests and rushed for 57 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries and added 7 receptions for 105 yards and 2 scores.
-    Scored a touchdown on a 1-yard run vs. Denver (10/7), his only carry of the game…Made his first career start vs. the Jets (10/21) and rushed for 49 yards on 8 carries and 1 reception for 10 yards. He gained 24 yards of offense on the game’s first 2 plays, on a 10-yard reception and a 14-yard rush…Had 7 carries for 22 yards and a touchdown at St. Louis (10/28)…Gained 40 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries vs. Indianapolis (11/18)…Totaled 2 receptions for 91 yards, including a career-long 83-yard touchdown catch in the 2nd quarter, at the Jets (11/22)…Tied a team postseason record with 3 touchdowns – runs of 1 and 8 yards and a 33-yard reception - in an AFC Divisional Playoff Game vs. Houston (1/13).  He had 5 receptions for 83 yards and 7 rushes for 41 yards
-    As a rookie in 2011, Vereen played in 5 games…Inactive for 9 regular-season games and all 3 postseason games – including Super Bowl XLVI vs. the Giants – with hamstring injuries…Finished with 15 carries for 57 yards and 1 touchdown…Played on offense for the first time vs. Kansas City (11/21) and rushed for 39 yards on 8 carries, including a 4-yard touchdown.

COLLEGE:
-    Played in 38 games with 19 starts at California, where he had 556 carries for 2,834 yards (5.1-yard avg.) and 29 touchdowns…Also had 74 receptions for 674 yards (9.1-yard avg.) and 6 scores, 24 kickoff returns for 551 yards (23.0-yard avg.) and 2 punt returns for 10 yards…Totaled 210 points as a member of the Golden Bears…Vereen’s 29 touchdown runs tied Marshawn Lynch (2004- 06) and Jahvid Best (2007-09) for 3rd on Cal’s all-time list…In 2010, he was an All-Pac-10 Conference 2nd-team selection after starting all 12 games and leading the team with 231 carries for 1,167 yards (5.1-yard avg.) and 13 touchdowns…In 2009, All-Pac-10 Conference honorable mention selection…Played in all 13 games and finished with 183 carries for 952 yards and 12 touchdowns, plus 25 catches for 244 yards and 2 scores…In 2008, played in 13 games with 3 starts and carried 142 times for 715 yards and 4 touchdowns and caught 27 passes for 221 yards and another score…In 2007, redshirted as a true freshman.

OFF-THE-FIELD ACTIVITY:
-    Raised awareness for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles-David Stroud Fund by wearing custom-designed cleats during Week 13 for the league-wide initiative “My Cause My Cleats.” ..Attended the Giants Draft Party at MetLife stadium to celebrate the newest rookie additions to the roster with season ticket holders...Participated in Hackensack University Children’s Holiday Gift Giving Party...Played in the Giants Foundation Golf Outing at Westchester Country Club with foundation supporters...Joined teammate Mark Herzlich to support the Joyful Heart Foundation at the Joyful Revolution Gala...Attended the Victor Cruz Foundation Tailgate Faceoff featuring a tailgate cook-off between Giants players and celebrity chef Josh Capon...  Served as a coach at the Orleans Darkwa Football Skills Camp in Fort Lee, NJ.  

PERSONAL:
-    Graduated from Cal with a degree in media studies in 3½ years… Spent the summer of 2010 as an intern with Comcast SportsNet Bay Area…Vereen’s mother, Venita, played tennis at UNLV, while his father, Henry, played wide receiver for the Rebels before being drafted in the 9th round of the 1979 NFL Draft by Tampa Bay…Henry accumulated 4,280 all-purpose yards at UNLV, still the 2nd-most in school history…Brother, Brock, was a safety who played for the Chicago Bears in 2014-15… Vereen joined California’s track and field squad for the 2008-09 season and finished 17th at the Pac-10 Outdoor Championships with a 100-meter time of 10.7 seconds…Attended Valencia (Calif.) High School, where he combined for over 6,000 rushing and receiving yards with 89 touchdowns during a 3-year varsity career…Recorded 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 10.4 seconds and his best 200-meter time was 21.5…Was also a member of the basketball team and excelled in the classroom, holding a 4.0 grade point average.
TRANSACTIONS:
-    Originally a 2nd-round (56th pick overall) draft choice by the New England Patriots in 2011…Signed as a free agent by the Giants on March 12, 2015.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
-    Vereen has played in 63 regular-season games with 9 starts, and in 7 postseason games with 3 starts…Career regular-season totals include 311 rushing attempts for 1,325 yards (4.3-yard avg.) and 8 touchdowns, 177 receptions for 1,611 yards (9.1-yard avg.) and 11 touchdowns, and 17 kickoff returns for 387 yards (22.8-yard avg.)…In the postseason, he has 26 carries for 129 yards (5.0-yard avg.) and 1 touchdown, and 32 catches for 324 yards and 2 scores…Vereen set a Super Bowl record for receptions by a running back with 11 in the Patriots’ victory over Seattle in Super Bowl XLIX.
-    In 2016, Vereen played in 5 games with 1 start, and was twice placed on injured reserve with a triceps injury…Finished the season with 33 rushing attempts for 158 yards and 1 touchdown, and 11 catches for 94 yards…Had 6 carries for 38 yards and 3 receptions for 23 yards in the season opener at Dallas (9/11)…Followed with a season-high 14 attempts for 42 yards and 3 catches for 24 yards vs. New Orleans (9/18)…Started vs. Washington (9/25), and had 11 carries for a season-high 67 yards, including a 1-yard run for the game’s first touchdown, plus 2 catches for 28 yards…Tore his triceps in the game and was placed on injured reserve on Sept. 28…Activated on Dec. 10 and returned to action vs. Dallas (12/11) with a 10-yard reception…Contributed 2 carries for 11 yards and 2 catches for 9 yards vs. Detroit (12/18), but re-injured his triceps…Placed on season-ending injured reserve on Dec. 20.
-    In his first season with the Giants in 2015, Vereen played in all 16 games and finished 2nd on the team in rushing (260 yards on 61 carries), and receiving (59 catches for 494 yards and four touchdowns)…The 3 receiving totals were all career highs…Vereen’s 59 catches were the most receptions in a single season by a Giants running back not named Tiki Barber – who had seasons with 72, 70, 69, 69, and 66 catches…Had at least 1 reception in 14 of 16 games.
-    Carried 3 times for 14 yards and caught 4 passes for 45 yards in his Giants debut at Dallas (9/13)…Caught 8 passes (for 76 yards) for the first of 4 times, and ran 6 times (a season-high he established in 3 games) for 19 yards vs. Atlanta (9/20)…Rushed for 23 yards on 6 attempts vs. Washington (9/24).
-    Caught 8 passes for a season-high 86 yards, including a 2-yard touchdown and a crucial 24-yarder on the game-winning drive, ran 5 times for 24 yards, and returned 2 kickoffs for 44 yards vs San Francisco (10/11)…Rushed for a season-high 56 yards on 4 carries and caught a 6-yard pass vs. Dallas (11/25)…Had 8 receptions for 60 yards, including a 2-yard touchdown at New Orleans (11/1) and 4 catches for 29 yards, including a 4-yard score, and carried 6 times for 14 yards at Tampa Bay (11/8)…Tied his season-high with 8 receptions for 43 yards, including an 8-yard touchdown vs. Carolina (12/20)…Had 6 receptions for 72 yards, and 4 carries for 12 yards, vs. Philadelphia (1/3).
-    In 2014, he played in all 16 regular-season games for the first time (with 6 starts) and in New England’s 3 postseason games (2 starts)…Vereen was the team’s 2nd-leading rusher in the regular season, with 321 yards and 2 touchdowns on 96 carries…He was also 4th on the team with 52 receptions, for 447 yards and 3 scores…The 52 catches were the most by a Patriots running back since Kevin Faulk had 58 in 2008…Vereen caught at least 1 pass in every game but 1.
-    Opened the season with 36 rushing yards, including a 2-yard touchdown, on 7 carries, plus 5 receptions for 35 yards at Miami (9/7)…Ran for a season-high 90 yards on 9 carries vs. Cincinnati on Oct. 5….Had a season-high total of 11 carries for 43 yards and caught 5 passes for 71 yards, including touchdowns of 49 and 3 yards, vs. the Jets (10/16). It was his first regular season 2-touchdown game, and his 49-yard touchdown reception on the 4th play of the game was the longest by a Patriots running back in Gillette Stadium history…Totaled 11 carries (for 29 yards) and added 5 catches for 38 yards, including a 5-yard score, vs. Denver (11/2)…Posted a season-high 8 catches for 48 yards vs. Detroit (11/23)…Scored on a 3-yard run vs. Miami (12/14).
-    In the postseason, Vereen was 2nd on the team with 18 receptions, for 144 yards, and with 21 rushing yards…Recorded 4 receptions for 39 yards and added a 6-yard rush in the AFC Divisional Playoff Game vs. Baltimore (1/10)… Started at running back in the AFC Championship Game vs. Indianapolis (1/18) and caught 3 passes for 41 yards and rushed once for 2 yards…Started in Super Bowl XLIX vs. Seattle (2/1) and finished with 4 carries for 13 yards and a game-high 11 receptions for 64 yards…Vereen’s 11 receptions are the most by a running back in Super Bowl history and are tied with Dan Ross, Jerry Rice, Deion Branch and Wes Welker for the 2nd most by any player in Super Bowl history, behind the 13 by Demaryius Thomas in Super Bowl XLVIII in MetLife Stadium.
-    In 2013, played in 8 regular-season games with one start… Missed most of the first half of the season after being placed on injured reserve/designated for return with a wrist injury suffered in the season opener at Buffalo (9/8)…Rushed for 208 yards and a touchdown on 44 carries (4.7-yard avg.)…Also caught 47 passes for 427 yards and 3 touchdowns and had 3 kickoff returns for 66 yards... Caught at least 5 passes in 5 of his 8 games…Played in both postseason games with 1 start and had 9 carries for 51 yards and 7 receptions for 75 yards.
-    Rushed for a career-high 101 yards on 14 carries and had 7 catches for 58 yards at Buffalo…Returned from the injured reserve/designated for return list at Carolina (11/18) and set a then career-high with 8 receptions for 65 yards and had 1 rush for 7 yards… Made his first start of the season at Houston (12/1) and totaled 5 receptions for 37 yards and a touchdown and added 10 carries for 38 yards…Set team records for receptions (12) and receiving yards (153) by a running back vs. Cleveland (12/8). Added 3 rushes for 9 yards and a touchdown.
-    Started for the first time in a postseason game and gained 93 combined yards with 5 receptions for 59 yards and 4 carries for 34 yards in the AFC Championship Game at Denver (1/19).
-    In 2012, played in 13 regular-season games with 1 start…Inactive for the first 3 games of the season with a foot injury…Finished with 62 carries for 251 yards and 3 touchdowns, and totaled 8 receptions for 149 yards and a touchdown…Played in 2 postseason contests and rushed for 57 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries and added 7 receptions for 105 yards and 2 scores.
-    Scored a touchdown on a 1-yard run vs. Denver (10/7), his only carry of the game…Made his first career start vs. the Jets (10/21) and rushed for 49 yards on 8 carries and 1 reception for 10 yards. He gained 24 yards of offense on the game’s first 2 plays, on a 10-yard reception and a 14-yard rush…Had 7 carries for 22 yards and a touchdown at St. Louis (10/28)…Gained 40 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries vs. Indianapolis (11/18)…Totaled 2 receptions for 91 yards, including a career-long 83-yard touchdown catch in the 2nd quarter, at the Jets (11/22)…Tied a team postseason record with 3 touchdowns – runs of 1 and 8 yards and a 33-yard reception - in an AFC Divisional Playoff Game vs. Houston (1/13).  He had 5 receptions for 83 yards and 7 rushes for 41 yards
-    As a rookie in 2011, Vereen played in 5 games…Inactive for 9 regular-season games and all 3 postseason games – including Super Bowl XLVI vs. the Giants – with hamstring injuries…Finished with 15 carries for 57 yards and 1 touchdown…Played on offense for the first time vs. Kansas City (11/21) and rushed for 39 yards on 8 carries, including a 4-yard touchdown.

COLLEGE:
-    Played in 38 games with 19 starts at California, where he had 556 carries for 2,834 yards (5.1-yard avg.) and 29 touchdowns…Also had 74 receptions for 674 yards (9.1-yard avg.) and 6 scores, 24 kickoff returns for 551 yards (23.0-yard avg.) and 2 punt returns for 10 yards…Totaled 210 points as a member of the Golden Bears…Vereen’s 29 touchdown runs tied Marshawn Lynch (2004- 06) and Jahvid Best (2007-09) for 3rd on Cal’s all-time list…In 2010, he was an All-Pac-10 Conference 2nd-team selection after starting all 12 games and leading the team with 231 carries for 1,167 yards (5.1-yard avg.) and 13 touchdowns…In 2009, All-Pac-10 Conference honorable mention selection…Played in all 13 games and finished with 183 carries for 952 yards and 12 touchdowns, plus 25 catches for 244 yards and 2 scores…In 2008, played in 13 games with 3 starts and carried 142 times for 715 yards and 4 touchdowns and caught 27 passes for 221 yards and another score…In 2007, redshirted as a true freshman.

OFF-THE-FIELD ACTIVITY:
-    Raised awareness for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles-David Stroud Fund by wearing custom-designed cleats during Week 13 for the league-wide initiative “My Cause My Cleats.” ..Attended the Giants Draft Party at MetLife stadium to celebrate the newest rookie additions to the roster with season ticket holders...Participated in Hackensack University Children’s Holiday Gift Giving Party...Played in the Giants Foundation Golf Outing at Westchester Country Club with foundation supporters...Joined teammate Mark Herzlich to support the Joyful Heart Foundation at the Joyful Revolution Gala...Attended the Victor Cruz Foundation Tailgate Faceoff featuring a tailgate cook-off between Giants players and celebrity chef Josh Capon...  Served as a coach at the Orleans Darkwa Football Skills Camp in Fort Lee, NJ.  

PERSONAL:
-    Graduated from Cal with a degree in media studies in 3½ years… Spent the summer of 2010 as an intern with Comcast SportsNet Bay Area…Vereen’s mother, Venita, played tennis at UNLV, while his father, Henry, played wide receiver for the Rebels before being drafted in the 9th round of the 1979 NFL Draft by Tampa Bay…Henry accumulated 4,280 all-purpose yards at UNLV, still the 2nd-most in school history…Brother, Brock, was a safety who played for the Chicago Bears in 2014-15… Vereen joined California’s track and field squad for the 2008-09 season and finished 17th at the Pac-10 Outdoor Championships with a 100-meter time of 10.7 seconds…Attended Valencia (Calif.) High School, where he combined for over 6,000 rushing and receiving yards with 89 touchdowns during a 3-year varsity career…Recorded 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 10.4 seconds and his best 200-meter time was 21.5…Was also a member of the basketball team and excelled in the classroom, holding a 4.0 grade point average.
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesRushingReceivingFumbles
GGSAttYdsAvgLngTDRecYdsAvgLongTDFUMLost
TOTAL 341 1,440 4.2 39 8 210 1,812 8.6 83 11 5 3
2017 NYG 11 0 30 115 3.8 12 0 33 201 6.1 20 0 -- --
2016 NYG 5 1 33 158 4.8 25 1 11 94 8.5 16 0 2 2
2015 NYG 16 0 61 260 4.3 39 0 59 494 8.4 37 4 1 0
2014 NE 16 6 96 391 4.1 19 2 52 447 8.6 49T 3 -- --
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 @DAL L 3-19 -- -- -- -- -- 9 51 5.7 9 0 -- --
2 DET L 10-24 6 28 4.7 8 0 3 27 9 20 0 -- --
3 @PHI L 24-27 1 5 5 5 0 2 18 9 15 0 -- --
4 @TB L 23-25 5 14 2.8 7 0 1 11 11 11 0 -- --
5 LAC L 22-27 5 18 3.6 5 0 4 27 6.8 10 0 -- --
6 @DEN W 23-10 1 4 4 4 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
7 SEA L 7-24 2 4 2 6 0 3 2 0.7 4 0 -- --
9 LA L 17-51 -- -- -- -- -- 3 14 4.7 8 0 -- --
10 @SF L 21-31 5 11 2.2 6 0 4 27 6.8 14 0 -- --
11 KC W 12-9 2 13 6.5 12 0 3 15 5 8 0 -- --
12 @WAS L 10-20 3 18 6 11 0 1 9 9 9 0 -- --

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