Adam Shaheen Drafted By Chicago Bears

  • 4/29/2017 4:17:37 PM
  • Jeff Alan
  • Local Sports

ASHLAND, OH-  On Friday evening April 28th, Ashland University tight end Adam Shaheen was drafted in the second round of the 2017 NFL draft by the Chicago Bears as the number 45 overall pick.  That is the highest any AU Eagle has ever been chosen in the NFL draft.

At 6'6" 277 pounds, Shaheen caught a school record and NCAA Division II single season tight end record 16 touchdown passes as a junior in 2016 and grabbed a school tight end record 70 passes as a sophomore in 2015.

After starting just two seasons for the Eagles, Shaheen is number five all-time in program history with 129 catches and is number ten in receiving yards with 1,755 and was two touchdown catches away from the school's all-time record in that category.

Shaheen will join former AU All-American defensive lineman Jamie Meder who plays for the Cleveland Browns as former Ashland Eagles playing in the National Football League.

Shaheen and the Bears will play Meder and the Browns at Soldier Field on December 24th in Chicago.  When that happens it will be the first time two former Eagles who played their entire careers at Ashland University will meet on the same field.

 

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