Pre-Camp Reads: Looking at FB Anthony Sherman

Over the next few weeks, we will be taking a closer look at players on the Chiefs roster

Kansas City Chiefs fullback Anthony Sherman enters his fourth season with the organization in 2016. Sherman was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL Draft with the 136th overall pick.

The Chiefs acquired Sherman in May of 2013 for cornerback Javier Arenas.

During his three-year career in Kansas City, the "Sausage," as he has been nicknamed by head coach Andy Reid, has compiled 260 yards receiving and 2 touchdowns receiving while playing a vital role on special teams.

Over the last three seasons, Sherman leads the Chiefs in special teams tackles with 31. The next highest tackle total during that time period is Frank Zombo with 20.

Sherman, despite being an offensive player, remarkably tied for second in the league in forced fumbles in 2014 with 4.

SEASON REVIEW

Sherman played in 189 snaps, or 18.9 percent, during the 2016 season, helping to block for the running back duo of Charcandrick West and Spencer Ware. West and Ware combined for more than 1,000 yards rushing and 10 touchdowns rushing on the season.

Sherman was fourth on the team in special teams snaps with 313, only trailing safety Daniel Sorensen and linebackers Frank Zombo and D.J. Alexander.

Photo Highlights of Anthony Sherman

HOW HE FITS

Sherman is a member of a 2016 running back room filled by players with experience. The seven players in the room combine for 29 years in the NFL. Trey Millard is the only other Chiefs player listed as a fullback on the roster.

Chiefs Running Backs

#

Name

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Age

Exp.

College

25

Charles, Jamaal

RB

5-11

199

29

9

Texas

34

Davis, Knile

RB

5-10

227

24

4

Arkansas

24

Reaves, Darrin

RB

5-10

215

23

2

Alabama-Birmingham

42

Sherman, Anthony

FB

5-10

242

27

6

Connecticut

32

Ware, Spencer

RB

5-10

229

24

3

LSU

35

West, Charcandrick

RB

5-10

205

25

3

Abilene Christian

40

Millard, Trey

FB

6'2

247

24

2

Oklahoma

2016 OUTLOOK

Sherman, who was named to an NFL.com "All-Underrated Team" in 2015, could again be a contributor on special teams for the Chiefs in 2016 as he welcomes the return of tailback Jamaal Charles to the lineup.

Sherman blocked for Charles' full seasons in 2013 and 2014, a span during which Charles rushed for a combined 2,320 yards.

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