Cameron Tom
No. 64 – Miami Dolphins
Position:Center
Personal information
Born: (1995-06-21) June 21, 1995 (age 26)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:300 lb (136 kg)
Career information
High school:Catholic
(Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
College:Southern Miss
Undrafted:2017
Career history
Roster status:Practice squad
Career NFL statistics as of 2020
Games played:12
Games started:1
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Cameron Shainaan Tom (born June 21, 1995) is an American football center for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Southern Miss and signed with the Saints as an undrafted free agent in 2017.[1]

Early years

Tom attended and played high school football at Catholic High School.[2] He played offensive guard for the Bears.[3]

College career

Tom attended and played college football at Southern Miss from 2013–2016 under head coaches Todd Monken and Jay Hopson.[4][5][6] As a freshman, he started nine games. He made his debut in the season opener against Texas State and earned his first start against Boise State. As a sophomore, he started all 12 games. As a junior, he started all 14 games at the center position.[7]

Professional career

New Orleans Saints

Tom signed with the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent on May 1, 2017.[8] He was waived on September 2, 2017, and was signed to the Saints' practice squad the next day.[9][10] He was promoted to the active roster on October 25, 2017.[11] He made his NFL debut in Week 3 of the 2018 season against the Atlanta Falcons.[12]

On August 31, 2019, Tom was placed on injured reserve.[13]

On April 8, 2020, Tom re-signed with the Saints.[14] He was waived on September 5, 2020, and signed to the practice squad the next day.[15][16] He was elevated to the active roster on November 29 for the team's week 12 game against the Denver Broncos, and reverted to the practice squad after the game.[17] He was elevated again on January 16, 2021, for the team's divisional playoff game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and reverted to the practice squad again following the game.[18] His practice squad contract with the team expired after the season on January 25, 2021.[19]

Miami Dolphins

On February 3, 2021, Tom signed a reserve/futures contract with the Miami Dolphins.[20] He was waived on August 31, 2021 and re-signed to the practice squad the next day.[21] He was promoted to the active roster on November 10, 2021.[22] He was waived on December 4 and re-signed to the practice squad.[23]

References

  1. ^ Mullen, Dean (May 1, 2017). "New Orleans Saints Swipe The Tenacious Twosome of Travin Dural And Cameron Tom". WhoDatDish.com.
  2. ^ Weathers, William. "Cameron Tom — son of an LSU math teacher, Catholic High grad and Southern Miss center — is ready for his homecoming". The Advocate. Retrieved December 27, 2018.
  3. ^ "Cameron Tom, Catholic , Offensive Guard". 247Sports. Retrieved December 27, 2018.
  4. ^ "Family, football perfect formula for USM's Cameron Tom". Hattiesburg American. Retrieved December 27, 2018.
  5. ^ "Inside the Game: New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers connections". www.neworleanssaints.com. Retrieved December 27, 2018.
  6. ^ "Southern Miss riding momentum after historic comeback at Kentucky". Sun Herald. Retrieved December 27, 2018.
  7. ^ "Cameron Tom - Football". University of Southern Mississippi Athletics. Retrieved December 27, 2018.
  8. ^ "Saints Add 12 Undrafted Free Agents". NewOrleansSaints.com. May 1, 2017. Archived from the original on September 23, 2017. Retrieved June 17, 2017.
  9. ^ "New Orleans Saints make 37 roster moves". NewOrleansSaints.com. September 2, 2017. Archived from the original on October 7, 2017.
  10. ^ "New Orleans Saints announce roster moves". NewOrleansSaints.com. September 5, 2017. Archived from the original on February 10, 2018.
  11. ^ Williams, Charean (October 25, 2017). "Saints promote Cameron Tom". ProFootballTalk.NBCSports.com.
  12. ^ "Cameron Tom Career Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved December 27, 2018.
  13. ^ "New Orleans Saints make roster reductions to 53". NewOrleansSaints.com. August 31, 2019.
  14. ^ "New Orleans Saints re-sign G/C Cameron Tom". NewOrleansSaints.com. April 8, 2020. Retrieved April 9, 2020.
  15. ^ "Saints announce 53-man roster reductions for 2020". NewOrleansSaints.com. September 5, 2020.
  16. ^ "New Orleans Saints announce practice squad additions". NewOrleansSaints.com. September 6, 2020.
  17. ^ "New Orleans Saints place guard Derrick Kelly on Covid-19 reserve list". NewOrleansSaints.com. November 29, 2020. Retrieved January 7, 2021.
  18. ^ Triplett, Mike (January 16, 2021). "Saints get healthier at WR, activate Smith off IR". ESPN. Retrieved January 18, 2021.
  19. ^ Terrell, Katherine [@Kat_Terrell] (January 25, 2021). "On the transaction wire today: The contracts of John Denny, Tommylee Lewis, Cameron Tom and Blair Walsh expired, essentially meaning the Saints did not sign them to reserve/futures deals from the practice squad. Doesn't mean they can't or won't end up in New Orleans though" (Tweet). Retrieved February 18, 2021 – via Twitter.
  20. ^ Crabbs, Kyle (February 3, 2021). "Dolphins announce futures contract with center Cameron Tom". Dolphins Wire. Retrieved February 5, 2021.
  21. ^ "Roster Moves: Dolphins Announce Roster Moves - August 31". MiamiDolphins.com. August 31, 2021.
  22. ^ "Roster Moves: Miami Dolphins Place OL Mancz on IR, Sign C Tom to Active Roster". MiamiDolphins.com. November 10, 2021.
  23. ^ "Roster Moves: Miami Dolphins Waive Tom, Activate Deiter and Parker, Elevate Redwine". MiamiDolphins.com. December 4, 2021.

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