Shilique Calhoun
Calhoun with the New England Patriots in 2019
Free agent
Position:Outside linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1992-03-20) March 20, 1992 (age 29)
Middletown Township, New Jersey
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:260 lb (118 kg)
Career information
High school:Middletown North
(Middletown Township, New Jersey)
College:Michigan State
NFL Draft:2016 / Round: 3 / Pick: 75
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2020
Total tackles:56
Sacks:2.5
Forced fumbles:3
Fumble recoveries:0
Pass deflections:1
Player stats at NFL.com

Shilique Calhoun (born March 20, 1992) is an American football outside linebacker who is a free agent. He was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the third round in the 2016 NFL Draft. He played college football at Michigan State.

Early years

Calhoun attended Middletown High School North in Middletown Township, New Jersey. He was a defensive end and tight end for the high school football team. He also played basketball.

College career

Calhoun was redshirted at Michigan State University as a freshman in 2011.

As a redshirt freshman in 2012, he played in all 13 games as a backup. He recorded 6 tackles (2.5 for a loss, including 1 sack) and 2 passes defensed. His first year as starter, as a sophomore in 2013, he posted 37 tackles (14 for a loss, including 7.5 sacks), 1 interception, 4 fumble recoveries, and 2 forced fumbles. He was named a second team All-American by numerous publications and was a finalist for the Ted Hendricks Award.[1][2] Although he was eligible for the 2014 NFL Draft, he decided to return for his junior season.[3] During his junior year in 2014, he posted 39 tackles (12.5 for a loss, including 8 sacks), 1 fumble recovery, and a forced fumble. He was expected to leave college and enter the 2015 NFL Draft, but he returned to school for his senior year and, during the 2015 season, he collected 49 tackles (15 for a loss, including 10.5 sacks), 3 passes defensed, and a forced fumble. He finished his four-year college career with 27 sacks, 131 tackles (44 tackles for a loss), four forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries, and one interception.

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 4+38 in
(1.94 m)
251 lb
(114 kg)
34+14 in
(0.87 m)
9+78 in
(0.25 m)
4.82 s 4.25 s 6.97 s 35.0 in
(0.89 m)
9 ft 7 in
(2.92 m)
23 reps
All values from NFL Combine[4]

Oakland Raiders

On April 29, 2016, Calhoun was drafted in the third round (75th overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft.[5] On May 17, 2016, it was announced that Calhoun would wear number 91, formerly held by Justin Tuck.[6][7] On June 17, 2016, Calhoun signed with the Oakland Raiders.[8][9] He played in 10 games as a rookie recording nine tackles and a pass defensed before being placed on injured reserve on December 23, 2016.[10]

On September 2, 2017, Calhoun was waived by the Raiders and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[11][12] He was promoted to the active roster on October 14, 2017.[13]

On September 12, 2018, Calhoun was waived by the Raiders and was re-signed to the practice squad.[14] He was promoted back to the active roster on September 18, 2018.[15] He was placed on injured reserve on December 5, 2018.[16]

New England Patriots

On May 2, 2019, Calhoun was signed by the New England Patriots.[17]

On March 24, 2020, Calhoun was re-signed by the Patriots.[18]

In Week 2 against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday Night Football, Calhoun recorded his first career sack on Russell Wilson during the 35–30 loss.[19] He was placed on injured reserve on November 14, 2020.[20] He was activated on December 19, 2020.[21]

San Francisco 49ers

On August 10, 2021, Calhoun signed a one-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers.[22] He was released on August 24, 2021.[23]

References

  1. ^ Michigan State's Shilique Calhoun vows to become better player, leader
  2. ^ Michigan State's Shilique Calhoun named finalist for Ted Hendricks Award defensive end of the year
  3. ^ No NFL, yet: Michigan State's Shilique Calhoun 'definitely' coming back, has bigger goals
  4. ^ "Shilique Calhoun Combine Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved November 8, 2020.
  5. ^ "Oakland Raiders Take Michigan State DE Shilique Calhoun in 3rd Round of 2016 NFL Draft". Raiders.com. Retrieved June 19, 2016.
  6. ^ "Shilique Calhoun Ready To Take Ownership Of Number 91". Raiders.com. Retrieved June 19, 2016.
  7. ^ "OAKLAND RAIDERS on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved June 19, 2016.
  8. ^ "Raiders Sign Third-Round Pick LB Shilique Calhoun". www.raiders.com. Retrieved June 19, 2016.
  9. ^ "Third Rounder Shilique Calhoun Signs His Contract". www.raiders.com. Retrieved June 19, 2016.
  10. ^ "Raiders Activate DE Mario Edwards Jr". Raiders.com. December 23, 2016.
  11. ^ "Raiders Announce Transactions". Raiders.com. September 2, 2017. Archived from the original on December 9, 2017.
  12. ^ "Raiders Announce Practice Squad Signings". Raiders.com. September 4, 2017. Archived from the original on December 9, 2017.
  13. ^ "Raiders Sign LB Shilique Calhoun To Active Roster". Raiders.com. October 14, 2017.
  14. ^ "Raiders waive linebacker Shilique Calhoun". Raiders.com. September 12, 2018.
  15. ^ "Raiders Sign Calhoun From Practice Squad". Raiders.com. September 18, 2018.
  16. ^ "Raiders announce transactions - 12.5.18". Raiders.com. December 5, 2018.
  17. ^ "Patriots Sign 10 Rookie Free Agents and Two Free Agents". Patriots.com. May 2, 2019.
  18. ^ "Patriots Re-Sign LB Shilique Calhoun". Patriots.com. March 24, 2020.
  19. ^ "New England Patriots at Seattle Seahawks - September 20th, 2020". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved September 22, 2020.
  20. ^ "Patriots Make Series Of Roster Transactions". Patriots.com. November 14, 2020.
  21. ^ "Patriots Activate Linebacker Shilique Calhoun To The 53-Man Roster From Injured Reserve; Release Defensive Lineman Isaiah Mack". Patriots.com. December 19, 2020.
  22. ^ "49ers Sign DL Shilique Calhoun, CB Alexander Myres; Waive Two Players". 49ers.com. August 10, 2021. Retrieved August 11, 2021.
  23. ^ "49ers Make a Series of Roster Moves ahead of the Roster Cut Deadline". 49ers.com. August 24, 2021.