Trenton Cannon
No. 23 – Tennessee Titans
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1994-07-23) July 23, 1994 (age 27)
Hampton, Virginia
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school:Kecoughtan
(Hampton, Virginia)
College:Shepherd (2014)
Virginia State (2015–2017)
NFL Draft:2018 / Round: 6 / Pick: 204
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 10, 2021
Rushing yards:150
Rushing average:2.9
Rushing touchdowns:1
Receptions:20
Receiving yards:160
Return yards:716
Player stats at NFL.com

Trenton Cannon (born July 23, 1994)[1] is an American football running back for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Virginia State, and was drafted by the New York Jets in the sixth round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

Early years

Cannon attended and played high school football at Kecoughtan High School.[2]

College career

After playing one season for Shepherd University,[3][4][5] Cannon transferred to Virginia State.[6] In the 2015 season, he had 1,183 rushing yards and nine rushing touchdowns to go along with nine receptions for 182 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns. In the 2016 season, he had 1,214 rushing yards and 18 rushing touchdowns to go along with 18 receptions for 203 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns. In his last year at Virginia State in 2017, he had 1,638 rushing yards and 17 rushing touchdowns to go along with 21 receptions for 225 receiving yards and three receiving touchdowns.[7]

Professional career

New York Jets

Cannon was drafted by the New York Jets in the sixth round (204th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft.[8] He became the first player from Virginia State to be drafted since Kelvin Kinney in 1996.[9] He made his NFL debut in the Jets' season-opener against the Detroit Lions. In the 48–17 victory, he had six carries for 15 yards and a six-yard reception.[10] He scored his first professional touchdown in Week 14 against the Buffalo Bills.[11] In his rookie season, he finished with 113 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown to go along with 17 receptions for 144 receiving yards.[12]

Cannon was placed on injured reserve on November 1, 2019.[13] He was waived on August 3, 2020.[14]

Carolina Panthers

Cannon was claimed off waivers by the Carolina Panthers on August 4, 2020.[15]

On September 2, 2021, Cannon was waived by the Panthers.[16]

Baltimore Ravens

On September 8, 2021, Cannon signed with the Baltimore Ravens.[17] He was waived on September 14, 2021.[18]

San Francisco 49ers

On September 15, 2021, Cannon was claimed off waivers by the San Francisco 49ers.[19] He suffered a concussion in Week 13 and was placed on injured reserve on December 11.[20] He was activated on January 29, 2022.[21]

Tennessee Titans

On March 18, 2022, Cannon signed with the Tennessee Titans.[22]

References

  1. ^ "Trenton Cannon Stats". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 17, 2020.
  2. ^ "Trenton Cannon's High School Timeline". MaxPreps.com. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  3. ^ "Cannon lowers 'Boom' on VSU's opponents". richmondfreepress.com.
  4. ^ Johnson, Dave (April 30, 2018). "Kecoughtan grad Trenton Cannon happy to be a New York Jet". Daily Press. Retrieved January 4, 2020.
  5. ^ "Trenton Cannon - Football". Shepherd University Athletics.
  6. ^ "Trenton Cannon Makes New York Jets Roster". Virginia State University Athletics. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  7. ^ "Trenton Cannon: Stats & Rankings, Virginia State RB | 2015 – 2017". HERO Sports. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  8. ^ "Trenton Cannon selected by Jets with 204th pick in 2018 NFL Draft". GangGreenNation.com. April 28, 2018. Retrieved July 2, 2018.
  9. ^ "Virginia St. Players/Alumni". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  10. ^ "New York Jets at Detroit Lions – September 10th, 2018". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 2, 2018.
  11. ^ "New York Jets at Buffalo Bills – December 9th, 2018". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  12. ^ "Trenton Cannon 2018 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  13. ^ Greenberg, Ethan (November 1, 2019). "DL Nathan Shepherd Returns to Roster, Jets Place Trenton Cannon on IR". NewYorkJets.com. Retrieved November 1, 2019.
  14. ^ Allen, Eric and Randy Lange (August 3, 2020). "Jets Release WR Quincy Enunwa". NewYorkJets.com. Retrieved August 3, 2020.
  15. ^ Simmons, Myles (August 4, 2020). "Panthers acquire RB Trenton Cannon". Panthers.com. Retrieved August 4, 2020.
  16. ^ Gantt, Darin (September 2, 2021). "Panthers claim RB Royce Freeman off waivers". Panthers.com.
  17. ^ Shaffer, Jonas. "Ravens sign RB Trenton Cannon to roster, add Le'Veon Bell to practice squad, place Justice Hill on IR". baltimoresun.com. Retrieved September 8, 2021.
  18. ^ Brown, Clifton (September 14, 2021). "Tyre Phillips Placed on Injured Reserve". BaltimoreRavens.com.
  19. ^ "49ers Claim RB Trenton Cannon Off Waivers". 49ers.com. September 15, 2021.
  20. ^ "49ers Make a Series of Roster Moves Ahead of Week 14 vs. Bengals". 49ers.com. December 11, 2021.
  21. ^ "49ers Activate Trenton Cannon from IR; Make Series of Roster Moves". 49ers.com. January 29, 2022. Retrieved January 29, 2022.
  22. ^ Wyatt, Jim (March 18, 2022). "Titans Agree to Terms With Former 49ers RB/Returner Trenton Cannon". TennesseeTitans.com. Retrieved March 20, 2022.