Rashid Shaheed Returns Kickoff Against Utes, Scores Weber State’s First TD Of Season
Sep 2, 2021, 6:02 PM | Updated: 8:56 pm
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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Weber State wide receiver Rashid Shaheed returned a kickoff to the end zone for the Wildcats’ first touchdown of the season.
The Wildcats played against the No. 24 Utah Utes at Rice-Eccles Stadium on Thursday, September 2.
Utah kicked off after making a 23-yard field goal on its first offensive possession.
Shaheed ran the ball back 99 yards for a Weber State touchdown with 8:26 remaining in the opening quarter,
Somehow we have 3 of the best returners in the country playing college football in our state; only fitting that the first TD of 2021 is scored on a kickoff return.@RashidShaheed pic.twitter.com/UWPqLaHTEn
— Matthew L Glade (@matthewLksl) September 3, 2021
The special team’s score gave the Wildcats a 7-3 lead over the Utes.
Shortly after Shaheed’s touchdown, the game was halted and went into a lightning delay due to nearby strikes.
The Weber State receiver entered the season with a career full of kickoff returns for touchdowns. Before his season-opening score, Shaheed had returned the ball 66 times for 1,920 yards and five touchdowns during his Wildcats career.
— Weber State Football 🏈 (@weberstatefb) September 2, 2021
Weber State’s game against Utah is broadcast on the Pac-12 Network and 700 AM.
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