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Weber State’s Rashid Shaheed Among Highest Paid NFL UDFA Signings

May 3, 2022, 9:46 AM | Updated: 10:06 am
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Rashid Shaheed #22 of the Weber State Wildcats rushes against Mika Tafua #42 of the University of Utah Utes September 2, 2021 at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Chris Gardner/Getty Images)
(Photo by Chris Gardner/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – Former Weber State wide receiver and specialist Rashid Shaheed reportedly received one of the highest-paying contracts of the undrafted free agent signees.

Shaheed signed with the New Orleans Saints following the NFL Draft on Saturday, April 30.

The former Wildcat reportedly received one of the top contracts for an undrafted player this season.

According to Joel Erickson of the Indianapolis Star, Shaheed signed a deal with the Saints that included the sixth-highest amount of guaranteed money for a UDFA signing in 2022.

FCS Analyst Sam Herder reported that Shaheed’s contract featured a guaranteed base salary of $207,000 and a signing bonus of $15,000.

About Rashid Shaheed

The San Diego, CA native finished his Weber State career as the FCS all-time leader in kickoff return touchdowns (seven).

In 53 games with the Wildcats, Shaheed set the Weber State all-time record for kickoff return average at 29.1 yards per return.

As a senior, Shaheed was named an FCS First Team All-American as both a kick returner and punt returner.

Shaheed is the only Weber State Wildcat to be named as an All-American four different times.

Kyle Ireland is a Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com and host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on Twitter (@kyleireland) and Instagram (@kyleirelandksl).

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