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Saints WR Rashid Shaheed Snags Touchdown Catch In 2023 NFL Season Opener

Sep 10, 2023, 1:59 PM | Updated: 2:29 pm

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Rashid Shaheed #22 of the New Orleans Saints celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the third quarter against the Tennessee Titans at Caesars Superdome on September 10, 2023 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)

(Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – Former Weber State wide receiver Rashid Shaheed scored during the 2023 NFL season-opening game between the Tennessee Titans and New Orleans Saints.

Rashid Shaheed Scores First Touchdown Of 2023 Season

The Saints hosted the Titans at Caesars Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana on Sunday, September 10.

With 1:23 left in the third quarter, Saints quarterback Derek Carr hit Shaheed for a 19-yard touchdown. The former Weber State standout’s catch gave the Saints a 16-9 lead.

Shaheed’s reception capped a five-play, 33-yard drive that took 1:45.

The Saints went on to defeat the Titans, 16-15.

Shaheed finished the game with five receptions for 89 yards and a touchdown. He also had two carries for 11 yards. Shaheed lost a fumble early in the contest as well. In the return game, the former Weber State standout had five kickoff returns for a total of 110 yards and two punt returns for six total yards.

New Orleans’ next game is on the road against the Carolina Panthers on Monday, September 18 at 5:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN.

About Rashid Shaheed

Shaheed signed with the Saints in April 2022 after he wasn’t selected in the 2022 NFL Draft.

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.

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.

As a rookie last season, Shaheed recorded 28 receptions for 488 yards and two touchdowns. He also had four rushes for 57 yards and a touchdown. In the return game, Shaheed had over 500 total yards on kickoffs and punts.

The Saints posted a 7-10 record in 2022.

Kyle Ireland is a Sports Producer and Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com. He’s also co-host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on X/Twitter (@kyleireland), Instagram (@kyleirelandksl), and Threads (@kyleirelandksl).

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