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Saints WR Rashid Shaheed Returns Punt For Touchdown Against Packers

Sep 24, 2023, 12:02 PM | Updated: 12:33 pm

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Rashid Shaheed #22 of the New Orleans Saints returns a punt for a touchdown during the second quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on September 24, 2023 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

(Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – Former Weber State standout Rashid Shaheed returned a punt return for a touchdown during the New Orleans Saints’ game against the Green Bay Packers.

Rashid Shaheed returns punt for touchdown

The Packers hosted the Saints at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin on Sunday, September 24.

With 10:30 remaining in the first half, the Packers punted the ball to the Saints. Shaheed caught the kick and took off down the field. The former Weber State wideout went 76 yards and into the end zone for a Saints touchdown.

Shaheed’s return gave the Saints a 14-0 lead.

It was Shaheed’s first punt return of the game.

New Orleans’ game against Green Bay is broadcast on FOX and NFL Sunday Ticket.

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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Saints WR Rashid Shaheed Returns Punt For Touchdown Against Packers