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Saints WR Rashid Shaheed Grabs Second Touchdown Reception Of 2023

Oct 15, 2023, 12:29 PM | Updated: 2:58 pm

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Rashid Shaheed #22 of the New Orleans Saints celebrates with Chris Olave #12 of the New Orleans Saints after a touchdown during the first quarter against the Indianapolis Colts at NRG Stadium on October 15, 2023 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)

(Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – Former Weber State and current New Orleans Saints wide receiver Rashid Shaheed caught his first touchdown pass since the season opener during Week 6 against the Houston Texans.

Rashid Shaheed grabs second touchdown catch of 2023

The Texans hosted the Saints at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas on Sunday, October 15.

With 13 seconds left in the opening quarter, Saints quarterback Derek Carr hit Shaheed with a 34-yard strike for six points. It was New Orleans’ first points of the contest and the touchdown tied the game at 7-7.

During the first half, Shaheed had one catch for 34 yards and a touchdown. He also returned one kickoff for 19 yards.

Shaheed entered the game with 14 catches for 213 yards and one touchdown. He’s also returned one punt for a touchdown this season.

New Orleans’ game against Houston 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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