Aaron Shampklin

American football player (born 1998)

American football player
Aaron Shampklin
No. 33 – Pittsburgh Steelers
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1999-10-18) October 18, 1999 (age 24)
Paramount, California, U.S.
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight:195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school:Long Beach Polytechnic
(Long Beach, California)
College:Harvard (2017–2021)
Undrafted:2022
Career history
  • Dallas Cowboys (2022)*
  • Indianapolis Colts (2022)*
  • Houston Gamblers (2023)
  • Los Angeles Chargers (2023)*
  • Pittsburgh Steelers (2024–present)*
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× First-team All-Ivy League (2018, 2021)
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Aaron Shampklin (born October 18, 1999) is an American football running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Harvard. He previously played for the Dallas Cowboys, Indianapolis Colts, Houston Gamblers and the Los Angeles Chargers.

Early years

Shampklin was born in Paramount, California, on October 18, 1999. He attended Long Beach Polytechnic High School in Long Beach.

College career

Shampklin played college football at Harvard.

In 2017, Shampklin scored his first career touchdown against Rhode Island. He finished the year with 363 rushing yards and three TDs.

In 2018, Shampklin played in all 10 games and was named first team All-Ivy League. He scored four touchdowns against San Diego along with a career-high 178 rushing yards. Shampklin finished with 1,053 rushing yards on 173 carries and nine touchdowns

In 2019, Shampklin would not play due to injury.

In 2020, the Ivy League cancelled their football season.

In 2021, Shampklin was name all-Ivy League for a second time. He ran for 835 yards and 11 touchdowns.

College statistics

Year Team GP Rushing Receiving
Att Yds Avg Lng TD Rec Yds Avg Lng TD
2017 Harvard 10 81 363 4.5 23 3 5 46 9.2 17 1
2018 Harvard 10 173 1,053 6.1 64 9 8 133 16.6 74 1
2021 Harvard 9 148 835 5.6 72 11 16 117 12.1 31 1
[1] Career 29 402 2,251 5.4 72 23 29 296 12.6 74 3

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
5 ft 9+38 in
(1.76 m)
194 lb
(88 kg)
30+58 in
(0.78 m)
9+18 in
(0.23 m)
4.48 s 1.57 s 2.47 s 4.32 s 6.94 s 37.5 in
(0.95 m)
10 ft 1 in
(3.07 m)
19 reps
All values from Pro Day[1]

Dallas Cowboys

Shampklin signed with the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent on May 3, 2022.[2] He was placed on injured reserve on August 31, 2022.[3] He was then released on September 2, 2022.[4]

Indianapolis Colts

On December 20, 2022, Shampklin signed with the Indianapolis Colts practice squad.[5] He signed a reserve/futures contract on January 9, 2023.[6] He was released on May 2.[7]

Houston Gamblers

On May 18, 2023, Shampklin signed with the Houston Gamblers of the USFL. In three games with the Gamblers, Shampklin ran for 52 yards on 12 attempts. He was released on August 1.

Los Angeles Chargers

Shampklin signed with the Los Angeles Chargers on August 15, 2023.[8] He was waived on August 29.[9]

Pittsburgh Steelers

Shampklin signed a reserve/futures contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers on January 17, 2024.[10]

References

  1. ^ "2022 Draft Scout Aaron Shampklin, Harvard NFL Draft Scout College Football Profile". DraftScout.com. Retrieved January 27, 2024.
  2. ^ "Cowboys' Aaron Shampklin: Signs contract with Dallas". CBS Sports. May 3, 2022. Retrieved January 25, 2024.
  3. ^ "NFL 2022 roster cuts tracker: List of team-by-team moves and final preseason cuts for all 32 clubs". CBS Sports. August 31, 2022. Retrieved January 27, 2024.
  4. ^ "Cowboys | Aaron Shampklin cut from IR". Fantasy Guru. September 2, 2022. Retrieved January 27, 2024.
  5. ^ Stankevitz, JJ (December 20, 2022). "Colts Place RB Jonathan Taylor on Injured Reserve, Waive DE Ifeadi Odenigbo, Sign RB Jordan Wilkins to 53-Man Roster, Sign LB Cameron McGrone from New England Patriots' Practice Squad". colts.com. Indianapolis Colts. Retrieved January 27, 2024.
  6. ^ "New Signings: Colts Announce Contract Extensions, Future Deals". Sports Illustrated. January 10, 2023. Retrieved January 27, 2024.
  7. ^ "Colts waive RBS Darrynton Evans, Aaron Shampklin, CB David Vereen, WR Kristian Wilkerson". colts.com. Indianapolis Colts. May 2, 2023. Retrieved January 27, 2024.
  8. ^ Peterson, Michael (August 15, 2023). "Chargers sign RB Aaron Shampklin". Bolts From The Blue. Retrieved January 27, 2024.
  9. ^ "Aaron Shampklin: Cut by Chargers". CBS Sports. August 29, 2023. Retrieved January 27, 2024.
  10. ^ "Steelers Sign Ex-Harvard Running Back Aaron Shampklin". Steelers Now. January 17, 2024. Retrieved January 27, 2024.

External links

  • Harvard Crimson bio
  • Pittsburgh Steelers bio
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