| Texarkana, Texas|
| (1990-01-08) January 8, 1990 (age 25)|
American football running back
Purdue Boilermakers football
35 (New England Patriots / Running back)
Akeem Shavers Wikipedia
Akeem Arta Shavers (born January 8, 1990) is an American football running back who most recently was a member of the Edmonton Eskimos. Shavers played college football at Purdue.
Shavers attended Redwater High School in Redwater, Texas. As a member of the football team, Shavers didn't move to the running back position until he was a senior.
After high school, Shavers attended Independence Community College in Independence, Kansas where he played football. Shavers ran for just 235-yards on 64 carries with two touchdowns. With the staff at Independence making changes after the 2008 season, Shavers decided to transfer.
In 2009, Shavers transferred Tyler Junior College in Tyler, Texas. During the 2009 season at Tyler, Shavers redshirted due to his coach missing the out-of-state/transfer list. With the starting running back spot belonging to Don Brown, Shavers was worked out at defensive back just to get on the field. Shavers played in 6 of the Apaches 8 games during the 2010 season, receiving only 50 carries as the backup running back. Shavers productive season at Tyler netted him 2nd Team All-Conference honors.
Shavers committed to Purdue University on December 6, 2010. Shavers was not heavily recruited, and as Purdue was the only FBS scholarship he received.
On April 29, 2013, Akeem Shavers was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He was released on May 6, 2013.
On May 7, Shavers was claimed off waivers by the New England Patriots. And then later released.
In addition to playing professionally, Shavers coaches football to aspiring players in Texas.