Richard Sherman

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#25

Experience: 11 years

Height: 6-3

Age: 33

Weight: 205 lbs

College: Stanford

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Biography

Richard Sherman became a free agent in March of 2021.

Golden Nuggets

  • Was the 49ers 2019 Garry Niver Award winner, presented annually by the San Francisco Chapter of the Pro Football Writers of America to a 49ers player for his cooperation and professionalism in helping the pro football writers do their jobs.
  • Named the 49ers representative for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award in 2019, which recognizes an NFL player for his excellence on and off the field.
  • In addition to finding success on the football field, Sherman has consistently excelled in the classroom. He became the first Dominguez HS student in 20 years to earn a scholarship from Stanford University after finishing high school with a 4.2 GPA. At Stanford, Sherman carried a 3.7 GPA and graduated with a degree in communications.
  • Sherman also proved himself as a standout track & field athlete. In high school, he earned All-America honors from USA Today in the triple jump with a school and league-record jump of 50 feet, 8 inches. He later earned a spot on the Stanford track & field team and competed as a freshman, placing fifth in the triple jump at the Pac-10 Championships.

Awards & Honors

  • 2011: PFWA All-Rookie Team
  • 2012: AP All-Pro First Team, PFWA First-Team All-Pro, The Sporting News First-Team All-Pro, NFC Defensive Player of the Week (Week 10)
  • 2013: NFC Pro Bowl, AP All-Pro First Team, PFWA FirstTeam All-Pro, The Sporting News First-Team AllPro, Two-time NFC Defensive Player of the Week (Weeks 2 and 15)
  • 2014: NFC Pro Bowl, AP First-Team All-Pro, PFWA FirstTeam All-Pro, The Sporting News First-Team AllPro, NFC Defensive Player of the Week (Week 13)
  • 2015: NFC Pro Bowl, AP Second-Team All-Pro, PFWA's Good Guy Award
  • 2016: NFC Pro Bowl
  • 2018: Ed Block Courage Award
  • 2019: 49ers Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Nominee, AP Second-Team All-Pro, PFWA All-NFC, NFC Pro Bowl, Garry Niver Award, NFLPA Community MVP (Week 11)

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