NASHVILLE, TN - May 13, 2021 - The 2021 photo of Rashad Weaver of the Tennessee Titans NFL football team.  This image reflects the Tennessee Titans active roster as of May 13, 2021 when this image was taken. Photo By Donald Page/Tennessee Titans

Rashad Weaver

OLB

#99

Experience: R

Height: 6-4

Age: 23

Weight: 259 lbs

College: Pittsburgh

2021 SEASON

  • Solo
    0
  • SCK
    0
  • FF
    0
  • INT
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Defense

YEAR TEAM G Total Solo AST SCK SFTY PDEF INT TDS YDS AVG LNG
2021 Tennessee Titans 2 2 0 2 0 0
TOTAL 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Biography

PRO: The Titans selected Rashad Weaver in the fourth round of the 2021 NFL Draft. The 6-foot-4-inch, 259-pound defender is capable of causing disruption in both the run and pass game, and displays a high motor and good length at the position. The Fort Lauderdale, Fla., native was a consensus All-American, a Bednarik Award semifinalist, and earned first-team All-ACC honors as a senior in 2020 after totaling 35 tackles, 14.5 tackles for loss, 7.5 sacks, 12 quarterback pressures, three forced fumbles and a fumble recovery in nine games. In four seasons at Pittsburgh, Weaver's career totals include 110 tackles, 34.5 tackles for loss, 17.0 sacks, nine passes defensed, 28 quarterback pressures, five forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
•   In 2020, Weaver was named a consensus All-American after garnering first-team All-America honors from four of the NCAA's recognized selectors: Associated Press, American Football Coaches Association, Football Writers Association of America and Walter Camp Football Foundation. He was the 52nd consensus All-American in school history and the first Pitt defensive player to earn that distinction since Aaron Donald in 2013.
•   As a senior in 2020, Weaver was a Bednarik Award semifinalist, earned All-ACC honors, and was awarded first-team All-America recognition by CBS Sports, ESPN, Phil Steele and Pro Football Focus after tallying 35 tackles, 14.5 tackles for loss, 7.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and a fumble recovery in nine games.
•   In 2018, Weaver led Pitt in sacks (6.5), tackles for loss (14), and fumble recoveries (three). He tied for the ACC lead and ranked sixth nationally in fumble recoveries.

TITANS TIDBITS:
•   Prior to being drafted by the Titans, Weaver was introduced to future teammate and fellow pass rusher Bud Dupree. The pair share a financial advisor and were able to form a relationship in Arizona while training at the same facility and discussed ACL recovery.
•   Weaver lists rehabbing a torn ACL during the pandemic as the biggest challenge he has had to overcome in his football career. He worked on 'staying focused even not knowing if there was going to be a season and even just finding locations to do my rehab work when everything shut down.'
•   He was a member of Pitt's prestigious Blue & Gold Society, an undergraduate organization composed of top students who serve as ambassadors for the university and Pitt Alumni Association.
•   Prior to the NFL Draft, Weaver trained in the martial art of Krav Maga.
•   Weaver's grandmother has battled multiple sclerosis since he was in a middle school.
•   While at Pitt, Weaver participated in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Race to Anyplace Fundraiser with the same girl, Lili, for three consecutive years. Weaver and Lili struck up a friendship and are frequently in touch.
•   Weaver and his best friend started a clothing line called Dreams to Reality which can be found on Instagram @d2r.shop.
•   Weaver grew up in Indiana but moved to Florida prior to his sophomore year of high school. He wore No. 17 because he played quarterback and wanted a number right before Peyton Manning's No. 18. Weaver circled back to No. 17 in college, and 'I thought it was a cool number for an edge rusher.'

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
•   The Fort Lauderdale, Fla., native was selected by the Titans in the fourth round (135th overall) of the 2021 NFL Draft.

COLLEGE:
•   In four seasons at Pittsburgh (2017-20), Weaver appeared in 35 games with 28 starts. He tallied 110 tackles, 34.5 tackles for loss, 17.0 sacks, nine passes defensed, 28 quarterback pressures, five forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries.

AS A SENIOR (2020), started nine games and totaled 35 tackles, 14.5 tackles for loss, 7.5 sacks, 12 quarterback pressures, two passes defensed, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. Named a consensus All-American after garnering first-team All-America honors from four of the NCAA's recognized selectors: Associated Press, American Football Coaches Association, Football Writers Association of America and Walter Camp Football Foundation. Also earned first-team All-America recognition by CBS Sports, ESPN, Phil Steele and Pro Football Focus. Awarded first team All-ACC honors and was a semifinalist for the Bednarik Award.
•   Against Syracuse (9/19), posted seven tackles, three stops for loss and two sacks in his first game since 2018. Named ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week.
•   At Clemson (11/28), tallied five tackles, two stops for loss, two sacks, two quarterback pressures and one forced fumble. His second sack of Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence forced a fumble that was recovered by Pitt.

AS A JUNIOR (2019), suffered a season-ending injury during training camp.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2018), started all 14 games at defensive end and amassed 47 tackles, 14.0 tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks, 10 quarterback pressures, four passes defensed, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. Led the team in tackles for loss, sacks, and fumble recoveries. Tied for the ACC lead and ranked sixth nationally in fumble recoveries.
•   Against Penn State (9/8), collected four tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries.
•   At Virginia (11/2), posted four tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and one sack.

AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2017), saw action in all 12 games and made five starts. Tallied 28 tackles, six tackles for loss, three sacks, six quarterback pressures and three passes defensed.
•   Redshirted in 2016.
•   Graduated from Pittsburgh in 2020 with a degree in finance and business information systems.

PERSONAL:
•   Attended Cooper City (Fla.) High School where he was a two-way player at defensive end and tight end and an all-county selection. Compiled 65 tackles, seven sacks, one pick-six, six passes defensed, two forced fumbles, two blocked field goals and two blocked punts.
•   Selected to play in the Broward County All-Star Classic and the Florida Athletic Coaches Association North vs. South All-Star Classic.
•   Also participated in basketball and was a three-year starter. He played center and power forward.
•   Son of Autumn DeLaPorte and Nevin Weaver.
•   Has two sisters.
•   Follow Weaver on Twitter and Instagram @RashadWeaver.
•   Born Rashad Capone Weaver on Nov. 10, 1997 in Marion, Ind.

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