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Players

Sheldon Rankins
DT #98
Height:
6-2
Weight:
305
Age:
23
College:
Louisville
Hometown:
Covington, GA
Experience:
2

Quick Stats (2017):

TCKL
12
SCK
1.0
FF
1
INT
1
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 32 21 11 5.0 0 1 1 27 -- 27 0 2 0
2017 NO 10 10 12 6 6 1.0 -- 1 1 27 27 27 0 1 --
2016 NO 9 0 20 15 5 4.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 @MIN L 19-29 2 1 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 NE L 20-36 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 @CAR W 34-13 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
4 @MIA W 20-0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
6 DET W 52-38 2 0 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 @GB W 26-17 3 2 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
8 CHI W 20-12 1 0 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
9 TB W 30-10 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
10 @BUF W 47-10 2 2 0 1.0 -- 1 1 27 27 27 0 0 --
11 WAS W 34-31 2 1 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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COLLEGE CAREER –  Sheldon Rankins played in 46 games along the defensive line at Louisville, producing 133 tackles, 31.5 tackles for loss and 18 sacks during his collegiate career. A two-time first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection, Rankins racked up a career-high 58 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, six sacks, one pass defensed and one fumble recovery returned 46 yards for a touchdown as a senior in 2015.

COLLEGE CAREER –  Sheldon Rankins played in 46 games along the defensive line at Louisville, producing 133 tackles, 31.5 tackles for loss and 18 sacks during his collegiate career. A two-time first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection, Rankins racked up a career-high 58 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, six sacks, one pass defensed and one fumble recovery returned 46 yards for a touchdown as a senior in 2015.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS –Selected by the Saints in the first round (12th overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft.

2015– Named second-team All-ACC…Racked up a single-season career-high 58 tackles (28 solo), 13 stops for loss, six sacks, a pass defensed and a fumble recovery returned 46 yards for a touchdown against Boston College…Tied a career-high with eight stops apiece in contests against Clemson and Sanford. 2014 – Third-team All-ACC selection by coaches and media...Started all 13 games and recorded 53 tackles (31 solo) and set career-high with a club best eight sacks and 13.5 stops for loss and added two interceptions, a pass defensed, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery…Totaled three tackles and also recovered a fumble vs. Virginia...Credited with a career-high eight tackles and one sack in a 34-3 victory over FIU...Intercepted first career pass against Wake Forest...Credited with six tackles, two tackles for loss and one sack in a win over NC State...Credited with six tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks and his second pick at Boston College...Credited with six tackles in win over Kentucky...Made five tackles and notched a sack in Belk Bowl loss to Georgia. 2013– Played in 10 contests and started the bowl game vs. Miami...Finished with 15 tackles (11 solo), four tackles for loss, including three sacks and a forced fumble...Finished with two tackles in six games...Had two tackles for loss with one sack and a forced fumble against Memphis...Recorded two tackles with one sack in wins over Rutgers and FIU. 2012 – Appeared in 10 games and earned two starts, making seven tackles, one stop for loss and one sack…Had a sack for a loss of 11 yards in Sugar Bowl win over Florida.

PERSONAL: Three-star recruit by Rivals.com and Scout.com at Eastside (Covington, Ga.) HS... Rated as the No. 32 strongside defensive end and No. 43 player from Georgia by Rivals...Recorded 50 tackles, 17 tackles for loss and nine sacks as a senior...Two-time second team All-State honoree...Health and human performance major.

Recent Videos

  • Sheldon Rankins, "It helps us young guys"

    (02:21) By Brendan Hassett - Posted Nov 15, 2017

    Saints defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins talks about how the veteran leadership on the team has helped keep the team focused during their current win streak

  • Rankins: 'We obviously have to slow down their run game'

    (2:31) Posted Oct 25, 2017

    Defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins talks about the New Orleans Saints defensive preparations in advance of their game against the Chicago Bears this Sunday at the Superdome.

  • Sheldon Rankins, "We have to stop those other guys"

    (01:55) By Brendan Hassett - Posted Oct 19, 2017

    Saints defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins talks about the challenges the Green Bay Packers' offense presents in preparation for this Sunday's game at Lambeau Field

  • Sheldon Rankins, "These are the games you want"

    (02:18) By Brendan Hassett - Posted Sep 22, 2017

    Saints defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins talks about how the Saints defensive front looks forward to the challenge of containing Cam Newton and the rest of the Panthers offense this Sunday