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Players

Willie Snead IV
WR #83
Height:
5-11
Weight:
195
Age:
25
College:
Ball State
Hometown:
Muskegon Heights, Mi
Experience:
2

Quick Stats (2017):

REC
8
YDS
92
AVG
11.5
TDS
0
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesReceivingRushingFumbles
GGSRecYdsAvgLongTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
TOTAL 149 1,971 13.2 63 7 0 0 -- 0 0 5 2
2017 NO 11 7 8 92 11.5 26 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
2016 NO 15 4 72 895 12.4 49 4 -- -- -- -- -- 2 0
2015 NO 15 8 69 984 14.3 63 3 -- -- -- -- -- 2 1
Recent Games
WKOppResultReceivingRushingFumbles
RecYdsAvgLngTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
4 @MIA W 20-0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
6 DET W 52-38 1 11 11 11 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
7 @GB W 26-17 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
8 CHI W 20-12 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
9 TB W 30-10 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
10 @BUF W 47-10 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
11 WAS W 34-31 1 12 12 12 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
12 @LA L 20-26 1 9 9 9 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
13 CAR W 31-21 2 31 15.5 26 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
14 @ATL L 17-20 1 0 -- 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
15 NYJ W 31-19 1 23 23 23 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
16 ATL W 23-13 1 6 6 6 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
17 @TB L 24-31 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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NFL CAREER – Originally signed by the Cleveland Browns as a college free agent in 2014 and joining the Carolina practice squad in-season, after spending the final three weeks his rookie campaign on the Saints practice roster, Snead snared a roster spot in 2015 with his standout play in the preseason and has contributed on offense since. In three seasons with the Black and Gold, the Florida native has played in 41 games with 19 starts and has recorded 149 receptions for 1,970 yards with seven touchdowns.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS – Signed to reserve/future contract, 12/29/14; Signed by New Orleans to practice squad, 12/11/14; Released from Carolina practice squad, 11/6/14; Signed to Carolina practice squad, 9/23/14; Waived by Cleveland, 8/30/14; Signed by Cleveland as undrafted free agent, 5/12/14.

 

Honors 2016: Jim Finks Media Appreciation Award Winner (Cooperation with New Orleans media).

 

2017 – Appeared in 11 regular season games with seven starts, with eight receptions for 92 yards (11.5 avg.). In two postseason contests, finished with three receptions for 25 yards…Vs. Washington, Nov. 19, played on offense and special teams and posted one 12-yard reception and also returned a kickoff for 18 yards…At L.A. Rams, Nov. 26, posted a nine-yard reception…Vs. Carolina, Dec. 3, started and posted two receptions for 31 yards…Vs. N.Y. Jets, Dec. 17, started and posted a 23-yard reception…Vs. Atlanta, Dec. 24, started in a three-WR set and had a six-yard reception…In NFC Wild Card Playoff vs. Carolina, 1/7/18, caught a seven-yard pass…In NFC Divisional Playoff at Minnesota, 1/14/18, caught two passes for 18 yards, including a 13-yard grab on fourth-and-ten in the fourth quarter to keep a drive alive and set up a go-ahead field goal and also nearly completed a pass to RB Alvin Kamara. 2016 – Appeared in 15 games with four starts, catching 72 passes for 895 yards (12.4 avg.) and a career-best four touchdowns and one TD pass. Finished tied for ninth in the National Football League in third down receptions (25). Helped the Saints finish with the NFL’s top-ranked offense…Caught nine passes for a career-high 172 yards, including one touchdown in the opener vs. Oakland, Sept. 11. His 172 receiving yards is the eighth-highest total in team history and the highest total in club history by an undrafted player…Started at N.Y. Giants, Sept. 18 and caught five passes for 54 yards, including a 17-yard touchdown, marking the first time he’s recorded touchdowns in back-to-back contests…Inactive (toe) vs. Atlanta, Sept. 26…Caught nine passes for 87 yards at Kansas City, Oct. 23…Made the start vs. Seattle, Oct. 30, making six receptions for 56 yards…Saw action on both offense and on special teams vs. Denver, Nov. 13 and caught a team-high five passes for 47 yards, including a team-high two TDs, which tied a career-high and also added one special teams tackle…Started vs. L.A. Rams, Nov. 27 and recorded five receptions for 38 yards and completed a 50-yard touchdown pass, becoming the first non-quarterback to throw a touchdown pass for New Orleans since RB Deuce McAllister on Dec. 9, 2001 at Atlanta…At Tampa Bay, Dec. 11, recorded six receptions for 85 yards…Started at Arizona, Dec. 18, catching a team-leading eight passes for 76 yards…Caught three passes for 82 yards in finale at Atlanta, 1/1/17, before leaving contest after being evaluated for a possible concussion. 2015 – Appeared in 15 games with eight starts. Snead earned a spot on the initial 53-man roster out of the preseason, making an immediate impact for New Orleans. In fact, after posting his first career reception of 63 yards on Sept. 13 at Arizona, Snead never took his foot off of the pedal, hauling in 69 passes for 984 yards and three touchdowns. Both his receptions and receiving yardage totals were the second-most among those making their NFL playing debuts in 2015. Also ranked 13th in the NFL in third down receptions with 25. Ranked second on team in receiving yards and third in receptions and TD catches…Posted first career reception, the 63-yard catch in his NFL debut at Arizona, Sept. 13… Caught four passes for 44 yards, including his first career touchdown, a 16-yard grab from Drew Brees in the fourth quarter vs. Tampa Bay, Sept. 20…Finished with 89 yards on six receptions vs. Dallas, Oct. 4… Made his first career start at Philadelphia, Oct. 11, finishing with 141 yards on six receptions, with a long of 59, marking his first career 100-yard game…Played on both offense and special teams and made four receptions for 55 yards (13.8 avg.) vs. Atlanta, Oct. 15…Started at Indianapolis, Oct. 25 and caught three passes for 25 yards…Started and also saw action on special teams vs. N.Y. Giants, Nov. 1, and posted 70 yards on six receptions and added a career-best two TD grabs. Recovered Marcus Murphy’s fumble on final kickoff return of contest that set up game-winning field goal…Started and caught a team-high six passes for a team-high 95 yards vs. Tennessee, Nov. 8…Declared inactive for one game vs. Carolina, Dec. 6 (calf)…Caught seven passes for 122 yards (17.4 avg.) at Tampa Bay, Dec. 13…Started vs. Detroit, Dec. 21 and tied for team lead when he posted a career-high 10 catches for 76 yards…Started and caught four passes for 75 yards vs. Jacksonville, Dec. 27…Started the team’s season finale at Atlanta, 1/3/16 and finished with three receptions for 35 yards.

 

COLLEGE – Ranked second in Ball State career annals for both receptions (223) and receiving yardage (2,991). He left school ranked first in their record books with 13 career 100-yard receiving games, and one of only two players in the program’s history with a pair of 1,000-yard receiving seasons…As junior, started 13 games and totaled 106 receptions for 1,516 yards and 15 touchdowns, all single-season school records. Receiving yardage and catch totals on the season ranked third in the nation, while his 116.6 receiving yards per game ranked fourth. Named All-MAC first-team…As a sophomore, appeared in 13 games with 12 starts, finishing with 1,148 receiving yards and nine touchdowns on 89 catches. Tied for first in nation with 58 plays of 10 yards or more…As a freshman, started four of his 11 games played, catching 28 passes for 327 yards and two touchdowns...Finished coursework in the 2016 offseason and will graduate following completion of an internship. 

 

PERSONAL – Attended Muskegon Heights (Mich.) HS for his last three years, where he received All-State accolades as a junior and as a senior and also played basketball…Also contributed to a Michigan state championship at Holland (Mich.) Christian HS as a freshman…Named Michigan Player of the Year as senior, after totaling 2,500 passing yards, 10 touchdown passes, 1,320 rushing yards and 13 rushing TDs…Finished his high school career with 4,000 passing yards and 40 touchdown passes, supplemented by 2,500 rushing yards and 29 rushing TDs…A four-year letterman at both Muskegon Heights and Holland Christian for Willie Snead III, his father and head coach…Given name is Willie Lee Snead IV, which he had attached to his game jersey in 2016…Born in Winter Park, Fla and grew up in Belle Glade, Fla. as a youth…Nickname growing up was “Willie Beaman” because he played QB from start of football career through high school…Father played at the University of Florida, was drafted by the New York Jets in 1989, played for the Houston Oilers and is a longtime high school and college coach…Has worked as counselor at Manning Passing Academy in college and as a professional…Has attended the Touchdown Club of New Orleans’ annual Saints crawfish boils.

 

 

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