THIS IS EPISODE 428 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST
Cecil Shorts III is a former NFL wide receiver. He was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the fourth round of the 2011 NFL Draft (114th overall). His NFL career saw him play four seasons with the Jags from 2011-2014, then join Houston in 2015 for a season before his last year with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2016.
He was one of the few NFL players to have played their college football with a Division III school. Shorts was a standout receiver at Mount Union (Alliance, Ohio), where he was a two-time first-team AP Little All-American (2009 and 2010). In his sophomore season of 2008, Shorts helped his club to a D-III national championship. In 2009, he was named the D3Football.com National Offensive Player of the Year after recording 100 receptions for 1,736 yards and 19 touchdowns.
On this episode of the podcast, we talk to Shorts about what life is like being a father to seven children under the age of 8. He also shares candidly about the struggles and temptations he faced in college and the NFL, and he talks about the adjustment from being a current player to a former player, as well as the moment he knew his pro football playing days were done.
He is Risen!! Death could not hold him down!! Rejoice in the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Happy Easter to everyone! 🙏🏽⛪️🙌🏾
— Cecil Shorts III (@CecilShortsIII) April 21, 2019