Shaheen Catches Pass In Preseason Game At Cardinals

Photo credit Bill Smith/Chicago Bears.
Photo credit Bill Smith/Chicago Bears.



For the second consecutive preseason game, former Ashland University All-American tight end Adam Shaheen caught a pass for the Chicago Bears.

On Saturday (Aug. 19) night at the Arizona Cardinals, Shaheen caught a pass for nine yards in the Bears' 24-23 victory. In his first preseason game on Aug. 10, Shaheen caught a pass for three yards.

Shaheen is taking part in his first NFL training camp after being drafted in the second round (No. 45 overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft by the Bears. He is coming off a record-setting junior season at Ashland in 2016, one in which he caught a school-record and NCAA Division II single-season tight end-record 16 touchdown passes.

Shaheen garnered many prestigious honors following and during the 2016 campaign - 2016-17 GLIAC Student-Athlete of the Year, 2016-17 AU Male Student-Athlete of the Year, fall 2016 GLIAC Commissioner's Award, first-team AFCA, Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) and first-team All-American; D2CCA and Don Hansen first-team All-Super Region 4, CoSIDA first-team Academic All-America, CoSIDA first-team Academic All-District, All-GLIAC first-team and a Harlon Hill Trophy (D-II Player of the Year) nomination.

On Oct. 10, 2016, Shaheen was the first tight end in GLIAC history to win the conference's Offensive Player of the Week award.

Shaheen grabbed a school tight end-record 70 passes as a sophomore in 2015. After starting just two seasons for the Eagles, Shaheen is No. 5 all-time in program history with 129 career catches, No. 10 in career receiving yards with 1,755 and was two receiving touchdowns away from tying the school's all-time record in that category.

UP NEXT: Shaheen and the Bears will play preseason game No. 3 on Aug. 27 at 1 p.m. at the Tennessee Titans. The game will be televised nationally on FOX.