Author Archives: Cecil Shorts III

About Cecil Shorts III

Cecil Shorts III is a retired NFL Wide Receiver who played 6 years with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Houston Texans & Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

When Opportunity Knocks #StoryTimeWithCecil

By Cecil Shorts III In April 2012, I was playing for the Jacksonville Jaguars and we just started OTA’s. Coach Sullivan was our wide receiver coach at the time. He was in the front of the room writing the depth chart on the whiteboard.  As he writes on the board, he explains why each player was assigned a specific position, either outside or inside wide receiver. I’m watching the names go up on the board: Justin Blackmon, Laurent Robinson, Mike Thomas, Brian Robiskie, Taylor Price, Chastin West. The names kept going up and my heart started to drop. I was like okay, when will my name be called upon. When …
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The Greatest Catch I’ve Ever Seen #StoryTimeWithCecil

By Cecil Shorts III In 2013 I was a witness to something so very special, but at the same time it was something that, put in context,was so sad. It was my third year in the League with the Jacksonville Jaguars, and I was coming off my best season. Our wide receiver room was tight. We did everything together – watched games, hooped, went to church together, ate, or just hung out. We did it all together. I knew we were going to be very special together, but one of our main receivers was suspended for the first four games of the season.  This dude was the most talented player I played with in my career. He was just a natural athlete and there was literally nothing he could not do. I remember when we drafted him in 2012 …
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