Visanthe Shiancoe life and biography

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Visanthe Shiancoe biography

Date of birth : 1980-06-18
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Birmingham, England
Nationality : English-American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-01-24
Credited as : Football player NFL, tight end for the Vikings, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Visanthe Shiancoe is an American football tight end who currently plays for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League.

• Set Vikings record for TD catches by a TE with 11 in 2009.
• Tied for 3rd-most TD catches in the NFL over the past 2 seasons, trailing only Larry Fitzgerald and Randy Moss.
• Took part in Holiday season by hosting Shop With A Viking for youth from A-Mon-Nue Sports Association.

OFF THE FIELD
Joined Vikings owner Zygi Wilf on a Vikings You Made the Team Community Tour to Austin, MN along with Sidney Rice...Hosted kids from A-Mon-Nue Sports Association for Shop With A Viking event at Sports Authority during the Holiday season, adding money out of his own pocket to the gift cards the kids were presented...Joined several teammates for A Celebration of Sorts, assembling Halloween costumes from donated items...Owns two ferrets...Majored in information technology at Morgan State...Assisted the coaching staff at Morgan State during the 2009 offseason…Hosted a free youth football camp in Prince George County, MD during summer 2010 with fellow NFLer Darnell Dockett...2009 recipient of the Media Good Guy Award by local media members.

PRO
Had career-best season in 2009 with 11 TDs, a new Vikings record for TDs by a TE in a season...Ranks 2nd in team history for career TD catches by a TE with 19, trailing Steve Jordan...Has caught a pass in every game during the 2008 and 2009 seasons...Has blocked for a 1,200+ yard rusher in each of his 7 NFL seasons...Durable vet who has not missed a game in his 7 NFL seasons, playing in 112 regular season games and 5 playoff contests…Part of the Vikings 2008 NFC North title and Giants 2005 NFC East championship team…Giants advanced to the playoffs in 2005 and 2006…Helped RB Tiki Barber rush for over 1,200 yards in each of his 4 seasons in New York…Helped Barber rush for the top 3 single-season totals in team history and for 5 of the top 6 single-game rushing totals in the Giants record book…A 3rd-round pick (#91) by the Giants in 2002.

2009
Set team record for a Vikings TE with 11 TD catches...Tied for 4th-most receiving TDs in the NFL during the season and had 2nd-most by a TE...Caught 1st career playoff TD vs. Dallas (1/17/10)...Set career playoff high with 83 yards in NFC Championship game at New Orleans (1/24/10)...Posted 2nd career 2-TD day vs. Baltimore (10/18), playing against his hometown team...Caught career-high 8 passes vs. Seattle (11/22)...Helped block for Adrian Peterson as he rushed for 1,383 yards, the 3rd-highest rushing total in team history, and set new Vikings record with 18 rushing TDs...Big reason the Vikings passing offense jumped to #8 in the NFL, a 17-position improvement over the previous season.

2008
Developed into a consistent playmaker and threat in his 2nd Vikings season...Had career-best season in all statistical categories...Led NFC and ranked 3rd among NFL TEs with 7 TD catches...Tied with WR Bernard Berrian for Vikings TD reception lead...Fell 1 TD shy of matching Vikings record for TD receptions in a season of 8 held by Joe Senser in 1981...Posted the 2nd-best receiving yards in a game by a Vikings TE with 136 vs. Atlanta (12/21), trailing only Steve Jordan’s 179 at Washington (11/2/86), and tied Vikings record for TDs by a TE in a game at 2...Hauled in 4-yard TD pass from RB Chester Taylor on Monday Night Football at New Orleans (10/6)...Entered 2008 with 576 career receiving yards, a total he passed in the 15th game of the season, ending with 596 yards...Helped RB Adrian Peterson set Vikings single-season rushing record with 1,760 yards and become the 1st Vikings RB to lead the NFL...Caught a pass in all 16 regular season games and the Wild Card playoff game.

2007
Helped Vikings lead NFL in rushing and set team rushing record...Enjoyed best season of his career catching the ball with 27 receptions and his 323 yards ranked 4th on the team...Hauled in the longest catch by a Viking on the season with 79-yarder against Oakland (11/18) on a reverse pass from WR Sidney Rice...Set Vikings record with the longest catch by a TE on 79-yard reception against Raiders...Had the longest catch by a TE in the NFL in 2007 and ranked tied for 7th-longest in the NFL for the season...Caught 1st TD as a Viking on a 9-yard pass from Kelly Holcomb vs. Philadelphia (10/28).

2006
Played in all 16 games and started 4 in the regular season…Hauled in season-long 16-yard pass vs. Washington (10/8)…Helped Barber rush for 1,662 yards, the 2nd-best total in his career and Giants history…Paved the way for Barber to set the Giants single-game record with 234 rushing yards in the regular-season finale at Washington (12/31)...Helped Giants advance to the NFC Wild Card Playoff game at Philadelphia

2005
Played in all 16 and started 5 games for the NFC East champions…Had season-high 3 catches for 40 yards at Washington (12/24)…Started games vs. Arizona (9/11), at San Francisco (11/6), vs. Philadelphia (11/20), at Philadelphia (12/11) and at Oakland (12/31)…Caught a pass vs. Carolina (1/8/06) in NFC Wild Card Playoff game, his 1st career post-season action.

2004
Started 7 games and played in all 16…Regular contributor on special teams and a regular in 2-TE formations…Caught 3rd TD of his career when he hauled in a 2-yard score from Eli Manning vs. Dallas (1/2/05)…Had a pair of catches for 14 yards vs. Detroit (10/24) and caught 2 passes in the regular-season finale vs. Dallas (1/2/05)…Caught a pass at Minnesota (10/31).

2003
Stepped into lineup as a rookie to start 7 games and play in all 16…Hauled in a pair of TDs on the season…Caught 1st career TD at New Orleans (12/14) and ended day with 3 receptions for 19 yards…Pulled down 2nd TD of his career on a 1-yard score from Jesse Palmer…Caught 3 passes for 20 yards at Dallas (12/21)…Caught 1st career pass on a 3-yard reception at New England (10/12)…Started 1st career game in the season opener vs. St. Louis (9/7)…Joined team as a 3rd-round draft choice, the 91st overall selection.

COLLEGE
Was a standout TE with 52 catches for 1,001 yards and 11 TDs during his career at Morgan State…Ranked 2nd on team with 25 catches as a senior with a 20.4-yard average and 5 TDs.


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