The Sausage Calls It A Career
Chiefs fullback Anthony Sherman announces his retirement today.
Well, today the second most important position in football lost a good one. A fullback that goes by “The Sausage” is walking away from the game after ten seasons with the Cardinals and Chiefs. Anthony Sherman ran around the field sporting a mohawk and laying blocks on offense and making tackles on special teams.
Sherman played in my home state for college football at Uconn where he was the lead blocker for two Big East Offensive Players of the Year, Donald Brown and Jordan Todman. In college, Sherman caught 48 passes for 477 yards and 1 touchdown while rushing for 61 yards and racking up 63 total tackles.
In 2011, Sherman was taken in the 5th round by the Arizona Cardinals and would be traded in 2013 to Kansas City where he really made his name known across the fullback community.
The Sausage embodied everything a fullback represents with his stocky frame and low numbers on the stat sheet. In his career, he made the 2018 Pro Bowl and was named second team All Pro in 2014. He recorded 5 total touchdowns with 625 yards from scrimmage.
I will miss watching Sherman lay big blocks on linebackers and make huge tackles on special teams every Sunday but the physical toll the full back position takes on players makes it difficult for these hard nose athletes to play long careers.