Storrs, Conn. - Four former UConn football players are set to represent the program in the upcoming NFL Playoffs. Anthony Sherman (Kansas City), Shamar Stephen (Minnesota), Nick Williams (Atlanta) and Blidi Wreh-Wilson (Atlanta) begin their journey to Super Bowl LII as the playoffs kick off on Saturday, January 6.
Sherman battles the Tennessee Titans on Saturday at 4:35 p.m. on ESPN while Williams and Wreh-Wilson play later that day in Los Angeles against the Rams at 8:15 p.m. on NBC. After earning a bye, Stephen will play in the NFC Divisional Round on either January 13 or 14.
Sherman captained the Huskies to their first-ever BCS Bowl game during the 2010 season, playing fullback and on special teams for the Huskies. The North Attleboro, Mass native played in 51 games for the Huskies and finished with 17 carries, 48 receptions, 63 tackles and one touchdown. Sherman is playing in his seventh NFL season and has played in all 16 games this season with 14 carries, six receptions and one touchdown.
Williams left his mark at UConn as one of the best kick return specialists in the program’s history. Williams earned All-Big East First Team honors after setting the single-season record and ranking first in the country with 35.29 yards per kick return. Williams is a fourth year NFL performer who has seen action in one game this season for the Falcons.
Wreh-Wilson was a 2012 All-Big East performer for the Huskies and named the team’s MVP after the season. The UConn cornerback played in 41 games and made his mark with two interceptions returned for touchdowns in 2010. The Edinboro, Pa. native is currently in his fifth NFL season and has played in eight games for the Falcons this year.
Stephen landed on the All-American Athletic Conference Second Team his senior season while serving as a team captain in 2013. The defensive tackle has played in 15 games and started one for the Viking this season, recording 28 tackles and one sack. Stephen is in his fourth NFL season.