New England Patriots
Name  Shane Vereen
Born  3/2/1989
Height  5-9
Weight  205
College  California
Earned Second-Team All-Pac-10 Conference honors as a junior in 2010 before making himself available for this draft...Spent most of 2009 as a backup to Jahvid Best coming out of the California backfield, yet earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 recognition nonetheless...Played in 38 games during his three years with the Golden Bears, making 19 starts, and finished tied for third on the school's all-time list with 29 rushing touchdowns...Averaged better than five yards per attempt during his career, placing seventh on the all-time list with 2,834 yards on the ground, and fifth in all-purpose yardswith 4,069...Graduated with a bachelor's degree in communications in just 3 1/2 years and led Cal with 1,167 yards on 231 carries with 13 rushing touchdowns, adding 22 receptions for 209 yards and three receiving scores during this last campaign.