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Olamide Zaccheaus

Olamide Zaccheaus

American football wide receiver
Olamide Zaccheaus
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Intro American football wide receiver
Is American football player
From United States of America
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 23 July 1997
Age 23 years
Star sign Leo
Sports Teams
Atlanta Falcons
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Biography

Olamide Zaccheaus (born July 23, 1997) is an American football wide receiver for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Virginia.

College career

Zaccheaus was a member of the Virginia Cavaliers for four seasons. He was named second team All-Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) after catching 85 passes for 895 yards and five touchdowns. As a senior, Zaccheaus led the Atlantic Coast Conference with 93 receptions for 1,058 yards and nine touchdowns and was named first team All-ACC. He was named the Most Valuable Player of the 2018 Belk Bowl, his final game as a Cavalier, after making 12 receptions for 100 yards receiving and three touchdowns. Zaccheaus finished his collegiate career with 250 receptions for 2,753 yards and 22 touchdowns while also rushing 79 times for 551 yards and two touchdowns in 50 games played.

Professional career

Zaccheaus signed with the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted free agent on April 27, 2019 and made the 53-man roster out of training camp. Zaccheaus made his NFL debut on October 13, 2019 against the Arizona Cardinals, making a tackle on special teams.

In the Falcons' 40–20 victory against the Carolina Panthers on December 8, 2019, Zaccheaus recorded his first reception in the NFL, a 93-yard touchdown pass from Matt Ryan, which was the third-longest reception in franchise history, and set an NFL record for the longest first catch. In Week 15 against the San Francisco 49ers, Zaccheaus returned a fumble for a touchdown in the closing seconds of the 29–22 win. Zaccheaus finished his rookie season with three receptions for 115 yards and a touchdown on offense and two tackles and a fumble recovery for a touchdown on special teams.

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