Selvish Capers

Selvish Capers
No. --Free agent
Position: Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-11-13) November 13, 1986
Place of birth: Kenner, Louisiana
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 310 lb (141 kg)
Career information
College: West Virginia
NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 7 / Pick: 231
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 3
Games started: 0
Player stats at

Selvish Capers (born November 13, 1985) is an American football offensive tackle who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the seventh round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played college football for West Virginia University.

Early life

Capers was born in Kenner, Louisiana and attended St. Augustine High School in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he was an All-Louisiana tight end. As a senior, he recorded ten catches for 176 yards and four touchdowns, which earned him first team all-district, all-metro and all-state honors. He was also a three-year starter on the basketball team. Capers and D'Andre Crittenden were the only boys to start three years in football and basketball.

Considered only a two-star recruit by,[1] Capers was not ranked among the nation's top offensive line prospects in 2005. He chose West Virginia over Southern Miss, among others.

College career

Capers redshirted his initial year at West Virginia, and saw limited time at tight end in 2006. During the offseason, he moved from tight end to the tackle position, where started the 2007 season as the backup. He then earned the starting job against Mississippi State and kept it the rest of his college career.[2] Overall, he played in all 13 games and started six during his sophomore year. Capers anchored an offensive line that helped pave the way for the Mountaineers offense to produce two 1,000-yard rushers in Steve Slaton and Pat White. He only saw limited action in West Virginia's appearance in the 2008 Fiesta Bowl, due to a sprained ankle.

As a junior in 2008, Capers started all 13 games and saw action in more than 775 plays, including a season high 86 against Cincinnati. He collected 56 knockdowns, including a season high eight knockdowns against Connecticut. During his senior season, Capers was named Second Team All-Big East Conference in a poll by the conference's head coaches.

Professional career

NFL Draft

Capers was projected to be a second or third round draft pick until he under-achieved in the Senior Bowl and the NFL Scouting Combine. He was drafted by the Redskins in the seventh round (231st overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.

Washington Redskins

Capers was cut from the Washington Redskins on September 4, 2010.[3] He was signed to the Redskins' practice squad on September 5, 2010. He was cut by the Redskins on September 4, 2011.

New York Giants

Capers signed with the New York Giants' practice squad on October 4, 2011. He was re-signed to the practice squad for the 2012 season on September 1, 2012.[4] He was released on September 9, 2013.


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