From North Attleboro High School to the Superbowl: a look back on Anthony Sherman’s football career

NORTH ATTLEBORO, M.A. (WLNE) — Super Bowl champion and North Attleboro native Anthony Sherman is hanging up his cleats.

The Kansas City Chiefs fullback announced his retirement on social media Thursday by posting a video of himself thanking Kansas City and the organization before hopping into a helicopter and taking off into the sunset.

A 2007 graduate of North Attleboro High School, Sherman played 4 years at UConn before being drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the 5th round of the 2011 NFL Draft.

In 2013, Sherman was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs where he spend the final 8 years of his career, reaching the Super Bowl twice and winning a ring in 2020.

“I think he’s looking forward to moving on,” said North Attleboro Athletic Director, Kurt Kummer, who was also the head football coach during Sherman’s time as a student.

“It’s a grind,” said Kummer. “Ten years in the NFL isn’t easy on the body.”

“He’s looking forward to his next chapter with his family and young kids,” said Kummer.

Sherman remains in close contact with several coaches still at North Attleboro High School.

“He brought that intensity to everything that he did,” said Don Johnson, who coached Sherman at running back and linebacker in high school.

“He’s kind of a cult hero here today,” Johnson explained.

“Everyone is aware of him and since he’s played very few kids want to wear his number,” Johnson said. “It hasn’t been retired or anything yet, but kids out of respect for him and who he was and the kind of person that he is have stayed away from it.”

Johnson said he texted with Sherman Thursday evening following his announcement, and even jokingly offered him a job on North Attleboro’s coaching staff.

“He responded to that with a big LOL,” laughed Johnson.

Sherman’s high school coaches say they believe he’ll stay in Kansas City for the time being and possibly work with the Chiefs organization.

They say they look forward to catching up with the 2006 Gatorade Player of the Year for Massachusetts, and hope he’ll drop by his old high school to speak with the team soon.

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