Isiah Pacheco joined the Kansas City Chiefs in the seventh round of the 2022 NFL Draft. The Vineland, New Jersey native is currently signed to a 4 year, $3,739,108 rookie contract with the team.
Before becoming a professional player in the NFL, Pacheco’s football journey started at a young age, when he used to practice at Vineland Blitz (Pop Warner Football League) in Cumberland County, New Jersey. Vineland Blitz is a youth sports organization that helps young athletes harness their talent.
Pacheco didn’t stop from there. He attended Vineland High School and played competitive high school football. He played as a utility player( quarterback and running back ) on the team.
As a senior, Pacheco led his team to an overall record of 8-2, which included trips to the playoffs for two consecutive years. In 2017, he was named to USA Today’s First Team All-USA New Jersey Football Team on defense.
Pacheco had a lot of offers from institutions including Syracuse, Maryland, Rutgers, Virginia Tech, and others. He eventually attended Rutgers University, where he played four seasons of college football for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights.
Throughout his four years as a student at Rutgers, Pacheco was a regular member of the team and had significant playing time. He totaled 18 rushing touchdowns on 563 carries throughout his collegiate career. In addition, he had 47 receptions, for a total of 249 yards, and one touchdown.
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Pacheco was chosen by Kansas City in the seventh round of the 2022 NFL Draft. It’s tough for a player selected on day three (the final day of the draft) to make an impact during training camp. Pacheco is a great scheme fit for the Chiefs and has even played with the first team.
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Isiah Pacheco is one of the fastest players on the roster and one of the most powerful and dynamic skill-position players. At the combine, Pacheco ran a blazing fast 4.37-second 40-yard dash. That high-end speed is rare to see in a player his size