Shaun Prater

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Shaun Prater
Shaun Prater Bengals 2012.jpg
Prater in 2012
No. 27     Minnesota Vikings
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-10-27) October 27, 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth: Omaha, Nebraska
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Weight: 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school: Omaha (NE) Central
College: Iowa
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 5 / Pick: 156
Debuted in 2013 for the Philadelphia Eagles
Career history
*Offseason or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 14, 2014
Tackles 11
Sacks 0
Interceptions 1
Pass deflections 1
Stats at

Shaun Prater (born October 27, 1989) is an American football cornerback for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL). After playing college football for Iowa, he was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He spent part of the 2013 season with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Early years[edit]

Prater attended Omaha Central High School in Omaha, Nebraska. He played mainly cornerback, but also saw time at wide receiver as a senior. He had 177 tackles, five interceptions, 20 passes defended, five sacks, six forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. He also had 10 carries for 185 yards along with 12 receptions for 290 yards and four touchdowns.[1]

In addition to football, he also ran track and field. He won the 400-meter dash at the 2007 Omaha South Invite with a time of 49.6 seconds.[2] At the 2007 Nebraska State High School Championships, he finished second in the 400 meters, with a career-best time of 48.52 seconds, and third in the 200 meters, with another career-best time of 21.58 seconds.[3]

Professional career[edit]

2012 NFL Combine[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
5 ft 10 in 190 lb 4.50 s 1.55 s 2.53 s 4.25 s 14 reps

Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

Prater was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals in the fifth round (156th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft.[4] He was placed on injured reserve on August 24, 2012.[5]

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

On September 1, 2013, the Philadelphia Eagles claimed Prater off waivers.[6] On October 21, the Philadelphia Eagles released Prater to make room for the signing of Emmanuel Acho.

Minnesota Vikings[edit]

On October 22, 2013, the Minnesota Vikings claimed Prater off waivers.[7]


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