Connor Shaw

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Connor Shaw
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Shaw at Cleveland Browns training camp in 2014
South Carolina Gamecocks
Position:Director of football relations
Personal information
Born: (1991-09-19) September 19, 1991 (age 29)
Flowery Branch, Georgia
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school:Flowery Branch (GA)
College:South Carolina
Undrafted:2014
Career history
As a player:
As a coach:
As an administrator:
Career highlights and awards
  • 2014 Capital One Bowl MVP
Career NFL statistics
Passing completions:14
Passing attempts:28
Completion percentage:50.0
TD–INT:0–1
Passing yards:177
Passer rating:55.2
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Connor Shaw (born September 19, 1991) is a former American football quarterback and coach. He played college football at South Carolina, where he was the starting quarterback from 2011 through 2013. He was signed by the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent in 2014. He was also a member of the Chicago Bears.

High school career[edit]

Shaw played at Flowery Branch High School in Georgia and played for his father Lee. He passed for 5,300 yards in 2 years as the starter and was a receiver his sophomore season having 1,200 yards receiving. He was considered a 3 star recruit and received offers from South Carolina, Georgia Tech, Stanford, Wake Forest, West Virginia and East Carolina his senior year.

College career[edit]

After a loss to Auburn in 2011, Stephen Garcia was benched due to inconsistent play. Shaw then passed for 311 yards and four touchdowns in a blowout of Kentucky. Shaw was named the SEC's offensive player of the week due to his performance. After missing his first pass of the game on September 22, 2012, Shaw completed his final 20 passes for 252 yards and 2 touchdowns as the Gamecocks defeated Missouri 31–10 at Williams-Brice Stadium.[1]

On October 26, 2013, Shaw was unable to start because of illness and a sprained left knee but came off the bench to lead the Gamecocks from a 17-point deficit to defeat the No. 5 Missouri Tigers 27–24 in double overtime.[2] After leading the Gamecocks to a 31–17 victory over rivals Clemson on December 1, 2013, Shaw had the best record as a quarterback in Gamecock history, finishing with a 27–5 record as a starter, including a perfect 17–0 at home.[3] On December 6, Shaw was invited to play in the 2014 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.[4]

In his final college game on January 1, 2014 Shaw ran for a touchdown, threw 3 touchdowns and caught 1 touchdown and went 22–24 throwing for 312 yards in the Capital One Bowl. He was voted the game's most valuable player for his performance.[5]

Statistics[edit]

Year Team Passing Rushing
Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A TD Int Rtg Att Yds Avg TD
2010 South Carolina 23 33 69.7% 223 6.8 1 2 124.3 32 165 5.2 0
2011 South Carolina 123 188 65.4% 1,448 7.7 14 6 148.3 135 525 3.9 8
2012 South Carolina 154 228 67.5% 1,956 8.6 17 7 158.1 131 435 3.3 3
2013 South Carolina 180 284 63.4% 2,447 8.6 24 1 162.9 154 567 3.7 6
Career 480 733 65.5% 6,074 8.3 56 16 155.9 452 1,683 3.7 17

Source:[6]

Professional career[edit]

Shaw in 2014.
Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Wonderlic
6 ft 0+38 in
(1.84 m)
206 lb
(93 kg)
30 in
(0.76 m)
9+14 in
(0.23 m)
4.66 s 1.67 s 2.72 s 4.33 s 7.07 s 34 in
(0.86 m)
9 ft 8 in
(2.95 m)
23[7]
All values from NFL Combine[8]

Cleveland Browns[edit]

Shaw went undrafted in the 2014 NFL Draft, and later signed with the Cleveland Browns following the draft.[9] In his preseason debut, he completed 8 of 9 passes for 123 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions against the Washington Redskins.[10] He was released on August 30, 2014, but re-signed to their practice squad the next day.[11][12]

Due to injuries to Johnny Manziel and Brian Hoyer, on December 22, 2014, Shaw was called up from the practice squad to be on the active roster.[13] Shaw was also announced as the starter for the season finale against the Baltimore Ravens.[14]

In his first and only career NFL start against the Baltimore Ravens, Shaw went 14/28 for 177 yards with 1 interception and 0 touchdowns, including a 49-yard pass to wide receiver Taylor Gabriel after avoiding pressure.[15][16]

On August 13, 2015, in a preseason game versus the Washington Redskins, Shaw injured multiple ligaments in his thumb, requiring surgery. It was reported that he would be facing a 12-week recovery time along with rehab, likely keep him out for the season.[17]

On June 30, 2016, Shaw was released by the Browns.[18]

Chicago Bears[edit]

On July 1, 2016, Shaw was claimed off waivers by the Chicago Bears.[19] The New Orleans Saints had accidentally sent out an email to the other 31 NFL teams, instead of the league office, indicating that they intended to claim Shaw off waivers. The Bears had waiver-claim priority over the Saints because of a worse 2015 record.[20] On August 30, 2016, Shaw was placed on injured reserve for a broken leg sustained in preseason.[21]

On March 4, 2017, Shaw signed a one-year extension with the Bears.[22] On May 30, 2017, he was waived by the Bears, becoming a free agent only to have the Bears rescind the waiver on the same day following an injury to Mark Sanchez.[23] He suffered a hamstring injury during a preseason game against the Cleveland Browns on August 31.[24] He was waived/injured on September 2 and placed on injured reserve on September 4, 2017.[25][26] He was released on September 8, 2017.

Statistics[edit]

Year Team GP GS Passing Rushing
Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A TD Int Rtg Att Yds Avg TD
2014 CLE 1 1 14 28 50.0 177 6.3 0 1 55.2 7 9 1.3 0

Source:[27]

Coaching career[edit]

In January 2018, Shaw signed on to be a tight ends coach at Furman University.[28] In August, prior to the start of the season, Shaw resigned due to his commitment in an undisclosed "private business" opportunity.[29] The Paladins went on to go 6–4 over the course of the season and win a share of the conference championship.

Shaw returned to the University of South Carolina in 2020 as the director of player development.[29] On November 16, 2020 after the firing of Will Muschamp, Shaw was promoted to interim quarterbacks coach at South Carolina.[30] New Gamecocks head coach Shane Beamer stated that Shaw will remain a part of South Carolina's football program in the 2021 season,[31] but not at the quarterbacks coach position, which has been filled by new offensive coordinator Marcus Satterfield.

In February 2021, Shaw's expanded role was announced as Director of Football Relations, with duties in recruiting, current player relations, and serving as a liaison to former players.[32]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Connor Shaw completes 20 straight passes, fuels South Carolina's rout". ESPN. September 22, 2012. Retrieved January 7, 2014.
  2. ^ "South Carolina Stuns Missouri 27-24 In 2OT: Connor Shaw Leads 17-Point Rally (VIDEO)". Huffington Post. October 26, 2013. Retrieved January 7, 2014.
  3. ^ "Connor Shaw, No. 10 South Carolina beat No. 6 Clemson". ESPN. December 1, 2013. Retrieved January 7, 2014.
  4. ^ "Connor Shaw accepts invitation to play in NFLPA Collegiate Bowl « Vandy Pride". Vandy Pride. Retrieved July 2, 2016.
  5. ^ "Connor Shaw delivers dazzling final performance in Capital One Bowl". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved October 14, 2014.
  6. ^ "Connor Shaw". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 2, 2016.
  7. ^ "Historical NFL Wonderlic Scores". wonderlictestsample.com. Archived from the original on September 2, 2016. Retrieved September 2, 2016.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  8. ^ "Connor Shaw". nfldraftscout.com. Retrieved September 2, 2016.
  9. ^ Alper, Josh (May 12, 2014). "Connor Shaw among 11 Browns undrafted free agent signings". NBC Sports. Retrieved July 2, 2016.
  10. ^ "Redskins vs. Browns - Box Score - August 13, 2015 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved July 2, 2016.
  11. ^ "Browns cut quarterback Connor Shaw". Fantasy SP. Retrieved October 14, 2014.
  12. ^ Pokorny, Chris (September 2, 2014). "Cleveland Browns' Practice Squad Includes QB Connor Shaw, WR Charles Johnson". Dawgs By Nature. Retrieved July 2, 2016.
  13. ^ Mello, Igor (December 27, 2014). "Browns officially promote Connor Shaw to 53-man roster". CBS Sports. Retrieved July 2, 2016.
  14. ^ Fowler, Jeremy (December 27, 2014). "Shaw gets start for Browns; Hoyer likely out". ESPN. Retrieved July 2, 2016.
  15. ^ "Browns vs. Ravens - Box Score - December 28, 2014 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved July 2, 2016.
  16. ^ "Connor Shaw Finds Gabriel For 49 Yards". Archived from the original on September 15, 2016. Retrieved July 2, 2016.
  17. ^ Pokorny, Chris (August 16, 2015). "Browns QB Connor Shaw to Have Surgery on Thumb". Dawgs By Nature. Retrieved July 2, 2016.
  18. ^ Sessler, Marc (June 30, 2016). "Browns waive Connor Shaw following two seasons".
  19. ^ Mayer, Larry (July 1, 2016). "Bears claim quarterback Shaw". Chicago Bears. Archived from the original on July 3, 2016. Retrieved July 2, 2016.
  20. ^ Wilson, Ryan (July 2, 2016). "Bears land Connor Shaw after Saints reportedly send email to 31 teams in error". cbssports.com. Retrieved July 2, 2016.
  21. ^ Mayer, Larry (August 30, 2016). "Bears trim five to reach 75-man limit". Chicago Bears. Archived from the original on November 4, 2016. Retrieved March 5, 2017.
  22. ^ Mayer, Larry (March 4, 2017). "Bears ink Connor Shaw, Patrick Scales". ChicagoBears.com. Retrieved March 5, 2017.
  23. ^ Bergman, Jeremy. "Mark Sanchez out until training camp with knee injury". NFL.com. Retrieved June 1, 2017.
  24. ^ Millians, Rick (September 1, 2017). "Connor Shaw's future with Bears more cloudy after injury". thestate.com. Archived from the original on September 4, 2017. Retrieved September 4, 2017.
  25. ^ Mayer, Larry (September 2, 2017). "Bears reach NFL's 53-man roster limit". ChicagoBears.com. Archived from the original on April 7, 2018.
  26. ^ "Bears' Connor Shaw: Reverts to IR". cbssports.com. September 4, 2017. Archived from the original on September 4, 2017. Retrieved September 4, 2017.
  27. ^ "Connor Shaw". pro-football-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 2, 2016.
  28. ^ Kendall, Josh (January 9, 2018). "Connor Shaw has landed a new job. This one is in college coaching". thestate.com. Retrieved January 10, 2018.
  29. ^ a b Taylor, John (January 13, 2020). "Connor Shaw returning to South Carolina as Director of Player Development". NBC Sports. Retrieved September 22, 2020.
  30. ^ Breiner, Ben (November 16, 2020). "Connor Shaw steps in as Gamecocks' QBs coach in interim role". The State. Retrieved November 16, 2020.
  31. ^ Mcguinness, Mike. "Connor Shaw: Former Browns QB Lands Job At South Carolina". Browns Nation. Retrieved January 11, 2021.
  32. ^ https://gamecocksonline.com/staff-directory/connor-shaw/718#

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