Nate Shaw

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Regarding the as-told-to autobiography All God's Dangers The Life of Nate Shaw, see Ned Cobb.
Nate Shaw
Position: Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1945-05-20) May 20, 1945 (age 72)
Place of birth: San Diego, California
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school: Abraham Lincoln High School
College: USC
Career history
As player:
Los Angeles Rams (19691970)
As coach:
Oregon State (DB) 1976–1979
USC (DB) 1980–1986
Career highlights and awards
1966 College Football All-America Team
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Nathaniel "Nate" Shaw (born May 20, 1945) is a former American football defensive back in the National Football League for the Los Angeles Rams. Shaw also was an assistant coach for several college football teams.

Playing career[edit]

Shaw was born in San Diego, California and graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School. He went on to play college football at USC, where he was a defensive back and was named to the All-Pac-10 team in 1965 and was a consensus All-American in 1966.[1][2] He was drafted in the 5th round of the 1969 NFL Draft by the Los Angeles Rams and played two seasons with the Rams.[3]

Coaching career[edit]

After retiring from playing football, Shaw coached defensive backs at Oregon State from 1976 to 1979, and then at his alma mater USC for 7 years from 1980 to 1986.[2][4]

Personal life[edit]

Following his coaching career, Shaw worked in hotel sales and ran a plumbing business.[2] He is the brother of former NFL and college assistant coach Willie Shaw and the uncle of current Stanford head coach David Shaw.


  1. ^ "Consensus All-America Teams (1960-1969)". Retrieved January 17, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "USC Trojans 2010 Football Media Guide". pp. 132, 167. Retrieved January 13, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Nate Shaw". Retrieved January 17, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Oregon hires football assistant". The Register-Guard. March 20, 1979. Retrieved January 17, 2011.