Pete Shaw (American football)

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Pete Shaw
Date of birth (1954-08-25) August 25, 1954 (age 62)
Place of birth Newark, New Jersey
Career information
Position(s) Safety
College Northwestern
NFL draft 1977 / Round: 6 / Pick: 152
Career history
As player
1977–1981 San Diego Chargers
1982–1984 New York Giants
Career stats

Kenneth Edward "Pete" Shaw (born August 25, 1954 in Newark, New Jersey) is a former American football safety who played eight seasons in the National Football League for the San Diego Chargers and the New York Giants. He played college football at Northwestern University and was drafted in the sixth round of the 1977 NFL Draft.

Shaw attended Barringer High School.[1] He is the younger brother of legendary jazz trumpeter Woody Shaw.


  1. ^ Litsky, Frank. "GIANTS' SHAW EAGER TO WORK", The New York Times, November 27, 1983. Accessed May 19, 2016. "Shaw has had few breakdowns like that, in or out of football. He was born and raised in Newark, where he played for Barringer High School."

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