Sam Shade

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Sam Shade
Georgia State Panthers
Position: Cornerbacks coach
Personal information
Date of birth: (1973-06-14) June 14, 1973 (age 43)
Place of birth: Birmingham, Alabama
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 211 lb (96 kg)
Career information
High school: Birmingham (AL) Wenonah
College: Alabama
NFL Draft: 1995 / Round: 4 / Pick: 102
Career history
As player:
As coach:
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 563
Sacks: 8.5
Interceptions: 10
Player stats at

Samuel Richard Shade (born June 14, 1973) is the Cornerbacks coach for Georgia State University and a former American football safety. He played eight seasons in the National Football League (NFL) from 1995–2002. He played for the Cincinnati Bengals and the Washington Redskins. Shade played college football at the University of Alabama and was drafted in the fourth round of the 1995 NFL Draft.

Coaching career[edit]


Shade was the Special teams and defensive passing game coordinator at Samford, where he helped mentor current NFL defensive backs Corey White, Jaquiski Tartt, and James Bradberry.

Georgia State[edit]

On December 15, 2016, Shade was added to the staff at Georgia State as the cornerbacks coach.[1]


  1. ^ Ben Moore (December 15, 2016). "Sam Shade Added to GSU staff per report". CBS INTERACTIVE. Retrieved January 16, 2017.