Shannon Garrett

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Shannon Garrett
Born: January 24, 1972 (1972-01-24) (age 45)
Bay St. Louis, Mississippi
Career information
Status Retired
CFL status International
Position(s) LB/DB
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg)
College Mississippi College
Career history
As coach
2013–present Alberta Golden Bears (DB coach)
As player
1995–1997 Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1998–1999 Saskatchewan Roughriders
2000–2008 Edmonton Eskimos
Career highlights and awards
CFL West All-Star 2001, 2003
Honours Mississippi College Hall of Fame (2008)

Shannon Garrett (born January 24, 1972) is a former professional Canadian football defensive back and linebacker who played fourteen seasons in the Canadian Football League.

Early years[edit]

Garrett was born January 24, 1972 in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. He was a four-year college football starter at Mississippi College and was nominated as an All-American, All-Gulf South Conference (GSC) and ALL-GSC Academic. He was inducted into the Mississippi College Hall of Fame in April 2008.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Garrett began his pro career with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the 1995 CFL season and played three seasons there before moving on to the Saskatchewan Roughriders for the 1998 and 1999 CFL seasons. After being released following a training camp try-out with the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League in 2000, Garrett joined the Edmonton Eskimos in September of the 2000 CFL season and remained with the organisation until his retirement in March 2009.[2][3][4]


  1. ^ "Shannon Garrett". Player Roster. Edmonton Eskimos Football Club. Retrieved 2009-03-24. [dead link]
  2. ^ Annicchiarico, Mario (2009-03-24). "Garrett hangs up pads after 15 seasons". The Edmonton Journal. Retrieved 2009-03-24. [dead link]
  3. ^ Canadian Football League 2007 Facts, Figures & Records. Canadian Football League. p. 88. ISBN 978-0-9739425-2-1. 
  4. ^ MacKinnon, John (2009-03-25). "Trading in shoulder pads for a three-piece suit". The Edmonton Journal. Retrieved 2009-03-25. 

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