May 2, 1988 |
St. Augustine, Florida
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||244 lb (111 kg)|
|High school:||Jacksonville (FL) Bolles|
|NFL Draft:||2011 / Round: 7 / Pick: 220|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Player stats at PFR|
Shaun Chapas (born May 2, 1988) is a former American football fullback in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys and the Detroit Lions. He played college football at Georgia, where he was voted a permanent overall team captain at the conclusion of his senior season.
Chapas attended Bolles School, where he was named the starter at fullback as a freshman. As a junior, he helped his team win the Class AA state title. In his last year, he missed the entire season after tearing an ACL. He was still rated the eighth-best fullback in the nation and fifth on the Florida Top-100 Rivals.com Team.
He accepted a scholarship from the University of Georgia, where he was redshirted to recover from his previous injury. After being named the Most Improved Running Back at the conclusion of spring drills in 2007, he appeared in all 13 games with 11 carries for 41 yards and three catches for 22 yards while also playing an important role on special teams and making seven tackles. The Dawgs concluded the 2007 season with a New Years Day Sugar Bowl Victory over the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Rainbow Warriors.
As a redshirt sophomore in 2008, Chapas made six starts while appearing in all 13 games for the preseason #1 ranked team in the country. He also caught nine passes for 120 yards and his first career touchdown. He was named CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III First Team, Earned SEC Academic Honor Roll and Director's Honor Roll distinction for the fall semester, and was named CBS Scholar Athlete of the game versus LSU.
In 2009, Chapas was tabbed by Sporting News as "SEC's Best Blocking Back." In addition to his lead blocking, he had seven carries for 45 yards and a touchdown, as well as nine recepetions for 50 yards and a touchdown.
In 2010, Chapas was selected as the teams overall permanent captain. Appearing in 11 games, he had 15 carries for 44 yards and two touchdowns while catching five passes for 29 yards and two touchdowns. At the team's annual awards Gala, Chapas earned the team's Coaches Leadership Award for Special Teams, the Leon Farmer Award for dedication to the strength and conditioning program and the David Jacobs Award as the player who by example portrays courage, spirit, character and determination. At the conclusion of the 2010 season, he missed the AutoZone Liberty Bowl after having ankle surgery.
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- Ravens Trim Roster Down To 75