Shaun Chapas

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Shaun Chapas
No. -- Free agent
Position: Fullback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-05-02) May 2, 1988 (age 27)
Place of birth: St. Augustine, Florida
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 244 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school: Jacksonville (FL) Bolles
College: Georgia
NFL draft: 2011 / Round: 7 / Pick: 220
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Games: 6
Rushing yards: 0.0
Rushing TD's: 0
Receptions: 2
Receiving yards: 15
Stats at
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Shaun Chapas (born May 2, 1988) is an American football fullback who is currently a free agent. He was drafted in the 7th round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys. He played college football at Georgia where he was voted a permanent overall team captain at the conclusion of his senior season.

College career[edit]

After tearing an ACL and missing his entire senior season of high school, Chapas redshirted in 2006.

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 3 catches for 22 yards while also playing an important role on special teams and making 7 tackles. The Dawgs concluded the 2007 season with a New Years Day Sugar Bowl Victory over the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Rainbow Warriors. [1]

As a redshirt sophomore in 2008, Chapas made 6 starts while appearing in all 13 games for the preseason #1 ranked team in the country. He also caught 9 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. [2]

In 2009, Chapas was tabbed by Sporting News as "SEC's Best Blocking Back." In addition to his lead blocking, he had 7 carries for 45 yards and a touchdown, as well as 9 recepetions for 50 yards and a touchdown. [3]

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. [4]

Professional career[edit]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Chapas was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the 7th round (220th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft.[5] He was waived on September 2 and was signed to the practice squad.

On November 28, he was moved to the active roster after an injury to fullback Tony Fiammetta and made his first professional start against the Arizona Cardinals. He was released on August 30, 2012.[6]

Detroit Lions[edit]

On September 2, 2012, the Detroit Lions signed him to their practice squad.[7] He was promoted to the regular roster on December 14.[8]

Chapas was waived on August 30, 2013 and re-signed to the practice squad. He was released later that season.

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

On November 25, 2013, he was signed to the Jacksonville Jaguars practice squad. He was promoted to the active roster at the conclusion of the 2013 season. He was cut on May 11, 2014.

Baltimore Ravens[edit]

Chapas signed as a free agent with the Baltimore Ravens on May 18, 2014.[9] He was waived/injured on August 24 after injuring both of his shoulders during training camp.[10]


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