Tim Shaw (American football)
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|Date of birth:||March 27, 1984|
|Place of birth:||Exeter, England|
|Height:||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight:||236 lb (107 kg)|
|High school:||Livonia (MI) Clarenceville|
|NFL Draft:||2007 / Round: 5 / Pick: 164|
|Career highlights and awards|
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Timothy Bruce Shaw (born March 27, 1984) is a former American football linebacker who played in the National Football League. He played college football at Penn State and he was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the fifth round of the 2007 NFL Draft.
Tim Shaw was recruited out of Livonia Clarenceville High School as a running back. A three-star recruit, he decided to attend Penn State, spurning other scholarship offers from Big Ten schools such as Michigan and Michigan State. Shaw saw extensive playing time on special teams and began earning snaps on defense. He became a starter, playing alongside Bednarik Award winning linebackers Paul Posluszny and Dan Connor, on what many people consider the best Penn State linebacking corps of all time. Shaw was a 2006 Academic All-American.
In the 2007 NFL Draft, Shaw was drafted in the 5th round by the Carolina Panthers.
Shaw was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars on November 26, 2008, and appeared in three games for the Jaguars that season. He spent the 2009 preseason in Jacksonville's camp before being released on September 5, 2009.
The Chicago Bears signed Shaw on September 14, 2009 after opening-week injuries to linebackers Brian Urlacher and Pisa Tinoisamoa depleted their linebacking corps. He set a club record for special teams tackles with 30 after an 8 tackle performance with a forced fumble and recovery against the Detroit Lions (Jan 3, 2010). On January 27, 2010, the USA Today announced that Shaw had made its All-Joe Team, honoring the NFL's unsung and underrated players.
On September 5, 2010, Shaw was claimed off waivers by the Tennessee Titans. He played in 48 games over three seasons for the Titans and was their special teams captain in 2011 and 2012. He was released during final cuts on August 31, 2013.
Shaw is close friends with former tight end Kevin Boss. The two are represented by the same firm, XAM Sports, and were roommates while training in Florida prior to the 2007 NFL Draft. Shaw attended Boss' July 4, 2009, wedding.
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