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Shawn Springs
Shawn Springs
(born March 11, 1975) is a former American college and professional football player who was a cornerback in the National Football League (NFL) for 13 seasons. He played college football for Ohio State University, and earned All-American honors. He was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks
third overall in the 1997 NFL Draft, he played professionally for the Seahawks, Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins
and New England Patriots of the NFL, and was a Pro Bowl
Pro Bowl
selection in 1998.

Contents

1 Early years 2 College career 3 Professional career

3.1 Seattle Seahawks 3.2 Washington Redskins 3.3 New England Patriots 3.4 NFL statistics 3.5 Post NFL

4 References 5 External links

Early years[edit] Springs was born in Williamsburg, Virginia, and largely raised in Silver Spring, Maryland. He was an all-state selection in high school football at Springbrook High School where he played running back and cornerback. He is the son of former NFL running back Ron Springs. College career[edit] After graduating from high school, Springs decided to attend Ohio State University, where his dad played for. He played on Ohio State Buckeyes football team from 1993 to 1996. He started all 37 games after being redshirted his freshman year. Springs earned All-Big Ten honors as a sophomore and junior, as well as an All-Academic selection. He was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American and named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year in 1996. Professional career[edit] Seattle Seahawks[edit] Springs was drafted third overall by the Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks
in the 1997 NFL Draft.[1] He started 10 games in his rookie season, recording one interception. Springs was selected to the 1999 Pro Bowl
Pro Bowl
in his second season in the NFL, after starting all sixteen games, and recorded 76 tackles, seven interceptions, and two defensive touchdowns. He started every game of his next two seasons in Seattle, recording five interceptions in the 1999 season and two in the 2000 season. Washington Redskins[edit] Springs was signed as a free agent on March 4, 2004 by the Washington Redskins. In his first season in Washington, he led the team in interceptions with five, and sacks with six, and was the first cornerback to lead his team in sacks and interceptions in NFL history. In the 2005 season, Springs played much of the season with a leg injury; he finished the year with one interception and recorded 50 tackles in 15 starts. The 2006 season saw Springs on the bench for most of the year, battling nagging injuries while the Redskins compiled a 5-11 season. He was eventually placed on injured reserve on December 26 with a fractured scapula. Springs ended the 2007 season with 62 tackles and four interceptions, the latter in the last four regular-season games, as he helped the Redskins make the playoffs. Springs was released by the Redskins on February 27, 2009. New England Patriots[edit] Springs signed a three-year contract with the New England Patriots
New England Patriots
on March 11, 2009. He started four of the first eight games of the 2009 season for the Patriots. In November, he missed a four-game stretch with a knee injury, despite being listed as probable on each week's injury report. After back-to-back losses, he returned to start the final four games of the season and the Patriots' playoff loss to the Baltimore Ravens. He finished the season with one interception, 40 tackles, and four passes defended. On May 18, 2010, the Patriots released Springs. NFL statistics[edit]

Year Team GP COMB TOTAL AST SACK FF FR FR YDS INT IR YDS AVG IR LNG TD PD

1997 SEA 10 38 34 4 0.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 6

1998 SEA 16 75 60 15 0.0 1 1 0 7 142 20 56 2 21

1999 SEA 16 73 63 10 0.0 0 1 0 5 77 15 42 0 15

2000 SEA 16 84 71 13 0.0 1 0 0 2 8 4 8 0 14

2001 SEA 8 20 16 4 0.0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 4

2002 SEA 15 59 54 5 0.0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 12

2003 SEA 12 43 37 6 1.5 0 0 0 1 8 8 8 0 11

2004 WSH 15 64 52 12 6.0 1 0 0 5 117 23 38 0 12

2005 WSH 15 50 47 3 0.0 0 0 0 1 2 2 2 0 9

2006 WSH 9 38 35 3 0.0 0 0 0 1 4 4 4 0 8

2007 WSH 16 62 57 5 0.0 1 1 0 4 63 16 53 0 15

2008 WSH 9 36 31 5 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 7

2009 NE 12 40 35 5 0.0 0 0 0 1 8 8 8 0 4

Career

169 682 592 90 8.5 5 5 0 33 429 13 56 2 138

[2] Key

GP: games played COMB: combined tackles TOTAL: total tackles AST: assisted tackles SACK: sacks FF: forced fumbles FR: fumble recoveries FR YDS: fumble return yards INT: interceptions IR YDS: interception return yards AVG IR: average interception return LNG: longest interception return TD: interceptions returned for touchdown PD: passes defensed

Post NFL[edit] Shawn Springs
Shawn Springs
is CEO of Windpact, a company utilizing technology to make helmets for athletes, military, construction, medical, automotive, and other industries safer.[1] References[edit]

^ Pro Football Hall of Fame, Draft History, 1997 National Football League Draft. Retrieved February 2, 2012. ^ " Shawn Springs
Shawn Springs
Stats". ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 

External links[edit]

Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins
bio New England Patriots
New England Patriots
bio

v t e

1996 College Football All-America Team consensus selections

Offense

QB Danny Wuerffel RB Troy Davis RB Byron Hanspard WR Reidel Anthony WR Marcus Harris WR Ike Hilliard TE Tony Gonzalez

OL Chris Naeole OL Dan Neil OL Benji Olson OL Orlando Pace OL Juan Roque C Aaron Taylor

Defense

DL Peter Boulware DL Derrick Rodgers DL Mike Vrabel DL Reinard Wilson DL Grant Wistrom

LB Canute Curtis LB Pat Fitzgerald LB Jarrett Irons LB Matt Russell

DB Dré Bly DB Chris Canty DB Kevin Jackson DB Shawn Springs

Special
Special
Teams

K Marc Primanti P Brad Maynard

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1997 NFL draft first-round selections

Orlando Pace Darrell Russell Shawn Springs Peter Boulware Bryant Westbrook Walter Jones Ike Hilliard James Farrior Tom Knight Chris Naeole Michael Booker Warrick Dunn Tony Gonzalez Reinard Wilson Yatil Green Reidel Anthony Kenard Lang Kenny Holmes Tarik Glenn Dwayne Rudd Renaldo Wynn David LaFleur Antowain Smith Chad Scott Jon Harris Jim Druckenmiller Rae Carruth Trevor Pryce Chris Canty Ross Verba

v t e

Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks
1997 NFL draft selections

Shawn Springs Walter Jones Eric Stokes Itula Mili Carlos Jones

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Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks
first-round draft picks

Niehaus August Simpson Tuiasosopo Green Easley Bryant Warner Taylor Williams Woods Bosworth Heck Kennedy McGwire Roberts Mirer Adams Galloway Kendall Springs Jones Simmons King Alexander McIntosh Robinson Hutchinson Stevens Trufant Tubbs Spencer Jennings Jackson Curry Okung Thomas Carpenter Irvin Ifedi

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Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks
35th Anniversary Team (2010)

Offense:

Hasselbeck (QB) Alexander (RB) Strong (FB) Largent (WR) Blades (WR) Engram (WR) Carlson (TE) Jones (T) Ballard (T) Hutchinson (G) Millard (G) Tobeck (C)

Defense:

Green (DE) Sinclair (DE) Kennedy (DT) Nash (DT) C. Brown (OLB) Porter (OLB) Young (ILB) Tatupu (ILB) Trufant (CB) D. Brown (CB) Springs (NB) Easley (SS) Robinson (FS)

Special
Special
Teams:

Johnson (PK) Tuten (P) Broussard (KR) B

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