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Sam Shields
CB #37
Height:
5-11
Weight:
184
Age:
30
College:
Miami
Experience:
7
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 245 214 31 1.0 0 66 18 180 -- 62 0 1 2
2016 GB 1 1 3 3 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2015 GB 12 12 39 37 2 0.0 -- 13 3 15 5 15 0 0 1
2014 GB 14 14 40 33 7 0.0 -- 9 2 62 31 62 0 0 --
2013 GB 14 14 61 51 10 0.0 -- 16 4 3 0.8 7 0 0 0
2012 GB 10 8 28 23 5 1.0 -- 10 3 32 10.7 32 0 0 1
2011 GB 15 7 45 42 3 0.0 -- 12 4 68 17 60 0 1 --
2010 GB 14 6 29 25 4 0.0 -- 6 2 0 -- 0 0 0 --

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Biography

TRANSACTIONS: Signed with the Los Angeles Rams as a free agent (3/8/18)...did not play in the NFL for the 2017 season... originally signed with the Green Bay Packers (4/30/10).

PRO: Seventh-year pro has played in 80 games with 62 starts and 11 postseason contests (eight starts)...originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Green Bay Packers (4/30/10)... had his finest statistical season in 2013, setting new career highs for starts (14), tackles (64), solo tackles (57) and passes defensed (a team-high 25), and tied his previous career best with four INTs.

2017 SEASON: Not on an NFL roster.

2016 SEASON: Started in the first game of the season against Jacksonville (9/11), suffered a concussion and did not play the rest of the season.

2015 SEASON: Started all 12 games that he played in and posted 44 tackles (35 solo)...was tied for the team lead with three interceptions and posted 13 passes defensed, which ranked No. 2 on the team... named an alternate for the Pro Bowl...started in the one postseason game that he appeared in, recording three solo tackles and four passes defensed (tied for the team lead)...at Chicago (9/13): Led the secondary with eight tackles (six solo)...also batted away a short pass by QB Jay Cutler intended for WR Alshon Jeffery in the end zone early in the second quarter...vs. Kansas City (9/28): Opened at LCB as the lone CB as the defense opened with three safeties for the second time in three games (at Chicago, Week 1)...posted five solo tackles and recorded his first INT of the season...picked off QB Alex Smith’s at the Kansas City 19, returning it 15 yards down the right sideline to set up a 4-yard TD on the next play...made a key play late in the first half when he came up to bring down WR De’Anthony Thomas for a 7-yard loss on third down on a lateral from Smith, forcing a Kansas City punt...at San Francisco (10/4): Posted an INT in back-to-back games for the first time in his career...vs. St. Louis (10/11): Matched his career high with four passes defensed and added two assisted tackles...at Denver (11/ 1): Departed on Denver’s second drive after sustaining a shoulder injury and did not return...at Minnesota (11/22): Recorded six tackles (five solo) and a fumble recovery...vs. Chicago (11/26): Posted three tackles (two solo) and a pass defensed...at Detroit (12/3): Broke up a QB Matthew Stafford pass on third down midway through the fourth quarter that was intended for WR Calvin Johnson to force the Lions to settle for a field goal...vs. Dallas (12/13): Started at LCB, shadowing WR Dez Bryant before departing the game midway through the second quarter (concussion)...picked off QB Matt Cassel in the first quarter to halt a Dallas scoring opportunity...the INT gave him a pick in all three career games against the Cowboys in the regular season...at Arizona NFC Divisional (1/16/17): Returned to action after missing the previous four games (three regular season, one postseason), playing all 66 snaps...led the team with four passes defensed, his career high for a playoff game, and added three solo tackles.

2014 SEASON: Started all 14 games he played in at RCB and posted 42 tackles (32 solo), two interceptions and 13 passes defensed (No. 2 on the team)...part of a secondary that helped Green Bay rank No. 7 in opponent passer rating (82.0)...named to his first career Pro Bowl, earning a selection to the game as a replacement for Revis (played in the Super Bowl)...sidelined for two games due to a knee injury...started both playoff games and registered six tackles (three solo), an INT and two passes defensed...at Detroit (9/21): Appeared on 74 of 75 defensive snaps...posted a season-high six solo tackles...at Chicago (9/28): Recorded five tackles (three solo) and tied his career high with four passes defensed, appearing on all 78 defensive plays...picked off QB Jay Cutler’s pass intended for Marshall at the Green Bay 27 late in the third quarter, cutting across the field and returning the pick a career-long 62 yards down the right sideline to the Chicago 11, a turnover that set up QB Rodgers’ 3-yard TD pass to Cobb...at Miami (10/12): Posted two tackles (one solo) and his second INT of the season...intercepted QB Ryan Tannehill’s deep pass at the Green Bay 32...vs. Chicago (11/9): Led the secondary with seven tackles (six solo) and added a pass defensed on 60 snaps...vs. New England (11/30): Started but left in the second quarter after sustaining a concussion...at Tampa Bay (12/21): Played 44 snaps and registered a pass defensed... vs. Dallas NFC Divisional (1/11/15): Appeared on 42 plays and posted two tackles (one solo) and a pass defensed...at Seattle NFC Championship (1/18/15): Started and played 65 of 70 snaps, recording four tackles (two solo), an INT and a pass defensed... the pick gave him five career INTs in the postseason, the most in franchise history.

2013 SEASON: Had his finest statistical season, cementing his place as a core player of the team’s secondary...set new career highs for starts (14), tackles (64), solo tackles (57) and passes defensed (25), and tied his previous career best with four INTs...the passes defensed and INT totals both led the team...missed Weeks 11 and 12 with a hamstring injury that was suffered in practice, but returned to start each of the final five contests and the team’s Wild Card playoff game, though he exited that game following the second defensive snap with an ankle injury...at San Francisco (9/8): Started at RCB and appeared on all 75 defensive plays, posting a career-high 11 tackles (10 solo) and a team-leading three passes defensed...vs. Washington (9/15): Was awarded one of the defense’s game balls after finishing with a team-high nine tackles (eight solo) and a career-high four passes defensed...at Cincinnati (9/22): Contributed four tackles (three solo) and made his first INT of the season...at Dallas (12/15): Delivered five solo tackles, three passes defensed and a game-turning INT that set up the Packers’ go-ahead TD drive with less than three minutes to play in the fourth quarter...at Chicago (12/29): Saw action on all 50 defensive snaps and posted three tackles (one solo) and his career-high-tying fourth INT that sealed the division title in the final moments of the fourth quarter...vs. San Francisco NFC Wild Card (1/5/14): Started the game but suffered a knee injury in a collision with a teammate at the end of the 49ers’ second offensive play and did not return.

2012 SEASON: Played in 10 games with eight starts...achieved then-career highs with 38 tackles (27 solo) and 16 passes defensed, while also adding three INTs and his first career sack...also continued to contribute on special teams, where he made four tackles on the coverage units...vs. Chicago (9/13): Reclaimed starting duties at CB...at Indianapolis (10/5): Started at RCB and finished with a season-high seven tackles (five solo) and two passes defensed...vs. Detroit (12/2): Returned to action following a seven-week hiatus due to the ankle injury...recorded five tackles (three solo) and two passes defensed, including his second INT of the season...also contributed on special teams, where he made a tackle on kickoff coverage...at Chicago (Dec. 18): Made three tackles (two solo) and three passes defensed...at Houston (10/14): Recorded four tackles (three solo) and his first INT of the season...vs. Minnesota, NFC Wild Card, (1/5/13): Started his third career postseason game, appearing on 62 plays and tying for the team lead with seven tackles (all solo), an INT and two passes defensed...at San Francisco, NFC Divisional (1/12/13): Posted five solo tackles, three passes defensed and an INT that he returned for his first career TD.

2011 SEASON: Returned to his role as the team’s nickel CB and appeared in a career-high 15 contests with seven starts...posted 36 tackles (32 solo), a career-high four interceptions, 14 passes defensed and his first career forced fumble...chipped in six tackles on special teams...vs. New Orleans (9/8): Started the game as the third CB and appeared on 72 plays, finishing with six tackles (five solo) and three passes defensed, also forcing his first career fumble...vs. Denver (10/2): Had an INT early in the fourth quarter... vs. St. Louis (10/16): Posted six tackles (five solo) and also matched his rookie season total by recording his second INT...vs. Detroit (1/1/12): Started at corner...made five tackles (four solo), a pass defensed and a game-clinching INT in the waning moments of the fourth quarter to seal the 45-41 win.

2010 SEASON: Played in 14 games with six starts as a rookie... also played in all four postseason games with two starts...in the regular season, posted 27 tackles (22 solo) with two INTs and nine passes defensed, and returned 21 kickoffs for 452 yards (21.5 avg.) with a long of 49...added 13 tackles (eight solo) with two INTs, a sack, a forced fumble and five passes defensed in the playoffs... at Philadelphia (9/12): Started at nickel CB in his first NFL game and teamed with Burnett to become the first Packers rookie DB tandem to open the season since the 1970 AFL/NFL merger...vs. Miami (10/17): Returned to the lineup after missing the previous two games with a calf injury and had four tackles (three solo) and a pass defensed...vs. Dallas (11/7): Notched his first pro INT with a leaping...also took over as the kickoff returner to open the second half and posted a season-long 49-yard return, starting from 6 yards deep in the end zone...at New England (12/19): Had a 45-yard kickoff return among six attempts for 128 yards total (21.3 avg.)...at Philadelphia, NFC Wild Card (1/9/11): Started at nickel and recorded three solo tackles and two passes defensed... at Chicago, NFC Championship (1/23/11): Registered four solo tackles, a sack, a forced fumble and two INTs...became just the fifth player in franchise history to record two INTs in a playoff game, and became the first NFL rookie (since 1982, when sacks became official) to record two INTs and a sack in a postseason contest...vs. Pittsburgh, Super Bowl XLV (2/6/11): Had two tackles (one solo), but sustained a shoulder injury during the second quarter and was used sparingly the rest of the way.

COLLEGE: Four-year letterman for the Hurricanes who played his first three seasons at WR before moving to CB for his senior campaign...Also showed his talents as a return man and special teams player...Caught 75 passes for 971 yards (12.9 avg.) and seven TDs as a receiver in his career...Ran track as a sophomore...Earned his degree in liberal arts...Senior season

(2009): Started 10 of 12 games at CB and ranked sixth on the team with 41 tackles...Registered six tackles in a win vs. Georgia Tech (Sept. 17)...Posted career-high seven tackles, a fumble recovery and a forced fumble at Wake Forest (Oct. 31)...Had an 84-yard kickoff return vs. Wisconsin (Dec. 29) in the Champs Sports Bowl that set up Miami’s first TD...Was awarded the Nick Chickillo Most Improved Player Award at the team’s annual awards banquet... Junior season (2008): Played in all 13 games as either a WR or a gunner on special teams...Voted UM’s Special Teams Player of the Year...Posted 11 receptions for 124 yards (11.3 avg.)... Made a season-high three catches for 32 yards (10.7 avg.) at Virginia (Nov. 1), including a crucial third-down catch for 13 yards that kept Miami’s game-tying 95-yard drive alive in the OT win... Sophomore season (2007): Started five of the 10 games he played in, posting 27 receptions for 346 yards (12.8 avg.) and three TDs... Registered career-high 117 receiving yards on six catches (19.5 avg.), including a 51-yard grab, vs. Texas A&M (Sept. 20)...Led the team with five receptions for 80 yards (16.0 avg.) and a TD at North Carolina (Oct. 6)...Hauled in a team-best six receptions for 81 yards (13.5 avg.) at Virginia Tech (Nov. 17)...Freshman season (2006): Played in all 13 games with seven starts as a true freshman in 2006...Named honorable mention Freshman All-America by Sporting News...Posted 37 receptions (third on the team) for 501 yards (second) and four TDs (tied for team lead)... His 37 catches were the most by a Miami true freshman since Reggie Wayne caught 48 passes in 1997...Caught six passes for 88 yards (14.7 avg.) and two TDs at Duke (Oct. 21), the only multi- TD game of his career...Started in the MPC Computers Bowl vs. Nevada (Dec. 31) and had his first 100-yard game as a Hurricane, leading the team with four receptions for 101 yards (25.3 avg.)... Caught a 78-yard TD pass that proved to be the winning score and marked the team’s longest pass of the season...Was selected to the 2006 Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Football Team.

PERSONAL: Given name Samuel George Shields III...born in Sarasota, Fla....has a 7-year-old daughter, Samyla...one of the nation’s top recruits at wide receiver coming out of Booker High in Sarasota, Fla., he was rated the No. 17 WR by Rivals.com and No. 9 by ESPN.com...caught 67 passes for 1,201 yards (17.9 avg.) and 22 TDs as a senior, leading his school to the Class 3A state championship game...of his 67 receptions, 44 went for either TDs or first downs...also returned two punts for TDs and averaged 44 yards per kickoff return...rated No. 16 on the Orlando Sentinel Florida Top 100 list, and was ranked the No. 5 WR on the Florida Times-Union Super 75...also lettered twice in baseball and track and field...participated in both the Donald Driver Celebrity Softball Game and the Edgar Bennett Celebrity Bowl-A-Thon...also signed autographs for participants in the Bellin Health Kids Clinic.

TRANSACTIONS: Signed with the Los Angeles Rams as a free agent (3/8/18)...did not play in the NFL for the 2017 season... originally signed with the Green Bay Packers (4/30/10).

PRO: Seventh-year pro has played in 80 games with 62 starts and 11 postseason contests (eight starts)...originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Green Bay Packers (4/30/10)... had his finest statistical season in 2013, setting new career highs for starts (14), tackles (64), solo tackles (57) and passes defensed (a team-high 25), and tied his previous career best with four INTs.

2017 SEASON: Not on an NFL roster.

2016 SEASON: Started in the first game of the season against Jacksonville (9/11), suffered a concussion and did not play the rest of the season.

2015 SEASON: Started all 12 games that he played in and posted 44 tackles (35 solo)...was tied for the team lead with three interceptions and posted 13 passes defensed, which ranked No. 2 on the team... named an alternate for the Pro Bowl...started in the one postseason game that he appeared in, recording three solo tackles and four passes defensed (tied for the team lead)...at Chicago (9/13): Led the secondary with eight tackles (six solo)...also batted away a short pass by QB Jay Cutler intended for WR Alshon Jeffery in the end zone early in the second quarter...vs. Kansas City (9/28): Opened at LCB as the lone CB as the defense opened with three safeties for the second time in three games (at Chicago, Week 1)...posted five solo tackles and recorded his first INT of the season...picked off QB Alex Smith’s at the Kansas City 19, returning it 15 yards down the right sideline to set up a 4-yard TD on the next play...made a key play late in the first half when he came up to bring down WR De’Anthony Thomas for a 7-yard loss on third down on a lateral from Smith, forcing a Kansas City punt...at San Francisco (10/4): Posted an INT in back-to-back games for the first time in his career...vs. St. Louis (10/11): Matched his career high with four passes defensed and added two assisted tackles...at Denver (11/ 1): Departed on Denver’s second drive after sustaining a shoulder injury and did not return...at Minnesota (11/22): Recorded six tackles (five solo) and a fumble recovery...vs. Chicago (11/26): Posted three tackles (two solo) and a pass defensed...at Detroit (12/3): Broke up a QB Matthew Stafford pass on third down midway through the fourth quarter that was intended for WR Calvin Johnson to force the Lions to settle for a field goal...vs. Dallas (12/13): Started at LCB, shadowing WR Dez Bryant before departing the game midway through the second quarter (concussion)...picked off QB Matt Cassel in the first quarter to halt a Dallas scoring opportunity...the INT gave him a pick in all three career games against the Cowboys in the regular season...at Arizona NFC Divisional (1/16/17): Returned to action after missing the previous four games (three regular season, one postseason), playing all 66 snaps...led the team with four passes defensed, his career high for a playoff game, and added three solo tackles.

2014 SEASON: Started all 14 games he played in at RCB and posted 42 tackles (32 solo), two interceptions and 13 passes defensed (No. 2 on the team)...part of a secondary that helped Green Bay rank No. 7 in opponent passer rating (82.0)...named to his first career Pro Bowl, earning a selection to the game as a replacement for Revis (played in the Super Bowl)...sidelined for two games due to a knee injury...started both playoff games and registered six tackles (three solo), an INT and two passes defensed...at Detroit (9/21): Appeared on 74 of 75 defensive snaps...posted a season-high six solo tackles...at Chicago (9/28): Recorded five tackles (three solo) and tied his career high with four passes defensed, appearing on all 78 defensive plays...picked off QB Jay Cutler’s pass intended for Marshall at the Green Bay 27 late in the third quarter, cutting across the field and returning the pick a career-long 62 yards down the right sideline to the Chicago 11, a turnover that set up QB Rodgers’ 3-yard TD pass to Cobb...at Miami (10/12): Posted two tackles (one solo) and his second INT of the season...intercepted QB Ryan Tannehill’s deep pass at the Green Bay 32...vs. Chicago (11/9): Led the secondary with seven tackles (six solo) and added a pass defensed on 60 snaps...vs. New England (11/30): Started but left in the second quarter after sustaining a concussion...at Tampa Bay (12/21): Played 44 snaps and registered a pass defensed... vs. Dallas NFC Divisional (1/11/15): Appeared on 42 plays and posted two tackles (one solo) and a pass defensed...at Seattle NFC Championship (1/18/15): Started and played 65 of 70 snaps, recording four tackles (two solo), an INT and a pass defensed... the pick gave him five career INTs in the postseason, the most in franchise history.

2013 SEASON: Had his finest statistical season, cementing his place as a core player of the team’s secondary...set new career highs for starts (14), tackles (64), solo tackles (57) and passes defensed (25), and tied his previous career best with four INTs...the passes defensed and INT totals both led the team...missed Weeks 11 and 12 with a hamstring injury that was suffered in practice, but returned to start each of the final five contests and the team’s Wild Card playoff game, though he exited that game following the second defensive snap with an ankle injury...at San Francisco (9/8): Started at RCB and appeared on all 75 defensive plays, posting a career-high 11 tackles (10 solo) and a team-leading three passes defensed...vs. Washington (9/15): Was awarded one of the defense’s game balls after finishing with a team-high nine tackles (eight solo) and a career-high four passes defensed...at Cincinnati (9/22): Contributed four tackles (three solo) and made his first INT of the season...at Dallas (12/15): Delivered five solo tackles, three passes defensed and a game-turning INT that set up the Packers’ go-ahead TD drive with less than three minutes to play in the fourth quarter...at Chicago (12/29): Saw action on all 50 defensive snaps and posted three tackles (one solo) and his career-high-tying fourth INT that sealed the division title in the final moments of the fourth quarter...vs. San Francisco NFC Wild Card (1/5/14): Started the game but suffered a knee injury in a collision with a teammate at the end of the 49ers’ second offensive play and did not return.

2012 SEASON: Played in 10 games with eight starts...achieved then-career highs with 38 tackles (27 solo) and 16 passes defensed, while also adding three INTs and his first career sack...also continued to contribute on special teams, where he made four tackles on the coverage units...vs. Chicago (9/13): Reclaimed starting duties at CB...at Indianapolis (10/5): Started at RCB and finished with a season-high seven tackles (five solo) and two passes defensed...vs. Detroit (12/2): Returned to action following a seven-week hiatus due to the ankle injury...recorded five tackles (three solo) and two passes defensed, including his second INT of the season...also contributed on special teams, where he made a tackle on kickoff coverage...at Chicago (Dec. 18): Made three tackles (two solo) and three passes defensed...at Houston (10/14): Recorded four tackles (three solo) and his first INT of the season...vs. Minnesota, NFC Wild Card, (1/5/13): Started his third career postseason game, appearing on 62 plays and tying for the team lead with seven tackles (all solo), an INT and two passes defensed...at San Francisco, NFC Divisional (1/12/13): Posted five solo tackles, three passes defensed and an INT that he returned for his first career TD.

2011 SEASON: Returned to his role as the team’s nickel CB and appeared in a career-high 15 contests with seven starts...posted 36 tackles (32 solo), a career-high four interceptions, 14 passes defensed and his first career forced fumble...chipped in six tackles on special teams...vs. New Orleans (9/8): Started the game as the third CB and appeared on 72 plays, finishing with six tackles (five solo) and three passes defensed, also forcing his first career fumble...vs. Denver (10/2): Had an INT early in the fourth quarter... vs. St. Louis (10/16): Posted six tackles (five solo) and also matched his rookie season total by recording his second INT...vs. Detroit (1/1/12): Started at corner...made five tackles (four solo), a pass defensed and a game-clinching INT in the waning moments of the fourth quarter to seal the 45-41 win.

2010 SEASON: Played in 14 games with six starts as a rookie... also played in all four postseason games with two starts...in the regular season, posted 27 tackles (22 solo) with two INTs and nine passes defensed, and returned 21 kickoffs for 452 yards (21.5 avg.) with a long of 49...added 13 tackles (eight solo) with two INTs, a sack, a forced fumble and five passes defensed in the playoffs... at Philadelphia (9/12): Started at nickel CB in his first NFL game and teamed with Burnett to become the first Packers rookie DB tandem to open the season since the 1970 AFL/NFL merger...vs. Miami (10/17): Returned to the lineup after missing the previous two games with a calf injury and had four tackles (three solo) and a pass defensed...vs. Dallas (11/7): Notched his first pro INT with a leaping...also took over as the kickoff returner to open the second half and posted a season-long 49-yard return, starting from 6 yards deep in the end zone...at New England (12/19): Had a 45-yard kickoff return among six attempts for 128 yards total (21.3 avg.)...at Philadelphia, NFC Wild Card (1/9/11): Started at nickel and recorded three solo tackles and two passes defensed... at Chicago, NFC Championship (1/23/11): Registered four solo tackles, a sack, a forced fumble and two INTs...became just the fifth player in franchise history to record two INTs in a playoff game, and became the first NFL rookie (since 1982, when sacks became official) to record two INTs and a sack in a postseason contest...vs. Pittsburgh, Super Bowl XLV (2/6/11): Had two tackles (one solo), but sustained a shoulder injury during the second quarter and was used sparingly the rest of the way.

COLLEGE: Four-year letterman for the Hurricanes who played his first three seasons at WR before moving to CB for his senior campaign...Also showed his talents as a return man and special teams player...Caught 75 passes for 971 yards (12.9 avg.) and seven TDs as a receiver in his career...Ran track as a sophomore...Earned his degree in liberal arts...Senior season

(2009): Started 10 of 12 games at CB and ranked sixth on the team with 41 tackles...Registered six tackles in a win vs. Georgia Tech (Sept. 17)...Posted career-high seven tackles, a fumble recovery and a forced fumble at Wake Forest (Oct. 31)...Had an 84-yard kickoff return vs. Wisconsin (Dec. 29) in the Champs Sports Bowl that set up Miami’s first TD...Was awarded the Nick Chickillo Most Improved Player Award at the team’s annual awards banquet... Junior season (2008): Played in all 13 games as either a WR or a gunner on special teams...Voted UM’s Special Teams Player of the Year...Posted 11 receptions for 124 yards (11.3 avg.)... Made a season-high three catches for 32 yards (10.7 avg.) at Virginia (Nov. 1), including a crucial third-down catch for 13 yards that kept Miami’s game-tying 95-yard drive alive in the OT win... Sophomore season (2007): Started five of the 10 games he played in, posting 27 receptions for 346 yards (12.8 avg.) and three TDs... Registered career-high 117 receiving yards on six catches (19.5 avg.), including a 51-yard grab, vs. Texas A&M (Sept. 20)...Led the team with five receptions for 80 yards (16.0 avg.) and a TD at North Carolina (Oct. 6)...Hauled in a team-best six receptions for 81 yards (13.5 avg.) at Virginia Tech (Nov. 17)...Freshman season (2006): Played in all 13 games with seven starts as a true freshman in 2006...Named honorable mention Freshman All-America by Sporting News...Posted 37 receptions (third on the team) for 501 yards (second) and four TDs (tied for team lead)... His 37 catches were the most by a Miami true freshman since Reggie Wayne caught 48 passes in 1997...Caught six passes for 88 yards (14.7 avg.) and two TDs at Duke (Oct. 21), the only multi- TD game of his career...Started in the MPC Computers Bowl vs. Nevada (Dec. 31) and had his first 100-yard game as a Hurricane, leading the team with four receptions for 101 yards (25.3 avg.)... Caught a 78-yard TD pass that proved to be the winning score and marked the team’s longest pass of the season...Was selected to the 2006 Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Football Team.

PERSONAL: Given name Samuel George Shields III...born in Sarasota, Fla....has a 7-year-old daughter, Samyla...one of the nation’s top recruits at wide receiver coming out of Booker High in Sarasota, Fla., he was rated the No. 17 WR by Rivals.com and No. 9 by ESPN.com...caught 67 passes for 1,201 yards (17.9 avg.) and 22 TDs as a senior, leading his school to the Class 3A state championship game...of his 67 receptions, 44 went for either TDs or first downs...also returned two punts for TDs and averaged 44 yards per kickoff return...rated No. 16 on the Orlando Sentinel Florida Top 100 list, and was ranked the No. 5 WR on the Florida Times-Union Super 75...also lettered twice in baseball and track and field...participated in both the Donald Driver Celebrity Softball Game and the Edgar Bennett Celebrity Bowl-A-Thon...also signed autographs for participants in the Bellin Health Kids Clinic.

 

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