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Cameron Sheffield biography

Date of birth : 1988-02-12
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Portal, Georgia
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-09-16
Credited as : Football player NFL, linebacker for the Kansas City Chiefs, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Cameron Sheffield born February 12, 1988 is an American football linebacker for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Chiefs in the fifth round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played college football at Troy.

Sheffield's Career


College: Athletically gifted linebacker joined the Chiefs as the club’s fifth-round pick (142nd overall) in the 2010 NFL Draft ... Will make the transition from defensive end to linebacker under the tutelage of LBs coach Gary Gibbs ... Recorded his first collegiate sack in the New Orleans Bowl in 2006 ... Saw action in 47 games (37 starts) ... Recorded 161 tackles (109 solo), 28.5 tackles for loss, 15.0 sacks (-85.0 yards), one interception, eight passes defensed, five forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.

2009: Started all 13 games ... Tallied 64 tackles (41 solo), 10.5 tackles for loss, 7.0 sacks (-30.0 yards), one forced fumble and one pass defensed ... Earned All-Sun Belt Conference second-team honors ... Finished the season ranked sixth in the Sun Belt Conference in sacks ... Posted 2.0 sacks vs. Arkansas ... Had a season-high eight tackles at Bowling Green and Florida International.

2008: Started all 13 games at defensive end ... Had a career-high 66 tackles (50 solo), 12.5 stops for loss and 5.5 sacks (-44.0 yards) ... Added three passes defensed, two fumble recoveries and three forced fumbles ... Finished the season sixth in the Sun Belt Conference in sacks, fourth in tackles for loss and third in forced fumbles ... Had a breakout game vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, recording three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and a blocked field goal returned for a TD ... Selected as Troy’s Defensive Player of the Game three times ... Notched a career- high 15 tackles vs. Louisiana-Monroe.

2007: Appeared in 12 contests (11 starts) ... Compiled 27 tackles (14 solo), 3.5 stops for loss and 1.5 sacks (-8.0 yards) ... Also forced one fumble and had a pass defensed ... Posted a season-high five stops vs. Western Kentucky.

2006: Saw action in nine games as a true freshman at Troy ... Tallied four solo tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss and 9.0 sacks (-3.0 yards) ... Added one INT and three passes defensed ... Appeared in the New Orleans Bowl, posting his first collegiate sack vs. Rice ... Majored in Sports and Fitness Management at Troy.

High School: A standout defensive end and tight end at Portal High School in Portal, Georgia ... Was a first-team All-State pick by both the GACA and the Atlanta Journal Constituion ... Was a three-time first-team All-Region pick ... Recorded 74 tackles and 11.0 sacks as a senior ... Also played basketball, scoring more than 1,000 career points and registering over 1,000 rebounds.

Personal


• Full name: Cameron Corley Sheffield
• Single, with daughter Carmyn (3).

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