Sam Shields life and biography

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Sam Shields biography

Date of birth : 1987-12-08
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Sarasota, Florida
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-02-02
Credited as : Football player NFL, cornerback for the Packers, Super Bowl 45

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Sam Shields is an American football cornerback for the Green Bay Packers of the NFL.

Signed by Green Bay as a non-drafted free agent on April 30, 2010... 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 at Miami... Started 10 of 12 games at CB as a senior in 2009, and ranked sixth on the team with 41 tackles... Registered six tackles in 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 Chickilllo Most Improved Player Award at the team’s annual awards banquet at the end of the season.

As a junior in 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.) on the season... Made a season-high three catches for 32 yards 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... Started five of the 10 games he played in as a sophomore in ’07, posting 27 receptions for 346 yards (12.8 avg.) and three TDs... Posted career-high 117 receiving yards on six catches, including a 51-yard grab, vs. Texas A&M (Sept. 20)... Led the team with five receptions for 80 yards and a TD at North Carolina (Oct. 6)... Hauled in a team-best six receptions for 81 yards at Virginia Tech (Nov. 17)... 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... Made his first start in a three-WR formation at Louisville (Sept. 16) and caught three passes for 63 yards, including a 49-yarder...

Recorded his first career TD when he hauled in a 37-yard TD pass from S Lovon Ponder on a trick play vs. North Carolina (Oct. 7)... Caught six passes for 88 yards and two TDs at Duke (Oct. 21), the only multi-TD game of his career... Started in the MPC Computers Bowl vs. Nevada and had his first 100-yard game as a Hurricane, leading the team with four receptions for 101 yards... Caught a 78-yard TD pass that proved to be the winning score in the bowl game and marked the team’s longest pass of the season... Was selected to the 2006 Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Football Team... Ran track at Miami as a sophomore... Earned his degree in liberal arts... One of the nation’s top recruits at WR coming out of Booker High in Sarasota, Fla., he was rated the No. 17 WR by and No. 9 by 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... Was 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... Lists Michael Jordan as his favorite athlete and House of Payne as his favorite TV show... Single, lives in Miami... Has a 3-year-old daughter, Samyla .

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