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Shaun Rogers biography

Date of birth : 1979-03-12
Date of death : -
Birthplace : LaPorte, Texas
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-11-19
Credited as : Football player NFL, nose tackle for the Cleveland Browns, Super Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Shaun Rogers, nicknamed Big Baby, is an American football nose tackle for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League.
Originally drafted by Detroit in the second round, 61st overall, in the 2001 NFL Draft…Traded by Detroit to Cleveland for DB Leigh Bodden and the Browns 2008 third round draft choice on March 1, 2008.

Career Highlights
Seven-year veteran with Detroit has appeared in 98 career games, including 96 starts, and totaled 447 tackles, including 296 solo and 29.5 sacks for 217.5 yards…Named to two Pro Bowls following the 2004 and 2005 seasons…Had a career-high 7 sacks in 2007 and returned an interception 66 yards for a TD vs. Denver on Nov. 4, 2007…Has made an impact on special teams throughout his career and has blocked 11 kicks, including 10 field goal attempts and 1 PAT.

Started 11 games at nose tackle and produced 36 tackles (3 for loss), two sacks and a pass defensed… On special teams, blocked a field goal attempt and a pair of PATs… Was placed on injured reserve on December 1 with a lower leg injury sustained in game at Cincinnati (11/29). Game 1 vs. Minnesota 9/13: Started at nose tackle with five tackles, including four solo and one sack for eight yards… Game 2 at Denver 9/20: Registered five stops… Game 3 at Baltimore 9/27: Started and notched three tackles, including one for loss… Game 4 vs. Cincinnati 10/4: Started and came up with two tackles… On special teams blocked a Shayne Graham 23-yard field goal attempt as well as a PAT… His blocked PAT came with the game tied at 20 with less than two minutes to play in regulation, forcing overtime… It marked the 13th blocked field goal of his career and his second blocked PAT… It was the second time in his career he had two blocked kicks in the same game… He blocked two field goals on November 4, 2001 at San Francisco as a member of the Lions… Game 5 at Buffalo 10/11: Started at nose tackle and notched four tackles and a pass defensed… Game 6 at Pittsburgh 10/18: Started and notched five tackles… Game 7 vs. Green Bay 10/25: Started and recorded four tackles… Game 8 at Chicago 11/1: Collected two tackles… Game 9 vs. Baltimore 11/16: Recorded as pair of tackles on defense while he also blocked a PAT… Game 10 at Detroit 11/22: Was credited with a quarterback hit… Game 11 at Cincinnati 11/29: Posted four tackles and a 1-yard sack of Carson Palmer… Left game in fourth quarter with an ankle injury and did not return… Game 12 vs. San Diego 12/6: Was placed on injured reserve on December 1 and sat out the remainder of the year.

Game 1 vs. Dallas 9/7: Started at NT with 4 solo tackles and 2 QB pressures…Game 2 vs. Pittsburgh 9/14: Started at NT and tied for second on the club with 8 tackles, including 3 solo, 2 TFL, 1 QB pressure and 1 sack for 6 yards…Played in his 100th career regular season game…Was part of a defensive effort that held the Steelers to 281 net yards of offense…In the 3rd quarter, sacked Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger for a 6 yard sack to force a 3rd and 21 situation…Game 3 at Baltimore 9/21: Started at DT and added 5 tackles, including 4 solo…Part of a defensive effort that limited the Ravens to 273 net yards of offense…Game 4 at Cincinnati 9/28: Started at NT and totaled 5 solo tackles, 1 sack for 5 yards and 1 QB pressure…Made his 100th career NFL start…In the 1st quarter, sacked Bengals QB Ryan Fitzpatrick for a 5 yard loss to force a 3rd and 12 passing situation…In the 4th quarter, pressured Fitzpatrick on a pass that was intercepted by DB Terry Cousin to secure a 20-12 road victory…Part of a defensive effort that limited the Bengals to 211 net yards of offense, including only 69 yards rushing, forced 5 turnovers and 3 sacks…Game 5 vs. N.Y. Giants 10/13: Started at NT and totaled 2 solo tackles and 2 QB pressures…Game 6 at Washington 10/19: Started at NT and tied for third on the club with 8 tackles, including 4 solo, 0.5 sack for 3 yards and 3 QB pressures…In the 2nd quarter, shared a sack with LB D’Qwell Jackson on a 6-yard sack of Redskins QB Jason Campbell…Game 7 at Jacksonville 10/26: Started at NT and totaled 5 tackles, including 4 solo, 3 QB pressures, 1 sack for 7 yards and 1 blocked kick…In the 2nd quarter, stopped Jaguars FB Greg Jones for no gain on a 4th and 1 situation from the Cleveland 37 yard line…Also in the 2nd quarter, sacked Jaguars QB David Garrard for a 7-yard sack to force a 4th and 14 punting situation…In the 4th quarter, blocked a 38-yard FG attempt by Jaguars K Josh Scobee and recovered the blocked kick at the Cleveland 41 yard line to preserve a 17-14 lead…The blocked kick marked the 12th blocked kick (11 FG attempts and 1 PAT) of his career…Part of a defensive effort that limited Jaguars RB Fred Taylor and Maurice Jones-Drew to a combined 20 carries for 53 yards (2.7 avg.)…Game 8 vs. Baltimore 11/2: Started at NT and totaled 8 tackles, including 4 solo, 4 TFL, 2 QB pressures and 1 sack for 6 yards…In the 2nd quarter, recorded a 6-yard sack of Ravens QB Joe Flacco to force a 4th and 14 situation…Game 9 vs. Denver 11/6: Started at NT and added 3 tackles, including 2 solo…Game 10 at Buffalo 11/17: Started at NT and totaled 7 tackles, including 5 solo, 1 TFL, and 1 PBU…In the 1st quarter, tipped a pass from Bills QB Trent Edwards and was intercepted by LB Kamerion Wimbley at the Cleveland 42 yard line…Part of a defensive effort that forced four turnovers…Game 11 vs. Houston 11/23: Started at NT and added 1 tackle, 1 PBU and 1 blocked FG…In the 2nd quarter, blocked a 49 yard field goal attempt by Houston K Kris Brown…The block marked the second this season and the 13th of his career…Game 12 vs. Indianapolis 11/30: Started at NT and added 6 tackles, including 5 solo…Part of a defensive effort that limited the Colts to 215 net yards of offense, including 125 net yards passing, 3 offensive points and forced 3 turnovers…Game 13 at Tennessee 12/7: Started at NT and added 7 tackles, including 6 solo, and 2 QB pressures…Game 14 at Philadelphia 12/15: Started at NT and added 3 tackles, including 2 solo, 1 QB pressure and 2 PBU…Game 15 vs. Cincinnati 12/21: Started at NT and added 5 tackles, including 2 solo, and 1 TFL… Game 16 at Pittsburgh 12/28: Started at NT and totaled 4 tackles including 2 solo… Added 1 PBU.

In his seventh season with Detroit, started all 16 games and added 66 tackles, including 41 solo, a career-best 7 sacks for 53 yards, 1 interception for 66 yards, 2 PBU and 3 recovered fumbles…Proved to be one of the league’s dominating defensive forces and led the team and set a career high with 7 sacks…Also returned an interception 66 yards for a TD and was named an NFC Pro Bowl alternate…In the opener at Oakland on Sept. 9, started at NT and added 4 tackles and blocked a field goal attempt…Posted 2 tackles and 1 recovered fumble in overtime that led to the Lions’ game-winning field goal vs. Minnesota on Sept. 16…Started at NT and posted 5 tackles at Philadelphia on Sept. 23…Added 5 tackles, 1 sack for 9 yards and 1 blocked field goal attempt, the 11th blocked kick of his career (10th blocked field goal attempt) vs. Chicago on Sept. 30…Added 5 tackles at Washington on Oct. 7, and 4 tackles and 1 recovered fumble vs. Tampa Bay on Oct. 21…Had 5 tackles and 1 sack for 7 yards at Chicago on Oct. 28…Added 5 tackles and a career-high 2.5 sacks for 15 yards, and 1 interception returned 66 yards for a TD and earned NFC Defensive Player of the Week honors vs. Denver on Nov. 4…Posted 4 tackles and 1 TFL vs. Green Bay on Nov. 22, and added 5 tackles at San Diego on Dec. 16…Added 7 tackles and 2 sacks for 17 yards vs. Kansas City on Dec. 23…In the regular season finale at Green Bay on Dec. 30, added 6 tackles and half a sack.

Started six games and added 36 tackles, including 23 solo, with 3 sacks for 28 yards and 1 recovered fumble…In the opener vs. Seattle on Sept. 10, added 7 tackles, 1 TFL, 2 sacks for 13 yards and blocked his eighth career field goal attempt…Registered 5 tackles and 1 TFL at Chicago on Sept. 17…Led defensive linemen with 6 tackles and 1 TFL vs. Green Bay on Sept. 24…Recorded 5 tackles and 1 TFL at St. Louis on Oct. 1…Tied a season-best 7 tackles and 1 TFL at Minnesota on Oct. 8…Switched over to play the NT position vs. Buffalo on Oct. 15, after starting the first five at UT to produce 6 tackles, 1 sack for 15 yards, 1 TFL and 1 recovered fumble…Added to the Reserve/Suspended list on Oct. 18, and missed four games (at N.Y. Jets on Oct. 22, vs. Atlanta on Nov. 5, vs. San Francisco on Nov. 12 and at Arizona on Nov. 19)…Activated on Nov. 24…Listed as inactive at New England on Dec. 3, due to a knee injury…Placed on Injured Reserve on Dec. 6, with a knee injury.

Started 14 games and was named to the Pro Bowl, making his second appearance in Hawaii…Added 36 tackles, including 27 solo, 5.5 sacks for 44 yards with 1 recovered fumble and 2 forced fumbles…Recorded his eighth career blocked kick…In the opener vs. Green Bay on Sept. 11, recorded a key sack on Green Bay’s final drive for a loss of 12 yards…Tallied second straight game with 1 sack for 6 yards at Chicago on Sept. 18…Had his eighth career blocked kick on a field goal attempt vs. Carolina on Oct. 16, and also assisted on a 5-yard sack...Recorded 1 forced fumble at Dallas on Nov. 20, and added another forced fumble vs. Atlanta on Nov. 24…Recorded a sack on QB Brad Johnson vs. Minnesota on Dec. 4…Added a sack of Brett Favre at Green Bay on Dec. 11…Recorded 1 sack on Bengals QB Carson Palmer vs. Cincinnati on Dec. 18…Had his first career TD, a 21-yard recovered fumble, forced by DE James Hall, in the second quarter at New Orleans on Dec. 24…Led the defensive line with 6 tackles at Pittsburgh on Jan. 1.

Started 16 games and added 75 tackles, including 51 solo, 4 sacks for 19.5 sacks, 5 PBU and 1 recovered fumble…Selected to his first Pro Bowl and was voted by his teammates as the Lem Barney Defensive MVP…Named NFC Defensive Player of the Week for his Week Seven efforts at N.Y. Giants on Oct. 24, which included 4 tackles, 1 PBU and 1 sack…Blocked 3 kicks during the season, one PAT and two field goals…In the season opener at Chicago on Sept. 12, recorded 5 tackles, 1 sack, 1 recovered fumble and blocked his fifth-career field goal, which was returned an NFL record 92-yards for a touchdown by Bracy Walker…Recorded 2 sacks for 14 yards at Atlanta on Oct. 10, the second multi-sack game of his career…Tallied 7 tackles and 1 PBU vs. Jacksonville on Nov. 14…Blocked a Mike Vanderjagt PAT vs. Indianapolis on Nov. 25, the first extra-point block of his career…Finished the year with a season-high 8 tackles at Tennessee on Jan. 2, and blocked a 27-yard field goal attempt, his third blocked kick of the season.

Started all 16 games and totaled 75 tackles, including 59 solo, 4 sacks for 27 yards, 4 PBU and 1 forced fumble…Named an alternate to the 2004 Pro Bowl for the first time in his career, voted by his teammates as the Chuck Hughes Most Improved Player and named to Football Digest’s All-Pro second-team…His 4 sacks marked a career high and ranked third on the club...Had a season-high eight tackles and 2 TFL vs. Dallas on Oct. 19...Added 6 tackles, 1 sack, 1 PBU, 2 QB pressures vs. Oakland on Nov. 2…Recorded 1 sack, 1 PBU, 1 QB pressure and 4 tackles vs. Green Bay on Nov. 27…In the regular season finale vs. St. Louis on Dec. 28, recorded 1 sack, 1 forced fumble, 3 tackles and 3 QB pressures.

Appeared in 14 games, including 12 starts, and added 62 tackles, 2.5 sacks for 21 yards, 1 PBU, 2 recovered fumbles and 1 forced fumble…Recorded 6 tackles vs. Carolina on Sept. 15, and blocked a 46-yard field goal attempt in the first quarter…Suffered a hand injury in the opener and was inactive vs. Green Bay on Sept. 22 and vs. New Orleans on Sept. 29…Forced to play with a cast for the remainder of the season…In the regular season finale vs. Minnesota on Dec. 29, finished with 5 tackles, 1 sack, 1 PBU and blocked a 43-yard field goal attempt.

In his rookie season with Detroit, started all 16 games and ranked third on the team and led all NFL defensive linemen with 97 tackles, including 62 solo…Added 3.5 sacks for 25 yards and 6 PBU…Voted as the Mel Farr Rookie of the Year by his teammates and was ranked one of the 10-best rookies of the 2001 season by the Sporting News…Started in place of injured Luther Elliss in the season opener at Green Bay on Sept. 9, and posted 6 tackles in his first NFL action…Had a breakout day after posting his first professional sack as well as his first career multi-sack game with 2 sacks and 8 tackles at Minnesota on Oct. 14…Posted his first double-digit tackle game with 11 tackles vs. Tennessee on Oct. 21…Blocked two field goal attempts at San Francisco on Nov. 4, the second being a 19-yard attempt with 1:56 left in the fourth quarter that gave the Lions a chance to tie the game, and his first block of the day was a 49-yard attempt in the second quarter…Led the team in tackles vs. Dallas on Jan. 6, with 10 stops and 1 PBU.

College Highlights
Started 20 of 41 games for the Texas Longhorns, ranking third on the school’s career-record list with 53 TFL as well as collecting 199 tackles, 14 sacks and 54 QB pressures during his career…All-Big 12 second-team choice in 2000 despite being hindered for much of the year with a high-ankle sprain that would require surgery after the season…Despite lack of usual mobility, he was one of the major reasons Texas limited opponents to only 94.0 yards per game rushing, the lowest figure by a Longhorn squad since 1983, and the Longhorns led the nation in pass efficiency defense (88.3) and ranked seventh in total defense (278.3 ypg) as well…In 1999, earned All-Big 12 Conference first-team honors, joining Pittsburgh Steelers 2000 first round choice, Casey Hampton in becoming the Longhorns’ first defensive tackle tandem to garner such accolades in the same season since 1971…Started 12 of 13 games as a junior, and recorded a career-high 80 tackles with 5.5 sacks for 33 yards, 27 TFL and 24 QB pressures.


Born in LaPorte, Texas…Two-way tackle at LaPorte (Texas) High School…Also lettered in basketball... Father, Ernie, played at Rice (1975-78), was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in 1979 and played in both the CFL and USFL…Interacted with 2,000 Detroit-area underprivileged children at the NFL Experience Kids Day the week of Super Bowl XL...Named the 2008 Cleveland Browns Player of the Year by the local chapter of the PFWA.

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