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Tim Shaw biography

Date of birth : 1984-03-27
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Exeter, England
Nationality : British
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-12-17
Credited as : Football player NFL, linebacker for the Titans, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Tim Shaw is a young, athletic linebacker that has excelled on special teams coverage units in his first three NFL seasons. He joins the Titans after spending time with the Carolina Panthers, Jacksonville Jaguars and Chicago Bears. Shaw, a former fifth-round pick in the 2007 NFL Draft, will look to make his biggest impact as a core member of the Titans’ special teams units.

• In 2009, was credited with a Chicago Bears franchise-record 30 special teams tackles and his 20 ‘press box’ special teams stops led the NFL.

• The Livonia, Mich., native was originally selected by the Carolina Panthers in the fifth round (164th overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft.
• Released by the Panthers on Aug. 30, 2008 and signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars as a free agent on Nov. 26, 2008.
• Released by the Jaguars on Sept. 6, 2009 and signed by the Chicago Bears as a free agent on Sept. 14, 2009.
• Released by the Bears on Sept. 4, 2010 and claimed off waivers by the Titans on Sept. 5, 2010.


• Played in 46 games with 32 starts for Penn State as a running back, middle linebacker, outside linebacker and defensive end.
• Recorded 177 tackles, 12 sacks, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, one interception and 12 passes defensed. Also, rushed 14 times for 59 yards and registered one reception for 19 yards.
• Started all 13 games as a senior. Moved to his fourth different position
during his Nittany Lions career, taking over defensive end duties. Registered 44 tackles and ranked second on the team with a career-high seven sacks. Named Academic All-America first team.
• Started every game as a junior, lining up at outside linebacker for the first five contests before shifting to middle linebacker for the final seven. Produced a career-high 76 tackles, 4.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and two passes defensed. Named Academic All-Big Ten Conference selection as a junior.
• Was a recipient of the Jim O’Hora Award, given to the team’s Most Improved Defensive Player as a sophomore. Played in nine games with seven starts at middle linebacker.
• As a freshman, played in 12 games as a reserve running back and special teams contributor. Carried the ball 14 times for 59 yards, caught one pass for 19 yards and posted three special teams tackles.
• Earned degree in management at Penn State.


• Single, splits time between Nashville and Livonia, Mich.
• Attended Clarenceville (Mich.) High School and set Michigan state records amassing 134 career touchdowns, 51 scores as a senior, while totaling 7,800 career yards.
• Also lettered in basketball and track. Won the state title in the 100-meter dash during his senior year.
• As a member of the Jaguars, established a program in the offseason with the linebackers to make bi-weekly visits to Wolfson Children’s Hospital, where the players visit with patients, sign autographs and distribute gifts.
• Born Timothy Bruce Shaw on March 27, 1984 in Exeter, England.

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