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DeShawn Shead

DeShawn Shead
Shead in 2013.
No. 35     Seattle Seahawks
Cornerback / Special teamer
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-06-28) June 28, 1989
Place of birth: Palmdale, California
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school: Palmdale (CA) Highland
College: Portland State
Undrafted in 2012
Debuted in 2013 for the Seattle Seahawks
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 2, 2014
Tackles 6
Interceptions 0
Forced fumbles 0
Stats at

DeShawn Anthony Shead[1] (born June 28, 1989) is an American football cornerback who is currently playing for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL). He signed with the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent in 2012.


  • Early years 1
  • College 2
  • Professional career 3
    • Seattle Seahawks 3.1
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Early years

Shead attended Highland High School and was a two-time All-Conference and All-CIFSouthern Section defensive back. He was named the winner of the 2006 National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete award.[2]


Shead played College football at Portland State. He was named PSU Most Outstanding Defensive Back for all four of his seasons. His Junior season, he was named to the 2nd team All-Big Sky Conference following season named 1st team All-Big Sky Conference.

Professional career

Seattle Seahawks

On April 29, 2012, Shead signed with the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent.[3][4] On August 31, 2012, He was released.[5] On September 1, 2012 He was signed to the practice squad.[6] On December 5, 2012, He was promoted to the active roster from the practice squad.[7]


  1. ^ "ESPN Profile". 
  2. ^ "Portland State profile". 
  3. ^ "Seahawks announce ten undrafted free agent signings". Retrieved ~{0} ~{1}. 
  4. ^ "Seahawks lineup 10 undrafted free agents". Retrieved April 29, 2012. 
  5. ^ "QB Josh Portis among the Seahawks released Friday". Retrieved August 31, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Seahawks Announce Practice Squad and Sign Tight End Moore". Retrieved September 1, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Brandon Browner begins serving four-game suspension". Retrieved December 5, 2012. 

External links

  • Porland State bio
  • Seattle Seahawks bio
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