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James Shaw
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-02-27) February 27, 1989 (age 31)
Place of birth: Birmingham, Alabama
Career information
College: Jacksonville State
Undrafted in 2012
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Carolina Panthers ( 2013)*
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Receptions     37
Receiving yards     374
Return yards     300
Total TDs     7
Stats at ArenaFan.com

James Napoleon Shaw (born February 27, 1989) is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. Shaw played college football at Jacksonville State University.[1][2] He has been a member of the Carolina Panthers, Pittsburgh Power, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Jose Sabercats and Portland Steel.

Early yearsEdit

Shaw lettered in football and basketball at St. Clair County High School in Odenville, Alabama. He recorded over 750 rushing yards, 250 receiving yards, nine touchdowns and registered 105 tackles on defense as a senior. He was named All-County as a running back and linebacker in 2006. Shaw was also named the St. Clair County Player of the Year and helped the Fighting Saints to a 9-3 record as a junior. He was named to the All-Tournament team during the County Championships in basketball.[1]

College careerEdit

Shaw played for the Jacksonville State Gamecocks from 2008 to 2011. He was redshirted in 2007.[1]

Professional careerEdit

Shaw was rated the 264th best wide receiver in the 2012 NFL Draft by NFLDraftScout.com.[3]

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
5 ft 10 in 186 lb 4.70 s 2.73 s 1.61 s 4.15 s 6.89 s 32 in 9 ft 6 in

Carolina PanthersEdit

Shaw was signed by the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL) on February 14, 2013.[4][5] He was released by the Panthers on August 31, 2013.[5] He was re-signed to the Panthers' practice squad on September 1, 2013.[5] Shaw was released by the Panthers on September 18, 2013.[4]

Pittsburgh PowerEdit

Shaw was assigned to the AFL's Pittsburgh Power on March 7, 2014.[6] He was placed on Other League Exempt by the Power on August 5, 2014.[7] The Power folded in November 2014.[8]

Pittsburgh SteelersEdit

Shaw signed with the NFL's Pittsburgh Steelers on August 5, 2014.[5][9] He was released by the Steelers on August 18, 2014.[10]

San Jose SabercatsEdit

Shaw was assigned to the San Jose Sabercats of the AFL on December 23, 2014.[11]

Portland SteelEdit

On May 26, 2016, Shaw was assigned to the Portland Steel of the AFL.[12]

He participated in The Spring League in 2017.[13]

StatisticsEdit

Year Team Receiving Returns
Rec Yds TD Ret Yds TD
2014 Pittsburgh 21 192 3 15 296 0
2016 Portland 16 182 3 1 4 0
Career 37 374 6 16 300 0

Stats from ArenaFan:[14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "James Shaw - 2011 JSU Football". jsugamecocksports.com. http://www.jsugamecocksports.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=1282. Retrieved August 16, 2014.
  2. "Newest Panther: WR James Shaw". catscratchreader.com. February 14, 2013. http://www.catscratchreader.com/2013/2/14/3990752/newest-panther-james-shaw. Retrieved August 16, 2014.
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  4. 4.0 4.1 "James Shaw". panthers.com. http://www.panthers.com/team/roster/james-shaw/61b19db0-f636-424a-a9ed-8bb50d83ad36/. Retrieved August 16, 2014.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 "James Shaw". kffl.com. Archived from the original on December 4, 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20141204190130/http://www.kffl.com/player/27958/nfl/news/james-shaw. Retrieved December 4, 2014.
  6. "Transactions". arenafootball.com. Archived from the original on March 24, 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20160324152341/http://www.arenafootball.com/sports/a-footbl/transactions/index.html. Retrieved August 16, 2014.
  7. "Tuesday August 05, 2014". arenafan.com. http://www.arenafan.com/teams/Pittsburgh_Power-214/transactions/. Retrieved September 3, 2014.
  8. DiPaola, Jerry (November 17, 2014). "Power fold for now; AFL remains hopeful of keeping franchise viable". triblive.com. Archived from the original on December 21, 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20141221010611/http://triblive.com/sports/power/7176299-74/team-power-season#axzz3MUS35m00. Retrieved December 20, 2014.
  9. Nieves, Alex (August 7, 2014). "Steelers notebook: WR switches from AFL to NFL". post-gazette.com. http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/steelers/2014/08/07/Wide-receiver-James-Shaw-switches-from-AFL-to-NFL/stories/201408070219. Retrieved August 16, 2014.
  10. Coolong, Neal (August 18, 2014). "Steelers roster transactions: Waived Bryant Browning, James Shaw, signed Graham Pocic, Dayonne Nunley". behindthesteelcurtain.com. http://www.behindthesteelcurtain.com/2014/8/18/6031939/steelers-roster-transactions-preseason-signed-released-2014. Retrieved August 21, 2014.
  11. "SaberCats Return Fontenette, Add Shaw". arenafootball.com. December 23, 2014. http://www.arenafootball.com/sports/a-footbl/spec-rel/122314aad.html. Retrieved December 24, 2014.
  12. "Team Transactions". arenafan.com. Archived from the original on June 10, 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20160610193336/http://www.arenafan.com/teams/Portland_Steel-226/transactions/. Retrieved June 10, 2016.
  13. Levine, Ben (April 9, 2017). "The Spring League Announces Camp Roster". profootballrumors.com. Archived from the original on July 26, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20170726034951/https://www.profootballrumors.com/2017/04/the-spring-league-announces-training-camp-roster. Retrieved July 25, 2017.
  14. "James Shaw". arenafan.com. http://www.arenafan.com/players/James_Shaw-13079/. Retrieved July 26, 2017.

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