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Kevin Shaffer
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No. --     Free Agent
Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1980-03-02) March 2, 1980 (age 40)
Place of birth: Salisbury, Maryland
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 318 lb (144 kg)
Career information
College: Tulsa
NFL Draft: 2002 / Round: 7 / Pick: 245
Debuted in 2002 for the Atlanta Falcons
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Honorable mention All-WAC (2001)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 8, 2010
Games Played     123
Games Started     93
Fumbles Recovered     1
Stats at NFL.com

Kevin Carl Shaffer (born March 2, 1980 in Salisbury, Maryland) is an American football offensive tackle who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the seventh round of the 2002 NFL Draft. He played college football at Tulsa.

Shaffer has also played for the Cleveland Browns and Chicago Bears.

Early yearsEdit

He attended Conestoga Valley High School and as a senior he made 33 tackles at the defensive tackle position.

College careerEdit

Shaffer played college football at the University of Tulsa where he majored in finance.

Professional careerEdit

Atlanta FalconsEdit

Shaffer was selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the seventh round (244th overall) in the 2002 NFL Draft. In his rookie season he played in six regular season games plus two post season games. He made his NFL debut at the Green Bay Packers on September 8. In the 2003 season he played in all 16 games and made his first NFL start at the New York Giants on November 9. In his third season for the Falcons, Shaffer started in 15 games and was a member of the offensive line that ranked first in the NFL with 2,672 rushing yards. Just as he did the previous season he helped the offensive line become the highest ranked in terms of rushing yards with 159.1 yards per game. He started in all 16 regular season games.

Cleveland BrownsEdit

Shaffer signed with the Cleveland Browns as un unrestricted free agent on March 11, 2006. He started in all 16 regular season games and made his Browns debut versus the New Orleans Saints on September 10. In 2007, just as he had done the previous two seasons, Shaffer started in all 16 regular season games.

Shaffer was released by the Browns on March 12, 2009.[1]

Chicago BearsEdit

Shaffer agreed to terms on a three-year, $8 million contract with the Chicago Bears on March 25, 2009.[2]

On February 28, 2011, the Bears released Shaffer. [3]

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