Regarding the as-told-to autobiography Life of Nate Shaw, see Ned Cobb.
Nate Shaw
Personal information
Date of birth: (1945-05-20) May 20, 1945 (age 75)
Place of birth: San Diego, California
High School: Abraham Lincoln High School
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
College: USC
Debuted in 1969 for the Los Angeles Rams
Last played in 1970 for the Los Angeles Rams
Career history
 As player:
Los Angeles Rams (19691970)
 As coach:
Oregon State (DB) 1976–1979
USC (DB) 1980–1986
Career highlights and awards
1966 College Football All-America Team
Stats at
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Nathaniel "Nate" Shaw (born May 20, 1945) is a former American football defensive back in the National Football League for the Los Angeles Rams. Shaw also was an assistant coach for several college football teams.

Playing careerEdit

Shaw was born in San Diego, California and graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School. He went on to play college football at USC, where he was a defensive back and was named to the All-Pac-10 team in 1965 and was a consensus All-American in 1966.[1][2] He was drafted in the 5th round of the 1969 NFL Draft by the Los Angeles Rams and played two seasons with the Rams.[3]

Coaching careerEdit

After retiring from playing football, Shaw coached defensive backs at Oregon State from 1976 to 1979, and then at his alma mater USC for 7 years from 1980 to 1986.[2][4]


Following his coaching career, Shaw worked in hotel sales and ran a plumbing business.[2] He is the brother of former NFL and college assistant coach Willie Shaw and the uncle of current Stanford head coach David Shaw.


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