Shane Wynn
Wynn with the Cleveland Browns
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1992-11-15) November 15, 1992 (age 27)
Place of birth: Cleveland, Ohio
Career information
College: Indiana
Undrafted in 2015
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Atlanta Falcons ( 2015)*
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Receptions     1
Receiving yards     19
Rushing attempts     2
Rushing yards     5
Total touchdowns     0

Shane C. Wynn (born November 15, 1992) is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted free agent. He played college football at Indiana.

Early yearsEdit

Wynn attended Ginn Academy in the Glenville area of Cleveland, Ohio, where he was teammates with Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones. He played wide receiver and also returned kicks and punts. As a senior, he was all-district selection and named third team All-Ohio.[1] In addition to football, Wynn was a stand-out track athlete, winning Ohio state title in 2009 and 2010 in the 4 × 200 m relay and the 4x400 indoor relay.[2]

Considered a three-star recruit by all major rating services, Wynn was ranked as the No. 62 wide receiver nationally in 2011. He chose Indiana over Penn State and Toledo on National Signing Day.[3]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Shane Wynn
[[Cleveland, OH]] Glenville HS 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) 147 lb (67 kg) Feb 2, 2011 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN:3/5 stars
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 91 (WR)   Rivals: 62 (WR)  ESPN: 41 (WR)
  • Note: In many cases, Scout and Rivals may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, an average of the two was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.


College careerEdit

Freshman yearEdit

As a freshman, Wynn lead the Hoosiers with 1,249 all-purpose yards. Most of his production was on kick returns, as he returned 48 kicks for 1,015 yards and a touchdown. His kick return and all-purpose yardage totals were Indiana true freshman records. He was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week after returning the opening kickoff for a 99-yard touchdown against Illinois.

Sophomore yearEdit

In 2012, Wynn received honorable mention All-Big Ten from the media. He returned only eight kicks all season, but led the Hoosiers in receptions (68) and was second on the team in yardage (660).

Junior yearEdit

Wynn finished second in the Big Ten (and 19th nationally) with 11 receiving touchdowns. In the season opener against Indiana State, Wynn scored two touchdowns on receptions and a third score on a punt return. He scored three receiving touchdowns to close out the season in a rivalry win over Purdue. His fourteen total touchdowns are tied for sixth most in school history.

Senior yearEdit

Prior to his senior season, Wynn was elected one of the team captains (alongside Tevin Coleman, Collin Rahrig, and Bobby Richardson). He recorded a career-high 708 receiving yards, scoring three touchdowns and adding two more scores on the ground. He averaged 96.6 all-purpose yards per game, which ranked second on the team behind All-American Coleman. Wynn capped off his college career with another win over Purdue in the Old Oaken Bucket Game. He was once again named honorable mention All-Big Ten, this time by both the coaches and media.

Professional careerEdit

Atlanta FalconsEdit

Wynn was not selected during the 2015 NFL Draft, but shortly after the close of the seventh round, it was announced that he had signed as a free agent with the Atlanta Falcons.[4] On June 18, 2015, he was waived by the team.[5]

Cleveland BrownsEdit

On June 19, 2015, Wynn was claimed off waivers by the Cleveland Browns.[6] In his second preseason game with the Browns, Wynn caught a 21-yard touchdown pass from Johnny Manziel.[7] He was released by the Browns on August 31, 2015.[8]

New York JetsEdit

Wynn was signed to the New York Jets practice squad on November 4, 2015.[9] On November 16, 2015, Wynn was released by the team.[10]

San Diego Chargers Edit

On December 2, 2015, the San Diego Chargers signed Wynn to their practice squad, replacing wide receiver Donte Foster.[11] On December 11, 2015, the San Diego Chargers waived Wynn from their practice squad.[11]

New Orleans Saints Edit

On December 16, 2015, the New Orleans Saints signed Wynn to their practice squad. On May 15, 2016, the Saints released Wynn.[12]

Jacksonville Jaguars Edit

Wynn signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars on June 16, 2016. On September 3, 2016, he was released by the Jaguars and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[13][14] He was promoted to the active roster on December 3, 2016.[15]

On September 2, 2017, Wynn was placed on injured reserve.[16]

On September 1, 2018, Wynn was waived by the Jaguars.[17]

New Orleans Saints (second stint)Edit

On October 17, 2018, Wynn was signed to the New Orleans Saints practice squad.[18]


  5. Choate, Dave (June 18, 2015). "Falcons sign WR Carlton Mitchell, waive fellow WR Shane Wynn". Retrieved October 7, 2015.
  6. "Browns awarded Shane Wynn via waivers". June 19, 2015.
  7. "Bills vs. Browns: Score and Twitter Reaction from 2015 Preseason". Bleacher Report. August 20, 2015.
  8. Gantt, Darin (August 31, 2015). "Browns begin the process of getting to 75 with some vet cuts". Retrieved September 24, 2015.
  9. Lange, Randy (November 4, 2015). "Jets Make Practice Squad Transactions". Retrieved January 1, 2016.
  10. "Jets Sign WR Titus Davis To Practice Squad, Cut WR Shane Wynn - NFL Trade Rumors -". Retrieved January 1, 2016.
  11. 11.0 11.1 "Full List of Chargers 2015 Transactions". Retrieved December 3, 2015.
  12. "Report: Saints to sign Kendall Hunter; elevate Toben Opurum". Retrieved December 17, 2015.
  13. Oehser, John (September 3, 2016). "Down to 53: LB Davis, OG Bernadeau released".
  14. Oehser, John (September 4, 2016). "Jaguars claim LB Brown, S Huff".
  15. "Jaguars Place WR Rashad Greene On I.R. & Promote WR Shane Wynn". NFL Trade Rumors. December 3, 2016.
  16. Oehser, John (September 2, 2017). "Jaguars reduce active roster to 53 players". Archived from the original on September 5, 2017.
  17. Oehser, John (September 1, 2018). "Roster reduction: Jaguars move to 53 players".
  18. "Saints cut Demetri Goodson among other practice squad moves". October 17, 2018.

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