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Shannon Breen
No. 55, 74     
Center
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-03-16) March 16, 1989 (age 30)
Career information
College: West Virginia Wesleyan
Undrafted in 2011
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
 As player:
* Milwaukee Mustangs (2012)
 As coach:
* West Virginia Wesleyan (2012)
Offensive line coach
Career highlights and awards
* First Team All-Arena (2015)
Stats at ArenaFan.com

Shannon Breen (born March 16, 1989) is an American football center who is a free agent. He played college football at West Virginia Wesleyan. He has been a member of the Milwaukee Mustangs, Green Bay Blizzard, Cleveland Gladiators, Montreal Alouettes and Philadelphia Soul.

Early yearsEdit

Breen graduated from Linganore High School in Frederick, Maryland in 2007.[1] He earned First Team Carroll All-Gazette Football and First Team All-MVAL Chesapeake Conference honors as a center his senior season in 2006.[2][3]

College careerEdit

Breen was a four-year starter and a two-year captain for the West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcats of West Virginia Wesleyan College.[1] He became a starter at center midway through his freshman year and then moved to right tackle the following year. He was then a left tackle his final two years of college.[3] Breen earned Second Team All-WVIAC honors his junior season in 2009.[4] He earned First Team All-WVIAC honors as a left tackle his senior year in 2010 while helping the Bobcats achieve a 9-2 record and the school’s first Top 25 appearance.[1][5][6] He was selected to the 2010 All-American Bowl and the 2011 Cactus Bowl.[1][7] Breen was named the Mick Tingelhoff Award winner as the top offensive lineman at the conclusion of the 2010 All-American Bowl.[1] He also garnered Second Team All-Super Region 1 accolades in 2010.[8] He studied criminal justice and sociology at West Virginia Wesleyan.[9] Breen graduated in 2011.[1]

Professional careerEdit

Milwaukee MustangsEdit

Breen was assigned to the Milwaukee Mustangs of the Arena Football League (AFL) on October 14, 2011. He was activated on July 4, 2012.[10] He played in four games for the team during the 2012 season.[1]

Green Bay BlizzardEdit

Breen played for the Green Bay Blizzard of the Indoor Football League in 2012.[11][12]

Cleveland GladiatorsEdit

Breen was assigned to the AFL's Cleveland Gladiators on November 8, 2012.[13] He started eighteen games for the Gladiators in 2013. He played in sixteen games for the team during the 2014 season, garnering Second Team All-Arena accolades as a center.[6][1] Breen played in ArenaBowl XXVII on August 23, 2014, a 72-32 loss to the Arizona Rattlers.[14][15][16] He also participated in the AFL China exhibition games in Honolulu, Hawaii and Beijing, China in 2013.[17]

Montreal AlouettesEdit

Breen signed with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League on June 4, 2014.[18][19] He was released by the Alouettes on June 10, 2014.[18]

Philadelphia SoulEdit

Breen was assigned to the Philadelphia Soul of the AFL on November 20, 2014.[20] He started seventeen games for the Soul in 2015, earning First Team All-Arena honors. He was also named the Spalding Offensive Lineman of the Year.[6]

Breen has had workouts with the New York Jets, Pittsburgh Steelers, Indianapolis Colts and Cleveland Browns of the National Football League in the past.[1][21]

Coaching careerEdit

Breen spent time as the offensive line coach of the West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcats in 2012.[22]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 "ALL-ARENA CENTER SHANNON BREEN JOINS SOUL". philadelphiasoul.com. November 20, 2014. Archived from the original on June 18, 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20160618022239/http://www.philadelphiasoul.com/index.cfm?go=news&show=story&id=12320. Retrieved June 17, 2016.
  2. "2006 Carroll All-Gazette Football". gazette.net. December 20, 2006. Archived from the original on June 18, 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20160618211658/http://www.gazette.net/stories/122006/sporall143422_31943.shtml. Retrieved June 18, 2016.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Golberg, Stan (December 23, 2010). "Paving his own way". fredericknewspost.com. Archived from the original on September 7, 2011. https://web.archive.org/web/20110907171354/http://www.fredericknewspost.com/sections/sports/display.htm?storyid=114114. Retrieved June 18, 2016.
  4. Reiner, Andrew (November 23, 2009). "‘Cats claim two spots on All-WVIAC First Team". therecorddelta.com. Archived from the original on June 18, 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20160618024603/http://www.therecorddelta.com/v2_news_articles.php?heading=0&story_id=2771&page=73. Retrieved June 17, 2016.
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  7. "Wesleyan’s Breen selected for All-American Bowl". therecorddelta.com. December 8, 2010. Archived from the original on June 18, 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20160618204418/http://www.therecorddelta.com/v2_news_articles.php?heading=0&page=73&story_id=3628. Retrieved June 18, 2016.
  8. "SEVEN RAMS NAMED TO 2010 FOOTBALL GAZETTE SUPER REGION 1 TEAM". dcmetrosports.com. January 13, 2011. Archived from the original on June 18, 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20160618204740/http://www.dcmetrosports.com/college-level/s-z/shepard/10525-seven-rams-named-to-2010-football-gazette-super-region-1-team.html. Retrieved June 18, 2016.
  9. "Shannon Breen 74 OL Ht". philadelphiasoul.com. Archived from the original on June 18, 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20160618205021/http://www.philadelphiasoul.com/index.cfm?go=team&show=bio&id=350. Retrieved June 18, 2016.
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  11. "Green Bay Blizzard Roster". ifl.fbstats.pointstreak.com. Archived from the original on June 18, 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20160618020700/http://ifl.fbstats.pointstreak.com/football/roster-team.html?teamid=15511&seasonid=IFLMFB_PO12. Retrieved June 17, 2016.
  12. "Bobcat QB signs to go pro". therecorddelta.com. June 21, 2012. Archived from the original on June 18, 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20160618023652/http://www.therecorddelta.com/v2_news_articles.php?heading=0&page=73&story_id=4981. Retrieved June 17, 2016.
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  14. Swatek, Greg (August 27, 2015). "Honor solidifies Breen's credentials". fredericknewspost.com. Archived from the original on June 18, 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20160618203552/http://www.fredericknewspost.com/sports/football/honor-solidifies-breen-s-credentials/article_630ccfb3-7f03-5230-b51d-8001be2de9e7.html. Retrieved June 18, 2016.
  15. "ArenaBowl XXVII". arenafan.com. http://www.arenafan.com/statistics/?page=boxscore&gameid=5367. Retrieved June 18, 2016.
  16. "Alumni Update: Shannon Breen '11". wesleyanbobcats.com. August 22, 2014. Archived from the original on June 18, 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20160618212024/http://www.wesleyanbobcats.com/sports/fball/2014-15/releases/201408229n91jv. Retrieved June 18, 2016.
  17. "AFL CHINA ANNOUNCES EXHIBITION GAME ROSTERS". caflfootball.com. October 24, 2013. Archived from the original on June 18, 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20160618024127/http://caflfootball.com/afl-china-announces-exhibition-game-rosters/. Retrieved June 17, 2016.
  18. 18.0 18.1 "2014 TRANSACTIONS". cfl.ca/. Archived from the original on June 18, 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20160618030526/http://www.cfl.ca/2014-transactions/. Retrieved June 17, 2016.
  19. "TC14: DAY 4 REPORT". montrealalouettes.com. June 4, 2014. Archived from the original on June 18, 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20160618203237/http://en.montrealalouettes.com/2014/06/04/tc14-day-4-report/. Retrieved June 18, 2016.
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  21. Wilson, Aaron (December 18, 2012). "Former Maryland linebacker Adrian Moten trying out for Browns today". baltimoresun.com. Archived from the original on June 18, 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20160618213928/http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/baltimore-sports-blog/bal-former-linganore-lineman-shannon-breen-and-adrian-moten-trying-out-for-browns-today-20121218-story.html. Retrieved June 18, 2016.
  22. "Breen Signs with Gladiators". wesleyanbobcats.com. Archived from the original on June 18, 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20160618212941/http://www.wesleyanbobcats.com/sports/fball/2012-13/releases/2012110712ajcy. Retrieved June 18, 2016.

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