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Shannon Garrett
Date of birth: January 24, 1972 (1972-01-24) (age 49)
Place of birth: Bay St. Louis, Mississippi
Career information
Status: Retired
CFL status: Import
Position(s): LB/DB
Career highlights and awards
CFL West All-Star: 2001, 2003
Playing stats at

Shannon Garrett (born January 24, 1972) is a former professional Canadian football defensive back and linebacker who played fourteen seasons in the Canadian Football League.

Early years

Garrett was born January 24, 1972 in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. He was a four-year college football starter at Mississippi College and was nominated as an All-American, All-Gulf South Conference (GSC) and ALL-GSC Academic. He was inducted into the Mississippi College Hall of Fame in April 2008.[1]

Professional career

Garrett began his pro career with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the 1995 CFL season and played three seasons there before moving on to the Saskatchewan Roughriders for the 1998 and 1999 CFL seasons. After being released following a training camp try-out with the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League in 2000, Garrett joined the Edmonton Eskimos in September of the 2000 CFL season and remained with the organisation until his retirement in March 2009.[2][3][4]


  1. "Shannon Garrett". Player Roster. Edmonton Eskimos Football Club. Retrieved 2009-03-24.[dead link]
  2. Annicchiarico, Mario (2009-03-24). "Garrett hangs up pads after 15 seasons". The Edmonton Journal. Retrieved 2009-03-24.[dead link]
  3. Canadian Football League 2007 Facts, Figures & Records. Canadian Football League. pp. 88. ISBN 978-0-9739425-2-1.
  4. MacKinnon, John (2009-03-25). "Trading in shoulder pads for a three-piece suit". The Edmonton Journal. Retrieved 2009-03-25.

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