Shaun Prater
Prater with the Cincinnati Bengals
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-10-27) October 27, 1989 (age 30)
Place of birth: Omaha, Nebraska
Career information
College: Iowa
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 5 / Pick: 156
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Cincinnati Bengals ( 2012 2013)*
Career highlights and awards
* 2x First-team All-Big Ten (2010, 2011)
Career NFL statistics as of 2015
Tackles     11
Pass deflections     1
Interceptions     1

Shaun Prater (born October 27, 1989) is an American football cornerback who is currently a free agent. After playing college football for Iowa, he was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

He has played for the Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings, Indianapolis Colts, Denver Broncos, and Arizona Cardinals.

Early yearsEdit

Prater attended Omaha Central High School in Omaha, Nebraska. He played mainly cornerback, but also saw time at wide receiver as a senior. He had 177 tackles, five interceptions, 20 passes defended, five sacks, six forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. He also had 10 carries for 185 yards along with 12 receptions for 290 yards and four touchdowns.[1]

In addition to football, he also ran track and field. He won the 400-meter dash at the 2007 Omaha South Invite with a time of 49.6 seconds.[2] At the 2007 Nebraska State High School Championships, he finished second in the 400 meters, with a career-best time of 48.52 seconds, and third in the 200 meters, with another career-best time of 21.58 seconds.[3]

College careerEdit


Prater accepted a scholarship offer from Kirk Ferentz and attended the University of Iowa where he played cornerback for the Hawkeyes. Prater was selected First-Team All-Big Ten in 2010 and 2011.

Professional careerEdit

2012 NFL CombineEdit

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
5 ft 10 in 190 lb 4.50 s 1.55 s 2.53 s 4.25 s 14 rep

Cincinnati BengalsEdit

Prater was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals in the fifth round (156th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft.[4] He was placed on injured reserve on August 24, 2012.[5]

Philadelphia EaglesEdit

On September 1, 2013, the Philadelphia Eagles claimed Prater off waivers.[6] On October 21, the Philadelphia Eagles released Prater to make room for the signing of Emmanuel Acho.

Minnesota VikingsEdit

On October 22, 2013, the Minnesota Vikings claimed Prater off waivers.[7] The team released him on September 4, 2015. Then signed again with the Vikings on December 8, 2015.

Indianapolis ColtsEdit

The Indianapolis Colts signed Prater on September 29, 2015.[8] He was released on October 2, 2015,[9] but re-signed on October 4.[10] Prater was waived on October 20.[11]

Minnesota Vikings (second stint)Edit

On December 8, 2015, Prater re-signed with the Minnesota Vikings.[12] He was waived by the Vikings on December 14.[13]

Denver BroncosEdit

The Denver Broncos signed Prater on December 22, 2015.[14] A week later he was waived by the team without playing a single game for them.[15]

Arizona Cardinals Edit

On February 1, 2016, Prater signed a futures contract with the Arizona Cardinals.[16] On August 29, 2016, Prater was waived by the Cardinals.[17]


  4. Prater joins Cincinnati as fourth Hawkeye selected
  5. Rapoport, Ian (August 4, 2012). "Shaun Prater injured, lost for entire Cincinnati Bengals season". Retrieved June 14, 2014.
  6. Wilkening, Mike (September 1, 2013). "Eagles claim cornerback Shaun Prater from Bengals". Retrieved June 14, 2014.
  7. Alper, Josh (October 22, 2013). "Vikings claim Shaun Prater, cut Jacob Lacey". Retrieved June 14, 2014.
  8. Jackson, Zac (September 29, 2015). "Colts swap out corners, sign Prater". Retrieved October 3, 2015.
  9. "Colts sign Josh Johnson with Andrew Luck in doubt". October 2, 2015. Retrieved October 3, 2015.
  10. Wilson, Josh. "Colts sign cornerback Shaun Prater, release quarterback Josh Johnson". Retrieved October 6, 2015.
  11. "Indianapolis Colts make roster moves". October 20, 2015. Retrieved October 21, 2015.
  12. "Vikings Announce Several Roster Moves, Add 2 Safeties To 53-Man Roster". December 8, 2015. Retrieved December 28, 2015.
  13. "Vikings Sign Justin Trattou to Active Roster". December 14, 2015. Retrieved December 28, 2015.
  14. Mason, Andrew (December 22, 2015). "David Bruton Jr. to be placed on injured reserve; Broncos sign Shaun Prater to take spot". Retrieved December 28, 2015.
  15. Mason, Andrew (December 29, 2015). "Broncos release Shaun Prater". Retrieved December 29, 2015.
  16. "Cardinals re-sign Darren Fells, sign Prater to future contract" (in en-US).
  17. Urban, Darren. "First Cardinals Cuts to 77 Produce Long Snapper".

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