Shawn Crable AKA Shannon J Crable
No. 95     
Linebacker / defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1984-12-26) December 26, 1984 (age 35)
Place of birth: Massillon, Ohio
Career information
College: Michigan
NFL Draft: 2008 / Round: 3 / Pick: 78
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* New England Patriots ( 2008 2010)
Career highlights and awards
* 2× Second-team All-Big Ten (2006, 2007)
Tackles     4
Sacks     0.5
Interceptions     0
Forced fumbles     0
Pass deflections     0
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Shawn Crable (aka Shannon Jamar Crable) (born December 26, 1984) is a former professional American football linebacker. He played college football at Michigan and was drafted by the New England Patriots in the third round of the 2008 NFL Draft.

Crable was also a member of the New York Jets, Sacramento Mountain Lions and Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

Early yearsEdit

Crable attended Washington High School and was a three-year letterman. As a senior, he made 75 tackles, 17 sacks, three forced fumbles and two interceptions and was a First-team All-State selection as a senior. He was also named to roster of 2003 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. He had 125 tackles, six sacks, 19 tackles for a loss and two interceptions as a junior. Additionally, he was four-year letterman in basketball and three-year letterman in track and field.

College careerEdit

Crable was a four-year letterman at the University of Michigan and was the team captain and Second-team All-American as a senior. As a freshman in 2003 was injured and missed entire season. In 2004, he played in nine games and contributed seven tackles, one tackle for loss, one sack and two pass breakups. In 2005, he played in and had 14 tackles, three tackles for loss, three sacks and three pass breakups. In 2006, he was Second-team All-Big Ten after starting eight games at outside linebacker (playing in all 13). He totaled 37 tackles with 10.5 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks as well as three pass breakups, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. In 2007, he played in all 13 games and made 12 starts at outside linebacker and made 90 tackles with 28.5 tackles for a loss (TLFs). He also forced four fumbles and had one fumble recovery and one pass breakup. He was named second-team All-Big Ten Conference for the second consecutive season. His 28.5 TFLs led the Big Ten Conference,[1] and it ranked second in the nation to George Selvie.[2].

Professional careerEdit


Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 5 in 245 lb 4.64 s 1.56 s 2.30 s 4.55 s 7.29 s 31 in 9 ft 3 in 29 rep

New England PatriotsEdit

Crable was drafted by the New England Patriots in the third round (78th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft. Crable was inactive for the first half of 2008 and was placed injured reserve with a shin injury on November 5, 2008. He was placed on injured reserve on September 5, 2009 with a groin injury. He was released by the team on July 28, 2010, one day after being placed on the active/physically unable to perform list entering training camp. He was re-signed to the Patriots' practice squad on September 5, 2010. On September 25, 2010, Crable was promoted to the 53-man roster. He played in six games, recording four tackles and a half sack before being waived on November 16, 2010.

New York JetsEdit

The New York Jets signed Crable to their practice squad on November 19, 2010.[3]

Sacramento Mountain LionsEdit

Crable was signed by the Sacramento Mountain Lions of the United Football League on August 29, 2011.[4]

Hamilton Tiger-CatsEdit

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats signed Crable on April 7, 2012[5] He was released soon after on May 17, 2012.[6]


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