Shawn Wooden
Date of birth: (1973-10-23) October 23, 1973 (age 47)
Place of birth: United States Philadelphia, PA
Career information
Position(s): Safety
College: Notre Dame
NFL Draft: 1996 / Round: 6 / Pick 189
 As player:
Miami Dolphins
Chicago Bears
Miami Dolphins
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Shawn Wooden (born October 23, 1973, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a retired American football safety.He is currently a financial advisor with Wooden Wealth Management, an Office of Metlife.[1]

Football career[edit | edit source]

Wooden attended Abington Senior High School, where he rushed for 1,349 yards as a running back in his senior season, and was recognized for both academic and athletic achievement. He then accepted a full scholarship to the University of Notre Dame, where he started at cornerback. One of the highlights of his college career came when he broke up Charlie Ward's final pass resulting in Notre Dame's (ranked #2 at the time) of defeat FSU (ranked #1 at the time) in a nationally televised game in 1993. As a student-athlete he earned a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science. Wooden was drafted in the 1996 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins. He had a nine year professional career, playing for the Miami Dolphins and Chicago Bears of the National Football League.[2] He is well known in the South Florida community for his volunteer work with various charities and organizations, and has won a number of community service awards for his efforts. He was forced to retire in 2004 due to a back injury. Wooden and his wife, Marcia, have four children and live in South Florida.[3]

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