Connor Shaw

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Connor Shaw
No. 9     Cleveland Browns
Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-09-19) September 19, 1991 (age 22)
Place of birth: Flowery Branch, Georgia
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)Weight: 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school: Flowery Branch (GA)
College: South Carolina
Undrafted in 2014
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • SEC Offensive Player of the Week (2011–2012)
  • Winningest Quarterback in South Carolina Football History
 
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Connor Shaw
No. 9     Cleveland Browns
Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-09-19) September 19, 1991 (age 22)
Place of birth: Flowery Branch, Georgia
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)Weight: 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school: Flowery Branch (GA)
College: South Carolina
Undrafted in 2014
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • SEC Offensive Player of the Week (2011–2012)
  • Winningest Quarterback in South Carolina Football History

Connor Shaw (born September 19, 1991) is an American football quarterback for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the University of South Carolina. He was the starter for the Gamecocks from 2011 to 2013.

High school career[edit]

Shaw played at Flowery Branch High School in Georgia and played for his father. He passed for 5,300 yards in 2 years as the starter and was a receiver his sophomore season having 1,200 yards receiving. He was considered a 5 star recruit and received offers from South Carolina, Georgia Tech, Stanford, Wake Forest, West Virginia and East Carolina his senior year.

College career[edit]

After a loss to Auburn in 2011, Stephen Garcia was benched due to inconsistent play. Shaw then passed for 311 yards and four touchdowns in a blowout of Kentucky. Shaw was named the SEC's offensive player of the week due to his performance. After missing his first pass of the game on September 22, 2012, Shaw completed his final 20 passes for 252 yards and 2 touchdowns as the Gamecocks defeated Missouri 31-10 at Williams-Brice Stadium.[1]

On October 26, 2013, Shaw was unable to start because of illness and a sprained left knee but came off the bench to lead the Gamecocks from a 17 point deficit to defeat the No. 5 Missouri Tigers 27-24 in double overtime.[2] After leading the Gamecocks to a 31-17 victory over rivals Clemson on December 1, 2013, Shaw became the winningest quarterback in Gamecock history, finishing with a 26-5 record as a starter, including a perfect 17-0 at home.[3] On December 6, Shaw was invited to play in the 2014 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.[4]

In his final college game on January 1, 2014 Shaw ran for a touchdown, threw 3 touchdowns and caught 1 touchdown and went 22-25 throwing for 312 yards in the Capital One Bowl. He was voted the game's most valuable player for his performance.[5]

Professional Career[edit]

Despite the successes in his college career, including having the fastest time of all QB's at the combine (4.62) and having the best touchdown to interception ratio in the NCAA, Shaw went undrafted in the 2014 NFL Draft. He immediately signed with the Cleveland Browns following the draft.

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