Josh Shaw (defensive back)

Josh Shaw
No. 26Cincinnati Bengals
Position: Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1992-03-27) March 27, 1992
Place of birth: Palmdale, California
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 201 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school: Palmdale (CA)
College: USC
NFL Draft: 2015 / Round: 4 / Pick: 120
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 4, 2016
Total tackles: 39
Forced fumbles: 0
Pass deflections: 2
Interceptions: 1
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Joshua James Shaw (born March 27, 1992) is an American football cornerback for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at USC.

Early years

Shaw attended Palmdale High School in Palmdale, California. He played cornerback, quarterback, running back and wide receiver. As a senior he had 50 tackles and an interception on defensive, passed for 2,279 yards with 18 touchdowns as a quarterback and rushed for 921 yards and 14 rushing touchdowns. He also participated in basketball and track. He was rated by as a four-star recruit and was ranked as the third best cornerback in his class.[1] He committed to the University of Florida to play college football.[2]

College career

Shaw attended Florida from 2010 to 2011. He appeared in one game as a true freshman and redshirted. As a redshirt freshman in 2011 he appeared in 10 games with one start and recorded 22 tackles. Prior to the 2012 season, Shaw transferred to the University of Southern California (USC).[3][4] He was granted a hardship waiver and was eligible to play immediately without sitting out the year.[5][6] He started his USC career as a strong safety and was moved to cornerback during the middle of the season and became a starter.[7] He appeared in all 13 games with seven starts and had 30 tackles and two interceptions. As a junior in 2013, Shaw started all 14 games at both cornerback and safety. He had 67 tackles, four interceptions and a touchdown.

Prior to his senior season, Shaw was suspended by USC after he had lied about how he had suffered injuries to both his ankles.[8][9] He had originally told the team that he suffered the injuries while jumping from the second story of an apartment building to save his nephew who was drowning in the pool. In reality, he suffered the injuries after jumping from his balcony to avoid the police who had been called by a neighbor after hearing an argument between him and his girlfriend.[10][11] Domestic violence was looked into by police, however no charges were filed.[12][13] Shaw was reinstated in November and played in the final three games.[14]

Professional career

On May 2, 2015, the Cincinnati Bengals selected Shaw in the fourth round with the 120th pick of the 2015 NFL draft.[15] He signed with the Bengals on May 18, 2015.[16] Shaw played 15 games in his rookie year with 15 tackles and 1 pass defended.

During opening day against the New York Jets on September 11, 2016, Shaw made a game-deciding interception, and it was the first interception of his career, leading to a 23-22 victory.


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