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Josh Shaw
CB #26
Height:
6-1
Weight:
200
Age:
25
College:
Southern California
Hometown:
Palmdale, Calif.
Experience:
3

Quick Stats (2017):

TCKL
2
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 81 57 24 0.0 0 4 1 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2017 CIN 2 0 2 2 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2016 CIN 16 12 56 38 18 0.0 -- 3 1 0 -- 0 0 0 --
2015 CIN 15 1 23 17 6 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 BAL L 0-20 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 HOU L 9-13 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Bio

      Third-year pro assumed a regular role in secondary in his second pro season in 2016, seeing significant action in nickel alignment while also ranking third in special teams tackles ... Had game-clinching INT in season opener ... Fourth-round 2015 draft choice earned increased playing time as ’15 season progressed ... Has big upside, based on athleticism, versatility, and a high football IQ ... Started at both CB and FS during his USC career, and was rated as the high-profile program’s most versatile and reliable DB.

      Third-year pro assumed a regular role in secondary in his second pro season in 2016, seeing significant action in nickel alignment while also ranking third in special teams tackles ... Had game-clinching INT in season opener ... Fourth-round 2015 draft choice earned increased playing time as ’15 season progressed ... Has big upside, based on athleticism, versatility, and a high football IQ ... Started at both CB and FS during his USC career, and was rated as the high-profile program’s most versatile and reliable DB.

 

     Career transactions: Selected by Cincinnati in fourth round of 2015 NFL Draft (120th overall) ... Signed with Bengals on 5-18-15.

 

     2016 highlights: Played in Games 1-16, with 12 starts as nickel DB ... Had 47 tackles, one INT and three total passes defensed ... Third on team in special teams tackles (nine) ... Walled out WR Eric Decker Sept. 11 at N.Y. Jets and intercepted Ryan Fitzpatrick pass at Jets’ 40 with 0:40 left, ending final N.Y. threat ... Three tackles Sept. 29 vs. Miami ... Tied for second on team in tackles (eight) Oct. 16 at New England ... Six tackles Oct. 30 vs. Washington in London ... Six tackles Nov. 27 at Baltimore ... Five tackles and pass defensed Dec. 18 vs. Pittsburgh ... One tackle and two special teams tackles Dec. 24 at Houston.

 

     Previous season: 2015—Played in Games 2-16, with 15 tackles, a pass defensed and eight special teams tackles (tied for third on team) ... Also played in Wild Card playoff ... Inactive for Game 1 ... Made NFL debut Sept. 20 vs. San Diego, with one special teams tackle ... Logged his first tackle on defense Nov. 22 at Arizona ... Two tackles on defense and a pass defensed Nov. 29 vs. St. Louis ... Four tackles, plus a pass defensed, on Dec. 6 at Cleveland ... Had a personal season-high seven tackles, plus a special teams stop, on Dec. 13 vs. Pittsburgh ... Played in all four preseason games, tying for second in tackles (14).

 

     College: Played three seasons (2012-14) for USC ... Previously played two seasons (2010-11) at Florida, but ’10 was counted as a redshirt year after he suffered knee injury in his first game ... Granted a hardship waiver by NCAA that allowed him to transfer from Florida to USC without sitting out a season ... Played in 30 games (23 starts) for USC and in 11 games (one start) for Florida ... Full career totals of 130 tackles, six INTs and 14 passes defensed ... Played in East-West Shrine and Senior Bowl games following his career ... Led USC in tackles (nine) in 2014 season Holiday Bowl win vs. Nebraska.

 

     Personal: Hometown is Palmdale, Calif. ... Attended Palmdale High School, where he was named a 2009 first-team All-American by Parade, Under Armour, SuperPrep and PrepStar ... Played CB, RB, QB and WR during his prep career ... Earned degree from USC in sociology, and was chosen to speak at school’s 2014 Student-Athlete Graduation Ceremony ... Spent five days with USC teammates in Haiti in the spring of 2012, building homes and assisting those in need ... Married (wife Angela) with a daughter (Alaina).

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