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Portland State Grads in Super Bowl

The Super Bowl is the pinnacle of pro football, and the Portland State Vikings have more players in this year’s big game than Auburn, Alabama, Oklahoma and Ohio St. combined....
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Fast Five With DeShawn Shead

As a kid what athlete did you look up to? As a kid I looked up to Deion Sanders, Champ Bailey, Jerry Rice.
The loudest place to play would be? The loudest place to play is definitely in Seattle!
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Shead Returns To PSU A Super Bowl Champ

DeShawn Shead returned to the campus of Portland State University just weeks after becoming a Super Bowl champion with the Seattle Seahawks...
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DeShawn Shead: From PSU To Celebrity Status

DeShawn Shead stands in the Portland State football offices wearing a Seattle Seahawks sweatsuit and one of the biggest smiles the building has ever seen...
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DeShawn Shead Visits Portland State

Former Portland State defensive back and current Super Bowl Champion DeShawn Shead paid a visit to the Portland State Athletics offices on Thursday...
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1 on 1 With Deshawn Shead

Former Portland State Viking DeShawn Shead was back in the Rose City this week and the Seahawks Super Bowl champ chatted with Fox-12.
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Palmdale honors Super Bowl champ DeShawn Shead

The Palmdale City Council honored DeShawn Shead, a Highland High School graduate and member of the Super Bowl winning Seattle Seahawks.
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DeShawn talks Super Bowl on the Big League Chef Show

Check out the interview with DeShawn on the Big League Chef Show with Eddie Robinson on 810 CBS Sports Orlando.
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DeShawn visits Palmdale after the Super Bowl

Check out the video of DeShawn's return home to Palmdale to visit family, friends, and former coaches.
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DeShawn and the Seahawks visit Darrington

DARRINGTON — It's not every day a group of high school students gets to teach the reigning Super Bowl champions a thing or two.
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Dream Big Kids Camp Hosted by DeShawn Shead

DeShawn will be hosting the Dream Big Kid's Camp on July 19 in Bellevue, Washington for players ages 8-14.
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DeShawn Shead: From PSU to Super Bowl XLVIII & back to PSU

Super Bowl champion defensive back DeShawn Shead returned to his Alma mater to be an honorary coache for the Portland State spring game.
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Defensive Player of Day: OTA #6

DeShawn had a great day of practice during OTA #6, and was the Defensive Player of the Day, breaking up key passes and getting home on blitzes.
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Richard Sherman on DeShawn Shead

Richard Sherman recently commented on OTAs and members of the Seahawks secondary including Deshawn Shead. Read what he had to say.
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A Ring is Forever

Clare Farnsworth from Seahawks.com recently caught up with DeShawn as he reflected on Super Bowl 48, the ring and playing in Seattle.
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Presentation at Northrup Grumman

Integrity, hard work, perseverance and trust, were the theme when DeShawn spoke to an audience at Northrup Grumman facility in Palmdale, CA.
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Seahawks' camp preview: Defensive backs

Before training camp begins on Friday, here’s my continuing look at how the Seattle Seahawks stack up going in and whether the team is improved or not as good as it was a year ago.
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Versatility in the defensive backfield

The Seahawks’ roster lists DeShawn Shead as a cornerback, but that is a lie. “My position is defensive back,” he said. That is both a matter of fact and pride.
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DB Shead a man of many roles

You might have a sore eye at the end of the day trying to keep track of DeShawn Shead on the Seattle Seahawks’ practice field.Shead has been pushed into action at three different positions the past two months.
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DeShawn's Pick 6

DeShawn Shead’s diving interception of a Matt McGloin pass that was tipped by cornerback Phillip Adams and returned 54 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter was given defensive play of the game. Click to watch the play. Read more

Legion of Groom

It was a day to remember for DeShawn and Jessica. After the Seahawks beat the Broncos in a thrilling overtime victory, DeShawn proposed on the 50 yard line of CenturyLink Field with family, friends and teammates on hand for the magic moment.
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DeShawn visits Juanita Elementary

Seahawks cornerback DeShawn Shead and mascot Boom visited Juanita Elementary on Oct. 28 for a Play 60 event. These events challenge kids to get out there and play for 60 minutes every day.
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Post Game Interview

Seahawks defensive back DeShawn Shead talks with Tony Ventrella in the locker room about filling in for Kam Chancellor and starting as a strong safety. Read more

Guardian Angel Foundation Benefit

DeShawn and several other Seattle Seahawks welcomed more than 200 guests to Daniel's Broiler-Bellevue, raising more than $230,000 to benefit the Earl Thomas III Guardian Angel Foundation. Read more

DeShawn blocks punt vs. Cardinals

DeShawn Shead's blocked punt against the Cardinals, the first of his career, was the Seahawks' special teams play of the game. Read more


DeShawn's Blog

A Dream Come True

It's hard to believe that one of my life-long dreams is about to come true. Going to the Super Bowl is one of those things that we used to dream about when we were kids. Now it's about to happen. It's amazing what can happen when you stay focused and follow your dreams...
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We Are The Champions!

I don't know where to begin. It's hard to believe that I am a Super Bowl Champion! Just to play in the Super Bowl was a dream come true, but to win it all? Words can't even describe it. Through all my years of playing football, I have never won a championship. I must say, it was worth the wait. I will never forget February 2, 2014. Super Bowl XLVIII...
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A Beautiful Day in Darrington

This week I had the opportunity to visit families who have been affected by the tragic mudslides in Oso, Washington with Jermaine Kearse, Malcolm Smith, and players from the Sounders soccer team. It was a beautiful day in Darrington and an experience that I will never forget...
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Back to action! It was a great offseason. I was able to travel a bit and get back home to see friends and family. It was great to visit my high school and catch up with old coaches, I even even received a key to the city from the Mayor! It was also nice to get some time to relax, refresh, and reflect on what an incredible journey this last year has been. Offseason workouts have kept me sharp and in shape. But now it's time to get back to work on the field!
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Good Times for a Great Cause

I recently had the opportunity to participate in the 3rd annual Prime Time: A Spirited Celebrity Waiter Event in Seattle to support Ben's Fund. Ben's Fund was founded by John and Traci Schneider and provides grants to families in order to help cover costs associated with medical bills, therapies and numerous other aspects of supporting a child, or children, with autism.
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A Day at the White House

Wow! Today I had the privilege of meeting the President of the United States of America at the White House. It was truly an honor and a humbling experience. I had to pinch myself a couple times during our visit and ask myself, “is this really happening?!” Needless to say it’s been a wild ride and the journey continues.
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An Unforgettable Day

Last weekend we had a hard fought win against the Denver Broncos that went into overtime. Believe it or not, that wasn’t the most exciting part of my day. After the game, I proposed to my girlfriend, Jessica Martinez, on the Seahawks logo in the middle of Century Link Field.
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Next Man Up!

What a feeling! I started my first career game in the National Football League. A goal I have had for as long as I can remember has been crossed of my list. I had the opportunity to start in front of the 12th Man against the Oakland Raiders this past Sunday and it's something I'll never forget.
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