After an improbable comeback win by his Seattle Seahawks Over Green Bay on Sunday, the former Portland State Viking has a chance for a second Super Bowl ring. Seattle was down 19-7 late in the fourth quarter but was able to pull out a 28-22 victory in overtime.
Shead, who was an All-Big Sky Conference player for the Vikings from 2008-11, is now in his third season with the Seahawks. And things couldn’t be going much better.
Last year, as a backup defensive back he earned his first ring with the Seahawks. He even played extensive time in the defensive backfield against the Denver Broncos’ Peyton Manning in Super Bowl XLVIII. This year, he may get the chance against another legendary NFL quarterback in New England’s Tom Brady in Super Bowl XLIX on Feb. 1 in Phoenix.
Shead, now 26, played in all 16 games this year for the Seahawks this year, starting one. He has played at backup safety and starts on all of Seattle’s special teams. Shead totaled 14 tackles on the season and had a punt block against the Arizona Cardinals.
In his 44-game career with the Vikings, Shead had 211 tackles, 11 interceptions, five fumble recoveries, four forced fumbles and 29 pass breakups.
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