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Scott Shanle
OLB #58
Height:
6-2
Weight:
245
College:
Nebraska
Hometown:
St. Edward, Neb.
Experience:
10
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 133 564 400 164 9 0 21 3 0 28 -- 13
2012 NO 7 21 12 9 0.5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2011 NO 16 69 43 26 1 -- 5 1 0 12 12 12
2010 NO 14 76 55 21 0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
2009 NO 14 69 57 12 0 -- 3 2 0 16 8 13
2008 NO 16 87 60 27 2 -- 5 -- -- -- -- --
2007 NO 14 68 43 25 0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2006 NO 16 97 73 24 4 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2005 DAL 15 45 34 11 1.5 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
2004 DAL 16 29 20 9 0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2003 DAL 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2003 STL 5 3 3 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --

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NFL CAREER – Since arriving in New Orleans in 2006 Shanle has been one of the Saints’ top defenders. He turned in another solid season in 2011 as he appeared in all 16 games with 14 starts from both the strongside and weakside positions and opened both postseason contests, posting 84 tackles, one sack, one interception, five pass defenses, one forced fumble and three special teams stops. Equally adept at blitzing, dropping into coverage and plugging against the run, Shanle has been an important addition since being acquired in a trade from Dallas during 2006 training camp. In 90 games since, he’s had 646 tackles, seven sacks, three interceptions, five forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries while rarely leaving the field. Initially a seventh-round pick out of Nebraska in 2003 by St. Louis, Shanle spent most of his rookie year with the Rams, playing in six games before being claimed off waivers by Dallas late in the season. With the Cowboys, he was a special teams standout in 2004 before starting eight games in 2005. Though he has also started at strongside linebacker and in the middle, he has found a home on the weakside. In his eight-year career, Shanle’s posted 725 tackles and 8.5 sacks.
NFL CAREER – Since arriving in New Orleans in 2006 Shanle has been one of the Saints’ top defenders. He turned in another solid season in 2011 as he appeared in all 16 games with 14 starts from both the strongside and weakside positions and opened both postseason contests, posting 84 tackles, one sack, one interception, five pass defenses, one forced fumble and three special teams stops. Equally adept at blitzing, dropping into coverage and plugging against the run, Shanle has been an important addition since being acquired in a trade from Dallas during 2006 training camp. In 90 games since, he’s had 646 tackles, seven sacks, three interceptions, five forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries while rarely leaving the field. Initially a seventh-round pick out of Nebraska in 2003 by St. Louis, Shanle spent most of his rookie year with the Rams, playing in six games before being claimed off waivers by Dallas late in the season. With the Cowboys, he was a special teams standout in 2004 before starting eight games in 2005. Though he has also started at strongside linebacker and in the middle, he has found a home on the weakside. In his eight-year career, Shanle’s posted 725 tackles and 8.5 sacks.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS – Agreed to terms, 7/29/11; Signed to a four-year contract, 2/9/07; Acquired by New Orleans from Dallas Cowboys for an undisclosed draft pick, 8/23/06; Claimed off waivers by Dallas, 12/13/03; Waived by St. Louis Rams, 12/12/03; Reinstated by NFL Commissioner, 10/29/03; Suspended by NFL Commissioner, 9/26/03; Signed by St. Louis to a three-year contract, 7/22/03; Chosen by St. Louis in seventh round (251st overall) of 2003 NFL Draft.

2011 – Played in all 16 games with 14 starts…Started games 9-11 at SLB with the remainder coming at his usual WLB spot…Had 84 tackles (46 solo), one sack, one interception, five pass defenses, one forced fumble and three special teams stops…Started both postseason contests at WLB and recorded eight tackles (two solo) and one pass defense…Recorded seven tackles (four solo), including one for a loss and added a special teams stop in opener at Green Bay, Sept. 8…Led team with nine tackles at St. Louis, Oct. 30…Finished with seven tackles (two solo) vs. Tampa Bay, Nov. 6…Registered nine tackles (seven solo), a key interception of Falcons QB Matt Ryan in the first play of the fourth quarter and a pass defense in overtime win at Atlanta, Nov. 13…Recorded seven tackles (five solo), one sack and a special teams stop vs. Detroit, Dec. 4…Recorded eight tackles (three solo), a forced fumble and a pass defense vs. Atlanta, Dec. 26…In NFC Wild Card Playoff vs. Detroit, 1/7/12, finished with two tackles (one solo) and a pass defense…In NFC Divisional Playoff at San Francisco, 1/14/12, recorded six tackles (one solo). 2010 – Played in and started 14 games at WLB, missing contests at Tampa Bay, Oct. 17 and vs. Cleveland, Oct. 24 with hamstring injury…Finished with 98 tackles (46 solo), three pass defenses, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and a special teams tackle…Led team in tackles in four games…Led defense with nine tackles (three solo), including one for a loss vs. Minnesota, Sept. 9…Played in 100th career game and made a season-high 12 tackles (five solo) vs. Atlanta, Sept. 26…In his return to action after being inactive for two contests with hamstring injury, led team with 11 tackles (six solo) vs. Pittsburgh, Oct. 31…Led Saints with ten tackles (six solo), including 600th career stop and also stripped ball from RB Marshawn Lynch and added a pass defense vs. Seattle, Nov. 21…Recorded team-high ten tackles (seven solo) and added two pass defenses and one special teams stop in vs. Tampa Bay, 1/2/11…In NFC Wild Card Playoff at Seattle, made eight tackles (four solo) and sacked Seahawks QB Matt Hasselbeck for a six-yard loss. 2009 – Played in and started 14 games at WLB, missing the final two regular season contests with a concussion…Posted 106 tackles (74 solo)…Also recorded his first two career interceptions along with four pass defenses and two fumble recoveries…Made at least seven tackles in 11 games…recorded seven tackles (four solo), along with his first career interception as he picked off QB Matthew Stafford in the season-opening 45-27 win vs. Detroit, Sept. 13...Led team with 14 tackles (11 solo) at Philadelphia, Sept. 20, and made a key play when he intercepted a Kevin Kolb pass in the third quarter that led to a Saints touchdown…Had his hand in his third turnover of the season, recovering a fumble to set up a Saints TD to go along with seven tackles (four solo) vs. N.Y. Giants, Oct. 18...Made eight solo tackles from his starting WLB spot and recovered a fumble which led to a Saints TD in the victory at Miami, Oct. 25…Made nine tackles (seven solo) with a pass defense at St. Louis, Nov. 15, crossing the 500-tackle plateau for his career…Made seven tackles (five solo) vs. Dallas, Dec. 19, crossing 100 tackles for the season for the third time…Missed his first games in over two years, sitting out against Tampa Bay and Carolina after suffering a concussion against Dallas…Returned to action for the NFC Divisional Playoff game against Arizona and led the team with eight tackles (six solo), adding a pass defense…Tied for the team-lead with 12 tackles (nine solo) in the NFC Championship Game vs. Minnesota…Led the linebacking crew with nine tackles (seven solo) and added two pass defenses in Super Bowl XLIV victory over Indianapolis. 2008 – Started 16 games at WLB, registering 145 tackles (79 solo) to rank second on the team…Also had eight pass defenses, a forced fumble and two sacks…Had 10 or more tackles in six games…Posted five tackles, tipped away a pass and forced a fumble near the goal line to stop a scoring opportunity for San Francisco, Sept. 28…Notched 11 tackles (8 solo) and deflected two passes vs. San Diego, his second-straight game with double-digit stops…Posted 14 tackles vs. Green Bay, Nov. 14, 11 and a sack the following week at Tampa Bay, and a career-high 15 (10 solo) vs. Atlanta, Dec. 7…Recorded six tackles (three solo), a sack and deflected a pass vs. Carolina, Dec. 28. 2007 – Played in 14 games, all starts, missing two (vs. Jacksonville, Nov. 4 and vs. St. Louis, Nov. 11) with a hamstring injury…Had six or more stops in all but three contests…Recorded 96 tackles (56 solo) to tie for third on the team…Added a pass defense, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and a tackle for a loss…Tied for team-high with eight tackles, Sept. 16…Registered five tackles before leaving the game with a hamstring injury at San Francisco, Oct. 28…Injury forced him to the inactive list for the next two games…Returned to starting lineup at Houston, Nov. 18 and had seven stops (five solo) and a special teams tackle…Posted 12 tackles (six solo) vs. Tampa Bay, Dec. 2…Dec. 16 vs. Arizona had seven stops and picked up a fumble, returning it 26 yards to set up a touchdown…At Chicago, Dec. 30, notched 11 tackles (six solo) and a forced fumble. 2006 – Acquired in a trade with Dallas for a conditional draft pick during training camp and went on to become one of the club’s most productive defenders…Played in every contest, starting 15 at WLB, and led team with 77 solo stops, and his 117 total tackles ranked second…Posted four sacks to lead linebacker corps and rank fourth on club and added a forced fumble and two pass defenses…Reached seven or more tackles in 12 contests…Recorded eight tackles and a forced fumble at Green Bay, Sept. 17…Notched five tackles and a sack vs. Atlanta, Sept. 25…Lone non-start of season came at Carolina, Oct. 1 but had 10 tackles and a sack for a 12-yard loss…Led team with 10 stops (seven solo) and deflected a pass at Tampa Bay, Oct. 5…Posted team-high eight tackles and a sack at Pittsburgh, Nov. 12…Had a team-high seven stops, a pass defense and a sack at NY Giants, Dec. 24…Recorded five tackles and a sack vs. Philadelphia in NFC Divisional Playoff vs. Philadelphia, 1/13/07…Added nine stops (six solo) and a pass defense at Chicago in NFC Championship Game. 2005 – Served as Cowboys’ nickel MLB for first several weeks…After injuries forced Dat Nguyen into retirement, moved into starting lineup…Battled injury setbacks in season's latter stages, but tied for seventh in tackles with 50 and added 1.5 sacks. 2004 – Ranked fourth on Cowboys with 15 special teams tackles…Late in year became a starter at SLB and recorded 26 tackles in final three games…Made first NFL start at Philadelphia, Dec. 19, and had eight tackles…Recorded career-high 14 tackles vs. Washington, Dec. 26 in second NFL start. 2003 – Made NFL debut in Rams opener at N.Y. Giants, Sept. 7 and saw special teams action in six games for St. Louis…Served four-game NFL suspension from late September through October…Waived by Rams Dec. 9 and claimed by Dallas Dec. 10…Inactive for final three games and Wild Card playoff game.

COLLEGE – All-Big 12 honorable mention selection as a senior at Nebraska after collecting 71 tackles, two sacks, and a forced fumble…As a junior in 2001, he finished fifth on Cornhuskers with 56 stops, three sacks and a fumble recovery…Started nine of 11 games as a sophomore, finishing with 55 tackles, a sack, an interception and a forced fumble…As a redshirt freshman, saw action in every game on special teams…Graduated in 2002 with a Family and Consumer Science degree.

PERSONAL –Standout RB and DB at St. Edward (Neb.) HS who played eight-man football, earning All-State and Player of the Year honors…Team went 29-3 over final three seasons…Earned letters in track and basketball…Younger brother Andrew, played DB for Nebraska and then was signed as an undrafted free agent by Chicago in 2007, spending the latter part of that season on the New York Giants practice squad…He and wife, Erin, have two sons, Jagger and Kingston and one daughter, Aibree.

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