Shawne Merriman
Personal Information
Position(s)
Linebacker/
Defensive end
Jersey #(s)
#56
Born: May 25 1984 (1984-05-25) (age 36)
Birthplace: Washington, D.C.
Career information
Year(s) 20052012
NFL Draft 2005 / Round: 1 / Pick: 12
NFL Supplemental Draft / Pick:
High School Upper Marlboro (MD) Douglass
College Maryland
Professional teams
Career stats
Tackles 257
Sacks 45.5
Interceptions 1
Stats at NFL.com
Career highlights and awards

  • Pro Bowl (2005, 2006, 2007)
  • All-Pro (2005, 2006, 2007)
  • NFL sacks leader (2006)
  • AP NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year (2005)
  • PFWA Defensive Rookie of the Year (2005)
  • Sporting News Rookie of the Year (2005)
  • San Diego Chargers 50th Anniversary Team

Shawne Merriman (born May 25, 1984 in Washington, D.C.) was an American football outside linebacker/defensive end in the NFL. He played for the San Diego Chargers and Buffalo Bills. He was selected with the 12th overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft out of the University of Maryland, College Park.

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