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Aaron T. Shea (born December 5, 1976) is a former American football tight end of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the fourth round of the 2000 NFL Draft. He played collegiately at Michigan.

Aaron Shea
No. 80, 84
Position:Tight end / Fullback
Personal information
Born: (1976-12-05) December 5, 1976 (age 42)
Ottawa, Illinois
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:248 lb (112 kg)
Career information
High school:Ottawa (IL) Township
NFL Draft:2000 / Round: 4 / Pick: 110
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • Honorable mention All-Big Ten (1998)
Career NFL statistics
Receiving Yards:851
Player stats at

Shea also played for the San Diego Chargers.


College careerEdit

Shea attended the University of Michigan where he played fullback and tight end.

Professional careerEdit

Cleveland BrownsEdit

He was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the fourth round (110th overall) of the 2000 NFL Draft and went on to play six seasons for Cleveland. During his time there, he caught 97 passes for 851 yards and seven touchdowns. He fumbled only once in his career - during his rookie season in 2000.

San Diego ChargersEdit

As a free agent in the 2006 offseason a handful of teams were reportedly interested in Shea, including the Houston Texans, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Diego Chargers San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks. On March 17, Shea signed a three-year contract with San Diego.[1] A back injury bothered him throughout the preseason and forced him to miss the team's first three regular season contests. On September 26, he was placed on season-ending injured reserve.

Shea was released after just one season in San Diego on March 2, 2007.


In June 2007, The Plain Dealer reported Shea was receiving interest from his former team, the Cleveland Browns. However, Shea remained unsigned as the 2007 season began.

In May 2008, Shea officially retired from the NFL.

He worked for the Browns from 2011 to 2014,[2][3] and later became an insurance agent.[4]


Shea married the former Caitlin Gibbons in Cleveland on June 21, 2003. They have two daughters, Cadence and Ireland and one son Kinzy.

Shea and his family were involved in a minor car accident on Route 430 in the town of Ellery, New York, near Chautauqua Lake on July 6, 2010. All five members of the Shea family escaped injury.[5]


  1. ^ "Chargers sign TE Aaron Shea". March 17, 2006. Retrieved October 7, 2016.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Cabot, Mary Kay (July 20, 2011). "Cleveland Browns hire former TE Aaron Shea for front office post". The Plain Dealer. Retrieved October 7, 2016.
  3. ^ Reed, Tom (March 7, 2014). "Cleveland Browns part ways with player engagement director Aaron Shea". The Plain Dealer. Retrieved October 7, 2016.
  4. ^ O'Connor, Ian (October 7, 2016). "'Now you've pissed off the GOAT.' An 'angry' Tom Brady returns". Retrieved October 7, 2016.
  5. ^ Rizzuto, Robert (July 7, 2010). "Ellery Accident". The Post-Journal.