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Samuel Richard Shade (born June 14, 1973) is the assistant special teams coach for the Cleveland Browns and a former American football safety. He played eight seasons in the National Football League (NFL) from 1995–2002. He played for the Cincinnati Bengals and the Washington Redskins. Shade played college football at the University of Alabama and was drafted in the fourth round of the 1995 NFL Draft.

Sam Shade
Cleveland Browns
Position:Assistant special teams coach
Personal information
Born: (1973-06-14) June 14, 1973 (age 46)
Birmingham, Alabama
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:211 lb (96 kg)
Career information
High school:Birmingham (AL) Wenonah
NFL Draft:1995 / Round: 4 / Pick: 102
Career history
As player:
As coach:
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at


Coaching careerEdit


Shade was the Special teams and defensive passing game coordinator at Samford, where he helped mentor current NFL defensive backs Corey White, Jaquiski Tartt, and James Bradberry.

Georgia StateEdit

On December 15, 2016, Shade was added to the staff at Georgia State as the cornerbacks coach.[1]

Cleveland BrownsEdit

On February 7, 2018, it was announced that Shade had joined the Cleveland Browns' as an assistant special teams coach.[2]


  1. ^ Ben Moore (December 15, 2016). "Sam Shade Added to GSU staff per report". CBS INTERACTIVE. Retrieved January 16, 2017.
  2. ^ "Browns add Sam Shade to coaching staff". February 7, 2018. Retrieved February 7, 2018.