Shawn Oakman Biography

Football enthusiast over here, it might not take too long to find No. 2 jersey along with the frame ‘Oakman’ even among Bears’ top competition. Yeah! We are talking about Shawn Oakman; the famous American football player stands in Defense End. He got the popularity for playing college football for Baylor Bears and Lady Bears. Oakman’s journey was not less than a roller coaster. He has almost kicked off the team after stealing a sandwich from campus cafeteria since he was out of the meal. Let’s have a look over his roller-coaster journey.

Shawn Oakman’s Early Life, Bio, & Education

Shawn Oakman was born on 7th April 1992 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He was raised in Lansdowne, Pennsylvania and joined Penn Wood High School there. He used to play football and basketball since his school days. It was nothing but his internal fascination toward football.
Further information about his parents is unidentified, but we only know that his mother was a cocaine addict. She was HIV positive patient and spent most of the time in prison.

Career, College Career, & Professional Career

Oakman’s college career had started when he was devoted to playing college football at Penn State University in 2010. Later he becomes eligible for getting a redshirt as a true freshman at Penn State in 2011. A year after he was terminated from the team for violating team rule. Oakman was dismissed because he was caught while stealing a sandwich and a juice after that. On 13th May 2012, he was informed about his dismissal from Nittany Lions football team. Furthermore, in July 2012 he was transferred into Baylor University.
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After one year gap, he started there as a backup defensive end. He took part in the Breakout session in 2014 and finished the session 25.5 tackle loss and 11.0 sacks. He was observed by some scouts and analysis for the selection of the 2015 NFL draft. The result was like he was sent back to Baylor senior session. Indeed, 2014 and 2015 was not good enough for Oakman since he logged only 4.5 sacks.
Professional Field
Shawn Oakman’s professional career officially had taken place when several mock drafts selected him as the first round pick in 2016 NFL Draft. Oakman was stated as the first overall pick in ‘2016 NFL Mock draft 1.0' in Chris Burke of Sports Illustrated. Later he was criticized by one AFC area scout about his physical appearance and lack of pass-rush technique.
During the Draft time, Oakman was arrested for the sexual assault charge. As his case was not resolved before the Draft, so he got the status ‘undraftable now.' Due to his legal issues he wasn't likely to get signed as undrafted free agent. Though in late 2017, Oakman got the opportunity and signed with the team ‘Triangle Torch’ of 2018 session of ‘American Arena League.' Nevertheless, he finally becomes the part of Bismarck Bucks in the 2018 session of Champions Indoor Football.

Personal Life & Controversies

A lot of unexpected things happened with Shawn Oakman. He got high chances of getting a successful career, but unfortunately, he got arrested for assaulting a woman. Though later in 28th February 2019, he was found not guilty of sexual assault due to the lack of evidence. Still, it causes a lot of damages to his career life. This passionate footballer is currently focusing on his football career.

Shawn Oakman’s Age, Height, & Net Worth

This NFL football player is presently 27 years old. His height is 6 feet 8 inch and weighs about 130 kg. Shawn's arm length is 35 ¾," and hand dimension is 10 5/8".
Although NFL players annually make $400,000-$600,000 whereas Oakman’s net worth is under review.

Five Facts about Shawn Oakman

  • Shawn Oakman’s birth sign is Aries.
  • He is famous in social media due to his size and large build.
  • Oakman wants an octopus as his pet.
  • He was a victim of the NCAA’s latest crackdown on swagger.
  • One of Oakman’s weakness is his skinny legs that make him struggle with his high center of gravity.

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  • March 28, 2019
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