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Shaun Prater

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Prater in 2012
No. 27 Minnesota Vikings
Position: Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-10-27) October 27, 1989 (age 30)
Place of birth: Omaha, Nebraska
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Career information
High school: Omaha (NE) Central
College: Iowa
NFL draft: 2012 / Round: 5 / Pick: 156
Career history
*Offseason or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career Template:If empty statistics as of 2014
Tackles: 11
Sacks: 0
Interceptions: 1
Pass deflections: 1
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Shaun Prater (born October 27, 1989) is an American football cornerback for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL). After playing college football for Iowa, he was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He spent part of the 2013 season with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Early years

Prater attended Omaha Central High School in Omaha, Nebraska. He played mainly cornerback, but also saw time at wide receiver as a senior. He had 177 tackles, five interceptions, 20 passes defended, five sacks, six forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. He also had 10 carries for 185 yards along with 12 receptions for 290 yards and four touchdowns.[1]

In addition to football, he also ran track and field. He won the 400-meter dash at the 2007 Omaha South Invite with a time of 49.6 seconds.[2] At the 2007 Nebraska State High School Championships, he finished second in the 400 meters, with a career-best time of 48.52 seconds, and third in the 200 meters, with another career-best time of 21.58 seconds.[3]

Professional career

2012 NFL Combine

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
5 ft 10 in 190 lb 4.50 s 1.55 s 2.53 s 4.25 s 14 reps

Cincinnati Bengals

Prater was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals in the fifth round (156th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft.[4] He was placed on injured reserve on August 24, 2012.[5]

Philadelphia Eagles

On September 1, 2013, the Philadelphia Eagles claimed Prater off waivers.[6] On October 21, the Philadelphia Eagles released Prater to make room for the signing of Emmanuel Acho.

Minnesota Vikings

On October 22, 2013, the Minnesota Vikings claimed Prater off waivers.[7]


External links

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