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Shawn
Lemon
#40 Defensive Lineman
Shawn
Lemon
#40 Defensive Lineman
Height 6'2
Weight 251 lbs
Birth Date (Age) 1988-08-25 (29)
Born Charleston, SC
School Akron
INT / NAT INT
Defensive Tackles 17
Special Teams Tackles 0
Interceptions 0
Sacks 7

Argos: 2

CFL: 7

Acquired: Acquired via trade with the Saskatchewan Roughriders along with a conditional 2018 CFL Draft pick in exchange for NAT OL Matt Sewell and INT QB Mitchell Gale on July 2, 2016.

 

Games played through 2016

Regular Season: 63 (16 with Toronto in 2016, 1 with Saskatchewan in 2016, 9 with Ottawa in 2015, 18 with Calgary in 2014, 6 with Calgary in 2013, 12 with Edmonton in 2012, 1 with Saskatchewan in 2011)

Playoffs: 3 (1 with Ottawa in 2015, 1 with Calgary in 2014, 1 with Calgary in 2013)

Grey Cup: 2 (1 with Ottawa in 2015, 1 with Calgary in 2014)

 

Career:

2016: Signed as a free agent by the Saskatchewan Roughriders on January…Traded to the Toronto Argonauts along with a conditional 2018 CFL Draft pick in exchange for national OL Matt Sewell and international QB Mitchell Gale on July 2…played 17 games, one of which was in Saskatchewan…ranked second in the CFL with 14 sacks and five forced fumbles while registering 22 defensive tackle en route to being named the Argonauts Most Outstanding Defensive Player and an East Division All-Star.

 

2015: Released by the Stampeders on January 19…Signed to a future/reserves contract by the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers on January 20…Released by the Steelers on August 3…Signed as a free agent by the San Francisco 49ers on August 8…Released by the 49ers on August 31…Signed as a free agent by the Ottawa Redblacks on September 8…Played in nine games for the Redblacks, accumulating 13 defensive tackles, six quarterback sacks, three forced fumbles, and two tackles for a loss…Playoffs: Dressed in the East Final vs. Hamilton but did not record any stats…103rd Grey Cup: Recorded four defensive tackles and one sack vs. Edmonton.

 

2014: Played in 18 games for the Calgary Stampeders…Registered 26 defensive tackles, one special teams tackle, 13 quarterback sacks, eight forced fumbles and one interception…Playoffs: Recorded three defensive tackles against Edmonton in the West Final…102nd Grey Cup: Registered two defensive tackles and one sack against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in a 102nd Grey Cup victory.

 

2013: Released by the Edmonton Eskimos on May 22…Signed as a free agent by the Calgary Stampeders on June 2…Played in six games for the Stampeders, registering 17 defensive tackles and three quarterback sacks…Playoffs: Recorded six defensive tackles in a Western Division Final loss to the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

 

2012: Released by the AFL’s Cleveland Gladiators on March 3…Assigned to the AFL’s San Jose Sabercats on March 11…Played four games for the Sabercats…Traded to the AFL’s Orlando Predators for claim order position on April 18…Played in two games for the Predators…Placed on recallable assignment by the Predators on May 8…Signed as a free agent by the IFL’s Sioux Falls Storm on May 10…Released by the Storm on June 14…Signed as a free agent by the Edmonton Eskimos on June 14…Added to the Eskimos practice roster on June 29…Activated by the Eskimos on July 25…Played in 12 games for Edmonton…Accumulated 15 defensive tackles, six quarterback sacks, and a forced fumble.

 

2011: Signed as a free agent by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and added to the practice roster on July 18…Released by the Bombers on July 21…Added to the Saskatchewan Roughriders practice roster on August 10…Signed to the Riders active roster on September 10…Played in one game for the Roughriders, but did not record any stats…Re-signed to the practice roster on September 16…Released by the Riders on September 21…Assigned to the AFL’s Cleveland Gladiators on October 28.

 

Notable:

First CFL Game: September 11, 2011, at WPG

First CFL Sack: July 26, 2012, at WPG (Alex Brink)

First CFL Forced Fumble: August 27, 2012, at TOR

Most Defensive Tackles/Game: (Jul. 5/13 at SSK)

Most Defensive Tackles/Season: 26 (2014)

Most Sacks/Season: 14 (2016)

Longest Sack Streak: 5 games (twice)

 

College:

Played 41 games in four seasons at the University of Akron (2007-2010)…recorded 102 defensive tackles, 23 tackles for loss, and 11 quarterback sacks and six forced fumbles for the Zippers…Received recognition as an All-Mid-American Conference selection in his senior year after posting seven sacks and four forced fumbles.

 

Personal:

Born to Edward and Floretha Lemon on August 25, 1988 in Charleston, North Carolina. Attended Westlake High School in Waldorf, Maryland, where he broke the single-season Southern Maryland Athletic Conference record with 21 sacks in 2005. Was named to the Maryland Big School All-State second-team and received first-team all-metro honours after posting 97 tackles as a senior. Also ran track and played basketball at Westlake, where he was an honour roll student. Played alongside older brother, Marcus, at Akron in 2008.

Seasons

Defence

YEAR TEAM GP DT ST SACKS INT TD FF
2011
SSK 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012
EDM 12 15 0 6 0 0 1
2013
CGY 6 17 0 3 0 0 0
2014
CGY 18 26 1 13 1 0 8
2015
OTT 9 13 0 6 0 0 3
2016
SSK 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
2016
TOR 16 22 0 14 0 0 4
2017
TOR 11 17 0 7 0 0 1
Total
74 110 1 49 1 0 18

Game Log

Defence

DATE WEEK OPP DT ST SACKS INT TD FF
06-25
1 HAM 0 0 0 0 0 0
06-30
2 BC 2 0 2 0 0 0
07-08
3 OTT 1 0 0 0 0 0
07-13
4 WPG 4 0 0 0 0 0
07-24
5 OTT 0 0 1 0 0 1
07-29
6 SSK 4 0 1 0 0 0
08-03
7 CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0
08-11
8 MTL 3 0 1 0 0 0
08-19
9 MTL 1 0 1 0 0 0
08-26
10 CGY 1 0 0 0 0 0
09-04
11 HAM 1 0 1 0 0 0
Total
17 0 7 0 0 1