How It all Began
Shawn Lemon was born in Charleston, South Carolina to a driven family. His parents Edward and Floretha have four sons Edward Jr, Anthony, Marcus, and Shawn who is the youngest.
Shawn learned at a young age of five that he was in love with the game of football. Moving from South Carolina to Waldorf, Maryland he gained a greater respect for the game. Shawn played varsity football at Westlake for three years. He broke the single season sack record his senior yr with 15 and also the most sacks in a single game with 5. Shawn was selected to the All County team and All Metro team. Those accomplishments and good grades allowed him to receive a full athletic scholarship to the University of Akron.
University Of Akron
He was an All Mid-american conference selection as a senior, leading the Akron Zips with seven sacks and four fumble recoveries. He ended his college career with 102 tackles, 23 tackles for loss, 11 sacks, five fumble recoveries and six forced fumbles.
He has also been a member of six professional teams, before his breakout season with Calgary Stampeders in 2014. Shawn was nominated for Defensive player of the year based on his amazing season where he recording 13 sacks, five tackles for a loss and eight forced fumbles, which is a CFL League Record. Shawn’s effort helped the Calgary Stampeders win the 102nd Grey Cup in Vancouver vs Hamilton Tiger Cats. That season opened NFL doors for him, he signed with Pittsburgh Steelers and San Francisco 49ers before returning back to CFL in 2015 with Ottawa Redblacks. Lemon was a huge addition in helping the second year franchise win the Eastern conference finals, and make its first Grey Cup in 34 yrs. He sign with Saskatchewan Roughriders in January 2016 where he looks forward to helping his team win a Grey Cup.
Off season Lemon
Lemon spends his off season in Waldorf, Maryland spending time with his family, playing video games, reaching out to the youth and training for the upcoming season.
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