DeShawn Shead Is Focused

DeShawn Shead Is Focused

Playing in two different Super Bowls during a player’s career is a feat in itself. DeShawn Shead, DB, Seahawks, and the Seattle Seahawks are playing in consecutive Super Bowls this year, something that hasn’t been accomplished since the New England Patriots in 2004 and 2005.

“My second time, and it’s just as good as it was the first time around,” said Shead, who will make his second Super Bowl appearance Sunday against New England at the University of Phoenix Stadium. “It’s great to be here. There’s a lot of craziness going on, but it’s good craziness.”

This past season, Shead played a key role on all special teams, blocked his first career punt and even got the start at safety against the Oakland Raiders.

“My hard work is paying off,” he said. “For a guy like me, coming from a smaller-division school, it’s not like you’re starting out as a first-round pick. You have to work your way up. For it to pay off like this is a blessing and a great feeling.”

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