Well, when it comes to his on-field behavior, Sam Shields has been reported to be doing perfectly fine at his games, however, his off-field behavior has been questionable. He was once arrested for a misdemeanor – possession of marijuana – and also dumped his longtime girlfriend without a reason. He has a daughter who he can kill for and has hidden most facts about the real identity of her mother.
Before we keep on with the details of his life and all, we would love to give you a rundown on his biography, career, family and love story. So stay glued.
Sam Shields’ Bio
Sam Shields is an American footballer who previously played for the Green Bay Packers before joining the Los Angeles Rams. He went pro in 2010 as an undrafted free agent by his former team and recorded his collegiate career playing for the Miami Dolphins. It was in the suburbs of Sarasota Florida that he was born precisely on the 8th of December 1987. His parents Sam Shields Jr and Michelle Shields named him Samuel George Shields III and also raised him within the premises of Florida.
Shields was quite involved with most sports activities during his days at Local Booker High School and was a three sportsman. He played the game of baseball, football and was also a sprinter. He was noted for his skills on track events and was amongst the few who had the speed of a traveling electron, however, he was more passionate about the game of football, so he decided to focus on building a career in that path. He identified with the school team and occupied the spot of the wide receiver. In his senior year, he propelled his team to the Class 3A Championship game after totaling 67 receptions for 1,201 yards and 22 touchdowns. High school flew by quickly and he proceeded to the University of Miami.
As expected, Sam Shields drew his horns and started building his collegiate career with the Miami Dolphins. As a freshman, he played in 7 games playing fairly with a record of 37 receptions. Although that record wasn’t his best shot, he received an honorable mention on the Sporting News All-American freshman team and was also named 2006 Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Football Team. In his second year, he played in 5 games and totaled 27 receptions for 346 yards and 3 touchdowns and further recorded 11 receptions for 124 yards in all 13 games as a junior.
Senior year became new dawn for the footballer as he was removed from his initial position as a wide receiver to a cornerback. That position brought out more of his athletic skills to the limelight. He never struggled to learn the cons and pros involved with the new spot and hit immediate success with a record of 41 tackles (28 solos) and one tackle for loss. His performance earned him the Nick Chickillo Most Improved Player Award on defense.
Shortly after that, Sam Shields was arrested and jailed for misdemeanor possession of marijuana, however, he was released the next day. Meanwhile, a few NFL draft experts and scouts predicted that the footballer would be amongst the few to be pick in the seventh round of that year’s NFL draft, however, he went undrafted but received a lot of offers as an undrafted free agent. Sources say that his arrest may have contributed to his slack in the NFL draft that year. The footballer later signed a three-year deal worth $1.22 million contract that includes a $7,500 signing bonus with the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent. With the Packers, he played 80 games recording 18 interceptions and 67 passes. He also qualified for the Pro Bowl in 2014 and was amongst the team that won the SuperBowl competition in 2010. He left the team in 2018 after signing a one year deal with the Los Angeles Rams.
Sam’s financial flow is said to be from his incomes as an athlete. He made a whopping sum of money playing with the Packers and with the Rams, he signed a one year deal worth $1,004,998. He received no signing bonus and guarantee, his annual base salary is said to be $915,000 and a roster bonus of $89,000. As of the day this article was written, the footballer’s net worth is still being reviewed.
Family- Girlfriend, Wife, and Children
Sam Shields had a daughter during his early years and to date, no one knows the mother of his child and he has done everything within his capacity to protect the identity of his daughter, Samyla. Shortly after going pro, he proposed and engaged actress Melissa Lopez.
According to reports, the two dated for three years and was living together until sometime in 2012 at midnight when the footballer threw her out of his house. Gist has it that, Mellissa was woken up from her jolly sleep that particular day because Sam claimed he loved her no more. When it looked like they were getting back together, the footballer invited her back to his home again only to later move out leaving the apartment with nothing. Since he moved out, there have been no reports regarding the footballer’s love life.