Shawn Lee (American football)

Shawn Lee
No. 97, 98, 76
Position:Defensive Tackle
Personal information
Born:(1966-10-24)October 24, 1966
Brooklyn, New York
Died:February 26, 2011(2011-02-26) (aged 44)
Raleigh, North Carolina
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:300 lb (136 kg)
Career information
High school:Erasmus Hall
(Brooklyn, New York)
College:North Alabama
NFL Draft:1988 / Round: 6 / Pick: 163
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at

Shawn Swaboda Lee (October 24, 1966 – February 26, 2011) was an American football defensive tackle who played eleven seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1988–89), the Miami Dolphins (1990–91), the San Diego Chargers (1992–97), and the Chicago Bears (1998) in the National Football League. He started in Super Bowl XXIX for the Chargers. Lee and Reuben Davis were nicknamed "The Two Tons of Fun".

Shawn Lee was educated at the University of North Alabama as a communications Major. He was a co-founder of the Players Community Resource Center.[1]

Lee, who had been struggling with diabetes for the past few years, died on February 26, 2011 from cardiac arrest brought on by double pneumonia.[2] Lee was 44.


  1. ^ Who's Who Among African Americans (23rd ed.). ISBN 978-1-4144-5345-3.
  2. ^ Jenkins, Chris (February 28, 2011). "Former Chargers DL Shawn Lee dead at 44". The San Diego Union-Tribune.

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