|Full name Sam Shaw|
Weight 86 kg
Nickname(s) Shawry, Shawbags
Career start 2010
|Name Sam Shaw|
Nominations AFL Rising Star
Height 1.94 m
|Date of birth (1991-04-05) 5 April 1991 (age 24)|
Draft Pick #45, 2009 National Draft, Adelaide
Debut Round 4, 2012, Adelaide v. Greater Western Sydney, at AAMI Stadium
Height/Weight 193 cm (6 ft 4 in) / 90 kg (14 st 2 lb)
Role Australian rules football player
Original team Xavier College, Oakleigh Chargers
Sam Shaw (born 5 April 1991) is a professional Australian rules football player who plays for the Adelaide Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). He was recruited with pick #45 in the 2009 National Draft, having played as a junior for the Oakleigh Chargers in the TAC Cup.
After two years ravaged by injuries, Shaw made his debut in Round 4, 2012, against Greater Western Sydney. He continued to struggle with injury for the rest of the season but showed promise as a key defender and was nominated for the AFL Rising Star award in round 21. Shaw sustained a major hamstring tear early in 2013 which kept him out of the side for the majority of the year, although he worked his way into the side for two games late in the year. In 2014 Shaw played in five of the first seven games but again was struck down by hamstring issues, returning for one more game in round 21. He underwent surgery in the off-season in an attempt to correct his hamstring complaint.