On Now
Coming Up
  • Wed., Apr. 23, 2014 8:00AM - 2:00PM MST Cardinals Charities Golf Tournament Cardinals Charities Golf Tournament at Whirlwind Golf Club (5692 W North Loop Rd, Chandler, AZ 85226).
  • Wed., Apr. 23, 2014 5:00PM - 5:15PM MST 2014 NFL schedule released The 2014 NFL schedule is released. Check out all the details on azcardinals.com.
  • Thu., Apr. 24, 2014 5:00PM - 9:00PM MST "Spring Tailgate" at the Big Red Rib and Music Festival The Cardinals are hosting a live TV special, as team president Michael Bidwill, general manager Steve Keim, and coach Bruce Arians preview the 2014 Draft and season with hosts Paul Calvisi and Ron Wolfley. There will be players in attendance.
  • Mon., May. 05, 2014 8:00AM MST On-field work Players allowed on-field football work with coaching (no helmets, no contact, no offense vs. defense)
  • Thu., May. 08, 2014 5:00PM MST NFL Draft First round of the NFL draft.
  • Fri., May. 09, 2014 3:30PM MST NFL Draft Second and third rounds of the NFL draft.
  • Sat., May. 10, 2014 9:00AM MST NFL Draft Fourth through seventh rounds of the NFL draft.
  • Tue., May. 20, 2014 8:00AM MST Organized Team Activities Players allowed on-field football work with coaching. Helmets allowed, as is offense vs. defense.
  • Wed., May. 21, 2014 8:00AM MST Organized Team Activities Players allowed on-field football work with coaching. Helmets allowed, as is offense vs. defense.
  • Thu., May. 22, 2014 8:00AM MST Organized Team Activities Players allowed on-field football work with coaching. Helmets allowed, as is offense vs. defense.

Player Roster

Print
RSS
Matt Shaughnessy
OLB #91
Height:
6-5
Weight:
285
Age:
27
College:
Wisconsin
Experience:
6

Quick Stats (2013):

TCKL
36
SCK
3.0
FF
1
INT
--
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 159 131 28 18.5 0 2 0 0 -- 0 0 3 4
2013 ARI 16 12 36 31 5 3.0 0 1 -- -- -- -- -- 1 3
2012 OAK 16 16 31 25 6 3.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2011 OAK 3 3 7 6 1 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2010 OAK 16 8 56 43 13 7.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 2 --
2009 OAK 16 2 29 26 3 4.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 @STL L 24-27 1 1 0 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 DET W 25-21 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 @NO L 7-31 2 1 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 @TB W 13-10 4 4 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
5 CAR W 22-6 3 3 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 @SF L 20-32 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
7 SEA L 22-34 3 3 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
8 ATL W 27-13 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
10 HOU W 27-24 1 0 1 -- 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
11 @JAC W 27-14 2 2 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
12 IND W 40-11 2 2 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
13 @PHI L 21-24 7 7 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
14 STL W 30-10 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
15 @TEN W 37-34 3 2 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
16 @SEA W 17-10 3 2 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
17 SF L 20-23 4 3 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

No Data

No Data

No Data

No Data

Biography

NoteCARDS:

  • Signed a one-year contract with the Cardinals as an unrestricted free agent on 3/15/13 after spending his first four years in the NFL with the Raiders.
  • Named to the Pro Football Weekly/PFWA All-Rookie Team in 2009 after playing in all 16 games for Oakland and tying for third on the team with four sacks.
  • Shaughnessy and Cardinals LB O’Brien Schofield were members of the same recruiting class at Wisconsin and were teammates from 2005-08.

NoteCARDS:

  • Signed a one-year contract with the Cardinals as an unrestricted free agent on 3/15/13 after spending his first four years in the NFL with the Raiders.
  • Named to the Pro Football Weekly/PFWA All-Rookie Team in 2009 after playing in all 16 games for Oakland and tying for third on the team with four sacks.
  • Shaughnessy and Cardinals LB O’Brien Schofield were members of the same recruiting class at Wisconsin and were teammates from 2005-08.

Pro Career:

Originally selected by the Raiders in the third round (71st overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft. Signed a one-year contract with the Cardinals as an unrestricted free agent on 3/15/13.

2012: Returned from a shoulder injury to start all 16 games for the first time in his career … totaled 42 tackles, 3.5 sacks, 14 QB hits, and 11 QB pressures on the season … finished second on the team with 9.5 tackles for loss … shared a sack of Philip Rivers with teammate Dave Tollefson to force a punt in season opener vs. SD (9/10) … recorded his first full sack of the season @ Mia (9/16), beating Jake Long to take down Ryan Tannehill in the second quarter … recorded three tackles for loss and sacked Matt Ryan in the second quarter @ Atl (10/14); also caused a Ryan INT in the first half with a QB pressure … posted a tackle for loss vs. Jax (10/21) … helped force an INT with a QB pressure on Brady Quinn in the first quarter and had one tackle for loss @ KC (10/28) … totaled three QB pressures vs. TB (11/4) … had a tackle for loss on Vonta Leach on a screen pass @ Bal (11/11) … picked up his final sack of the season @ Cin (11/25), bringing down Andy Dalton in the third quarter to force a three-and-out … helped Raiders post one of the best defensive games in franchise history in 15-0 win vs. KC (12/16); marked Oakland’s first shutout in 10 years; limited Chiefs to 119 total yards, the fewest allowed by the Raiders since 1975, and matched a franchise record by allowing just 10 rushing yards.

2011: Started the first three games of the year before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury … totaled seven tackles and one sack … recorded his only sack of the season in opener @ Den (9/12), taking down Kyle Orton in the fourth quarter … had one tackle vs. NYJ (9/25) before leaving with a shoulder injury … inactive for three games and then placed on injured reserve (shoulder) on 10/19.

2010: Played in all 16 games with eight starts … tied for second on the team with a career-high 7.0 sacks … recorded 56 tackles, two forced fumbles and one pass defensed … had a sack of Vince Young in season opener @ Ten (9/12) … recorded his second sack of the season when he took down Derek Anderson @ Ari (9/26) … sacked Philip Rivers and forced a fumble that teammate Lamarr Houston recovered vs. SD (10/10) … collected a sack for the second consecutive game @ SF (10/17), taking down Alex Smith in the second quarter … sacked Matt Hasselbeck on a third down to force a FG vs. Sea (10/31) … forced a fumble by Ronnie Brown in the first quarter vs. Mia (11/28) … split a sack with teammate Kamerion Wimbley in the first quarter @ Jax (12/12) … set career highs with 1.5 sacks and eight tackles vs. Den (12/19), sharing a sack with Tommy Kelly in the first quarter and then sacking Tim Tebow on the Broncos final offensive play to seal a 39-23 win.

2009: Saw action in all 16 games and made two starts as a rookie … named to the Pro Football Weekly/PFWA All-Rookie Team … tied for third on the team with four sacks and totaled 29 tackles, including 10 for loss, and one fumble recovery … made NFL debut playing at defensive end and on special teams vs. SD (9/14) … recovered a Steve Slaton fumble to set up a Raiders FG in the first quarter @ Hou (10/4) … recorded his first career sack when he took down Philip Rivers on a 2nd-n-goal in the fourth quarter that helped force a FG attempt @ SD (11/1) … made his first career start vs. KC (11/15) and had a sack of Matt Cassel in the fourth quarter … started for the second time @ Pit (12/6) … sacked Jason Campbell in the third quarter vs. Was (12/13) … collected a sack for the second straight game when he brought down Kyle Orton in the first quarter @ Den (12/20) … had two tackles for loss @ Cle (12/27).

College:

Played in 50 games with 46 starts at Wisconsin … overcame an ACL injury as a freshman to start the final 39 games of his career and help his class compile a 40-11 record and four consecutive bowl berths … totaled 174 tackles (109 solo), 15.5 sacks, 22 QB pressures, and 41.5 tackles for loss, which ranked sixth on the school’s all-time list … was honorable mention All-Big Ten as a senior in ’08 … earned team’s Jay Seiler Coaches Appreciation Award after starting all 13 games and recording 40 tackles, four sacks, and eight tackles for loss despite suffering a right fibula fracture in spring camp … earned second-team all-conference honors and was voted team’s defensive MVP as a junior … started all 13 games and ranked fourth in the Big Ten and 19th nationally with 18 tackles for loss while also setting career highs with 60 tackles and five sacks … named second-team All-Big Ten as a sophomore when he had 35 tackles, four sacks, and eight tackles for loss … earned honorable mention all-conference and first-team Freshman All-America honors from The Sporting News and ESPN.com after totaling 39 tackles and 2.5 sacks in ’05 … started the season opener as a true freshman and played in 11 games with seven starts before suffering a season-ending ACL injury.

Personal:

Attended Norwich (CT) Free Academy where he was named to the Connecticut High School Coaches Association and New Haven Register all-state team as a senior … earned all-conference and all-area honors in each of his final three season … also was a three-time letter winner in basketball and lettered twice in track … majored in Sociology.

Recent Articles

Recent Videos