Pro Career: Originally entered the league as a rookie free agent with the Green Bay Packers on 5/11/12 and was released on 8/31/12. Signed to the Seattle Seahawks practice squad on 9/6/12 and was released on 9/11/12. Signed to the New England Patriots practice squad on 12/4/12 and was released on 12/11/12. Signed to the Jacksonville Jaguars practice squad on 12/18/12. Signed a one-year contract with the Kansas City Chiefs on 4/3/13. Released by Kansas City on 8/31/13 and re-signed to the Chiefs practice squad on 9/1/13. Released by the Chiefs on 9/10/13 and signed to the Cardinals practice squad on 11/7/13. Signed a futures contract with the Cardinals on 1/1/14.
College: Started 33 games for San Diego State, including 30 consecutive starts to finish his collegiate career … saw action at both tackle and center … as a senior in ’11 became the first Aztecs offensive lineman to be named first-team all-conference since 2003 … contributed to SDSU offensive line’s ranking 10th in the country in fewest sacks allowed per game (0.83 sacks) … helped QB Ryan Lindley become the school’s all-time leading passer … started at left tackle in all 13 games as a junior in ’10 … saw action in nine contests and started in seven games in ’09 … sat out the ’08 season after suffering a shoulder injury during the summer … redshirted in 2007.
Personal: Attended El Capitan (Lakeside, CA) High School where he helped the Vaqueros to a 10-0 regular season record and a berth in the playoffs … selected all-CIF and All-State (medium schools) on offense in 2006 … earned second-team all-league honors as a junior … won two letters as a thrower on the track and field squad … received his bachelor’s degree in Public Administration and started his master’s degree in Educational Leadership.
Shek chats with safety Tyrann Mathieu about his relationship with teammate Patrick Peterson and head coach Bruce Arians. Then, Mathieu hits on the toughest QB to tackle, LeBron James and more.