NFL debut: 10/24/10 (at NO)... First NFL start: 11/21/10 (at JAX)... Redskins debut: 9/7/14 (at HOU)
Selected by the Cleveland Browns in the third round (92nd overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft... Signed with the Washington Redskins as an unrestricted free agent on March 12, 2014.
Agreed to terms with the Redskins on the first day of free agency in 2014... Enters the 2016 season having previously appeared in 71 games with 62 starts.
Started three games before having his season prematurely ended by injury... Started at left guard and helped the Redskins rush for 161 yards vs. MIA (9/13)... Helped the Redskins post 182 rushing yards in a start at left guard vs. STL (9/20)... Started at left guard at NYG (9/24)... Placed on Reserve/Injured list on Sept. 29.
Started all 15 games in which he appeared in his debut season in Washington... Made his Redskins debut at HOU (9/7), starting at left guard... Started at left guard vs. JAX (9/14)... Started at left guard and blocked for Kirk Cousins’ 427-yard passing day at PHI (9/21)... Inactive with a knee injury vs. NYG (9/25)... Returned and started at left guard vs. SEA (10/6)... Started at left guard at ARI (10/12)... Started at left guard in a comeback win vs. TEN (10/19)... Started at left guard in an overtime win at DAL (10/27), helping Colt McCoy and the Redskins to 409 total yards... Started at left guard at MIN (11/2) and vs. TB (11/16)... Started at left guard and helped Alfred Morris post 125 rushing yards at SF (11/23)... Started at left guard and helped protect for Colt McCoy’s career-high 392 passing yards at IND (11/30)... Started at left guard vs. STL (12/7), at NYG (12/14), vs. PHI (12/20) and vs. DAL (12/28).
Started 11 games at right guard, logging 741 offensive snaps... Inactive first four games after sustaining ankle injury at practice Aug. 5 and inactive Week 17 with a thigh injury... Missed his first NFL games since Oct. 24, 2010, snapping streaks of 42 consecutive games played and 32 consecutive starts... Made season debut vs. BUF (10/3) in 37-24 prime time win.
Started all 16 games at right guard and did not miss an offensive snap... Part of a line that helped pave the way for Trent Richardson to rush for 950 yards, 11 touchdowns and 1,317 total yards from scrimmage – all of which were Browns rookie records.
Started all 16 games at right guard... Part of an offensive line that led the way for 100-yard rushing performances by Chris Ogbonnaya (115 yards vs. JAX 11/20) and Peyton Hillis (112 yards at BAL 12/24).
Appeared in 10 games with one start at right guard... Inactive for the first six contests with an ankle injury... Made NFL debut playing in a reserve role on offense at NO (10/24)... Made first NFL start at JAX (11/21).
Appeared in 42 games at Arizona State from 2006-09, finishing his career with 33 consecutive starts... Saw action at both guard and tackle with 17 starts at left guard, 12 at left tackle and four at right tackle... Started all 12 games at left tackle as a senior and earned second-team All-Pac-10 honors... Served as a team captain and helped the Sun Devils reduce their number of sacks allowed from 34 in 2008 to 27 in 2009... Started the first eight games at left guard and the last four at right tackle en route to an honorable mention All-Pac-10 selection in 2008... Played in all 13 games, with nine starts as a sophomore... Appeared in five games as a redshirt freshman... Graduated with a degree in interdisciplinary studies.
Born Shawn Sisifo Lauvao (pronounced luh-VOW) in Honolulu, Hawaii... Attended Farrington H.S. in Honolulu, Hawaii, where he was a two-time Scholar-Athlete of the Year... As a senior, earned first-team all-state honors... Was a two-time team captain... Selected to play in the Hawaii Classic All-Star football game and served as captain of the East team... Cousin, Saute Sapolu, played defensive end at ASU from 1985-88... Placed second in the Hawaii Strong Man Competition when he was 16 (16-18-year-old age bracket) and won the 2005 Hawaii Strongest Teen competition.
Was extremely active with the Washington Redskins Chartiable Foundation and his teammates’ initiatives in his first season in Washington in 2014... Participated in Robert Griffin III’s Friday Night Lights camp for 300 boys and girls at Anacostia (D.C.) High School... Served as a celebrity waiter at Ruth’s Chris Steak House to benefit teammate Ryan Kerrigan’s Blitz for the Better foundation... Taught children the importance of exercising for 60 minutes a day at Andrews Air Force Base for the Redskins Salute to Play 60 event... Encouraged students at Dumfries (Va.) Elementary to exercise for 60 minutes and read for 20 minutes every day... Helped bring joy to 31 women battling breast cancer at the team’s annual All-Star Survivors Celebration... Reminded high school football players of the importance of pursing an education and staying out of trouble at the Redskins 4th and Life forum... Coached women through football drills at Redskins Park on WOW Ladies Night Out... Participated in the Get the Ball Rolling Flag Football Experience with 120 middle school students at Redskins Park... Visited pediatric patients at Georgetown Hospital in a full Rick James costume with teammates Alfred Morris and Darrel Young... Helped raise $10,000 and donated holiday food baskets for servicemen and women at the USO Turkeys for Troops event... Distributed Thanksgiving food to 3,000 Prince George’s County residents in need at the team’s annual Harvest Feast... Helped renovate Leckie Elementary School’s library in Washington, D.C.... Distributed winter coats and Redskins knit hats and scarves to over 300 children from the Maryland, D.C. and Virginia areas at the Covered for the Holidays event... In 2015, visited Redskins Read Challenge winners from Roscoe R. Nix elementary school and also interacted with nearly 400 children who competed in drills and activities at the Play 60 Military Challenge at Fort Belvoir, Va.
Shawn Lauvao's season was cut short in 2015, but he's feeling healthy now as he talks about with Redskins Insider Tarik El-Bashir.
Washington Redskins Left Guard Shawn Lauvao talks about recovering from his surgeries and suffering a season ending injury.
Redskins guard, Shawn Lauvao, talks about the best things to do in Hawaii on Redskins Late Night.
Redskins Offensive Guard Shawn Lauvao talks about his tattoos on Redskins Late Night.