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    Packers fans 21 years and older are invited to bring the spirit of Green Bay to the Tampa Bay area a day early with two free Packers Everywhere Pep Rallies on Saturday, Dec. 20.

    The festivities will take place at two different locations in the Tampa Bay area Saturday. The main pep rally will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. EST at Ferg’s Sports Bar & Grill, located at 1320 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, Fla. The second event will be held from 8:15 to 9 p.m. at The Varsity Club, located at 24091 US Hwy 19 N., Clearwater, Fla.

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Shawn Slocum
Special Teams Coordinator

Biography

Entering his ninth year in the NFL, Shawn Slocum begins his sixth season as the Green Bay Packers’ special teams coordinator in 2014 after joining the club in 2006 as assistant special teams coach. Elevated to his current position by Head Coach Mike McCarthy on Feb. 3, 2009, following the retirement of Mike Stock, Slocum brings a total of 23 years of coaching experience to his post, the first 15 at the college level.

Having originally joined the Packers on Feb. 6, 2006, Slocum’s background in the college ranks has proven valuable in working with young players at the pro level.

The 2013 season saw Slocum help K Mason Crosby regain his form after a challenging 2012 campaign as he finished with a career-high 89.2 field-goal percentage (33 of 37) that ranked No 2 in franchise history (min. one attempt per game). His 33 field goals tied the single-season team mark, while his 141 points in 2013 ranked No. 5 in the NFL and made him one of just three players in NFL history to post three-plus 140-point seasons. Additionally, Crosby was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Month for October after leading the NFL with 50 points and 13 FGs.

Fourth-year P Tim Masthay continued his ascension under Slocum in 2013, posting a gross average of 44.6 yards, the fourth-best season registered by a Green Bay punter in team history (min. 35 punts). He now holds two of the top four marks in franchise annals as his 45.6-yard average in 2011 ranks first in team history. Additionally, his 44.3-yard career gross punting average and his 38.5-yard net punting average is tops in Packers history. His net punting average of 38.95 in 2013 set the franchise single-season record (since 1976), and he now holds the top four net punting average marks in team history, topping his previous best in each of his four seasons with the Packers.

The 2012 season was one that saw the Packers get contributions from all areas of their special teams as the team ranked No. 12 overall in the Dallas Morning News’ annual postseason rankings, the club’s highest finish since 2007 (No. 7), and a year after ranking No. 13 in 2011.

Slocum helped guide WR Randall Cobb to a franchise-record 2,342 combined net yards to rank first in the NFL in 2012. Additionally, when Cobb returned a fourth-quarter punt 75 yards for a touchdown in the season opener, he became the only player in NFL history to score on a kick return in Week 1 each of his first two seasons.

The 2012 season also saw Masthay match the team record for most punts placed inside the 20 (since 1976) with 30.

In Cobb’s rookie season of 2011, Slocum helped guide him to a No. 2 ranking in the NFL in kickoff return average (27.7) on his way to being named a Pro Bowl alternate and to the All-Rookie Team by Pro Football Weekly/PFWA.

Crosby set a then-career high for field-goal percentage (85.7 percent, 24 of 28) under Slocum in 2011 as he finished No. 4 in the NFL among kickers with 140 points. Additionally, Crosby’s streak of 23 consecutive field goals made (Week 13, 2010 - Week 12, 2011) set a team record, topping Chris Jacke’s mark of 17 straight in 1993.

In 2010, Slocum guided first-year man Masthay to a 37.65-yard net average, which was the best mark by a Packers punter to that point since 1976. In 2009, Slocum’s first year as coordinator, LB Desmond Bishop, S Derrick Martin and TE Spencer Havner each recorded 20-plus tackles on special teams, the first Green Bay trio to accomplish that feat since 1984.

In his three seasons as Green Bay’s special teams assistant, Slocum helped tutor CB Will Blackmon as he tied the franchise record with three punt returns for touchdowns, accomplishing that feat over a two-year span (2007-08). Along with his special teams duties, Slocum also previously assisted Winston Moss in coaching the linebackers.

Slocum (SLOW-kumm) joined the Packers from the University of Mississippi, where he served one year as assistant head coach and linebackers coach. Under Slocum’s tutelage, LB Patrick Willis garnered first-team All-America honors from CollegeFootballNews.com and The Associated Press as a junior and was a semifinalist for the Chuck Bednarik Award, given annually to the nation’s outstanding defensive player. One year later, Willis was drafted in the first round by the San Francisco 49ers.

Prior to Ole Miss, Slocum took a two-year hiatus from coaching, as owner and president of Slocum Development Group, Inc., a custom home-building and commercial-development company in Texas.

Slocum was the special teams coordinator and secondary coach at Texas A&M (2000-02) in his third stint with the Aggies. Slocum’s units contributed to a team that appeared in two bowl games during that time.

Before returning to his alma mater, Slocum spent two seasons (1998-99) at the University of Southern California as the special teams coordinator and linebackers coach. During his tenure, Slocum worked with future NFL players Chris Claiborne, David Gibson, Marcus Steele and Zeke Moreno. In 1998, Claiborne earned both All-America recognition and the Butkus Award as the nation’s top linebacker in leading the Trojans to the Sun Bowl.

Earlier, Slocum spent seven seasons at Texas A&M (1991-97), and assisted the Aggies to five bowl games, including four Cotton Bowl appearances. During that seven-year term, in which the school was 94-28-2, he coached 14 players who went on to play in the NFL. The 94 wins were sixth in the country and marked the most wins by any Texas Division I school in any decade.

While at Texas A&M as special teams and tight ends coach (1991-93), he helped the Aggies to three straight Southwest Conference championships. The following year, he transitioned from coaching tight ends to linebackers while maintaining his special teams responsibilities. In that role (1994-97), he recruited and coached All-American LB, Lombardi Award winner and future Dallas Cowboy Dat Nguyen.

On special teams, Slocum helped mold eventual Pro Bowl P Shane Lechler, a two-time All-American and three-time All-Big 12 selection in college. Along with numerous school and conference records, Lechler finished his A&M career with NCAA marks for career punting average (44.7) and career games averaging at least 40 yards (37).

Slocum began his coaching career as a volunteer assistant at Texas A&M in 1989. He moved on to the University of Pittsburgh the following season (1990) as a graduate-assistant defensive coach, serving on a Paul Hackett staff that included McCarthy, then a graduate assistant helping with the Panthers’ quarterbacks.

A linebacker in college, Slocum earned one letter from Texas A&M in 1984 and was a member of the 12th Man kickoff squad from 1983-84. He earned a B.S. degree in construction management from the school in 1988.

Born Feb. 21, 1965, Slocum is married to the former Michelle Biehl. He has four children: daughters Tayler, 21, who will be a senior at Texas A&M in the fall, Jordyn, 19, who will be a sophomore at Texas A&M in the fall, and Haley, 16, and son Jaxon, 11. His father, R.C., the winningest head coach in Texas A&M history, guided the program for 14 years (1989-2002) and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2012. In his spare time, Slocum enjoys golfing, hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.

Entering his ninth year in the NFL, Shawn Slocum begins his sixth season as the Green Bay Packers’ special teams coordinator in 2014 after joining the club in 2006 as assistant special teams coach. Elevated to his current position by Head Coach Mike McCarthy on Feb. 3, 2009, following the retirement of Mike Stock, Slocum brings a total of 23 years of coaching experience to his post, the first 15 at the college level.

Having originally joined the Packers on Feb. 6, 2006, Slocum’s background in the college ranks has proven valuable in working with young players at the pro level.

The 2013 season saw Slocum help K Mason Crosby regain his form after a challenging 2012 campaign as he finished with a career-high 89.2 field-goal percentage (33 of 37) that ranked No 2 in franchise history (min. one attempt per game). His 33 field goals tied the single-season team mark, while his 141 points in 2013 ranked No. 5 in the NFL and made him one of just three players in NFL history to post three-plus 140-point seasons. Additionally, Crosby was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Month for October after leading the NFL with 50 points and 13 FGs.

Fourth-year P Tim Masthay continued his ascension under Slocum in 2013, posting a gross average of 44.6 yards, the fourth-best season registered by a Green Bay punter in team history (min. 35 punts). He now holds two of the top four marks in franchise annals as his 45.6-yard average in 2011 ranks first in team history. Additionally, his 44.3-yard career gross punting average and his 38.5-yard net punting average is tops in Packers history. His net punting average of 38.95 in 2013 set the franchise single-season record (since 1976), and he now holds the top four net punting average marks in team history, topping his previous best in each of his four seasons with the Packers.

The 2012 season was one that saw the Packers get contributions from all areas of their special teams as the team ranked No. 12 overall in the Dallas Morning News’ annual postseason rankings, the club’s highest finish since 2007 (No. 7), and a year after ranking No. 13 in 2011.

Slocum helped guide WR Randall Cobb to a franchise-record 2,342 combined net yards to rank first in the NFL in 2012. Additionally, when Cobb returned a fourth-quarter punt 75 yards for a touchdown in the season opener, he became the only player in NFL history to score on a kick return in Week 1 each of his first two seasons.

The 2012 season also saw Masthay match the team record for most punts placed inside the 20 (since 1976) with 30.

In Cobb’s rookie season of 2011, Slocum helped guide him to a No. 2 ranking in the NFL in kickoff return average (27.7) on his way to being named a Pro Bowl alternate and to the All-Rookie Team by Pro Football Weekly/PFWA.

Crosby set a then-career high for field-goal percentage (85.7 percent, 24 of 28) under Slocum in 2011 as he finished No. 4 in the NFL among kickers with 140 points. Additionally, Crosby’s streak of 23 consecutive field goals made (Week 13, 2010 - Week 12, 2011) set a team record, topping Chris Jacke’s mark of 17 straight in 1993.

In 2010, Slocum guided first-year man Masthay to a 37.65-yard net average, which was the best mark by a Packers punter to that point since 1976. In 2009, Slocum’s first year as coordinator, LB Desmond Bishop, S Derrick Martin and TE Spencer Havner each recorded 20-plus tackles on special teams, the first Green Bay trio to accomplish that feat since 1984.

In his three seasons as Green Bay’s special teams assistant, Slocum helped tutor CB Will Blackmon as he tied the franchise record with three punt returns for touchdowns, accomplishing that feat over a two-year span (2007-08). Along with his special teams duties, Slocum also previously assisted Winston Moss in coaching the linebackers.

Slocum (SLOW-kumm) joined the Packers from the University of Mississippi, where he served one year as assistant head coach and linebackers coach. Under Slocum’s tutelage, LB Patrick Willis garnered first-team All-America honors from CollegeFootballNews.com and The Associated Press as a junior and was a semifinalist for the Chuck Bednarik Award, given annually to the nation’s outstanding defensive player. One year later, Willis was drafted in the first round by the San Francisco 49ers.

Prior to Ole Miss, Slocum took a two-year hiatus from coaching, as owner and president of Slocum Development Group, Inc., a custom home-building and commercial-development company in Texas.

Slocum was the special teams coordinator and secondary coach at Texas A&M (2000-02) in his third stint with the Aggies. Slocum’s units contributed to a team that appeared in two bowl games during that time.

Before returning to his alma mater, Slocum spent two seasons (1998-99) at the University of Southern California as the special teams coordinator and linebackers coach. During his tenure, Slocum worked with future NFL players Chris Claiborne, David Gibson, Marcus Steele and Zeke Moreno. In 1998, Claiborne earned both All-America recognition and the Butkus Award as the nation’s top linebacker in leading the Trojans to the Sun Bowl.

Earlier, Slocum spent seven seasons at Texas A&M (1991-97), and assisted the Aggies to five bowl games, including four Cotton Bowl appearances. During that seven-year term, in which the school was 94-28-2, he coached 14 players who went on to play in the NFL. The 94 wins were sixth in the country and marked the most wins by any Texas Division I school in any decade.

While at Texas A&M as special teams and tight ends coach (1991-93), he helped the Aggies to three straight Southwest Conference championships. The following year, he transitioned from coaching tight ends to linebackers while maintaining his special teams responsibilities. In that role (1994-97), he recruited and coached All-American LB, Lombardi Award winner and future Dallas Cowboy Dat Nguyen.

On special teams, Slocum helped mold eventual Pro Bowl P Shane Lechler, a two-time All-American and three-time All-Big 12 selection in college. Along with numerous school and conference records, Lechler finished his A&M career with NCAA marks for career punting average (44.7) and career games averaging at least 40 yards (37).

Slocum began his coaching career as a volunteer assistant at Texas A&M in 1989. He moved on to the University of Pittsburgh the following season (1990) as a graduate-assistant defensive coach, serving on a Paul Hackett staff that included McCarthy, then a graduate assistant helping with the Panthers’ quarterbacks.

A linebacker in college, Slocum earned one letter from Texas A&M in 1984 and was a member of the 12th Man kickoff squad from 1983-84. He earned a B.S. degree in construction management from the school in 1988.

Born Feb. 21, 1965, Slocum is married to the former Michelle Biehl. He has four children: daughters Tayler, 21, who will be a senior at Texas A&M in the fall, Jordyn, 19, who will be a sophomore at Texas A&M in the fall, and Haley, 16, and son Jaxon, 11. His father, R.C., the winningest head coach in Texas A&M history, guided the program for 14 years (1989-2002) and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2012. In his spare time, Slocum enjoys golfing, hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.

 

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