Former FSU WR Kenny Shaw continues career with CFL’s Edmonton team

FSU football fans are still high off the addition of blue-chip wide receiver Destyn Hill in the 2021 recruiting cycle.

At one time, the Noles had a bevy of blue-chip wide receivers destroying teams on Saturdays.

One of the most underrated Nole wide receivers, Kenny Shaw, didn’t see his dream of making an active NFL roster come true.

However, that hasn’t stopped him from playing professional football. It was announced Wednesday, he’d be continuing his football career by signing with the Edmonton Football team of the Canadian Football League.

It’s a league Shaw is familiar with as he’s played with the Toronto Argonauts, Ottawa Redblacks, and Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Shaw last appeared in the league in the 2018 season, appearing in three games with 11 receptions for 153 yards.

Kenny Shaw had most of his success during the 2015 season, with 77 receptions for 1,004 yards and five touchdowns.

However, injuries derailed his career, and were set to return to action in 2020 after missing the 2019 season, but COVID-19 canceled the CFL’s entire season.

Shaw has always been an outstanding route runner with the ability to gain yards after the catch despite his slight frame and played a huge part in FSU’s rise in the Jimbo Fisher era. He finished his FSU football career with 124 receptions for 1,919 yards and 14 touchdowns.

Shaw also averaged 10.3 yards per punt return. Kenny Shaw turned 29 years old last month and should have a few solid years left in the tank as long as he avoids the injury bug. Here’s to hoping Kenny ‘is raw” Shaw has a healthy season and represents the Noles with class like always.

The Edmonton team will begin its preseason schedule  on May 29 with the opening week set for Saturday, June 12, at 9:30 p.m. ET. Edmonton will be taking on Shaw’s former team, the Saskatchewan Roughriders.