Shawne DeAndre Merriman (conceived May 25, 1984 in Washington, D.C.) is an American football outside linebacker for the San Diego Chargers of the NFL.
Merriman came back to the field in 2009 after significant knee surgery and keeping in mind that he kept on recouping and furthermore battle through new wounds, he kept on giving his typical solid exertion and administration.
Merriman was compelled to manage foot and crotch issues that tormented him for the majority of the ’09 season. Over that, groups chose to either twofold group or chip him when he hurried the passer, or they fled from him when keeping the ball on the ground. Merriman discovered different approaches to upset rivals’ offenses. He drove the group with 20 quarterback weights and helped 16 distinct players record sacks for the Bolts.
Cherished in San Diego and abhorred all through whatever is left of the NFL, Merriman is best known for his “Lights Out” epithet and move that takes after sacks and huge plays. It’s a moniker he was given amid his sophomore year in secondary school after he thumped four players out of a solitary amusement amid the primary half. Merriman was such a brutal hitter in secondary school that his own mentors wouldn’t give him a chance to partake in contact drills with his partners practically speaking. On his correct lower arm is a tattoo of a light turn in the off position and the words “Lights Out.”
Merriman is an exercise aficionado who spends incalculable hours in the rec center and his regimen consolidates boxing and combative techniques abilities. Merriman’s uncle, Henry “Sugar Poo” Buchanan, is an expert super middleweight contender who possesses an expert record of 19-2 with 12 wins by knockout. Merriman spends some portion of his offseason living in Los Angeles, where he’s been known to work out at the world-popular Muscle Beach at Venice Beach, or run the slopes of the celebrated around the world Mulholland Drive above L.A.
While Merriman is one of the NFL’s most dreaded players on the field, he’s a standout amongst the most minding off of it. Despite the fact that mentors consigned him to a side field amid prep rehearses, Merriman still keeps up close ties with his institute of matriculation, Douglass High School. He purchased the school new outfits and by and by bought a whirlpool and other hardware for the football program. He additionally addresses Eagles Head Coach J.C. Pinkney all the time. Douglass High resigned Merriman’s No. 44 of every 2006.
After the Witch Creek fire crushed San Diego in 2007, Merriman helped a neighborhood couplethat lost their home to get recovered. Merriman and his Lights Out development organization remade the home of Josh and Kristy Mellow in only 56 days. Three months after the flames were stifled, Merriman joined the Mellows for a voyage through their new two-story home. Having lost his own home to flames twice amid his adolescence, Merriman was thoughtful to the Mellows’ predicament.