Shawn Springs (born March 11, 1975 in Williamsburg, Virginia) is an American football cornerback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks third overall in the 1997 NFL Draft. He played college football at Ohio State.
A Pro Bowl selection in 1998, Springs has also played for the Washington Redskins. He is the son of former NFL running back Ron Springs.
Shawn Springs was raised in Silver Spring, Maryland. Prior to attending Springbrook High School, Springs was a standout athlete at Orange High School in Cleveland, Ohio. He was an all-state selection in football at Springbrook High School in Silver Spring where he played running back and cornerback.