Former Gamecock Shaw steps down as Furman TE coach for business opportunity

Former Gamecock Shaw steps down as Furman TE coach for business opportunity

GREENVILLE, SC (WIS) - Just months after being hired as an assistant coach at Furman, Connor Shaw is taking on a new role away from the football field.

Furman announced on Tuesday the former South Carolina quarterback is no longer on the Paladins coaching staff. According to team officials, Shaw resigned on Monday to take a role in private business.

Shaw spent three seasons in the NFL as a backup quarterback. The former USC star started one regular season game for the Cleveland Browns in 2014 in place of an injured Johnny Manziel. Shaw was 14-of-28 passing against Baltimore in a 20-10 loss to the Ravens. The Flowery Branch, Ga., native was cut by the Browns in 2016 and signed by the Bears.

One year later, Shaw suffered a broken leg during a preseason game during his tenure with the Chicago Bears in 2017.

He was later hired by Furman as the team's tight ends coach in January.

Dru Duke has been named the Paladins new tight ends coach.