Any University of Maryland fans out there? Your Shaun Hill story


A number of football players don’t want to rival their shoe size? But they well rival their height and weight, and we can determine their shoe size with a standard measurement scale. So Shaun Hill (was the starting quarterback for the Detroit Lions) is 6’3” and his weight is 226 pounds, he should be a size 13 in shoe size. Some interesting information about Shaun Hill then and now career, but Yes, we carry Shaun’s shoe size. We go to a 17 in men’s length and 15 in women’s length as well. Now if Shaun needs a wider width – we have up to 14 E widths in our line of shoes, and that is in Men’s and Women’s as well.

Shaun was a three-year starter at quarterback and 2-year starter at free safety at Parsons Senior High School. He was a two-time All-Southeast Kansas League 1st-team selection and an honorable mention All-State as a senior. He lettered in basketball, baseball, and track and was a three-time All-SEK 1st-team choice in basketball. As a team captain in hoops, he earned All-State honors 3 years and guided the team to the state tournament as a sophomore and senior.

Shaun was not highly recruited out of high school, so he spent his first two years at Hutchinson Community College, where he earned honorable mention honors as a freshman and sophomore. His junior college success garnered his notice, and he eventually decided to attend college at the University of Maryland. While serving primarily as a backup as a junior, he led the Maryland Terrapins to their first Atlantic Coast Conference title since 1985 as a senior in 2001. They earned a trip to the 2002 Orange Bowl and finished the year ranked #10 in the country. He finished his Maryland career with 3,158 yards and 19 touchdowns.


Shaun was not considered an NFL prospect and so went undrafted in the 2002 NFL Draft. He ended up signing as a free agent with the Minnesota Vikings, where he spent the season as a 3rd-string backup. He took his first career snaps for the Vikings on the final two plays of the 2005 NFL season, taking a knee both times.

In order to get more experience, Shaun spent the Spring of 2003 with the Amsterdam Admirals of NFL Europe, where he led the league in passing yards and tied for second in touchdowns.

Shaun entered the 2006 NFL preseason third on the San Francisco 49ers depth chart, behind Trent Dilfer and Alex Smith. He went 15/23 (65.2%) for 162 Yds, no touchdowns, and one interception. He spent the 2006 regular season on the sidelines, taking no snaps.

Shaun completed 13 of 20 passes for 148 yards with one interception in the San Francisco 49ers’ 17-13 preseason-opening loss to the Denver Broncos on August 16, 2007. He demonstrated great pocket mobility but had difficulty in the red zone, throwing one interception in his first drive and then nearly throwing an interception at almost exactly the same place the second time down the field. In the last game of the 2007 preseason against the San Diego Chargers, Shaun attempted to put the 49ers in field goal range to tie the game. With 16 seconds left on the clock, he threw two deep balls to his wide receivers but both missed their targets, and the second was intercepted, ending the game with the Chargers ahead, 16–13.

Shaun made his 49ers regular-season debut on December 9, 2007 after Trent Dilfer suffered a severe concussion. He completed 22 of 27 pass attempts for 181 yards and one touchdown in a loss to his former team, the Minnesota Vikings. Despite his excellent statistics, Shaun was critical of his performance, adding, “There [are] a lot of things I need to get better at. Some of that are about getting comfortable playing again. Some things made me want to throw up. Some things, the execution, was poor, but the results were good on my part. Some things I got away with. The results were better than my execution.”

Since Dilfer’s injury was serious enough to sideline him for the rest of the season, Shaun made his first NFL start on December 15, 2007, in a victory against the Cincinnati Bengals. Shaun completed 21 of 28 pass attempts for 197 yards, ran for a touchdown and threw a touchdown. Shaun was set to be the starter for the remainder of the 2007 season.On December 18, 2007, the 49ers announced that they had an interest in re-signing Shaun, to provide competition against Alex Smith. However, the contract extension, along with its negotiations, were dependent on Shaun’s performance for the rest of the season. On December 23, 2007, Shaun made his second career start, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He completed 11 of 24 pass attempts for 123 yards and three touchdown passes, to Darrell Jackson, fellow former Terrapin Vernon Davis, and Frank Gore. The 49ers won 21-19.

Shaun suffered a back injury during the week 16 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, when rookie Gaines Adams hit him after a throw, drawing a 15-yard personal foul. As a result, Shaun was unable to play in week 17 against the Cleveland Browns. Chris Weinke played in his place.



In February 2008, Shaun signed a new 3-year contract with the 49ers, with contractual terms not released to the media. The undrafted Shaun competed for the starting job against Alex Smith and J. T. O’Sullivan in training camp and the 2008 preseason. O’Sullivan ended up getting the job, and Shaun became the primary backup after Smith was put on injured reserve early in the season.

Shaun did not play until 49ers interim head coach Mike Singletary took over on October 27. After J. T. O’Sullivan had committed his second turnover against the Seattle Seahawks that was returned for a touchdown, he was pulled from the lineup and Shaun replaced him with solid output: 15 of 23 for 173 yards with one touchdown to Jason Hill and no turnovers, but he could not rescue the 49ers, who lost 34–13.

Despite the loss, Shaun was named as Singletary’s no. 1 QB for the remainder of the 2008 season. His 2008 starting debut was in week 10, on Monday Night Football against the Arizona Cardinals.

Shortly after the Seahawks game, reports surfaced that Nolan and offensive coordinator Mike Martz allegedly made up stories about Shaun having a tired arm in the preseason so that O’Sullivan, who played for Martz when he was the offensive coordinator of the Detroit Lions, would win the starting job without a real challenge.

On Monday Night Football against the heavily-favored Arizona Cardinals, Shaun delivered a solid performance in the first half. Shaun completed a 31-yard touchdown to Josh Morgan to put the 49ers up 14-3 and then struck later with a 20-yard touchdown to Vernon Davis shortly before half-time. However, in the second half, Shaun threw an interception at a critically bad time to give the Cardinals the 24-29 lead. Shaun also threw a second interception on an attempted shovel pass at the Arizona 20 yard line. Despite this, Shaun Hill drove the 49ers down the field twice, the first with 3:39, and the second with only 1:04 left on the game clock. Shaun’s last pass of the game was a completion to Jason Hill to bring the 49ers to the Arizona goal line. Unfortunately, the 49ers were unable to score the game-winning touchdown. Coincidentally, on Monday Night Football of the 2007 season against the Cardinals, the 49ers drove to the goal line in a similar fashion and were able to get the game-winning touchdown.

During week 11 of the 2008 NFL season, Shaun broke his career single-game passing record in yards, in a 35-16 victory over the St. Louis Rams by throwing for 213 yards and 2 touchdowns and running for a third. He was awarded NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance.

In week 12, Shaun got his first 300-yard passing game in a loss to the Dallas Cowboys.

Shaun delivered an impressive come-back performance in Week 16 against the St. Louis Rams. After throwing three interceptions in the first three-quarters, 49ers coaches Mike Singletary, and Mike Martz were preparing to bench Shaun for J.T. O’Sullivan. Shaun convinced his coach to leave him the 4th quarter and then drove 80 yards, finishing with a touchdown pass to Isaac Bruce for his 1000th career reception. Now down 16-10 and under three minutes left on the clock, Shaun  got the ball back and completed a 48-yard touchdown pass to Josh Morgan. The 49ers defense intercepted Marc Bulger ending any chance of a Rams comeback and capping Shaun’s first big come from behind win.

In a week 17 thriller against the Washington Redskins, Shaun was showing difficulty, throwing an interception in the first half and no touchdowns. However, in the fourth quarter, Shaun took the lead by completing a 9-yard touchdown pass to Jason Hill. Later, with the game tied at 24-24, Shaun drove down the field with one minute left on the game clock to set up a game-winning Joe Nedney field goal.

With the victory, Shaun improved to a 5-3 record in the season, and a 7-3 record as a starter all time. He finished the season with 13 passing touchdowns, 2 rushing touchdowns, 8 interceptions, 2,046 passing yards, and an 87.5 quarterback rating in 9 games (8 as a starter).

49ers head coach Mike Singletary had stated that Shaun would be the starting quarterback going into training camp in 2009 but would compete with former number-one overall draft pick Alex Smith for the regular season starting the job.

Shaun was named the starter for the 49ers preseason opener versus the Denver Broncos, where he would throw only two passes, completing both.

On August 25, Shaun was named the 49ers’ starting quarterback for the regular season, defending his starting title over Smith.

Shaun made his season-opening debut on September 13 against the Arizona Cardinals. Shaun made a fourth quarter touchdown pass to Frank Gore to win the game 20-16. With the win, Shaun improved to 8-3 as a starter.

The following week against the Seattle Seahawks, Shaun completed 19 of 26 passes for 144 yards and also ran once for 17 yards. The 49ers won 23-10, and Shaun would continue his undefeated streak of six home victories. After a 35-0 drubbing of St. Louis, he extended it to 7-0.

Arguably, one of Shaun’s best games came in week 3 on the road against the undefeated Minnesota Vikings. Shaun was 15/25, for 195 yards, with two touchdowns, and one interception in the game. Shaun led the 49ers to a lead near the end of the game, but Brett Favre ultimately threw a 30-yard touchdown pass with two seconds left to win for the Vikings.

After a scoreless first half in the game against the Houston Texans in week 7, Singletary benched Shaun and put Alex Smith into the game. Smith rallied the 49ers with three touchdowns to bring the score from 0-21 to 21-24. Although the 49ers lost the game, the comeback earned Smith the starting quarterback position in the next game against the Indianapolis Colts on November 1. Shaun served as Smith’s backup for the rest of the season

Shaun was traded to the Detroit Lions in exchange for a seventh-round draft pick in 2011 on March 14, 2010. The Lions signed him to a one-year contract on July 12, 2010. He entered the Lions first game of the 2010 season when starter Matt Stafford was injured. Shaun threw 9 receptions on 19 attempts for 88 yards and one interception leading Detroit to within the 30-yard line with under 30 seconds to go. Shaun threw what seemed to be the game winning touchdown but was later ruled incomplete by a technicality in the NFL rule book, which is now being referred to as the “Calvin Johnson Rule”  He was injured while filling in for the injured Matthew Stafford October 17, 2010, against the New York Giants. The Lions have announced that he suffered a fracture of his left (non-throwing) forearm. Shaun will start for the Lions during Week 10 (vs. Buffalo) because of an injury suffered by Matthew Stafford during week 9.

Shaun was a kinesiology major at Maryland. He participated in several Viking Children’s Fund events and had supported the Muscular Dystrophy Association. He joined former Vikings Head Coach Mike Tice as a former Terrapin quarterback and was teammates at Maryland with current Vikings linebacker E.J. Henderson. Shaun kept a weekly journal chronicling his adventures in Europe for fans on former team’s website,

Shaun enjoys fishing. The quarterback started reeling in fish that was inhabitants of farm ponds in his home state of Kansas during high school. When he lived in Minnesota as a member of the Vikings, Shaun caught a 30-inch, nine-pound walleye on his first try. He was able to lure the fish using a leech for bait 40 feet deep. Also, in his fishing repertoire is a 48-inch Muskellunge.

Being that Shaun Hill is a 13  (estimate size) in shoe sizes, and we carry 4 lengths past his size, we carry up to a 17 in length for men and for women we carry up to 15 in length. I don’t know Shaun’s width but if he needs a wider width, “Extra Wide Shoes’ or “Wide Wide Shoes” then we have that for him as well being that we carry up to 14E width, and that is women’s as well.


We have the best athletic, casual, dressy designs, walking styles of men’s and women’s in the Therapeutic/Comfort line of shoes in the country. We have the length and the widths and where proud of our designs and construction in the world of “Women’s Wide Shoes” Any person that needs a proper fitting width needs to know that the shoes need an extension on the sole of the shoe to properly house their foot with no hangover with their feet to the shoe. What is meant that every width, with us (in a good percentage of our shoes), have two widths wider at the outsole of the shoe? So if you need a 6E width, we’ll have an 8E bottom for the base of that width. So again no hangover for your feet and a perfect base for your feet to have all the support and balance that is needed.

A Comfort shoe is usually not a Therapeutic shoe, and a Comfort shoe usually has very little midsection support. The lack of the Mid Section support allows your feet to be moving forward and lateral at the same time. These two movements add a great deal more wear and tear on your feet. If you need a view of all our styles, please go to our site

We, at DTF, have a deep concern for diabetics and their need for properly fitted footwear. We can provide “wide widths” – 4A to 14E – in both men’s and women’s footwear, and we can help those who have difficulty finding “over sizes” – 11 to 17 in length. We, also, can provide footwear in “under sizes” – 4 to 6 in length. In addition to being capable of providing these wide widths in fashionable styles of Therapeutic/Comfort footwear; we are offering a gift (as pictured above) to you! With every pair of shoes purchased, we will include up to (3) sets of Customized Heat Moldable Inserts that will provide even more support, added balance and stability every time you wear your shoes.

I hope that this blog has provided you with enough information to help you understand how we can help you. In conclusion, if you are having problems with your feet, please do not hesitate to call me on my cell phone 909-215-1622. I am often on the phone or in a meeting, so please leave a message and I will return your call at my earliest opportunity!

We have a saying, in our company, “try us, and you’ll have the experience of walking on a pillow, all day long, with more added support and more room and balance that you have ever had in any of your shoes before.” Guaranteed

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