Sunday, July 24, 2016
Former BJ newsroom editor Webb Shaw and Katie Gaab-Shaw are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary. They live in Fremont, Wisconsin.
Northwest University grad Webb, who retired in 2014 after 22 years with J.J. Keller, where he was director editorial of resources, is one of four people to get the Oscar of the digital content industry, the Software & Information Industry Association Peter Jackson Innovation Award.
Webb’s father, the late Ohio native and Fremont Ross High football star Bob Shaw, was an all-American end on Ohio State’s 1942 national championship team coached by the legendary Paul Brown, who eventually guided the Cleveland Browns and the Cincinnati Bengals in the NFL.
Later Bob Shaw was a tight end with the 1949 Los Angeles Rams and was receivers coach with the Baltimore Colts in 1958 when they beat the New York Giants to win the NFL championship in what has been called "The Greatest Game Ever Played."
He still holds the NFL record he set in 1950 of 5 TD passes in a game. Jerry Rice and Kellen Winslow, Sr. later tied it.
Webb’s mom was Mary, who caught Bob’s eye when she was selling candy as an usherette at the Ohio Theater while the Buckeye players were downtown to watch a movie.
Bob Shaw coached briefly at Cuyahoga Falls High School.