Will look for playing time at cornerback in 2009... saw limited varsity action last fall... enjoyed a solid spring practice season in 2008, completing it with four solo tackles in the 2008 Spring Game... will look to build upon the experience gained over the past three years... gives the Rams speed and depth in the defensive backfield... contributed in the defensive backfield, appearing in ten games over the past three seasons.
2008: Appeared in two games as a junior... also played with the junior varsity program, intercepting a pass in a game at Columbia and making two solo tackles in a contest against Nassau Community College.
2007: Appeared in two games as a sophomore... made two solo tackles on the year... made one solo stop in both the Columbia and Dayton games.
2006: Appeared in six games as a freshman, both at cornerback and on special teams, starting two... made seven total tackles on the year, three solo, including one for loss and one sack... also intercepted a pass and broke up another... recorded three tackles, including two solo and one sack, in the Duquesne game... also had three stops, including one solo and one for loss, against Columbia... recorded first collegiate interception in the Columbia game.
Before Fordham: A graduate of Georgetown Prep in North Bethesda, Maryland... lettered in football and track... captained both squads... Honorable Mention All-Met in football... an All-League pick... named a BTA All-Star...a four-time All-League selection in track... also named All-County... set school record in the 110 hurdles... recipient of the Chaplin's Award... a Resident Prefect and Kairos Rector.
Personal: Born February 27, 1988... son of Sarah and Michael Shackelford... has an older sister (Nikka) and a younger sister (Ciara)... majoring in Engineering Physics.