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24 Days to FCS Kickoff

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Today we'll highlight a defensive back

#24 Shamon Elliott

Class: Senior
Hometown: Fayetteville, NC
High School: Terry Samford HS
Height / Weight: 6-0 / 190
Position: Defensive Back

Notes: Enters his senior season with 79 career tackles including 58 solo stops with three career interceptions.

2018 (Junior): Played in nine of the team’s 11 games with three starts in the defensive secondary, each coming in the first three games of the season … Finished the year with 23 total tackles including 17 solo stops and two tackles for loss … Credited with five pass break-ups including three against Newberry (Sept. 1) … Including 10 solo stops, posted a career-best 12 tackles with a PBU against VMI (Sept. 22) … Missed back-to-back games against Furman (Sept. 29) and at Samford (Oct. 6) with a lower-body injury.

2017 (Sophomore): Played in all 12 of the team's games making six starts in the WCU defensive secondary ... Finished with 24 tackles including 19 solo stops ... Tallied three pass break-ups ... Recorded three interceptions including two in the home-opening win over Davidson (Sept. 9) in addition to three tackles ... Intercepted a pass and broke up a pass to go along with two tackles in the road win at VMI (Oct. 21) ... Posted a season-high six tackles with five solo stops against Mercer (Nov. 11).

2016 (Freshman): Appeared in seven games with four starts in the defensive secondary ... Saw his first collegiate action in the home win over Gardner-Webb (Sept. 10) where he recorded his first tackle, with his first start coming at Mercer (Oct. 15) ... Finished the year with 32 total tackles including 22 solo stops and one tackle for loss ... Tallied one pass break-up and one quarterback hurry on a blitz, both coming at Samford (Oct. 22) where he recorded 11 tackles - a mark which stood as his career-high until his junior season ... Credited with five tackles including a pair of tackles for loss and two sacks during WCU's annual Spring Game.
Prior to Western Carolina: Recorded 119 tackles in 2015 - 10th in the Cape Fear region - as a senior ... Added four interceptions and scored a pair of touchdowns in his final season as a prep ... Was a first-team All-Cape Fear Valley Conference selection as a senior ... Named second-team defense on the 2015 Fayetteville Observer All-Cape Fear Region team ... Helped lead his high school team to back-to-back conference championships and into the third round of the state playoffs in his final two seasons ... High school coach was Bryan Till ... Also played basketball at Terry Sanford HS, helping guide his squad to a North Carolina 3-A boy's state championship in 2015 as a junior - the first for the program in 50 years.

: Full name is Shamon Jerome Elliott ... Is the son of Calvin and Kathryn Elliott ... Has two younger siblings, Imani Elliott and Jah'mez Autry.

Career-Highs:Tackles: 12, VMI (9/22/18)
Pass Break-Ups: 3, NEWBERRY (9/1/18)


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Re: 24 Days to FCS Kickoff

Post by Mvemjsunpx »

UM's numbers have now been assigned, so here's the true freshman I just posted 2 days ago. :lol:

Montana #24:


Elias Dewaters - RB
5'10", 172 lbs. (he apparently lost 13 lbs. :? )
Missoula, MT
Sentinel HS



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Re: 24 Days to FCS Kickoff

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Richmond, VA (Meadowbrook HS/West Point Prep)

2019 as a rJr:
-STATS FCS Preseason First Team All-American.
-HERO Sports Preseason First Team All-American.
-Athlon Sports Preseason All-American.
-Preseason All-CAA.

2018 as a rSo:
Started all 13 games, serving both starting roles at safety and punt returner...
-Phil Steele FCS Special Teams Player of the Year
-FCS ADA First Team All-American.
-STATS FCS First Team All-American.
-HERO Sports FCS First Team All-American.
-Phil Steele FCS First Team All-American.
-Associated Press Second Team All-American
-HERO Sports First Team Sophomore All-American.
-Athlon Sports FCS Postseason All-America Team.
-First Team All-CAA punt returner.
-Touchdown Club of Richmond Division I Specialist of the Year.
-VaSID First Team All-State.
-STATS FCS National Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 15).
-Two-time CAA Special Teams Player of the Week (Sept. 10, Oct. 15).

Led country in punt return touchdowns and punt return average... Tied program records with two punt returns for a touchdown, longest punt return (89) and total punt return yards (183) at Villanova (Oct. 13)... Also had a 76-yard punt return for a score at Norfolk State (Sept. 8)... Additionally recorded a 37-yard punt return in FCS First Round vs. Delaware (Nov. 24) and a 42-yard return in FCS Second Round at Colgate (Dec. 1)...

Had 25 punt returns for 549 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 22.0 yards per attempt.

Defensively, had 64 total tackles (32 solo), to go with 1.5 tackles for loss, a half sack, six pass breakups and two fumble recoveries... Career-high nine tackles and a TFL against Elon (Oct. 6)... Also had eight stops against Robert Morris (Sept. 13) and seven tackles at NC State (Sept. 1) and at Colgate... Tallied five or more tackles in eight games... Two pass breakups at Richmond (Sept. 29) and recovered two fumbles against William & Mary (Sept. 22)...

2017 as a rFr:
-Blocked a punt and returned it for a touchdown at Elon (Nov. 18).
During the playoffs filled in for JMU’s injured All CAA punt returner.
-Season-long 49-yard punt return in FCS Second Round against Stony Brook.
-24-yard punt return in FCS Quarterfinals versus Weber State.
-Had four returns for 87 yards against North Dakota State in Frisco. Produced returns of 37 and 33 yards in title game.
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