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Agim Shabaj
Agim Shabaj

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Farmington Hills, Mich.

High School:
Harrison

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 195

Position:
WR

Birthdate:
01/04/1984

Experience:
2L


Figures to be a key weapon in Michigan State's offensive playbook ...penciled in the starting lineup at SLOT receiver...multi-talented player could have an impact as a punt returner...had three catches for 58 yards in the April 19 scrimmage...caught four passes for 73 yards in the April 12 scrimmage...AS A FRESHMAN: Became one of eight true freshmen to letter in 2002, appearing in six games and playing 48 minutes...sidelined for the other six games as a result of knee injuries (DNP vs. Rice, California, Notre Dame, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Purdue)...had six receptions for 45 yards (7.5 avg.)...caught at least one pass in four games...had two catches each vs. Indiana (11 yards) and Iowa (18)...returned four punts for 35 yards (8.8 avg.)...also returned a kickoff for 21 yards vs. Northwestern...HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: SuperPrep, PrepStar and Max Emfinger All-American...ranked among the nation's top wide receivers by ESPN.com's Tom Lemming (No. 19), Rivals100.com (No. 32), SuperPrep (No. 35) and TheInsiders.com (No. 35)...listed among the Midwest's top prospects by the Detroit Free Press (No. 10) and SuperPrep (No. 24)...rated among the state's top seniors by the Lansing State Journal (No. 4), The Detroit News (No. 7) and Detroit Free Press (No. 11)...named to The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press Dream Teams...caught 60 passes for 1,411 yards (23.5 avg.) and 18 touchdowns as a senior ...his 18 TD receptions marked the fourth-best single-season total in state history...had five catches for 96 yards in the 2001 state championship game vs. Fruitport, including a 10-yard strike from Drew Stanton in the first quarter...rushed for 134 yards (13 carries) and scored one TD in 2001...returned 10 punts for 157 yards (15.7 avg.) and a TD as a senior...also intercepted seven passes from his safety position in 2001...had 45 receptions for 790 yards (17.6 avg.) and 12 TDs as a junior...completed 11-of-20 throws for 420 yards and four TDs in 2000...gained 395 yards (40 attempts) and scored seven rushing TDs as a junior...tied the state record for longest punt return with his 96-yarder for a touchdown vs. Livonia Franklin in 1999...had 114 career catches for 2,438 yards (21.4 avg.) and 31 TDs...played on three-straight state championship teams for Coach John Herrington at Harrison High School in Farmington Hills, Mich....ran a leg on Harrison's 2001 state champion 4x100 relay team...posted personal bests of 10.8 in the 100 and 21.9 in the 200...son of Jimmy and Bedrija Shabaj...born Jan. 4, 1984.

Shabaj's Statistics
Receiving	G/GS	No.	Yds.	Avg.	TD	LG
2002	        6/0	6	45	7.5	0	13

Punt Returns No. Yds. Avg. TD LG 2002 4 35 8.8 0 14

Kickoff Returns No. Yds. Avg. TD LG 2002 1 21 21.0 0 21

Shabaj's Career Highs Catches: 2, twice (last vs. Indiana, 2002) Receiving Yards: 18, vs. Iowa (2002) Punt Returns: 2, vs. Penn State (2002) Punt Return Yards: 21, vs. Penn State (2002)