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Alex Shackleton
Alex Shackleton

Hometown:
Breckenridge, Colo.

High School:
Summit

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 240

Position:
SN

Experience:
4L


Feature: Mastering the Art of Long Snapping


CAREER NOTES: Four-year letterwinner played in all 52 games during the 2007-10 seasons as the team's long snapper . . . former walk-on was awarded a scholarship prior to the 2008 season.

2010 SEASON (SENIOR): Played in all 13 games to earn his fourth letter . . . along with kicker Dan Conroy and holder Aaron Bates, was a member of a special teams unit that was 14-for-15 in field goals and 45-for-46 in point-after attempts . . . presented the MSU Players Association's Community Service and Outreach Award.

2009 SEASON (JUNIOR): Completed his third year as the starting long snapper . . . has played in every game the past three seasons (39) . . . named MSU's Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Western Michigan.

2008 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Earned his second letter by seeing action in all 13 games . . . selected Spartan Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Florida Atlantic.

2007 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Appeared in all 13 games to earn his first letter . . . recorded one solo tackle each vs. Pittsburgh and Boston College.

2006 SEASON: Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Two-year starter for Coach Dylan Hollingsworth at Summit High School in Frisco, Colo. . . . saw action at offensive tackle, defensive tackle and long snapper during his prep career . . . recorded 51 tackles as a senior, including 20 sacks . . . averaged 10.2 points and 7.3 rebounds for the Tiger basketball team in 2005-06 . . . lettered in golf as a freshman and sophomore . . . son of Joe and Chris Shackleton . . . born Oct. 28, 1987 . . . participated in the July 2010 Heroes for Kids golf outing, benefiting Saginaw (Mich.) youth recreation programs . . . majoring in geography..

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