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Josh Shaw
Josh Shaw

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

High School:
Dillard

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 283

Position:
Defensive Tackle

Birthdate:
09/17/1979

Experience:
2L


All-Big Ten candidate heads into his second season as a starting defensive tackle . . . teams with Jace Sayler to give Michigan State arguably the best defensive tackle tandem in the Big Ten . . . rated among the nation's top 20 defensive tackles by Lindy's (No. 17) . . . credited with four sacks (14 yards) in the April 8 scrimmage . . .

AS A SOPHOMORE: Co-recipient of the MSU Outstanding Underclass Lineman Award, sharing the honor with tight end Chris Baker . . . started all 12 games in 1999, the first eight at left defensive tackle and the last four on the right side . . . played a career-best 243.5 minutes . . . ranked second on the team in tackles among defensive linemen with 61 (26 solos, 35 assist), only four stops behind Robaire Smith . . . registered four tackles for losses (7 yards) . . . had eight tackles (3-5) vs. Penn State in the regular-season finale . . . made six stops (5-1) vs. Purdue, including one behind the line of scrimmage (2 yards) . . . delivered five tackles each vs. Michigan (3-2) and Notre Dame (2-3) . . . produced a career-high nine tackles each vs. Illinois (3-6) and Eastern Michigan (4-5) . . .

AS A FRESHMAN: Appeared in all 12 games as a true freshman in 1998 and played 139.5 minutes . . . recorded 31 tackles (14 solos, 17 assists), including three for losses (12 yards) . . . had four tackles (3-1) in the '98 season finale vs. Penn State . . . registered a season-high seven tackles (1-6) vs. Illinois, including his first career sack (8 yards), and caused a fumble . . . credited with four stops (1-3) vs. Purdue while playing a season-high 21.5 minutes . . . his 22-yard fumble return in the fourth quarter vs. top-ranked Ohio State set up Paul Edinger's fifth field goal . . . produced five tackles (2-3) vs. Notre Dame . . .

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Named to SuperPrep's All-Dixie Team plus The National Recruiting Advisor's and PrepStar's All-Region Teams . . . second-team all-state and first-team all-county selection in 1997 . . . featured on the Broward and Palm Beach County Super 11 Team . . . selected for the Broward-Dade All-Star Team . . . registered 132 tackles (55 solos, 77 assists) as senior, including 27 for losses and 15 sacks . . . also recovered four fumbles in '97 . . . recorded over 400 career tackles, including 35 sacks, for Coach Ken Scott at Dillard High School . . . runs 4.9 in the 40 . . . born Sept. 17, 1979 . . . majoring in general business administration.

Shaw's Career Statistics

Year G/GS UT AT TM TFL-Yds. Sacks
1998 12/0 14 17 31 3-12 1-8
1999 12/12 26 35 61 4-7 0-0
Career 24/12 40 52 92 7-19 1-8

Shaw's Career Highs

Tackles: 9, twice (last vs. Illinois, 1999)
Tackles for Losses: 1, seven times (last vs. Purdue, 1999)
Sacks: 1, vs. Illinois (1998)

Shaw's Game-By-Game Statistics

1998

Defense UT AT TM TFL Sacks
Colorado State 0 1 1 0-0 0-0
Oregon 0 0 0 0-0 0-0
Notre Dame 2 3 5 0-0 0-0
Michigan 0 1 1 0-0 0-0
Central Michigan 3 0 3 0-0 0-0
Indiana 0 0 0 0-0 0-0
Minnesota 2 0 2 1-2 0-0
Northwestern 0 1 1 0-0 0-0
Ohio State 2 1 3 1-2 0-0
Purdue 1 3 4 0-0 0-0
Illinois 1 6 7 1-8 1-8
Penn State 3 1 4 0-0 0-0
Totals 14 17 31 3-12 1-8

1999

Defense UT AT TM TFL Sacks
Oregon 0 4 4 0-0 0-0
Eastern Michigan 4 5 9 1-2 0-0
Notre Dame 2 3 5 0-0 0-0
Illinois 3 6 9 0-0 0-0
Iowa 1 2 3 1-1 0-0
Michigan 3 2 5 1-2 0-0
Purdue 5 1 6 1-2 0-0
Wisconsin 1 1 2 0-0 0-0
Ohio State 1 4 5 0-0 0-0
Northwestern 1 2 3 0-0 0-0
Penn State 3 5 8 0-0 0-0
Florida 2 0 2 0-0 0-0
Totals 26 35 61 4-7 0-0

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