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Jeremy Shockey

position

Tight End

Height

6-6

Weight

236 lbs.

Class

Junior

Hometown

Ada, Okla.

Jeremy Shockey
88 ?Jeremy Shockey
Class:
Senior
Hometown:
Ada, Okla.
High School:
Ada HS
Last College:
NE Oklahoma JC
Height / Weight:
6-5 / 236
Position:
TE
Birthdate:
08/18/1980

SHOCKEY’S CAREER BESTS
Receptions – 7 (at Penn State, 2001)
Yards – 93 (vs. Temple, 2001)
TDs – 2 (vs. Syracuse, 2001)
Long – 56 (vs. Rutgers, 2001)

2001 HONORS
Mackey Award Finalist
First-Team All-American (CNNSI.com)
Second-Team All-American (Associated Press, Sportsline.com, ABC Sports Online)
Fourth-Team All-American (The Sporting News)
First-Team All-BIG EAST (Coaches)

2001 (JUNIOR): Elected to forego his senior season at Miami to apply for the NFL Draft…was one of the nation’s finest tight ends who emerged as a national star in 2001…was one of three finalists for the John Mackey Award, recognizing the finest tight end in college football…named a first-team All-American by CNNSI.com…earned first-team All-BIG EAST honors from the league’s head coaches for the second consecutive season…demonstrated his exceptional athletic ability by consistently running for extra yardage after the catch…led Miami in receptions with 40 catches for 519 yards and seven touchdowns…ranks among the all-time leaders among Miami tight ends in career receptions (6th with 61) , touchdown catches (tied for 2nd with 10), and career yardage (6th with 815)…had at least one reception in every game in 2001…began the 2001 season with a career-best seven catches for 84 yards and one touchdown in Miami’s 33-7 win over Penn State on national television…fended off two tacklers on his touchdown catch at Penn State…caught four passes for 79 yards, including a career-long 56-yard scoring reception, in Miami’s 61-0 win over Rutgers in the home opener…had two catches for 29 yards at Pittsburgh…caught four passes for 66 yards in the win over Troy State…scored on his only catch of the day, a one-yard pass on a fourth down play, in the win at Florida State that snapped the Seminoles’ 10-year home unbeaten streak…grabbed four passes for 32 yards and one touchdown against West Virginia…set a career high with six catches for 93 yards against Temple, including a 41-yard reception…had four catches for 30 yards at Boston College…caught three passes for 33 yards and two touchdowns in the rout of Syracuse…had one catch for 12 yards in the win over Washington…had four crucial catches for 60 yards, including a touchdown, in the win at Virginia Tech…was a standout in Miami’s 37-14 win over Nebraska in the Rose Bowl as he caught five passes for 85 yards and scored one touchdown as Miami earned its fifth national championship…scored on a 21-yard pass from Ken Dorsey in the second quarter after lining up as a fullback on the play to give UM a 17-0 lead over Nebraska early in the second quarter…one of three Hurricanes (along with Joaquin Gonzalez and Bryant McKinnie) on the Lombardi Award Preseason Watch List for the nation’s top interior lineman…rangy and athletic receiver who provided game-breaking ability for the Hurricanes…has a knack for making the big play…has exceptional pass-catching ability…exhibits surprising speed in the open field…is difficult to bring down in the open field, often breaking tackles and evading tacklers with a rigid stiff-arm…was discovered by UM head coach Larry Coker during 2000 Spring practice at Northeast Oklahoma A&M Junior College.

2000 (SOPHOMORE): Rose from obscurity to prominence with an outstanding season after signing with Miami late in the Summer…despite playing as a backup to starter Ivan Mercer, Shockey earned first-team All-BIG EAST honors by the league’s coaches, College Football News and The Sporting News for his outstanding season…caught 21 passes for 296 yards and three touchdowns…averaged 14.1 yards per reception for the season and played in 10 of 11 regular season games…missed the Temple game because of a slight tear of the medial collateral ligament in his right knee suffered early in the Florida State game…made several crucial plays in big games…became a Miami legend by catching a 13-yard touchdown pass from Ken Dorsey in the final minute to give UM a 27-24 victory over then-top ranked Florida State on national television…the winning grab versus FSU was Shockey’s first touchdown catch as a Hurricane…returned to the FSU game for the final possession after sitting out much of the contest with a knee injury suffered in the first quarter…caught a 44-yard touchdown pass from Dorsey in Miami’s 41-21 win over then-No. 2 ranked Virginia Tech, breaking two tackles on the catch and run play…added a 5-yard scoring catch in Miami’s season-ending 52-6 victory over Boston College…signed with the Hurricanes in July, 2000…was eligible to join the Hurricanes after only one year of junior college action because he was a full academic qualifier out of high school.

1999 (JUNIOR COLLEGE): Northeast Oklahoma A&M (Miami, Oklahoma)…was a first-team JC All-American by The JC Grid Wire…a unanimous selection as first-team All-Southwest Junior College Conference…caught 33 passes for 484 yards and seven touchdowns.

HIGH SCHOOL: Ada…lettered all four seasons at Ada HS, playing mostly at wide receiver and outside linebacker…also returned punts…caught 50 passes for 1,108 yards and five touchdowns as a senior…returned four punts for touchdowns as a senior…was named All-State and All-District during his senior season…caught eight passes for 206 yards in an overtime loss against the state’s top-ranked team, Oklahoma City’s Carl Albert High School…also played on Ada’s basketball team during his senior year…an honor roll student…coached in football by Gary McBroom.

PERSONAL: Born 8/18/80 in Ada, Oklahoma…full name is Jeremy Charles Shockey…chose Miami over Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Michigan State and Texas A&M…son of Lucinda Shockey.

SHOCKEY’S CAREER STATISTICS

Year G-S Rec. Yards Avg. TD Lg
2001 11-11 40 519 13.0 7 58
2000 10-0 21 296 14.1 3 44
Totals 21-11 61 815 13.4 10 58

MIAMI TIGHT END RECORDS (since 1979)

Touchdowns
1. Daniel Franks (97-00) 12
2. Randy Bethel (87-90) 10
Jeremy Shockey (00-01) 10
4. Rob Chudzinski (88-90) 7
5. Willie Smith (84-85) 6

Receptions
1. Willie Smith (84-85) 114
2. Glenn Dennison (81-83) 106
3. Coleman Bell (90-92) 80
4. Daniel Franks (97-00) 77
5. Rob Chudzinski (88-90) 71
6. Jeremy Shockey (00-01) 61
7. Mondriel Fulcher (96-00) 47
Gerard Daphnis (93-96) 47
9. Randy Bethel (87-90) 44
10. Charles Henry (84-87) 39

Receiving Yards
1. Willie Smith (84-85) 1,521
2. Glenn Dennison (81-83) 1,095
3. Daniel Franks (97-00) 1,038
4. Coleman Bell (90-92) 1,020
5. Rob Chudzinski (88-90) 901
6. Jeremy Shockey (00-01) 815
7. Mondriel Fulcher (96-00) 656
8. Gerard Daphnis (93-96) 603