| Traylon Shead
|Height / Weight:|
6-2 / 225
Second-year running back who has played in five games ... redshirted and gained valuable experience on the scout team in 2010 ... three-time first-team all-state selection ... played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl as a prepster.
Made his collegiate debut against Rice and played against Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Kansas and Texas Tech.
Redshirted in 2010.
Coached by Tommy Allison at Cayuga H.S. ... a prep All-American, three-time first-team all-state and three-time first-team all-district performer at running back ... named to PARADE's All-America High School Football Team ... an EA SPORTS All-American second-team selection ... played in the 2010 U.S. Army All-American Bowl ... a two-time Texas 1A Offensive Player of the Year ... a member of Rivals' top 250 national prospects ... ranked as the 17th-best running back by Rivals ... named second-team Dave Campbell's Texas Football Super Team ... finished his career as the state's all-time leader in career TD's (141) and second all-time in rushing yards (10,291 yards) ... helped Cayuga post a 35-8 record in his last three seasons ... earned first-team 1A all-state honors and named the 1A Offensive Player of the Year by the Associated Press and the Texas Sports Writers Association as a senior ... tabbed the district 20-1A co-MVP ... rushed for 2,695 yards (9.7 ypc) and 39 TDs ... led Cayuga to a 14-1 record and its first state championship ... selected as the class 1A Ford Texas High School Player of the Week after rushing for 290 yards and three TDs in a 46-6 win over Grand Saline ... rushed for 240 yards on eight carries in a 59-8 win over Malakoff Cross Roads ... tabbed the Dave Campbell's Texas Football Player of the Week after rushing for 269 yards and six TDs to become the state's second-leading all-time rusher in a 66-0 win over Cushing ... posted 316 yards and three TDs to become the state's career TD leader in a 38-29 win over Lovelady ... surpassed the 10,000-yard mark with 218 yards and four TDs in a 41-19 win over Granado ... named the class 1A Offensive Player of the Year by the Associated Press and the TSWA as a junior ... also tabbed the district MVP ... rushed for 3,504 yards (9.0 ypc) and 52 TDs ... helped Cayuga to a 13-3 record and a berth in the state championship game ... earned first-team all-state honors from the Texas Sports Writers Association as a sophomore ... rushed for 2,810 yards (11.4 ypc) and 33 TDs ... led the Wildcats to an 8-4 record and the second round of the state playoffs ... named the District Newcomer of the Year as a freshman ... rushed for 1,282 yards (9.1 ypc) and 17 TDs ... an all-state performer and four-year letterman in basketball ... helped lead Cayuga to a state championship as a senior and earned district co-MVP honors ... a Texas Association of Basketball Coaches 1A all-region selection as a junior ... also a four-year letterman in track and field ... placed eighth in the 100m dash at the state meet as a junior.
Born in Tyler, Texas ... an academic all-district selection ... earned Student of the Month honors as a senior ... a two-time ACA selection ... was active in community service ... plays the drums and is learning the piano ... served as the church drummer ... served as a mentor for elementary school students ... mother, Lolita, played basketball at Lamar University ... father, Bill, played basketball at Sul Ross State (1970-73) ... sister, Shamonica (`Sha'), played basketball at UT-Tyler (2003-06) ... sister, Courtney, played basketball at Northwestern State (2006-08) ... cousin, Melvin Shead, plays linebacker at Kilgore College.
THE SHEAD FILE
During pregame, I like to: Listen to music
Favorite channel: NFL Network
Favorite show: The Game
I can't believe I watch: Lifetime
Favorite movie: Blood and Bones
Favorite actor: Tyrese Gibson
Sports hero: DeAngelo Williams
Favorite superhero: The Flash
Favorite CD: "Tha Carter III" by Lil Wayne
Favorite video game: Madden '10
Favorite cartoon character: Scooby-Doo
Pets: Dog (Brutis)
I came to Texas because: The atmosphere and the winning tradition