| Jordan Shipley
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6-0 / 190
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· 2008 season highlights video
· 2007 season highlights video
· 2006 season highlights video
Six-year wide receiver who finished his career as Texas' all-time leader in receptions (248) and ranked second in yards (3,191) and TDs (33) ... missed the entire 2004 and '05 seasons due to injury ... was awarded a sixth year of eligibility after applying for a medical redshirt after the 2008 season ... a two-time All-American ... tabbed a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award (nation's top wide receiver) and a semifinalist for the Maxwell Award (nation's top player) in 2009 ... also served as UT's holder on FGs and PATs and returned kickoffs and punts ... played in 53 career games, starting 35 ... posted 248 receptions (No. 1 on UT's all-time list) for 3,191 yards (No. 2 on UT's all-time list) (12.9 ypc) and 33 TDs (No. 2 on UT's all-time list) and 16 carries for 162 yards (10.8 ypc) during his career ... also returned 30 punts for 375 yards (12.5 ypr) and three TDs and 19 kickoffs for 468 yards (24.6 ypr) and one TD ... his 12.5 ypr average on punts ranks fourth on UT's all-time list ... posted 4,196 all-purpose yards (No. 8 on UT's all-time list) ... averaged 24.9 yards per TD catch and 29.4 yards per scoring play ... finished his career by catching a pass in 31 straight games (No. 3 on UT's all-time list) ... holds the UT record for most receptions in a game with 15, set in 2008 against Oklahoma State ... set a UT record by catching a TD pass in eight consecutive games to open the 2008 season ... is part of UT's most productive QB-to-WR duo along with Colt McCoy ... the duo connected for 234 completions ... is part of UT's most productive single-season receiving duo in history along with Quan Cosby ... the duo combined for 181 receptions for 2,183 yards in 2008 ... only player in school history to catch 80 or more passes in two or more seasons ... one of only two players in school history to register 1,000 or more receiving yards in two or more seasons ... posted nine career games with 10 or more receptions (No. 1 on UT's all-time list) ... only player in school history to catch 10 or more passes in back-to-back games and owns the school record with three consecutive games with 10 or more receptions ... tallied 10 career 100-yard games (No. 2 on UT's all-time list) ... is the first player in Texas history to score TDs by reception, kickoff and punt return in the same season ... is just the fourth Longhorn to record a punt return TD and a kickoff return TD during a career ... tied the UT record for most punt returns for a TD in a career with three ... is tied for UT record for most total kicks returned for a TD in a career with four ... started all 14 games in 2009 ... a consensus first-team All-America selection ... a unanimous first-team All-Big 12 selection ... set UT single-season records for receptions (116) and receiving yards (1,485) and tied for first with 13 TDs ... averaged 30.0 yards per TD reception ... also returned 24 punts for 311 yards (13.0 ypr/14th NCAA/No. 9 on UT's single-season list) and two TDs ... averaged 133.6 all-purpose yards per game (44th NCAA) ... his 8.3 receptions per game ranked fifth nationally and his 106.1 receiving yards per game was sixth ... tallied seven 100-yard receiving games (No. 2 on UT's single-season list) ... caught at least seven passes in 11-of-14 games, including six with at least 10 catches ... started all 13 games in 2008 and returned kickoffs and punts ... a third-team All-America selection as a wide receiver (Associated Press) and an honorable mention All-American as an all-purpose performer (SI.com) ... tabbed first-team All-Big 12 ... caught 89 passes (No. 4 on UT's single season list) for 1,060 yards (No. 7 on UT's single season list) and 11 TDs (t-No. 3 on UT's single season list) ... also returned six punts for 64 yards and a TD and 11 kickoffs for 312 yards and a TD ... played in all 13 games, starting seven, in 2007 ... caught 27 passes for 417 yards (15.4 ypc) and five TDs, while rushing for 20 yards on four carries ... appeared in all 13 games, starting one at receiver, in 2006 ... recorded 16 catches for 229 yards and four TDs ... had promising preseasons in 2004 and 2005 before injuries sidelined him for both seasons ... was a Parade All-American as a prepster ... once caught 13 passes for 250 yards in a high school game and scored by rush, reception, punt return and interception return in another ... a versatile athlete who earned high school all-state honors in football, track and field and golf ... a first-team Academic All-Big 12 selection ... drafted with the 19th pick in the third round (84th overall) by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2010 NFL Draft.
Started 14 games at wide receiver ... tabbed a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award (nation's top wide receiver) and a semifinalist for the Maxwell Award (nation's top player) ... a first-team All-America selection by The Associated Press, Sporting News and Walter Camp Football Foundation ... a unanimous first-team All-Big 12 selection ... a first-team Academic All-Big 12 pick ... named the team's Top Contributor six times ... set UT single-season records for receptions (116) and receiving yards (1,485) and is tied for first with 13 TDs ... averaged 30.0 yards per TD reception ... also returned 24 punts for 311 yards (13.0 ypr/14th NCAA/No. 9 on UT's single-season list) and two TDs ... averaged 133.6 all-purpose yards per game (44th NCAA) ... his 8.3 receptions per game ranked fifth nationally and his 106.1 receiving yards per game was sixth ... tallied seven 100-yard receiving games (No. 2 on UT's single-season list) ... caught at least seven passes in 11-of-14 games, including six with at least 10 catches ... caught eight passes for 180 yards (T-No. 8 on UT's single-game list) and a TD against ULM ... the 180 yards were the most ever by a UT receiver in a season opener ... caught a 78-yard pass for a TD in the second quarter against the Warhawks ... amassed 164 receiving yards in the first half which ranks third on UT's list for first-half receiving yards ... caught seven passes for 61 yards and returned six punts for 60 yards at Wyoming ... posted a season-high 11 receptions for 73 yards and returned a punt 46 yards for a TD against the Texas Tech ... tallied 195 all-purpose yards against UTEP, including 122 receiving yards and a TD on 10 receptions and three punt returns for 73 yards, including a career-long 52-yard return ... became first player in school history to catch 10 or more passes in back-to-back games with 11 against Texas Tech and 10 versus UTEP ... extended his streak of games with double-digit receptions to three games with 11 catches for 147 yards and a TD against Colorado ... also returned three punts for 88 yards, including a 74-yard return for a TD (No. 5 on UT's longest punt return list) ... caught four passes for 22 yards against No. 20 Oklahoma ... notched seven receptions for 108 yards and two TDs at Missouri ... caught six passes for 64 yards at Oklahoma State ... set a school record and posted the second-highest total in Big 12 Conference history with his 273 receiving yards on 11 receptions versus UCF ... caught an 88-yard TD pass, the sixth-longest reception in school history and also grabbed a 53-yard reception against UCF ... amassed 287 all-purpose yards against the Knights, the eighth-best total in school history ... recorded six receptions for 46 yards and two TDs and returned three punts for 28 yards at Baylor ... caught 10 passes for 108 yards and a TD and returned one kickoff for 23 yards against Kansas ... posted eight receptions for 88 yards and two TDs at Texas A&M ... caught seven passes for 71 yards in the Big 12 Championship game versus No. 21 Nebraska ... tallied 10 receptions for 122 yards and two TDs in the BCS Championship game against No. 1 Alabama ... the two TDs tied UT's bowl game record.
Started all 13 games at wide receiver and returned punts and kickoffs ... a third-team All-America selection as a wide receiver (Associated Press) and an honorable mention All-American as an all-purpose performer (SI.com) ... tabbed first-team All-Big 12 by the Austin American-Statesman, Dallas Morning News (all-purpose), Fort Worth Star-Telegram and Waco Tribune-Herald and second-team All-Big 12 by The Associated Press, league's coaches, Kansas City Star and San Antonio Express-News ... earned UT's Most Productive Offensive Performer award three times ... caught 89 passes (No. 3 on UT's single season list) for 1,060 yards (No. 6 on UT's single season list) and 11 TDs (No. 3 on UT's single season list) ... set a UT record by catching a TD pass in eight consecutive games to open the season ... his 6.8 receptions per game tied for 16th nationally and his 81.6 yards per game ranked 28th ... posted three 100-yard receiving games, which is tied for sixth on UT's single-season list ... also posted six punt returns for 64 yards and a TD and 11 kickoff returns for 312 yards and a TD ... posted four receptions for 53 yards and a TD in win over FAU ... added a 24-yard kickoff return against the Owls ... caught three passes for 30 yards and a TD at UTEP ... also returned a kickoff 16 yards versus the Miners ... hauled in five passes for 155 yards and two TDs against Rice ... had TD catches of 30 and 60 yards ... the 155 yards ranks 24th on UT's single-game list ... recorded eight receptions for 83 yards and two TDs against Arkansas ... notched four receptions for 47 yards and a TD at Colorado ... added a 28-yard kickoff return against the Buffaloes ... posted 11 catches for 112 yards and a TD against No. 1 Oklahoma ... the 11 receptions set a Red River Rivalry record ... returned a kickoff 96 yards for a TD in the second quarter against the Sooners, which is the only kickoff return for a TD in Red River Rivalry history and the third-longest kickoff return in UT history ... set a season high with 225 all-purpose yards ... named the Walter Camp Offensive Player of the Week, AT&T ESPN All-America Player of the Week and Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week for his game versus the Sooners ... tallied eight receptions for 89 yards and a TD against No. 11 Missouri ... recorded a career-high and school-record 15 receptions for a career-high 168 yards and a TD versus No. 6 Oklahoma State ... the 168 yards ranks 14th on UT's single-game list ... set a school record with a TD catch in his eighth consecutive game ... added a 17-yard rush against the Cowboys ... posted six catches for 42 yards and returned a punt for a TD at No. 7 Texas Tech ... the punt return for a TD was the first of his career and made him just the fourth Longhorn to ever return a kickoff and a punt for a TD ... also returned three kickoffs for 70 yards (25.0 ypr) ... hauled in five passes for 37 yards, returned a kickoff for 23 yards and converted a fake field goal for a first down on a six-yard rush at Kansas ... caught four passes for 85 yards and returned a kickoff for 14 yards against Texas A&M ... recorded 10 catches for 78 yards and returned four kickoffs for 82 yards against No. 10 Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl.
Played in all 13 games, starting seven ... missed the first two games at wide receiver due to injury, but held for place-kicks ... earned one of UT's Frank Medina Rehabilitation Awards and was named one of the Longhorns' Lowe's Most Improved Offensive Players ... caught 27 passes for 417 yards (15.4 ypc) and five TDs, while rushing for 20 yards on four carries ... made four receptions for 47 yards and had two carries for 12 yards at UCF ... tallied two catches for 41 yards against Kansas State ... recorded two catches for nine yards and a TD against No. 10 Oklahoma ... posted three catches for 71 yards and two TDs at Iowa State ... scored a 58-yard TD on UT's first offensive play of the game against the Cyclones ... hauled in three passes for 56 yards at Baylor ... posted two receptions for 70 yards, including a career-long 60-yard reception, at Oklahoma State ... added two receptions for 34 yards and a TD against Texas Tech ... notched three receptions for 45 yards and a TD at Texas A&M ... hauled in six receptions for 44 yards against Arizona State in the Holiday Bowl.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2006)
Appeared in all 13 games, starting one at receiver ... also worked as a kickoff and punt returner and is UT's holder ... earned UT's Frank Medina Rehabilitation Award ... recorded 16 catches for 229 yards and four TDs ... caught first career pass for five yards against North Texas ... scored the first TD of his career on a 38-yard recption and also had a 40-yard run on a reverse at Rice ... caught two passes for 68 yards, including a 56-yard TD grab, against Sam Houston State ... hauled in two passes for 17 yards and a TD versus No. 14 Oklahoma ... converted a fake FG by rushing for 15 yards against Baylor ... added two receptions at No. 17 Nebraska ... posted three receptions for 42 yards and a TD against Texas Tech ... made three receptions for 29 yards and rushed twice for 23 yards versus Oklahoma State ... rushed once for 15 yards at Kansas State ... added a 16-yard reception against Texas A&M and an 11-yard reception versus Iowa in the Alamo Bowl ... missed all 13 games due to injury in 2005 ... redshirted in 2004.
Coached by his father, Bob, at Burnet and Rotan H.S. ... earned 2004 Parade All-America honors ... named the 2003 Old Spice "Red Zone" Player of the Year by USA Today ... two-time first-team 3A all-state pick ... his 264 career catches for 5,424 yards (No. 2 all-time nationally) and 73 TDs (No. 2 all-time nationally) are all state records ... had 23 career interceptions and 18 kick returns for TDs ... led his team to a 28-2 record and back-to-back 3A Div. I state final games in his last two years and a 46-8 mark in four seasons as a starter ... tabbed the 2003 3A Texas Player of the Year by Dave Campbell's Texas Football ... named the 3A Offensive Player of the Year by the Texas Sports Writers Association ... earned first-team 3A all-state honors at WR from The Associated Press in 2003 ... was a second-team all-state pick as a defensive back and third-team selection as a kick returner ... earned district 25-3A MVP honors that year ... caught 95 passes for 1,920 yards and 30 TDs in leading 3A Div. I state runner-up Burnet to a 14-1 record as a senior ... totaled eight interceptions, 73 tackles and 17 PBUs on defense that year ... had two punt returns and two kickoff returns for TDs in 2003 ... played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl following his senior season ... caught 80 passes for 1,717 yards and 22 TDs en route to first-team all-state honors and 3A Offensive Player of the Year honors as a junior ... had 30 total TDs and posted 10 interceptions (three returned for TDs) that year ... helped his squad post a 14-1 record and reach the 3A Div. I state finals as a junior ... had 13 catches for 250 yards and two TDs with an INT in a state semifinal victory over Jasper ... scored four TDs -- one rushing, receiving, punt return and interception return -- in a win over Austin Reagan as a junior ... caught 47 passes for 1,119 yards and 15 TDs in leading his team to an 8-3 mark as a sophomore ... was a starting receiver at 1A Rotan High as a freshman and earned second-team all-state honors as a kick returner and third-team recogntion at receiver ... also lettered and competed in state championships in track (four years), basketball (three years) and golf (two years) ... was part of a fifth-place finish in the 400 meter relay and sixth -place finish in the 800 meter relay at the 3A state meet in 2003.
Born in Temple, Texas ... graduated in December '08 with a degree in kinesiology and began work towards a master's in kinesiology ... a four-time member of UT's Athletics Director's Honor Roll ... active in UT's community service program ... has made numerous speaking appearances at churches and schools ... is part of a group of Longhorns that regularly visits patients at Dell Children's Medical Center ... participated in a visit by the Boys & Girls Club to UT's football facilities ... father, Bob, and grandfather, Richard Felts, both played at Abilene Christian ... uncle, Steven, is the second-leading receiver in TCU history ... father was roommates with Longhorns QB Colt McCoy's father, Brad, at Abilene Christian ... Bob coached Jordan at Rotan and Burnet H.S. before moving on to serve as head coach at Coppell and now Brownwood H.S. ... a prep honor student who posted a 3.96 GPA ... volunteered time speaking to elementary school kids as a prepster ... enjoys hunting and fishing ... plays guitar and has written and recorded his own music.
THE SHIPLEY FILE
Nickname: ESPN (per Vince Young)
My fantasy Sports Center highlight is: Returning a kickoff to go ahead in the National Championship game
The record I dream of breaking is: All-time receiving TDs and yards
Favorite movie: Braveheart
Favorite actor: Mel Gibson
Favorite actress: Rachel McAdams
Nobody knows how much I like to: Play ping pong
Favorite TV show: SportsCenter
Favorite musical artist: George Strait
Favorite car: Corvette
The biggest influence on my football career is: My dad
If I were to play another sport it would be: Golf