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Michael Shaw
Player Profile:
Michael Shaw 1865083
Position: Outside Linebacker
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 230
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Suwanee, Ga.
High School: Lanier


AT GEORGIA STATE: Two-year starter at outside linebacker ... Played rush end in 2015 and then moved to the “sam” outside linebacker position in 2016 ... Member of 2014 signing class who took a redshirt year ... Ranks fifth in GSU history with 19 career TFL and sixth with 5.5 career sacks.

2016: Third on the team in tackles with 76 with a team-leading 12 tackles for loss and three sacks ... Over the last six games he had 10 tackles for loss and three sacks while averaging 7.3 tackles ... Had an interception, a tackle for loss and seven tackles at App State ... Eight tackles with 2.5 tackles for loss to help hold UT Martin to just two field goals in 31-6 win ... Also had eight tackles at South Alabama ... Seven tackles with two sacks, forcing a fumble on one of them, vs. Arkansas State ... Tied the GSU single-game record with four tackles for loss, including one sack, vs. ULM, along with a career-high 12 tackles.

2015: Third on the team with seven tackles for loss, including 2.5 sacks ... Finished with 36 tackles ... Had seven tackles with two tackles for loss in win at New Mexico State ... Added four tackles with a TFL vs. Appalachian State ... Sacked South Alabama quarterback by forcing an intentional grounding penalty on fourth down on the Jaguars' final possession in Georgia State's 24-10 win ... Shared a sack with Jerome Smith vs. Troy as they thwarted a trick play with an 8-yard loss on third down that took the Trojans out of field goal range ... Had another sack along with five tackles in win over Georgia Southern, helping hold the Eagles to seven points, 135 yards rushing and school-record 203 total yards ... Three tackles with a TFL vs. San Jose State in the AutoNation Cure Bowl ... Redshirted in 2014.

HIGH SCHOOL: First-team all-state in Class AAAA by the Georgia Sports Writers Association ... Earned preseason all-state recognition from Georgia High School Football Daily ... One of the leading tacklers in Gwinnett County as a senior at Lanier High School ... Made 170 tackles, which included 130 solo tackles ... Collected 14 tackles for loss, 10 hurries, three sacks, three caused fumbles and one interception. … Single-game high of 23 tackles, which he achieved twice ... First-team All-Region 8-AAAA ... Second-team all-county by the Gwinnett Daily Post ... Played in the Gwinnett County All-Star Game ... Helped Lanier qualify for the state playoffs ... Played outside linebacker as a junior and had 46 tackles and two sacks ... Coached by Billy Wells.

PERSONAL: Full name is Michael Edward Shaw ... Born May 22, 1996 ... Parents are Derrick and Rosie Shaw ... Majoring in economics.

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