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Shawn Santos
61   Shawn Santos

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Fort Worth, Texas

High School:
Fossil Ridge HS

Last College:
Trinity Valley CC

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 304

Position:
Nose Guard

Experience:
SQ


Tulsa -- A returning squad member . . . transferred from Trinity Valley Community College in the fall of 2007 . . . red-shirted during the 2007 season at Tulsa . . . moved to nose guard from offensive guard during spring drills . . . possesses a big body and can take up space in the middle of the line . . . needs to continue to improve his fundamentals and techniques as a defensive lineman . . . showed some positive signs in spring drills after making the switch from the offensive line.

Junior College -- Played one year at Trinity Valley Community College . . . started at right guard . . . had 61 pancake blocks . . . earned first-team all-conference honors . . . junior college coach was Mark Sartain.

High School -- Was a three-year letterwinner and starter at Fossil Ridge High School . . . started all three years at offensive tackle . . . helped lead his team to an 8-3 record as a senior . . . had 76 pancake blocks and recovered two fumbles his senior season . . . earned first-team all-District 5-5A and all-region honors as a senior . . . was named the District 5-5A Offensive Lineman of the Year and was selected as the Fort Worth Star-Telegram Top-50 Player in the Dallas-Fort Worth area his senior season . . . earned honorable mention all-state accolades . . . was named second-team all-district as a junior and was the Fort Worth Star-Telegram Newcomer of the Year his sophomore season . . . high school coach was Hal Wasson.

Personal -- Favorite NFL team is the Dallas Cowboys . . . his father played for the Toronto Blue Jays Double AA team . . . a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes . . . parents are Edgar and Diana Santos . . . majoring in communication.