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Kevin Shaffer
72   Kevin Shaffer

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Leola, Pa.

High School:
Conestoga Valley HS

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 298

Position:
Offensive Tackle

Experience:
3L



Tulsa: A three-year letterwinner and two-year starter . . . has played in 29 career games and has started 23 of those games . . . one of the top offensive line prospects in the Western Athletic Conference . . . should push for all-WAC accolades during the 2001 season . . . has started the last 23 games at offensive tackle . . . has graded over 80-percent in 22 of 23 contests the past two seasons . . . 2000 -- Started all 12 games at left tackle on the season . . . graded over 80-percent in all 12 games . . . 1999 ?? Started all 11 games at strong tackle . . . graded over 80-percent in 10 of 11 games . . . had a high grade of 91-percent against San Jose State . . . 1998 ?? Was one of six true freshman to see action during the 1998 campaign . . . played in six games . . . saw action against SW Missouri State, West Virginia, Colorado State, Air Force, SMU and Wyoming . . . Overall -- Had an outstanding spring season . . . has great athletic ability, which allows him to be a dominant offensive lineman . . . very versatile player . . . a good run and pass blocker . . . provide solid leadership on the offensive line . . . has good size, strength and ability . . . an intelligent player . . . has attracted interest from professional scouts.

High School: Was a two-year letterwinner at Conestoga Valley High School . . . started at offensive guard and defensive tackle both his junior and senior seasons . . . did not begin playing football until his junior season . . . helped his team register an 8-2 record and advance to the state quarterfinals . . . was credited with 33 tackle and three fumble recoveries during his senior season . . . was a first-team all-conference selection on both offense and defense as a senior . . . was a "BIG 33" game nominee . . . named the Lancaster News Era Player of the Week and also the Lancaster Lebanon Player of the Week once each as a senior . . . high school coach was Gerad Novak.

Personal: Favorite NFL player is Jerome Bettis . . . the Pittsburgh Steelers is his favorite NFL team . . . his favorite book is The Outsiders . . . his favorite non-football athlete is Barry Bonds . . . lists "The Simpsons" and "Friends" as his favorite TV shows . . . favorite movie is Rambo . . . his favorite games as a child was kickball and four-square. . . his dream as a child was to become a major league baseball player . . . a member of Big Brothers and the Scroll Society . . . did not begin playing football until his junior year of high school . . . was named to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll in 1998 and 1999 . . . majoring in finance. . . born March 2, 1980 in Salisbury, Maryland.