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Donald Shoals
87   Donald Shoals

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Enid, Okla.

High School:
Enid HS

Last College:
Fort Scott Junior College

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 175

Position:
Wide Receiver

Experience:
2L



Tulsa: A two-year letterwinner and returning starter . . . an All-America candidate . . . comes into the season as one of the nation's top receivers . . . has played in all 23 games since transferring to Tulsa . . . has 16 career starts in his two seasons . . . has 1,533 career receiving yards on 110 receptions for a 13.9 average . . . enters the 2001 season needing 99 yards to move into 10th place on the school's all-time receiving list . . . has four career 100+ receiving games . . . 2000 -- Started all 12 games . . . was not only was one of the nation's top receivers last year, but was also among the top punt returners in the country . . . was a first-team all-WAC receiver and punt returner . . . named first-team all-WAC receiver by The Sporting News and Football News . . . earned WAC Player of the Week merits twice as a junior . . . ranked among the top-10 nationally in receiving and punt returns all season . . . ranked fourth in the nation and first in the WAC in total receiving yards (1,195) . . . ranked second in the WAC and 10th in the nation in receiving yards per game (99.6) . . . ranked first in the WAC and 11th nationally in receptions per game (6.67) . . . ranked first in the WAC and 10th nationally in punt returns (15.6) . . . ranked third in the WAC and 40th nationally in all-purpose yards (1,272) . . . had the third-best receiving performance in school history against New Mexico State with 11 receptions for 271 yards and two touchdowns, and was also the third-best in WAC history . . . had 13 receptions for 171 yards against Fresno State . . . caught nine passes for 151 yards vs. Oklahoma State . . . his 1,195 yards ranks fourth on Tulsa's single-season receiving list . . . had 17 punt returns for 266 yards and a 15.6 average . . . returned two punts for TDs in the 2000 campaign . . . against Rice, he returned a punt 71 yards for a touchdown then went 41 yards for a touchdown against Hawaii . . . had seven TDs on the season, five by receiving and two punt returns . . . 1999 -- Started four games including Oklahoma State, TCU, Fresno State and SMU . . . was third on the team in receiving with 338 yards and two TDs on 30 catches . . . best game was when he caught four passes for 117 yards and one TD against Louisiana-Monroe . . . had a season-best 68-yard touchdown reception against UL-Monroe . . . was the Offensive Player of the Game against Fresno State with three receptions for 45 yards . . . also returned 13 kickoffs for 278 yards and a team-best 21.4 average . . . had a season-best 73 yards on four kickoff returns vs. Texas A&M . . . Overall -- A team leader . . . possesses great quickness, speed and strength . . . has quick feet . . . has the ability for being able to separate from a defender . . . runs solid routes . . . a very tough player . . . a playmaker . . . a big play receiver.

Junior College: Earned a letter last year at Fort Scott (KS) Junior College . . . was a starting receiver and returned punts . . . was a first-team all-conference performer at receiver and earned second-team merits as a return specialist . . . caught 21 passes for 392 yards last year . . . junior college coach was Kevin Gundy.

High School: Was a three-year letterwinner at Enid High School . . . started at both receiver and strong safety his junior and senior seasons . . . was a Tulsa World all-state defensive back as a senior . . . named honorable mention all-state as a receiver by the Daily Oklahoman . . . earned first-team all-conference honors his senior season . . . tied for the team lead on defense with 82 tackles and intercepted three passes as a senior . . . caught 39 passes for 805 yards his senior season at wide receiver . . . returned three kicks for TDs and averaged 36.1 yards on nine kickoff returns as a high school senior . . . also blocked four kicks . . . also lettered three years in track and basketball . . . tied for second at the state track meet in the long jump with a jump of 23'0" . . . high school football coach was Craig Simmons.

Personal: Favorite movie is Braveheart . . . enjoys playing basketball and the classical guitar . . . his favorite NFL team is the Atlanta Falcons and Barry Sanders is his favorite NFL player . . . lists "Friends" as his favorite TV show . . . a cousin to former Tulsa running back John Mosley . . . lists New Orleans as the most memorable place he has visited . . . the first thing he would do as President of the United States would be to help the homeless . . . a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes . . . majoring in exercise sciences . . . born December 25, 1978. Shoals' Career Statistics

ReceivingGRecYdsAvgTDLong
1999 (So)113033811.3268
2000 (Jr)1280119514.9576
Totals23110153313.9776

Punt ReturnsGNo.YdsAvgTDLong
1999 (So)1122211.0014
2000 (Jr)121726615.6271
Totals231928815.2271

KO ReturnsGNoYdsAvgTDLong
1999 (So)111327821.4037
2000 (Jr)1246716.8022
Totals231734520.3037

RushingGAttGainLossNetTDAvgLong
1999 (Fr)11140414.04
2000 (So)1261315-20-0.38
Totals2371715210.38