90 Shawn Boone
90 Shawn Boone
Height: 6-2
Weight: 233
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Lithia, Fla.
High School: Newsome
Position: DE

2011 — Started at defensive end in all 11 games...collected 27 tackles, three sacks, and a pass deflection...tallied a career high six tackles, including two for-loss, and a sack in the season opener against Coastal Carolina...credited with five stops in a 26-21 win over FCS fifth-ranked Wofford and four tackles the following week in a 14-7 road win against Chattanooga...also registered sacks against both Western Carolina (47-21 win) and FCS third-ranked Appalachian State (20-10 win). 2010 — Earned playing time in all 11 games and starts at defensive end in the season’s final two contests versus Elon and Georgia Southern...joined Paladin offensive tackle Dakota Dozier and placekicker Ray Early in being named to the Southern Conference All-Freshman Team in balloting by league head coaches...notched 22 tackles, including four for-loss, a sack, an interception, and a forced fumble in his first season as a Paladin...garnered SoCon Freshman of the Week honors for his performance against 13th-ranked South Carolina, which included a pair of tackles, a tackle for-loss, and a 3-yard interception return (off USC quarterback Stephen Garcia) for a touchdown in the third quarter...registered season high three-tackle outings against Colgate (45-15 win), The Citadel (31-14 win), and Elon...tallied his sack versus Howard (56-14 win).

High School:  2010 graduate of Newsome (5A) High School...football coach was Kenneth Hisock...played defensive end, offensive tackle, offensive guard, and fullback...two-time second team all-conference selection as a defensive end...totaled 95 tackles, 16 tackles for loss, 10 sacks, four pass deflections, three forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries over his final two seasons, helping Newsome to a pair of district championships and playoff appearances...served as a team captain in both 2008 and `09....had 54 tackles and three sacks his senior year...freshman year was his first year of organized football participation...also played basketball and participated in track & field at Newsome, specializing in the shot put and discus.

Personal: Full name is Shawn Christopher Boone, Jr...born July 8, 1992, in Levittown, Pennsylvania...son of Cheryl Cummings and Shawn Boone, Sr...has three siblings:  Christian, Yasmin, and Sarah...uncle, Sam Boone, Jr., played baseball at LaSalle University, and another uncle, Ricky Boone, played football and baseball at Millersville University...undeclared major.