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Shaun Wilson
Player Profile:
Shaun Wilson 1867159
Position: Running Back
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 185
Year: Senior
City/State: Charlotte, N.C.
High School: West Mecklenburg

Career Statistics

2017: Returning starting running back ... preseason All-ACC selection by Phil Steele's College Football Preview (2nd team return specialist) and Athlon Sports (3rd team return specialist & 4th team RB) ... received co-Most Improved Offensive Player honors along with WR Aaron Young following spring practice ... only active player nationally to register TDs covering 80+ yards via rush, reception and return ... candidate for the Doak Walker Award, an honor presented annually to the top running back in the nation by the PwC SMU Athletic Forum ... candidate for the Paul Hornung Award, an honor presented annually to the most versatile player in the nation by the Louisville Sports Commission ... in 36 games (10 starts), has rushed 313 times for 1,645 yards (5.26) and 12 TDs, caught 45 passes for 462 yards (10.11) and two TDs, thrown one INT in lone passing attempt, returned 41 kickoffs for 1,088 yards (26.54) and two TDs and returned one punt for minus-three yards (-3.00) ... has amassed 3,192 all-purpose yards ... has scored 96 career points ... has lost six fumbles in 401 career touches ... has played 1,092 career snaps ... has topped the 100-yard plateau on the ground four times against Kansas (12-245 in 2014), Indiana (9-103 in 2015), Georgia Tech (10-109 in 2016) and North Carolina (24-107 in 2016) ... has rushed for 50+ yards in 14 career games ... has 12 rushing attempts of 20+ yards including a career-long 85-yard TD jaunt against Indiana in 2015 ... owns personal bests of three rushing TDs and 18 total points against Kansas in 2014 ... has 11 games with 2+ pass receptions including a career-high six against both Miami in 2014 and Northwestern in 2015 ... has six games with 35+ receiving yards including a career-high 102 versus N.C. Central in 2015 ... has three games with 250+ all-purpose yards against Kansas (252 in 2014), Indiana (282 in 2015) and North Carolina (259 in 2016) ... has four scoring plays of 85+ yards (89-yard reception vs. N.C. Central in 2015; 85-yard rush vs. Indiana in 2015; 98-yard KOR return vs. Indiana in 2015; 96-yard KOR vs. Notre Dame in 2016) ... has four scoring plays from scrimmage of 65+ yards (69-yard rush vs. Kansas in 2014; 68-yard rush vs. Kansas in 2014; 89-yard reception vs. N.C. Central in 2015; 85-yard rush vs. Indiana in 2015) ... has five TD rushes of 45+ yards (69 yards vs. Kansas in 2014; 68 yards vs. Kansas in 2014; 45 yards vs. Kansas in 2014; 58 yards vs. Virginia Tech in 2015; 85 yards vs. Indiana in 2015) ... sits 355 rushing yards shy of becoming the seventh player in Duke history to reach the 2,000-yard standard on the ground and 808 all-purpose yards short of becoming the eighth player in school history to reach the 4,000-yard plateau ... aiming to become just the fourth player in Duke history to post 3+ rushing TDs in four seasons, joining Tom Davis (1941-42-43-44), George Clark (1944-45-46-47) and Jela Duncan (2012-13-15-16) ... holds Duke single-game records for rushing yards (245 vs. Kansas, 2014) and TD rushes of 20+ yards (3 vs. Kansas, 2014) ... holds Duke single-season mark for average yards per rushing attempt (7.67 in 2014) ... shares Duke career record for most rushing TDs of 50+ yards (4; tied with George Clark [1944-47] and Jay Wilkinson [1961-63]) ... shares Duke record for longest rush from scrimmage (85 yards vs. Indiana, 2015; tied with Charlie Smith [vs. Virginia Tech, 1951]) ... owns the 31st-highest single-game rushing total in ACC history (245 vs. Kansas, 2014) ... on Duke's all-time charts, ranks sixth in average yards per rushing attempt and 16th in rushing yardage ... one of nine players in Duke history to rush for 1,500+ yards in first three seasons.

2016 Game-by-Game Statistics
2016:
Played in all 12 games with eight starting assignments ... started the final eight games of the season ... ACC Specialist of the Week honoree following the Notre Dame victory ... rushed 151 times for 623 yards (4.13) and four TDs ... caught eight passes for 76 yards (9.50) ... returned 37 kickoffs for 924 yards (24.97) and one TD ... returned one punt for minus-three yards (-3.00) ... totaled 1,620 all-purpose yards ... scored 30 points ... in the ACC, ranked third in all-purpose yards per game (135.00), fourth in kickoff return average, 13th in rushing yards per game (51.92) and 14th in rushing yards per attempt ... nationally, ranked 25th in both kickoff return average and all-purpose yards per game ... rushed for 100+ yards twice against Georgia Tech (109) and North Carolina (107) ... rushed for 50+ yards seven times ... logged rushing TDs versus Northwestern, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech and North Carolina ... sparked Duke's win at Notre Dame with a 96-yard kickoff return for TD ... finished the day with four kickoff returns for 163 yards (40.75) to register the eighth highest single-game kickoff return average in school history ... matched the Duke single-game record for kickoff returns (8) at Pittsburgh ... also against the Panthers, posted the eighth highest single-game kickoff return yards total (181) ... amassed an ACC-high 687 all-purpose yards in November ... on Duke's single-season charts, yearly totals rank fourth for kickoff return yards and tied for fifth for kickoff returns ... lost three fumbles in 197 touches ... on the field for 557 snaps.

2015 Game-by-Game Statistics
2015:
Played in 11 games with two starts ... missed weeks against North Carolina and Pittsburgh ... earned starting assignments versus Northwestern and Georgia Tech ... co-MVP of the New Era Pinstripe Bowl along with QB Thomas Sirk ... ESPN All-Bowl Team selection ... rushed 84 times for 424 yards (5.05) and three TDs ... caught 19 passes for 207 (10.89) yards and one TD ... threw one INT in lone passing attempt ... returned four kickoffs for 164 yards (41.00) and one TD ... compiled 795 all-purpose yards ... scored 30 points ... rushed for 50+ yards four times including a season-high 103 yards with an 85-yard TD dash against Indiana in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl ... the 85-yard rush matched the Duke record for longest run from scrimmage, equaling the standard set by Charlie Smith against Virginia Tech in 1951 ... also against the Hoosiers, caught two passes for 15 yards, threw one INT and returned four kickoffs for 164 yards including a 98-yard TD ... other ground TDs came versus N.C. Central and Virginia Tech ... scoring run versus the Hokies covered 58 yards ... had 2+ receptions in five weeks including a season-high six catches against Northwestern ... recorded a season-high 103 receiving yards versus N.C. Central with an 89-yard TD catch from QB Thomas Sirk ... the 89-yard reception marked the third-longest catch in Duke history, trailing only grabs by Jamison Crowder (99 yards from Sean Renfree vs. Miami, 2012) and Clarkston Hines (97 yards from Dave Brown vs. Wake Forest, 1989) ... only player nationally to register TDs covering 80+ yards via rush, reception and return ... lost two fumbles in 108 touches ... on the field for 290 snaps.

2014 Game-by-Game Statistics
2014:
Honorable mention Freshman All-America selection by College Football News ... finished fourth in the balloting for ACC Rookie of the Year by the league's head coaches ... Academic All-ACC ... played in all 13 games ... rushed 78 times for 598 yards (7.67) and five TDs ... caught 18 passes for 179 yards (9.94) and one TD ... compiled 777 all-purpose yards ... established Duke single-season record for average rushing yards per attempt, breaking the previous standard of 7.43 set by College Football Hall of Fame member Ace Parker in 1935 ... led the ACC in rushing yards per attempt (minimum 500 net yards) ... among rookies in the ACC, ranked third in rushing TDs and fourth in rushing yardage ... in week three, rushed 12 times for a Duke single-game record 245 yards and three TDs while catching one pass for seven yards in a 41-3 win over Kansas ... scoring jaunts covered 69, 68 and 45 yards to establish Duke single-game record for most TD rushes for 20+ yards and equal the school single-game standard for TD rushes of 50+ yards ... the rushing yardage total eclipsed the previous Blue Devil standard of 238 yards set by Robert Baldwin against Maryland in 1994 and ranked as the third-highest single-game total in the ACC for the season, trailing only performances by Pittsburgh's James Conner (263 vs. Duke on November 1) and Miami's Duke Johnson (249 vs. Virginia Tech on October 25) ... yardage total ranked as the fifth-highest single-game total by a freshman nationally on the season, trailing only Oklahoma's Samaje Perine (427 vs. Kansas on November 22), Wyoming's Brian Hill (281 vs. Fresno State on November 1), South Florida's Marlon Mack (275 vs. Western Carolina on August 30) and Georgia's Nick Chubb (266 vs. Louisville on December 30) ... the 245-yard total ranks as the 29th-highest single-game total in ACC history ... also against the Jayhawks, set Duke freshman single-game record for rushing TDs, matched the Duke freshman single-game standard for total points (18), recorded the second-most rushing yards in a single half by a Blue Devil (164 in the 2nd; trailing only a 175-yard 1st half effort by Steve Jones vs. Virginia in 1972) and posted the second-highest single-game all-purpose yardage total by a freshman in school history (252; trailing only Desmond Scott's total of 259 vs. Wake Forest in 2009) ... the three rushing TDs also matched the eighth-highest single-game total in school history ... became the second player in Duke history to post two runs from scrimmage of 68+ yards, joining Jap Davis, who had rushes of  77 and 78 yards against Georgia Tech in 1940 ... earned Athlon Sports National Freshman of the Week and ACC Rookie of the Week honors for his performance versus the Jayhawks ... also reached the 70-yard plateau on the ground versus Elon (6-71) and Tulane (7-70) ... scored single-game rushing TDs versus Tulane and Wake Forest ... logged season-highs of six pass receptions and 74 receiving yards at Miami ... lone receiving TD of the year came at Pittsburgh ... on Duke's single-season charts for freshman, totals rank second for rushing yardage, tied for third in rushing TDs, tied for seventh in total points (36) and 10th in all-purpose yards ... paired with Shaquille Powell (618) to form the 13th duo in school history to register 500+ rushing yards each in a single season ... along with Anthony Boone (5) and Thomas Sirk (8), formed the fourth trio in Duke history to post 5+ rushing TDs each in a single campaign ... one of five true freshmen to earn a varsity letter, joining Zavier Carmichael, Davis Koppenhaver, Zach Muñiz and Alonzo Saxton II ... lost one fumble in 96 touches ... on the field for 245 snaps. 

PRIOR TO DUKE: Four-year letterman at West Mecklenburg High School under Jeff Caldwell ... listed as the No. 46 running back in the nation by ESPN.com ... over final two seasons, helped team to 18 wins and two state playoff berths ... as a senior, rushed for 1,857 yards and 32 TDs ... first team All-Mecklenburg selection by the Charlotte Observer following senior season ... rushed for over 5,500 yards along with 75 TDs in prep career ... four-time all-conference selection ... member of the North Carolina squad for the 77th annual Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas played on December 21, 2013, in Spartanburg, S.C. ... also played basketball.

PERSONAL: Born December 2, 1995 ... son of Lakesha Huntley and Andre Wilson ... majoring in sociology.

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