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Shaun

Wilson

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

Bio

Career Statistics

CAREER: Lettered four (2014-15-16-17) seasons … played in 49 games with 23 starting assignments … rushed 475 times for 2,463 yards (5.19) and 18 TDs … caught 81 passes for 725 yards (8.95) and six TDs … returned 67 kickoffs for 1,697 yards (25.33) ... returned six punts for four yards (0.67) … completed one-of-three passes for four yards with one TD and two INTs … compiled 4,889 all-purpose yards … played 1,649 snaps … 2014 Academic All-ACC honoree … co-MVP of the 2015 New Era Pinstripe Bowl along with QB Thomas Sirk ... honorable mention All-ACC and recipient of the Bob Pascal Award as Duke’s most outstanding offensive back in 2017 ... had four career games with two or more TDs against Kansas (2014; 3), N.C. Central (2015; 2), Indiana (2015; 2), Baylor (2017; 2), Georgia Tech (2017; 2) and Northern Illinois (2017; 2) … became the seventh player in Duke history to reach the 2,000-rushing yardage plateau ... rushed for 100+ yards in five career games, versus Kansas (2014; 245), Indiana (2015; 103), Georgia Tech (2016; 109), North Carolina (2016; 107) and Baylor (2017; 176) ... finished with 22 career games with 50+ rushing yards ... registered 21 games with 2+ pass receptions, including a career-high six catches against Miami in 2014 and Northwestern in 2015 … set the Blue Devil program record for career rushing TDs of 50+ yards with six … on Duke’s career charts, finished career ranking second in kickoff return average, third in all-purpose yards, third in rushing touchdowns of 20+ yards (7), third in touchdown receptions by a running back, third in kickoff return touchdowns, sixth in yards per carry, sixth in kickoff return yards, sixth in kickoff returns, seventh in carries, seventh in receptions by a running back, 13th in rushing touchdowns and 13th in points (156) … set Duke single-game records for rushing yards (245; Kansas, 2014), rushing touchdowns of 20 or more yards (3; Kansas, 2014) and rushing touchdowns of 50 or more yards (2; Kansas, 2014 & 2; Baylor, 2017) … in Blue Devil single-game history, ranks fifth in rushing yards per carry (9.77; Baylor, 2017) and 16th in rushing yards (176; Baylor, 2017) ... 164 rushing yards in the second half against Kansas are the second most in a game in program history, trailing only 175 by Steve Jones in the first half against Virginia in 1972 … established the Duke single-season record for yards per carry with 7.67 in 2014 … on the Duke single-season charts, ranks fourth in rushing touchdowns of 50+ yards (2; 2014, 2015 & 2017), fourth in kickoff return yards (924; 2016), fifth in rushing touchdowns of 20+ yards (3; 2014), fifth in kickoff returns (37; 2016) and 13th in rushing yards (818; 2017) … helped Duke to 28 wins over four seasons, three bowl game appearances (2014 Hyundai Sun, 2015 New Era Pinstripe Bowl and 2017 Quick Lane Bowl) and two bowl victories … one of just 13 Blue Devils in program history to play in two bowl wins, helping Duke capture the 2015 New Era Pinstripe Bowl and 2017 Quick Lane Bowl. 

2017 Game-by-Game Statistics
2017:
Honorable mention All-ACC selection as an all-purpose back and recipient of the Bob Pascal Award as Duke’s most outstanding offensive back … Played in and started all 13 games … rushed 162 times for 818 yards (5.05) and six TDs ... caught 36 passes for 263 yards (7.31) and a team-high four TDs ... returned 26 kickoffs for 609 yards (23.42) ... returned five punts for seven yards (1.40) ... completed one-of-two passes for four yards and one TD and one INT … totaled 1,697 all-purpose yards, becoming the first Blue Devil to reach 1,600 all-purpose yards in a season two times ... scored 60 points ... in the ACC, ranked second in all-purpose yards per game (130.54), fifth in kickoff return average, eighth in total TDs (10), 10th in rushing yards per carry, 10th in rushing yards, 12th in rushing yards per game (62.92) and 17th in receiving TDs ... nationally, ranked 28th in all-purpose yards per game ... 36 receptions were tied for the ninth most in a season by a Duke running back and four receiving TDs were tied for the third most in a campaign by a Blue Devil running back … rushed for 100+ yards against Baylor (18-176) ... finished with 260 all-purpose yards against the Bears, the 11th most in a single game in Duke history … rushed for 50+ yards eight times ... logged single-game rushing TDs versus N.C. Central, Northwestern, North Carolina and Northern Illinois and two versus Baylor ... caught a career-high two TD passes against Georgia Tech and had single receiving scores versus Pittsburgh and Northern Illinois … also threw first career TD pass against Georgia Tech, tossing a four-yard jump pass to TE Daniel Helm … finished with a year-best 75 receiving yards and a score against Pittsburgh … had 2+ receptions in 10 contests including a season-high five catches against Baylor … on Duke’s single-season charts, yearly totals rank fourth for all-purpose yards and 13th in rushing yards ... on the field for 557 snaps.

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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