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2001 Football Roster

Johnathan Shaw

Class: Jr.
Position: DB
Height: 6-0
Weight: 216 pounds
Previous School: NW Mississippi JC
Hometown: Oxford, MS

NW Miss. JC: Selected NJCAA pre-season all-American ... Ended his sophomore year ranked third nationally in interceptions with nine ... Had a total of 18 interceptions in two years ... As a freshman, he was picked NJCAA all-American and honorable mention all-American by J.C. Gridwire ... Voted all-Region 23 and first team MACJC all-State ... Started in all 12 games at strong safety ... Led the nation in interceptions with nine ... Fifth on the team in tackles with 79 stops, including 50 solos ... Credited with two quarterback sacks, one tackle for loss of yards, six pass breakups, two fumble recoveries, and one caused fumble ... Tied a school record with four interceptions against East Mississippi and was named Defensive Player of the Week by coaches ... Returned an interception 38 yards for a touchdown versus Copiah-Lincoln ... Totaled a season-high 10 tackles against East Central ... Played for coach William Kirksey.

High School: A standout tailback and defensive back at Oxford High School ... Selected first team all-Division II 4A in 1998 ... A member of the Oxford Eagle's all-Area team after his senior year ... Led the Chargers to an 8-4 record in 1998 when they were runners-up for the district championship ... Oxford advanced to the first round of the state playoffs ... Coached by Tim Carter ... Rushed for 989 yards and caught eight passes for 133 yards as a senior ... Finished second in Division II 4A in scoring with 134 points ... Voted team captain ... Two-time all-District pick ... Voted Q93 Player of the Week five times.

Personal: Parents: John and Annette Shaw ... Born: 5/23/81.