Players

Danny Shelton
DL #55
Height:
6-2
Weight:
335
Age:
24
College:
Washington
Hometown:
Sacramento, CA
Experience:
3

Quick Stats (2016):

TCKL
59
SCK
1.5
FF
0
INT
--
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 95 51 44 1.5 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2016 CLE 16 16 59 32 27 1.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2015 CLE 16 15 36 19 17 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Biography

Career Transactions: Originally drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the first round (12th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft.

At a Glance:

Passionate about family and his Polynesian heritage, studied anthropology at Washington to connect with his culture.

Changed his jersey number from 71 to 55 after his rookie season to honor legendary Polynesian Junior Seau and his late brother ‘Skeevie’, who both wore 55.

A dog lover, who owns two huskies and one pit bull and would like to open a shelter someday.

Only player in the nation in 2014 to earn first-team All-America honors and first-team Academic All-America honors.

Seasonal Reviews:

2015: Started 15 of 16 games...Collected 36 tackles…(9/13) at NYJ: In NFL debut, started at NT, notching two tackles...(12/20) at Sea.: Started at NT, recording season-high seven tackles and one tackle for loss.

College: Played in 53 career games at Washington…Only player in the nation in 2014 to earn first-team All-America honors and first-team Academic All-America honors…Totaled 208 career tackles and 11.5 sacks… Started all 14 games as a senior…First Washington player to earn Academic All-American First-Team honors since 1991…Led the nation with five fumble recoveries…Finished his senior season with 93 tackles, 16.5 tackles for loss and nine sacks…Ranked second on the team in tackles…Named to Pac-12 All-Academic first team and All-Pac-12 honorable mention as a junior, starting in all 13 games…Totaled 59 tackles and two sacks on the season…Started all 13 games as a sophomore, totaling 45 tackles on the year…Recipient of Pac-12 All-Academic first-team honors and All-Pac-12 honorable mention…Played in all 13 games as a true freshman…Totaled 11 tackles on the year…Also threw shot put for the Washington track and field team in 2012 and 2013, placing ninth and 11th at the Pac-12 Championships, respectively…Graduated with a degree in anthropology.

Personal: Given name Danny Sailieupumoni Shelton…Middle name means search for the truth…Family calls him Saili, short for his middle name…Born in Sacramento, Calif…Native of Auburn, Wash…Passionate about family and his Polynesian heritage… Changed his jersey number from 71 to 55 after his rookie season to honor legendary Polynesian Junior Seau and his late brother Skeevie, who both wore 55…Brother, Kevin, plays defensive end at Idaho…Traveled to Tahiti where he studied colonialism abroad during his junior and senior years at Washington…Family refers to him as ‘The Vacuum’ based on the amount of food he can eat…High School: Attended Auburn High School in Auburn, Wash…4A all-state first-team selection as a senior in 2010 and a junior in 2009…Named both the South Puget Sound League 4A North's Offensive Lineman of the Year and Defensive Lineman of the Year twice…First-team All-SPSL selection for offensive and defensive line as a sophomore, junior and senior…Also threw shot put for the track & field team and wrestled…Won the state 4A shot put championship as a senior with a throw of 60-feet, 1-inch…Community Involvement: Interested in giving back and doing volunteer work with animal shelters…Spent time in 2015 visiting with military members and helping at local youth football camps…Hobbies/Interests: Enjoys spending his spare time with his dogs, two huskies (Juicy and Mojo) and one pit bull (Moni)…Passionate about dogs and would like to open a shelter someday…Also interested in learning how to play guitar and the ukulele…Lists island music as his favorite type of music.

Career Transactions: Originally drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the first round (12th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft.

At a Glance:

Passionate about family and his Polynesian heritage, studied anthropology at Washington to connect with his culture.

Changed his jersey number from 71 to 55 after his rookie season to honor legendary Polynesian Junior Seau and his late brother ‘Skeevie’, who both wore 55.

A dog lover, who owns two huskies and one pit bull and would like to open a shelter someday.

Only player in the nation in 2014 to earn first-team All-America honors and first-team Academic All-America honors.

Seasonal Reviews:

2015: Started 15 of 16 games...Collected 36 tackles…(9/13) at NYJ: In NFL debut, started at NT, notching two tackles...(12/20) at Sea.: Started at NT, recording season-high seven tackles and one tackle for loss.

College: Played in 53 career games at Washington…Only player in the nation in 2014 to earn first-team All-America honors and first-team Academic All-America honors…Totaled 208 career tackles and 11.5 sacks… Started all 14 games as a senior…First Washington player to earn Academic All-American First-Team honors since 1991…Led the nation with five fumble recoveries…Finished his senior season with 93 tackles, 16.5 tackles for loss and nine sacks…Ranked second on the team in tackles…Named to Pac-12 All-Academic first team and All-Pac-12 honorable mention as a junior, starting in all 13 games…Totaled 59 tackles and two sacks on the season…Started all 13 games as a sophomore, totaling 45 tackles on the year…Recipient of Pac-12 All-Academic first-team honors and All-Pac-12 honorable mention…Played in all 13 games as a true freshman…Totaled 11 tackles on the year…Also threw shot put for the Washington track and field team in 2012 and 2013, placing ninth and 11th at the Pac-12 Championships, respectively…Graduated with a degree in anthropology.

Personal: Given name Danny Sailieupumoni Shelton…Middle name means search for the truth…Family calls him Saili, short for his middle name…Born in Sacramento, Calif…Native of Auburn, Wash…Passionate about family and his Polynesian heritage… Changed his jersey number from 71 to 55 after his rookie season to honor legendary Polynesian Junior Seau and his late brother Skeevie, who both wore 55…Brother, Kevin, plays defensive end at Idaho…Traveled to Tahiti where he studied colonialism abroad during his junior and senior years at Washington…Family refers to him as ‘The Vacuum’ based on the amount of food he can eat…High School: Attended Auburn High School in Auburn, Wash…4A all-state first-team selection as a senior in 2010 and a junior in 2009…Named both the South Puget Sound League 4A North's Offensive Lineman of the Year and Defensive Lineman of the Year twice…First-team All-SPSL selection for offensive and defensive line as a sophomore, junior and senior…Also threw shot put for the track & field team and wrestled…Won the state 4A shot put championship as a senior with a throw of 60-feet, 1-inch…Community Involvement: Interested in giving back and doing volunteer work with animal shelters…Spent time in 2015 visiting with military members and helping at local youth football camps…Hobbies/Interests: Enjoys spending his spare time with his dogs, two huskies (Juicy and Mojo) and one pit bull (Moni)…Passionate about dogs and would like to open a shelter someday…Also interested in learning how to play guitar and the ukulele…Lists island music as his favorite type of music.

 

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