Dan Shaffer
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    Dan Shaffer

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Lakewood, CO

    High School:
    Green Mountain

    Height / Weight:
    5-11 / 235

    Position:
    FB

    Major:
    Management

    2003 (Junior) - Returned to the Academy following a medical stop out ... played in 12 games, starting three times ... starts came against Wofford, Wyoming and Colorado State ... rushed for 296 yards and three touchdowns ... averaged 4.4 yards per carry ... rushed for a season-high 64 yards and scored a career-best three touchdowns against Wofford ... rushed for 47 yards on 10 carries against Army ... three receptions for 28 yards on the year.

    2002 (Junior) - Scored on a one-yard run in season-opener against Northwestern ... suffered a season-ending knee injury later in the game ... listed as a starter at fullback after spring drills ... left the Academy to rehab his knee following surgery and received a medical redshirt.

    2001 (Sophomore) - Played in eight games, starting once (Hawaii) ... rushed for 203 yards on 38 carries ... scored one touchdown and averaged 5.3 yards per carry ... rushed for a career-high 101 yards on 15 carries and scored a touchdown against Hawaii in his first-career start ... caught one pass for 11 yards against Tennessee Tech ... rushed for 47 yards on five carries in the Blue/Silver spring game.

    2000 (Freshman) - Played on the junior varsity for the entire season ... rushed for 21 yards on seven carries during the Blue/Silver spring game.

    High School - Earned three letters in football and baseball ... led GMHS to the state championship his senior season by scoring a school record 23 touchdowns ... all-state and all-conference in football as a senior ... 4A Player of the Year and GMHS Athlete of the Year his senior year ... all-conference and honorable mention all-state in baseball ... scholar-athlete of the year ... member of National Honor Society ... winner of the State Farm Active Scholar Award ... high school football coach was Don McGatlin.

    Personal - Born Feb. 4, 1982 ... member of cadet squadron 36 ... son of Roger and Cathey Shaffer ... has one brother, David (19), and one sister, Mary (18) ... would like to pursue a career in business or coaching after graduation ... attended Summer Seminar last summer ... also took an astronautical engineering class ... minor is Spanish ... also recruited by Colorado, Colorado State and Northern Colorado. ... athletic officer in his squadron ... played the violin from age five to 16 ... person in history he would most like to meet is Abraham Lincoln ... favorite movie is Rudy ... greatest moment in sports was winning the state championship his senior year in high school.

    Shaffer's Career Statistics
    Rushing
    YearGAttYdsAvgTDLG
    2003 12 67 296 4.4 3 12 (UNLV)
    20021 8455.6113 (NW)
    20018382035.3127 (UH)
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