Shady Salamon
Shady  Salamon


South St. Paul, Minn.

High School:
Cretin-Derham Hall

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 202

Defensive Back


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Twenty-four seniors will be recognized on Senior Day Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium.

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Appeared in 10 games with a pair of starts • recorded 11 tackles (eight solo, three assisted) with one tackle-for-loss • earned fourth varsity letter.

Game-by-Game: Tallied four tackles (three solo, one assist) in season opener at USC (9/3) • recorded a solo tackle in home opener versus New Mexico State (9/10) • appeared in 29-23 victory versus Miami (Ohio) (9/17) • assisted on one tackle in loss to North Dakota State (9/24) • tallied two solo tackles in Big Ten opener at Michigan (10/1) • appeared in contest at Purdue (10/8) • notched one tackle, which was a tackle-for-loss vs. Nebraska (10/22) • tallied one solo tackle in 22-21 victory over Iowa (10/29) • did not play at Michigan State (11/5) or vs. Wisconsin (11/12) • assisted on one tackle at Northwestern (11/19) • appeared in 27-7 victory over Illinois (11/26).

Saw action in all 12 games, mostly on special teams • did not record any statistics • recognized as a member of the Big Ten All-Academic Team • earned third varsity letter.

One of the Gophers best performers on special teams • tallied six total tackles on the season • earned second varsity letter • recognized as a member of the Big Ten All-Academic Team.

Game-by-Game: Made first appearance of the season against Air Force on 9/12 • in the 35-21 loss to No. 8 Cal on 9/19, tallied one solo tackle • appeared in the 35-24 win at Northwestern on 9/26, did not record any statistics • in the 31-28 loss to Wisconsin on 10/3, recorded two solo tackles • in the 35-20 win over Purdue on 10/10, notched one tackle • appeared at Penn State and Ohio State, but did not record any statistics • in the 42-34 win over Michigan State on 10/31, finished with one tackle • in the 35-32 loss to Illinois on 11/7, finished with one tackle • appeared in the 16-13 win over South Dakota State on 11/14, the 12-0 loss to Iowa on 11/21 and the 14-13 Insight Bowl loss to Iowa State, but did not record any statistics.

Appeared in 12 of 13 games with two starts • ranked third on the team in rushing with 181 yards on 49 carries and three touchdowns • also had nine receptions for 91 yards and a touchdown• earned first varsity letter.

Game-by-Game: Saw his first collegiate action off the bench at Bowling Green (9/6) • totaled 64 yards on 12 carries vs. the Falcons • gained 19 yards on his first collegiate rush and also scored his first collegiate touchdown on a 5-yard run at Bowling Green • made his first collegiate start against Montana State (9/13), finishing the game with eight yards on three attempts • also snared a 13-yard reception vs. the Bobcats • came off the bench to rush for 50 yards on seven carries, including a 3-yard touchdown run, against Florida Atlantic (9/20) • had two carries for four yards in a reserve role at Ohio State (9/27) • rushed four times for 10 yards, with a 1-yard touchdown plunge, vs. Indiana (10/4) • came off the bench at Illinois (10/11), but did not record any statistics • rushed two times for five yards and had an 8-yard reception at Purdue (10/25) • hauled in a 6-yard reception vs. Northwestern (11/1) • totaled six yard on two carries and had a 9-yard reception against Michigan (11/8) • had a strong game off the bench at Wisconsin (11/15), totaling 69 all-purpose yards (29 rushing/40 receiving), hauling his first career touchdown pass and scoring on a 2-point conversion run • made second career start vs. Iowa (11/22), recording two carries and an 11-yard reception • tallied six carries for seven yards and one reception for four yards vs. Kansas (12/31).

Attended local power Cretin-Derham Hall, where he was a two-way starter for the Raiders • helped lead CDH to a 13-1 record and a berth in the Minnesota Section 4 Class 5A championship game as a senior in 2007 • averaged 8.8 yards per carry, totaling 774 yards on 88 carries • scored 19 total touchdowns (15 rushing and four receiving) • also had 33 receptions for 522 yards • listed as Special Mention on the 2007 Associated Press All-State Team • earned All-Metro honors from the Minneapolis Star-Tribune • named to KARE-11 Preseason All-Metro Team in 2007 • also helped lead CDH to a 10-1 mark, and a runner-up finish in the Minnesota Section 4 Class 5A playoffs as a junior • rushed for 834 yards on 114 attempts for an average of 7.3 yards per carry in 2006 • scored 19 touchdowns (16 rushing, three receiving) • also had 28 receptions for 288 yards that season • earned honorable mention all-state honors from the AP • coached by Mike Scanlan.

Shady Salamon was born Feb. 20, 1990 • son of Robin Salamon • kinesiology major.


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