Fall Academic All-Big Ten teams boast several Gopher Standouts
Big Ten Conference announces Fall academic honorees.
Twenty-four seniors will be recognized on Senior Day Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium.
2011 SENIOR SEASON:
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).
2010 JUNIOR SEASON:
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.
2009 SOPHOMORE SEASON:
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.
2008 FRESHMAN SEASON:
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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