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    Elijah Shumate

    Class:
    Junior

    Hometown:
    East Orange, NJ

    High School:
    Don Bosco Prep

    Height / Weight:
    6-0 / 213

    Position:
    Safety


    Shumate's Career Highs

    Tackles: 3, Miami, Oct. 6, 2012 (2-1)

    Pass breakups: 2, at Michigan State, Sept. 15, 2012

    FRESHMAN SEASON (2012): Made appearances in all 13 games, primarily as the nickel back and also on special teams ... totaled nine tackles (seven unassisted) and broke up three passes during his freshman campaign ... finished with two tackles in the home opener against Purdue (Sept. 8) ... had three tackles (two unassisted) against Miami (Oct. 6) at Soldier Field ... tallied two solo stops against Wake Forest (Nov. 17) ... recorded one solo tackle vs. Alabama in BCS National Championship Game.

    HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated 37th player nationally on SuperPrep Elite 50 squad . . . listed seventh nationally among defensive backs and third-best player in New Jersey by SuperPrep . . . ranked 55th on Scout.com Scout 300 list and considered fourth-best safety in the nation by Scout.com . . . rated 103rd on 247Sports list of top prospects nationally . . . ranked the sixth-best safety in the nation and fourth-best prospect from New Jersey by 247Sports ... listed 113th on Rivals.com Rivals250 . . . ranked eighth-best defensive back in nation and fourth-best recruit in New Jersey by Rivals.com . . . rated number-136 player nationally and ninth-best safety in his class by MaxPreps and Tom Lemming . . . listed the 14th-best safety nationally by ESPNU . . . rated number-four player in New Jersey in Newark Star-Ledger The Ledger 50 listing . . . played defensive back and running back for Don Bosco Prep in Ramsey, N.J., in 2011 . . . first-team all-state pick on defense by Star-Ledger . . . first-team selection on Star-Ledger all-Non-Public squad . . . first-team all-Suburban by Bergen Record . . . scored 14 rushing touchdowns on 60 attempts for 361 yards and averaged more than six yards per carry as senior running back . . . helped Don Bosco to sixth straight New Jersey SIAA Non-Public Group 4 title, with Don Bosco finishing the 2011 season as the top-rated high school team in the country according to USA Today . . . had 41 tackles and two interceptions in 2011 . . . returned an interception 21 yards for a score as Don Bosco defeated Bergen Catholic 42-14 in 2011 New Jersey title game for final 11-0 mark . . . made 67 tackles, five sacks, two fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles and an interception as junior in 2010 . . . played in U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio . . . also a track standout who ran 49.6 leg on championship 4x400 relay squad . . . coached by Greg Toal at Don Bosco Prep High School . . . son of Maurice and Debra Shumate ... enrolled in College of Arts and Letters


    Shumate's Career Statistics

    Tackles
    Year G-S TT UT AT TFL Scks FF FR BLK
    2012 13-0 9 7 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 1 0-0 5-0
    TOTAL 13-0 9 7 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 1 0-0 5-0
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