Mike Shanahan, TE

School: Pittsburgh  |  Conference: BIGE
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: North Huntingdon, PA
Height/Weight: 6-4 / 241 lbs.
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04/08/2013 - 2013 Pittsburgh Pro Day: Mike Shanahan of Pitt will have to switch to tight end in NFL...Mike Shanahan, WR (6-4 1/4, 241) - Shanahan - who is not related to the head coach of the Washington Redskins - ran the 40 in 4.81 and 4.84 seconds. He had a 30 1/2-inch vertical jump and a 9-foot-6 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.74 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.34 seconds. He performed 18 lifts on the bench press. Shanahan was a wide receiver for the Panthers, but his best shot in the NFL is at the tight end position. Shanahan, Sunseri and Turnley were not at the combine, and are most likely going to be priority free-agent pickups following the 2013 NFL Draft. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com

01/05/2013 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: WR Mike Shanahan has done it throughout a season in which he has caught 58 passes for a team-high 926 yards, but there was no better example of how advantageous it can be to have a big receiver (6-5, 225) than how he performed against South Florida with bowl eligibility on the line. It is not just that he had a career-high nine receptions, but he won the battles across the middle and along the sideline. The Rebels have two defensive backs who check in at six feet or taller, but Shanahan should continue to be a prime target against a defense that ranks 84th nationally in allowing 252 yards per game passing. - The Sports Xchange

12/10/2012 - 2012 ALL-BIG EAST SECOND TEAM (COACHES): WR Mike Shanahan, Pittsburgh, Sr., North Huntingdon, Pa./Norwin, has been selected Second Team All-BIG EAST Conference (Coaches selection) for the 2012 college football season. Shanahan finished the regular season second in the league in receiving yards per game with 77.2. He has recorded 58 receptions for 926 yards (16.0 avg.) and a team-best five touchdowns. Shanahan ranks fifth at Pitt all-time with 158 career catches and is ninth with 2,219 career receiving yards. - Pittsburgh football

10/05/2012 - SCOUTING THE OFFENSE: The Panthers have everything going their way and as such it is easy to wonder if the off week came at an inopportune time. While we will find out Friday night, there is no question the unit has been thriving in all situations. They have also been able to get the big play. Against Gardner-Webb Ray Graham had a 78-yard TD run and Tino Sunseri connected with Mike Shanahan on 77-yard scoring connection. In addition, Sunseri completed two other passes for more than 30 yards. While they did a nice job of moving the chains and keeping drives alive against Virginia Tech, the Panthers also had five plays of 20-plus yards. PLAYERS TO WATCH: WR Mike Shanahan -- The senior is coming off the first two 100-yard receiving games of his career, recording a combined 10-255-3. Shanahan is 7-94 in two games against 'Cuse. - The Sports Xchange

09/24/2012 - WEEK 4 BIG EAST HONOR ROLL: Mike Shanahan, Sr., WR, Pittsburgh, North Huntingdon, Pa.,...Had five receptions for a career-high 144 yards with two touchdowns in a 55-10 win against Gardner-Webb. - BIG EAST football

09/06/2012 - WR Mike Shanahan's six receptions (54 yards) in week 1 equaled a career high previously established against Notre Dame last Sept. 24. - The Sports Xchange

07/18/2012 - 2012 BILETNIKOFF AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Mike Shanahan, Pittsburgh, has been selected to the Preseason Biletnikoff Award Watch List for the 2012 college football season, presented to America's top college football wide receiver by The Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation, Inc. Shanahan (North Huntingdon, Pa./Norwin) had 39 receptions for 493 yards and four touchdowns while starting all 13 games for the Panthers last season. He was named to the Big East All-Academic Team for the third consecutive season. - Pitt football

06/28/2012 - Top-five Pittsburgh prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft: 5. WR Mike Shanahan (6-4, 225)...While not as athletic as Street, Shanahan is the most polished of Pitt's wideouts and offers the combination of size, strength and reliable hands and route-running to help as a traditional possession receiver in the NFL. Shanahan, who by the way, is not related to the Washington Redskins' head coach of the same name, finished second to Street in catches (39) and receiving yards (493) a season ago but caught twice as many touchdowns (four) as the Panthers' speedier option. Shanahan, a highly regarded prep basketball player, turned down scholarship offers on the hardwood to play football but one can see the skills he learned in hoops with the ways he positions himself against defenders, high-points passes and catches the ball cleanly with his hands. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com


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