05/07/2014 - 2014 NFL Draft: 126 FBS programs, 126 possible UDFAs: COLORADO STATE: OLB Shaquil Barrett (6-1, 251, 4.76)...Although he has average physical traits, Barrett makes up for his limitations with his high energy attitude and quick-thinking approach to be a possible nickel rusher in the NFL. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
04/29/2014 - Five players who should be on Tennessee's draft radar: OLB Shaquil Barrett, Colorado State: With the Titans transitioning to a 3-4 scheme under new defensive coordinator Ray Horton, a pass rusher who can be developed will be on the wish list for Tennessee. Barrett began his college football career at Nebraska-Omaha, but played only one season there before the program was dropped. He transferred to Colorado State and was eligible immediately and produced quality numbers as a hybrid linebacker and rush end, earning conference defensive player of the year honors with 20.5 tackles for loss and 12.0 sacks as a senior. Barrett has very average physical traits, but makes up for his limitations with his high energy attitude and quick-thinking approach. He isn't overly explosive, but is a balanced and flexible athlete with traits worth developing as a later round prospect. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
12/21/2013 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: Colorado State Linebacker Shaquil Barrett, a senior, had 12 sacks and set a Mountain West record with 20.5 tackles for loss. Barrett also is a force on special teams, having blocked three kicks. - The Sports Xchange
12/18/2013 - 2013 ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST FIRST TEAM (COACHES/MEDIA): LB Shaquil Barrett, Sr., Colorado State,...Barrett, who also was named Mountain West Defensive Player of the Year, earned first-team all-conference for the first time after leading the conference in tackles for loss with a conference-record 20.5, including 12 sacks. The senior linebacker recorded 74 tackles, three blocked kicks and three forced fumbles. - Colorado State football
12/10/2013 - 2013 MOUNTAIN WEST DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR (COACHES/MEDIA): Shaquil Barrett, Sr., LB, Colorado State...Second Colorado State player to win MW Defensive Player of the Year accolades (Rick Crowell in 2000)...Third linebacker in four years to earn the award, and seventh overall...Third Ram to capture league defensive player of the year honors, joining Crowell and Brady Smith (1995)...Leads the MW and ranks fourth nationally with a league-record 20.5 tackles for loss in 2013. The previous MW single-season record of 20.0 TFL was shared by BYU's Jan Jorgensen (2007) and San Diego State's Miles Burris (2010).
Leads the MW and is tied for third nationally with 12.0 total sacks. Has 74 tackles (34 solo, 40 assisted)...Has blocked three field goals in 2013, including two vs. Cal Poly on Sept. 14...Has forced three fumbles in 2013, including two vs. UTEP on Sept. 28...Also has one fumble recovery, one interception, five quarterback hurries and two pass breakups this season. - Mountain West football
09/30/2013 - WEEK 5 MOUNTAIN WEST DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Colorado State LB Shaquil Barrett...The native of Baltimore, Md., earned his third MW weekly accolade of his career after the Rams' 59-42 victory over UTEP on Saturday. Barrett recorded 13 tackles, including four tackles for loss and three sacks, and forced two fumbles.
In the third quarter, after UTEP had rattled off 21-consecutive points to tie the game at 28, Barrett decided he was going to step up and make a play. In the next three plays Barrett recorded two sacks and two forced fumbles, the second of which led to a safety. This swung momentum in favor of the green and gold and the Rams score 24 unanswered points of their own.
Barrett's four tackles for loss, three sacks and two forced fumbles are single-game career highs and he became only the 10th Ram to register three or more sacks in one game. On the year, Barrett leads the NCAA with 12.5 tackles for loss and is tied for the nations lead with 6.5 sacks. He is second on the team with 39 tackles. - Colorado State football
09/16/2013 - WEEK 3 COLLEGE FOOTBALL STARS: Shaq Barrett, Colorado State, blocked two field goals in leading the Rams to a 34-17 victory over Cal Poly. - AP Sports
09/16/2013 - WEEK 3 MOUNTAIN WEST SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Colorado State LB Shaquil Barrett honored,...The linebacker from Baltimore, Md., blocked two Mustang field goals last Saturday. Two blocked field goals is the most in a single-season by a Ram since Erik Sandie blocked three kicks in 2005.
Both blocked attempts prevented Cal Poly from pulling within one touchdown of the Rams. In the fourth quarter the Mustangs threatened to cut the CSU lead to 27-20 when they set up for a 32-yard field goal. Barrett's second block swung the momentum back in favor of the Rams, who proceeded to march down the field and score a touchdown to secure a victory. Barrett finished the game with seven tackles (five solo), two tackles for loss and one sack. - Colorado State football
09/01/2013 - MOST IMPORTANT PLAYER: LB Shaquil Barrett - The 6-foot-2, 250-pound senior is a difference-maker and arguably the best linebacker in the Mountain West. Has scored three touchdowns in his two seasons with the Rams -- he began his career at Nebraska-Omaha -- and averaged 83 tackles per season. - The Sports Xchange
09/01/2013 - PLAYERS TO WATCH IN 2013: LB Shaquil Barrett has started 21 games over the last two seasons and earned honorable mention all-Mountain West recognition after compiling 67 tackles and 3.5 sacks last season. - The Sports Xchange
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