Originally Posted by Nors
Catching BP's eye so far.............from DC.Com Monday Bill board
Interesting note that I have heard before.
Scott Shanle suspended four games
Friday, 26-Sep-2003 6:10PM PDT Story from United Press International
Copyright 2003 by United Press International (via ClariNet)
ST. LOUIS, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- St. Louis linebacker Scott Shanle will be suspended four games for violating the NFL's policy on anabolic steroids and related substances.
The Rams announced the suspension will be without pay.
The 6-2, 245-pound Shanle, selected in the seventh round of the 2003 draft out of Nebraska, is eligible to return to the team's active roster following St. Louis' Oct. 26 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Positives: Well-built athlete with the acceleration and change-of-direction agility to quickly close on the ball
Has the strength needed to take on the lead blocker and stack the action at the point of attack
Stays low in his pads to clog the rush lanes
Can run through traffic and does a nice job with his hands to defeat low blocks
Has the vision and instincts to flow to the play and the short-area quickness to cover most tight ends in their routes
Times his charge off the edge properly as a pass rusher, getting a clean shot through the line of scrimmage
Can break down and tackle well when working in the box
Has the pursuit speed to make plays from the back side
His speed, toughness and closing burst could be more effective operating as a rush-end linebacker in a 3-4 defensive alignment.
Negatives: While he uses his hands well to combat low blocks, he does not extend them properly to keep the blockers out of his chest
Has decent, but not natural hands to make the interception or pass breakup
Gets engulfed by larger blockers when meeting them head on and lacks the strength to be effective as a pass rusher, unless he gets a clean lane to the quarterback (must rely on quickness rather than rip-and-swim moves)
Gets a little too aggressive, resulting in overrunning plays and missing tackles, especially when working in space
More quick than fast, lacking the speed to stay with tight ends outside the short area.
One of two former walk-ons to earn scholarships and win starting positions in the last four years
A member of the 2000 Successful Farming All-America team, he collected 183 tackles (87 solo) with 6 sacks for minus-44 yards, 17 stops for losses of 62 yards, 10 quarterback pressures, 11 pass deflections, an interception, caused a pair of interceptions, forced 2 forced fumbles and recovered another while starting 28 of 48 games.
All-Big 12 Conference honorable mention by the league's coaches
Made the Butkus Award Watch List
Played in 13 games, starting 10 at strongside outside linebacker
Recorded 71 tackles (31 solo) with a pair of sacks for minus-15 yards and 5 stops for losses of 19 yards
Had 6 quarterback pressures and a pass deflection
Also caused a fumble.
Preseason - Missed action during spring drills due to a strained hamstring.
Arizona State - Started the season in fine fashion, blocking a punt that he recovered to advance the ball 6 yards for a touchdown
Made a pair of hits.
Utah State - Made 7 tackles and had a pressure.
Penn State and Missouri - Had another pressure and made 5 tackles in each game.
Iowa State - Delivered 6 tackles (4 solo) with a stop behind the line of scrimmage.
McNeese State - Registered a season-high 10 tackles (5 solo) with a 5-yard sack.
Oklahoma State - Was in on 8 tackles and a stop for a 2-yard loss.
Texas A&M - Credited with a 7-tackle performance.
Kansas State - Caused a fumble when he sacked QB Ell Roberson for a 5-yard loss and came up with 7 tackles.
Colorado - Followed with a 6-tackle effort.
Mississippi (Independence Bowl) - Did not play (coach's decision after the doctors informed him that Shanle was diagnosed the morning of the game with a severe stomach virus. Medication and an IV proved unhelpful and the senior linebacker was forced to watch the game from his hotel room).
All-Big 12 honorable mention by the Associated Press and the league's coaches
Played in every game, starting nine at strongside outside linebacker
Recorded 56 tackles (26 solo) with 3 sacks for minus-25 yards and 8 stops for losses of 36 yards
Recovered a fumble and deflected 8 passes.
Played in every game, starting nine
Registered 55 tackles with a 4-yard sack, 4 stops for losses of 7 yards and 4 quarterback pressures
Caused a fumble and deflected a pair of passes
Also had an interception.
Played in every game as the up-front blocker on the punt-return team, making as assisted tackle vs. Iowa State.
Redshirted after joining the team as a walk-on.
Suffered a left wrist sprain vs. Iowa in 2000
Sprained his right shoulder (AC joint) in the 2000 Missouri contest
Suffered a strained left hamstring (8/4) and left ankle sprain (8/8) during 2001 fall drills
Lacerated and sprained his left thumb in the 2001 Missouri game
Did not run on Pro Day during 2002 spring drills (3/13) due to a strained left hamstring
Did not play in the 2002 Independence Bowl vs. Mississippi due to a severe stomach virus.
CAMPUS AGILITY TESTS
4.73 in the 40-yard dash
30-inch vertical jump
33-inch arm length
Bench presses 385 pounds
COMBINE AGILITY TESTS
ARM HAND TEST 40 20 10 225 VJ BJ SHUTTLE CONE
32 7/8 9Ό 25 4.72 2.75 1.68 20 31 9'3" 4.32 7.27
Attended St. Edward (Neb.) High
Key factor in St. Edward's turnaround from a 3-6 season in his freshman year to 10-1, 9-1 and 10-1 seasons his last three years
Feared running back and defensive back, who was named all-state by the Omaha World-Herald and the Lincoln Journal Star
Named Player of the Year by Huskerland Prep Report
Also earned multiple letters in track and basketball
Served as a class officer his senior year.
Graduated in December, 2002 with a degree in Family and Consumer Science
Son of Pam and Roger Shanle
Member of the 2001 Unity Council
Born Nov. 23, 1979
Resides in St. Edward, Neb.
Scott Shanle10Linebacker62" * 245 * 11/23/79NebraskaWaivers (St. Louis) for 03NFL: Rookie * Cowboys: Rookie58GAMES/STARTS: 2003 (6/0 - StL.),Continuing to churn their roster and look for young talent, the Dallas Cowboys claimed Scott Shanle(pronounced SHAN-lee) off waivers from St. Louis on Dec. 10. A former walk-on at Nebraska, Shanlewent on to start 28 career games for the Cornhuskers. He brings to Dallas a solid work ethic and expe-rience playing special teams in the NFL.2003: Shanle was the first of two seventh round (251st overall) draft chioces by the St. Louis Rams.After finishing fifth in preseason action with 14 tackles, Shanle made his NFL debut in the Rams sea-son opener at the N.Y. Giants (9/7). He saw mostly special teams action in six games for St. Louis, post-ing four special teams stops. He missed four games from late September through October while serv-ing a four game league suspension. He was waived by the Rams on Dec. 9.2002: Shanle - selected as a member of the preseason Butkus Award watch list - was a Big 12 hon-orable mention selection as a senior after recording 71 tackles, six pressures, five tackles for losses,two sacks, a pass defensed and a forced fumble. He recorded his best game of the season againstMcNeese State, totaling a season-high 10 tackles and a five-yard sack.2001: As a junior, Stanle earned honorable mention All-Big 12 honors after finishing fifth on theCornhuskers with 56 stops, eight tackles behind the line of scrimmage, eight passes defensed, threesacks and a fumble recovery. He earned Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week honors after recordingeight tackles and four pass deflections at Missouri. His four pass deflections set a school record forpasses defensed in a game by a linebacker.2000: Stanle started nine-of-11 games as a sophomore, finishing fifth on the team with 55 tackles,four stops for losses, four pressures, two passes defensed, a sack, an interception and a forced fum-ble. He totaled a career-high 11 tackles at Kansas State while posting nine stops against Iowa andColorado.1999: As a redshirt freshman, Shanle saw action in every game, primarily as the up-front blocker onthe Husker punt return team. He posted an assisted tackle against Iowa State while seeing time withthe defense.1998: Shanle was redshirted as a true freshman after making the squad as a walk-on.PERSONAL: Shanle was a key factor in St. Edward, Neb., High Schools turnaround from a 3-6record in his freshman season to 10-1, 9-1 and 10-1 records his final three prep seasons. A standoutrunning back and defensive back for St. Edward - which played eight-man football - he earned all-statehonors from the Omaha World-Herald and the Lincoln Journal Star and was named the player of theyear by Huskerland Prep Report. He also earned multiple letters in track and basketball and served asa class officer his senior year. Shanle - a two-year member of Nebraskas Unity Council - graduated inDecember, 2002 with a degree in family and consumer science.
Hometown boy, walk-on 'backer living his dream
'bout his little Bro
Hard not to pull for him