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Austin Shaffer
45  Austin Shaffer

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Odessa, Texas

High School:
Permian

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 285

Position:
DL

Experience:
RS

2008: Redshirted.

PRIOR TO UTEP: Dave Campbell's Texas Top-300 player and first-team All-District 3-5A as a senior at Permian High School ... coached by Darren Allman at Permian ... captained a team that went 12-1 and secured the school's first district championship since 1995 ... voted district MVP and tabbed to the 5-A dream team ... selected a third-team All-State defensive lineman by Scout.com ... as a junior, was selected first team All-District ... chosen Permian's best defensive lineman ... squad compiled a 9-4 record during his junior season and was area champs ... saw some action at tight end ... a regional qualifier for power lifting ... member of the honor roll and a Texas scholar.

PERSONAL: Full name is Austin Corey Shaffer ... son of Richard and Kathleen Shaffer ... born 11/27/89 (Fort Riley, Kan.) ... Criminal Justice major.