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    Shaun Herbert
    Shaun Herbert

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Oxon Hill, Md.

    High School:
    Bishop McNamara

    Height / Weight:
    6-1 / 200

    Position:
    WR

    Birthdate:
    03/20/1984



    General: Fifth-year senior and four-year letterwinner ... Played in 45 career games ... Closed career fourth on NU's all-time receptions list (168) and third on NU's all-time receiving yardage list (1,926) ... Finished career by catching a pass in 36 consecutive games, the nation's eighth-longest such streak ... Surpassed the 100-mark for career receptions on Oct. 29, 2005 (vs. Michigan) ... Delivered numerous clutch grabs during his career ... Took advantage of unexpected playing time in 2003 when injuries hit the wideout corps ... Great route runner who could play every position at wide receiver ... Played his final season at NU while enrolled in graduate school.

    2006: Academic All-Big Ten ... Team's Marcel Price Award recipient (given to a player who best exemplifies the enthusiasm and dedication to the Wildcat program and is symbolic of Price's desire) ... One of four team captains ... Named to 2006 Biletnikoff Award Watch List ... Big Ten's No. 2 returning wideout with 6.6 catches per game ... Tabbed the receiver with the "surest hands" in the Big Ten by The Sporting News ... Preseason honorable mention All-America selection by nationalchamps.net ... Team's leading receiver ... Turned in his best game of the year vs. Michigan State: six catches for 54 yards, which included a pair of TD receptions ... One of his TD catches (18 yards) came on a halfback option pass from Brandon Roberson ... Had five catches for 39 yards at Michigan ... Caught a team-best four passes for 33 yards against Miami (Ohio) ... Four catches for 15 yards vs. New Hampshire ... Six receptions for 37 yards against Eastern Michigan ... Logged four catches for 48 yards at Nevada ... Three receptions for 34 yards at Penn State ... Pair of receptions for 17 yards at Wisconsin ... Caught a 37-yard pass against Purdue -- his longest reception in 18 games ... Four receptions for 46 yards at Iowa ... Four passes for 57 yards -- all in the first quarter -- vs. Ohio State ... Finished his career with a season-most 77 receiving yards (four catches) against Illinois ... Had a season-long 38-yard grab vs. the Illini.

    2005: Honorable mention All-Big Ten (media) selection ... NU's Thomas Airth Spirit Award recipient ... Team's leading receiver ... Redshirt junior ... His 79 season receptions were the fourth-most on NU's single-season list ... Ranked third in Big Ten and 20th nationally with 6.6 receptions per game ... Also sixth in the Big Ten and 55th nationally in receiving yards per game (71.8) ... Led Northwestern in receptions in seven of 12 games ... Ranked 36th nationally among wide receivers in cbssportsline.com WR ranking -- a ranking that is computed on player statistics and strength of schedule ... Turned in a 138-yard game -- a career best -- at Michigan State ... Had 10 catches in the game, one shy of his career high ... Had eight receptions for 120 yards in the first half vs. MSU ... Totaled eight receptions for 91 yards vs. Michigan ... Opened year vs. Ohio with a game-best seven catches for 93 yards and two touchdowns ... Had TD grabs of 11 and 18 yards ... Led NU against Northern Illinois with six catches for 73 yards, which included a 26-yard reception ... Notched a game-high eight grabs for 46 yards and two touchdowns at Arizona State ... Led NU with seven catches for 47 yards vs. Penn State ... Totaled five catches for 80 yards, including a season-long 27-yard grab ... Delivered a career-high 11 receptions for 96 yards at Purdue ... Caught four passes for 80 yards, including a 34-yard TD reception, vs. Iowa ... Held to a season-low two catches (16 yards) at Ohio State ... Four receptions for 41 yards at Illinois ... Caught seven passes (team co-leader) for 61 yards and a TD vs. UCLA in the Sun Bowl.

    2004: Led team with a 14.5 yards per reception average ... Had at least one catch in all 12 games ... Fourth on team with 32 receptions (tied with Ashton Aikens) ... Caught five passes for 43 yards, including his first career TD at TCU ... His TD grab was a big one -- it came with nine seconds remaining and tied the game at 45-45 ... Two catches for 44 yards, including a career-long 34-yarder, vs. Arizona State ... Two receptions for 21 yards vs. KU ... One catch for 25 yards at Minnesota ... Hauled in three catches for 27 yards vs. Ohio State ... One catch for seven yards vs. Indiana ... Four catches for a season-best 54 yards at Wisconsin ... Had just one reception vs. Purdue, but it was a huge one -- a 29-yard, tackle-breaking grab on NU's game-winning TD drive ... Caught three passes for 52 yards at Penn State ... Totaled a pair of catches for 18 yards at Michigan ... Grabbed three passes for 35 yards vs. Illinois ... Closed the season with his first 100-yard game (110 yards) on five catches at Hawaii.

    2003: Redshirt freshman who saw increased playing time with the late-season injuries to Ashton Aikens and Mark Philmore ... Had a season-high seven-catch, 63-yard performance against Penn State ... Caught his first career pass -- a 9-yarder -- at Purdue ... Two catches for 33 yards vs. Michigan.

    2002: Redshirted.

    High School: SuperPrep Top 20 in Maryland ... Second-team all-state wide receiver ... Two-time all-conference, two-time All-Prince Georges County, first-team All-Gazette, Washington Post All-Metro and Pigskin Club first-team All-Metro selection ... George Michael's Golden 11 Football Team ... Team MVP ... For career, totaled a school-record 115 receptions for 1,985 yards and 15 touchdowns ... Also completed 15 of 26 passes for 326 yards and four TDs ... Playing in WCAC Senior Game ... Caught a single-game best 10 passes for 203 yards and a TD vs. Paul VI ... High Honor Roll ... Who's Who ... Frank Neitzy Athletic Award winner as school's male athlete of the year ... Coached by Bernard Joseph.

    Personal: Born Shaun Anthony Herbert on 3/20/84 ... Son of Francis and Crystal Herbert ... Chose NU over Duke ... Earned an undergraduate degree in sociology with a minor in business institutions ... Enrolled in the sports administration master's program.

    Herbert's Career Statistics

    RECEIVING
             G	Rec	Yds	TD	Lg	Rec/G	Avg/C	Avg/G
    2003	9	10	105	0	19	1.1	10.5	11.7
    2004	12	32	465	1	62	2.7	14.5	38.8
    2005	12	79	862	6	34	6.6	10.9	71.8
    2006	12	47	494	2	38	3.9	10.5	41.2
    TOTAL	45	168	1926	9	62	3.7	11.5	42.8
    

    RUSHING G Att Yds TD Lg Avg/C Avg/G 2003 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2004 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2005 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2006 12 2 14 0 11 7.0 1.2 TOTAL 45 2 14 0 11 7.0 0.3

    TOTAL OFFENSE G Rush Pass Total Avg/G 2003 9 0 0 0 0.0 2004 12 0 0 0 0.0 2005 12 0 0 0 0.0 2006 12 14 0 14 1.2 TOTAL 45 14 0 14 0.3

    TACKLES G UA A Total TFL Yds PD FF FR Blkd 2003 9 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 2004 12 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 2005 12 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 2006 12 2 0 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 TOTAL 45 2 0 2 0.0 0 0 0 0

    PUNT RETURNS G No. Yds TD Lg Avg/R Avg/G 2003 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2004 12 2 -3 0 0 -1.5 -0.2 2005 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2006 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 TOTAL 45 2 -3 0 0 -1.5 -0.1

    ALL PURPOSE G Rush Rec PR KR IR Total Avg/G 2003 9 0 105 0 0 0 105 11.7 2004 12 0 465 -3 0 0 462 38.5 2005 12 0 862 0 0 0 862 71.8 2006 12 14 494 0 0 0 508 42.3 TOTAL 45 14 1926 -3 0 0 1937 43.0

    SCORING G TD Rush Pass Retn PAT 2PAT FG Total Avg/G 2003 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2004 12 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 6 0.5 2005 12 6 0 6 0 0 0 0 36 3.0 2006 12 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 12 1.0 TOTAL 45 9 0 9 0 0 0 0 54 1.2