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    Shane Mertz
    Shane Mertz

    Class:
    Junior

    Hometown:
    Hazlet, N.J.

    High School:
    Raritan

    Height / Weight:
    6-8 / 310

    Position:
    OL



    12/10/2014

    #B1GCats Lead Big Ten With 102 Fall Academic All-Big Ten Awards

    Northwestern is the lone conference school to break 100 honors for the second-straight year

    12/11/2013

    NU Leads B1G With Over 100 Fall Academic All-Big Ten Awards

    Wildcats hit triple digits in a single-sport season for the first time in school history

    03/05/2013

    Spring Practice Report: An O-Line with a New Look

    Tuesday practice followed by annual Pro Timing Day events

    2013: Appeared in all 12 games on special teams and as a reserve tackle ... Saw significant time on offense at Nebraska ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2012: Missed the entire season due to injury.

    2011: Did not see action.

    High School: ESPN.com three-star, SuperPrep All-Northeast and Rivals.com All-Atlantic East selection ... Ranked 19th among all New Jersey players by Rivals.com, 21st among all New Jersey players by SuperPrep and 62nd nationally among all offensive tackles by Rivals.com ... MaxPreps All-State, All-County, All-Division and All-Shore Conference honoree ... Ranked as a top-25 offensive tackle by ESPN.com ... Helped lead the Rockets to a two-year record of 14-6, which included a state semifinal appearance in 2009 ... Invited to play in area's Chesapeake Bowl and All-Shore game ... High Honor Roll all four years, Academic All-Shore, NHS, ranked 15th in a class of 275 ... Played against current NU lineman Brandon Vitabile ... Also lettered in track and field (throws) ... Coached by Bob Generelli.

    Personal: Born Shane Russell Mertz ... Son of Joann and Harold Mertz ... Economics major.