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88 Faysal Shafaat

CHATTANOOGA: Two-time All-American and three-time All-Southern Conference tight end ... four-year starter ... 125 career catches, including 18 TDs ...  No. 4 on UTC’s all-time receiving TD list ... four multi-TD games in his career.

2014 • SENIOR SEASON:  Third Team All-American according to the Associated Press, Beyond Sports Network and College Sports Madness ... First Team All-SoCon ... career-high 90 yards on six catches at New Hampshire ... three catches for 32 yards and two TDs at Furman ... three grabs for 44 yards at Tennessee Tech ... career-high eight catches for 68 yards and a TD against Wofford ... three catches for a team-high 45 yards at Tennessee ... season-high four catches for 49 yards and two TDs against VMI ... three catches for 30 yards at Austin Peay ... made one catch for 22 yards at Central Michigan ... missed the second half with a shoulder injury ... Preseason 3rd Team All-American by The Sports Network and Beyond College Sports ... CFPA Tight Ends watch list for the third year in a row ... preseason first team All-SoCon ... made the Dean's List in the fall ... made the SoCon Honor Roll and earned the SoCon Commissioner's Medal.

2013 • JUNIOR SEASON: First Team All-Southern Conference ... led the team with 35 catches ... team-high 322 receiving yards and six TDs ... four catches for 45 yards and two TDs against UT Martin ... two catches for 36 yards, both TDs, at Georgia State ... three grabs for 48 yards against Austin Peay ... three catches for 28 yards at Elon ... two catches for 11 yards and a TD against The Citadel ... five catches for 41 yards against Wofford ... six catches for 41 yards and a TD at Samford ... named to the College Football Performance Awards Tight Ends Watch List heading into 2013 ... Third Team Preseason All-American and No. 3 TE in the nation according to Phil Steele ... First Team Preseason All-Southern Conference.

2012 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Third Team All-American by College Sports Madness ... Second Team All-SoCon ... 295 receiving yards and five TDs on 37 catches ... three catches for eight yards and a TD at Western Carolina ... three catches for 22 yards and a TD against Georgia Southern ... five grabs for 58 yards and a TD against Appalachian State ... career best six catches for 50 yards at USF ... three catches for 25 yards and a TD against Glenville State.

2011 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Started all 11 games and named to the Southern Conference All-Freshman team ... fourth on the team in receiving with 19 catches for 179 yards and two TDs ... scored against Western Carolina and Wofford ... had five catches for 48 yards in the season finale against the Terriers ... made the Athletics Director’s Honor Roll in the fall.

2010 • REDSHIRT SEASON: Sat out as a redshirt.

HIGH SCHOOL:  Top-100 Central Florida recruit from Orlando Lutheran Academy in Orlando, Fla ... earned first team all-state honors as a senior ... had 26 catches for 538 yards and eight TDs ... also played defensive end, recording 101 tackles ... led the state of Florida with 20 sacks ... helped Orlando Lutheran to a 7-3 record as a senior ... Crusaders went 10-2 during his junior year ... played for head coach Michael Viera ... made the honor roll ... also a standout basketball player who was the league MVP and first team all-district as a junior.

PERSONAL:  Born Oct. 17, 1991 ... son of Michelle and Rizvan Shafaat ... has a younger brother, Imran, and younger sister, Alia ... graduated with a degree in Psychology in December 2014.


Year G/GS Rec. Yards Avg./Rec. TD Long
2011 11/11 19  179  9.4 2 18 
2012  11/10  37  295  8.0  28 
2013  12/10  35  322  9.2  27 
2014 14/12 34 413 12.1 5 32
Totals  48/44
Position: TE
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 250
Year: Senior
Hometown: Orlando, Fla.
High School: Orlando Lutheran Academy
Experience: 3 Letters
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