Sedrick Shaw is Honorary Captain

Sept. 27, 2012

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Sedrick Shaw, the University of Iowa’s all-time leading rusher, will serve as honorary captain this weekend as the Hawkeyes host Minnesota (11:01 a.m., ESPN2) in Kinnick Stadium.

Shaw was a four-year letterman for the Hawkeyes from 1993-96. The native of Austin, Texas rushed for 4,156 yards and 33 touchdowns on 837 attempts. His career totals also include 438 receiving yards, 380 yards on kickoff returns and 35 total touchdowns.

At the completion of his final season in 1996, Shaw held Iowa records for rushing attempts, rushing yards, rushing touchdowns and total touchdowns, and was tied for third in career scoring. At the time, he ranked eighth in the Big Ten Conference in both rushing attempts and yards.

Shaw is the only player in Iowa history to rush for more than 1,000 yards in three different seasons, and as a senior he became the eighth player in Big Ten history to accomplish the feat. He is one of five Hawkeyes to lead the team in rushing in three different seasons.

Shaw earned first-team All-Big Ten honors as a senior in 1996. He was the MVP of Iowa’s 38-18 win over Washington in the 1995 Sun Bowl and the offensive MVP in Iowa’s win 27-0 win over Texas Tech in the 1996 Alamo Bowl. Shaw rushed for more than 100 yards and scored one touchdown in each of the bowl victories. He shared Iowa team MVP honors in 1995 and 1996 and was a team captain as a senior.

Shaw rushed for more than 200 yards twice, including a career best 42 attempts for 250 yards and one touchdown in a 21-7 win at Michigan State in 1995. Later that season, he rushed 41 times for 214 yards and three touchdowns in a 33-20 win at Wisconsin. Iowa posted a 17-7 record in his final two seasons. Shaw rushed for more than 100 yards in 19 games.

Shaw was selected by the New England Patriots in the third round of the 1997 NFL Draft and played in the NFL for three seasons.

Shaw will accompany the Iowa captains to midfield for Saturday’s pregame coin toss. He will also be with the Hawkeyes in the locker room before and after the game, and on the sideline during the contest.