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Danny Shelton
Position: Throws
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Auburn, Wash.
High School: Auburn
Experience: 1 Letter
2013 (Track): Represented the Huskies in the shot put at the Pac-12 Championships once again, working track in with his spring football practice obligations … at Pac-12s at USC, he finished 11th in the shot put with a best toss of 50-feet, 4-inches … his first outdoor meet didn’t come until the UW-WSU Dual, but it proved to be a dramatic entrance, as he lost the lead on a WSU athlete’s sixth attempt, only to answer with a career-best throw of 53-1 ½ on his own sixth and final throw to recapture the lead and secure the win … threw twice indoors before suffering a hand injury, throwing a best of 51-5 ¾ at the UW Invitational … earned Pac-12 All-Academic Second Team distinction.

2012 (Football): Started at nose tackle in every game ... named to the Pac-12's All-Academic first team ... also honored with the Academic Achievement Award at the team's postseason banquet ... earned honorable mention All-Pac-12 ... two tackles vs. San Diego State ... notched a career-high 10 tackles at No. 3 LSU, most by a UW defensive lineman since 2008 ... three tackles, including half of a tackle for loss, in win over No. 8 Stanford ... three tackles, including two tackles for loss, vs. No. 11 USC ... two stops at Arizona ... five stops and a fumble recovery in the win at California ... started at end in the win over Utah, finishing with six tackles, including one for a loss ... one tackle in the win at Colorado ... five tackles, including half a sack, at Washington State ... four tackles in the MAACO Bowl vs. Boise State.

2012 (Track):
The starting defensive linemen on the Husky football team came out to hold down the shot put for UW, competing at both conference championships meets ... just missed scoring at the Pac-12 Championships, finishing ninth with a best toss of 49-feet, 5.75-inches ... best outdoor toss was 50-9 ½ at the Trojan Invitational, taking third ... won the WWU Twilite Meet at 49-1 ½ ... fifth at the Pepsi Team Invite in the shot, going 48-7 ½ ... indoors, was 12th at the MPSF Championships with a season-best throw of 51-3 ½ ... traveled to the Vandal Indoor, going 49-11 ¾ to finish eighth.

2011 (Football): Played in all 13 games as a true freshman, earning a start at defensive tackle in the Washington State game ... season-high five tackles vs. Baylor in the Alamo Bowl ... had three tackles at USC ... had a fumble recovery at Oregon State, when he also batted down two passes ... one tackle each vs. Cal, Stanford and WSU.

High School and Personal: As a senior in 2011, won the Washington State 4A Shot Put Championship with a personal-best throw of 60-feet, 1-inch ... also won the West Central District and SPSL meet titles in the shot put as a senior ... placed 11th in the discus at state as a senior after a sixth-place effort as a junior ... fifth at the 4A state meet in the shot as a sophomore and a junio ... in football, named 4A first-team all-state, as both an offensive and defensive lineman, by the Associated Press in 2010 ... also first-team all-state as a junior (offensive line) ... made the Seattle Times all-state team as both a junior and a senior ... twice named both the South Puget Sound League 4A North's Offensive Lineman of the Year and Defensive Lineman of the Year ... played in the Offense-Defense Bowl following senior season ... a PrepStar All-American ... ranked the No. 32 defensive tackle in the country by scout.com ... rated the No. 120 overall prospect and the No. 10 defensive tackle in the nation by rivals.com ... rival's No. 3 recruit in the state of Washington ... nation's No. 43 DT recruit, according to ESPN.com ... named to the Tacoma News-Tribune's "Western 100" list of top recruits in the West ... one of five seniors from the state named a "blue-chip prospect" by the Seattle Times ... also was a standout wrestler at Auburn.

Major Meets
2012 MPSF - 12th, Shot Put
2012 Pac-12 - 9th, Shot Put
2013 Pac-13 - 11th, Shot Put

Outdoor Bests
Shot Put.......53-1 1/2

Indoor Bests
Shot Put.......51-5 3/4
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