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Danny Shelton
Position: Throws
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Auburn, Wash.
High School: Auburn
Experience: 1 Letter

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.

Outdoor Bests
Shot Put.......50-9 1/2

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

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

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