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73   Shannon Boatman
Shannon Boatman

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Beaumont, TX

High School:
West Brook HS

Last College:
Tyler JC

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 315

Position:
OT


At Florida State: First team at the right tackle spot entering fall practice...has worked extremely hard in the weight room over the summer...significantly improved his strength since the 2006 season...entering his senior season, Boatman has a lot of work to do in a short period of time but the coaches are very pleased with the progress he has made...started 12 games in his first season at FSU in 2006...has lost nearly 20 pounds this off-season.

Junior Year (2006): Started every game except for NC State and played in all 13 games...started every game in which FSU rushed for 100 or more yards and gained 400 or more yards in total offense...among returning offensive linemen, only Jacky Claude and John Frady started more games than Boatman in 2006...the Seminoles scored at least one rushing TD in 11 of his 12 starts... Florida State's offense ranked fourth overall in the ACC (324.7 yards per game), second in passing (230.6) and second in scoring (26.5 points per game)...started the Boston College contest as quarterback Drew Weatherford accounted for 338 yards, the fourth-highest single-game total in the ACC during 2006...also on the line as Antone Smith rushed for 20.2 yards per carry against Duke, the fourth-best singlegame performance in the conference in 2006...versus Rice the Seminole offense piled up a season-high 287 rushing yards and 500 total yards with Boatman in the starting line-up.

Junior College: Massive tackle who earned first-team All-American honors as a sophomore at Tyler Junior College...a four-star player by Rivals.com...the No. 17 junior college prospect in the nation and No. 4 offensive lineman according to Rivals.com...named first team all-conference both seasons in junior college...part of an offense that averaged close to 24 points a game in 2005...chose Florida State over LSU, Nebraska, South Carolina and Texas Tech.

Personal: Born Nov. 24, 1984...major is social science.

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