A big-time run-stopper on the inside of the Washington Huskies defensive line, Danny Shelton’s 6-2, 340-pound frame, combined with tremendous strength and deceptive strength, have been a handful for Pac-12 running games to deal with. In 2014, he will once again be counted on to keep the middle plugged. Shelton has 115 tackles and five tackles for loss in his career and was an honorable mention All-Pac-12 selection in 2013, as well as a first-team All-Academic team member for the league.
A homegrown talent from Auburn High School in Auburn, Wash., Shelton was a two-time Class 4A all-stater on offense and earned the same his senior year on defense. He was tabbed Rivals No. 3 recruit in Washington as a senior and was a standout wrestler and track and field performer as well, winning the state shot put title as a senior with a 60-foot throw.
Shelton played in all 13 games as a true freshman in 2011 and earned a start against Washington State in the Apple Cup game. In 2012, he broke through to the starting lineup, earning honorable mention All-Pac-12 honors along the way. Showing his durability in 2013, he once again started every game despite constant attention from offensive lines through the Pac-12. He once again earned honorable mention honors in the Pac-12 and recorded 59 total tackles, 3.5 for loss.
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