Through hard work and the ability to work open and catch everything, Jaxon Shipley enters his senior season as the dean of the Longhorns receiving corps. The four-year letter winner has played in 36 games with 24 starts during his career.
Played for his dad at Brownwood High School, earning prep All-American honors as a senior in 2010. He was a two-time first-team all-state and three-time all-district performer at wide receiver and played in the 2011 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. A three-year starter, Shipley tallied 203 receptions for 3,444 yards and 43 TDs while recording eight special team scores as well.
As a true freshman in 2011, he played in 10 games while making five starts. He received honorable mention All-Big-12 honors and made several freshmen All-American teams after recording 44 catches for 607 yards and three scores.
A year later, Shipley had established himself as one of the team’s primary receivers, starting 10 of the 13 games he played in 2012. He led the team with 59 catches and was second in receiving yards with 737, and scores with six. Once again, he was an honorable mention All-Big-12 selection.
Shipley’s 2013 season was similar to his sophomore campaign. He started nine of 13 games and posted 56 catches on the season. His yardage tally dropped to 589 yards and he found the end zone only once on the season.
Shipley’s 159 catches rank seventh on the Texas all-time list and his 1,933 yards put him ninth in school history. He has a catch in 35 of 36 career games, including a current streak of 33 straight.
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