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#96 Lagrone Shields
Position: Defensive Tackle
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 260
Year: Redshirt Freshman
City/State: Memphis, Tenn.
High School: Ridgeway
Experience: Redshirt

AT COLORADO: This Season (Soph.)-he is tied atop the depth chart at right defensive end heading into the fall.  He has added 25 pounds of muscle to his frame since the end of his redshirt frosh season.

2008 (Fr.-RS)-He saw action in two games, Colorado State and Texas, playing two snaps in each in the fourth quarter.  His lone tackle of the year, a solo stop, came against the Longhorns.  He had a good spring, with seven tackles, a third down stop and a team-best three quarterback hurries in the three main scrimmages.  He dropped about 10 pounds from his playing weight as a true freshman.

2007 (Fr.)-Redshirted; he practiced the entire fall on the defensive line at both tackle and end.

HIGH SCHOOL-A three-year starter and letterman, ranked him No. 58 nationally at defensive end as a senior, when he was named second-team All-State and first-team All-Region and All-District.  He was also named to the Shelby County All-Star Team (earning All-Shelby Metro honors as well) and was the Liberty Bowl Auto Zone Player of the Month in October.  Named the team's best defensive lineman and a team captain, he racked up 97 tackles, with 31 for losses including 17 quarterback sacks, to go with three fumble recoveries and one forced fumble. He also played tight end on offense, mainly coming in for blocking situations. As a junior, he was named both second-team All-Region and All-District.  He was also named the team's Most Improved Player en route to registering 103 tackles, including 18 sacks, and seven fumble recoveries. As a sophomore, he tallied 76 tackles and eight sacks. His top games included a win over Germantown in his junior year in which he made 13 tackles, three-and-a-half sacks, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.  In his senior year, he tailed 11 tackles and three sacks in a 40-7 win over Central; in a 10-7 win over Millington, he had eight tackles, two sacks and a game-clinching forced fumble. Under coach John Cooley, Ridgeway was 11-1 his senior season, losing in the second round of the state playoffs; that followed a 12-1-1 record his junior year (state semifinalist), and an 8-5 mark his sophomore season (state quarterfinalist).  He also lettered twice in basketball; he was a member of Ridgeway's 2005 state championship team his sophomore season.

ACADEMICS- He is majoring in Sociology at Colorado.

PERSONAL-Born December 30, 1987, in Memphis, Tenn.  His hobbies include watching movies and playing video games.  He came to Colorado because he loved the atmosphere at CU; coming from the South, he loves the mountains and likes Boulder because "it's a real college town." (First name is pronounced luh-gronn.)

Season                     G      Plays      UT   AT   -   TOT       TFL     Sacks    3DS Hurr     FR   FF  PBU   Int
2008                        2              4          1        0  -     1          0-  0      0-  0        0        0        0      0        0      0



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