13  Brian Shope
Brian Shope
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Portage, Pa.

High School:
Portage Area

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 248

Position:
TE

Experience:
3L

2006 (Junior):
Played in all 12 games at tight end for the Herd, starting 11 contests...Caught eight passes for 115 yards...Had a 10-yard reception at WVU...Snagged an eight-yard completion at Kansas State...Caught a career-high three passes for 67 yards against Tulane...solid receiver and excellent blocker.

2005 (Sophomore):
Played in eight games before suffering a knee injury...Caught one pass for six yards at UCF.

2004 (Redshirt Freshman):
Saw action in all 12 games and earned a start against Ohio...Tallied three receptions for 29 yards on the year...Recorded one kick return for seven yards...Had a season-long 18-yard reception at Akron.

2003 (Freshman):
Redshirted, did not play...Named one of the team's most improved offensive players by the coaching staff following 2004 spring practice.

High School:
Was a four-year letter winner in football, basketball and track at Portage Area High Schoo...Played for coach Gary Gouse...Selected to play in the Ken Lantzy Finest 40 All-Star Game, and was nominated for the Big 33 All-Star Game and the PSFCA East-West All-Star Game...A first team all-state pick by the AP at tight end as a senior...Also named to the All-Conference and All-Area teams...Was the leading scorer in the conference...Named team MVP as well as top defensive player...Twice named to the Pennsylvania Football News All-Academic Team...Finished his hoops career as the second leading scorer in school history...A four-time All-Conference basketball player...A three-time all-conference track team member and was team MVP as a junior...Set a school shot put record during his sophomore season...Finished his prep football career with more than 1,000 receiving yards and 33 touchdowns.

Personal:
Full name is Brian R. Shope...Born on July 21, 1984...Son of Daniel and Deborah Shope...Has a brother, Ben, and a sister, Breanna...Majoring in adult fitness.