Shorter senior safety & former PHS quarterback Jordan Shaw was named to the All-GSC First Team today. This is the 2nd straight season the Shaw has been named to the First Team. Shaw finished the season as the Hawks leading tackler for the 3rd straight season.
After walking on as a QB, Shaw moved to the Safety position and excelled. Shaw went on to become a three- year starter on defense and now ends his career 3rd all-time in tackles, 3rd in career interceptions, & holds the record for most interceptions in a season with 8 in 2014.
This season, Shaw averaged 8.7 tackles per game, finished with 87 total tackles, an INT (his 11th in his career), & returned a fumble 61 yards for a score.
In 2014, Shaw was named the 2014 GSC Defensive Player of the Year and was named as Shorter’s first ever AFCA Divison II All-American. Shaw was named to 6 different All-American teams and was named a finalist for the 2014 Cliff-Harris Award given to the nation’s best non-D-1 defensive player. Prior to the 2015 season, Shaw was named to 5 different All-American teams. Here’s a quote from Shorter head coach Phil Jones on Shaw:
Jordan was clearly an impact player, and he has made an impact on this program. What makes him special is that he never missed a practice or a meeting, and throughout it all he remained humble.
Jordan Shaw, former PHS QB & basketball standout, is making quite the name for himself for the Hawks of Shorter University. After red shirting his freshman year in 2011, Shaw was a backup QB in 2012 before the coaches decided to move him to safety in the spring of 2013.
Shaw excelled at the position, leading the team in tackles during the 2013 season with 69 total tackles, 40 solo, 29 assisted, 6 TFL’s and a sack. Shaw also forced 2 fumbles recovering 1, and led the team in INT’s with 2 including a 70 yard pick which he took to the house. Shaw was then named a 2013 All-NCCAA selection.
2014 would turn out to be an even better year for Shaw as he turned in what many have called the best defensive seasons in the football programs 10-year history. Shaw collected 89 total tackles (team high), 53 solo, 26 assisted, led the team and the GSC with 8 INT’s (team record, ranked 5th nationally), 3 of those 8 picks came against Mars Hill (team record), including a 100-yard return for a touchdown (tied team record), and forced 2 fumbles.
Shaw was named GSC Defensive Player of the Week for his game against Mars Hill and was named GSC Defensive Player of the Year and was the only unanimous selection of the First-Team Defense. Shaw was Shorter’s first ever selection to the AFCA Division II Coaches’ All-America Team, was also named to the Beyond Sports Network Division 2 Football All-Super Region 2 Team as well as the BSN Division 2 All-America Team. Shaw was also named a finalist for the Cliff Harris Award, which is given to the nation’s best small college player.
With the 2015 and Shaw’s senior season underway, Shaw was tabbed by many in preseason All-America voting. In Shorter’s first game of the new season, Shaw collected 11 total tackles, 6 solo and 5 assisted.
The Picken High School Dragons football team hosted the Raiders of Southeast Whitfield at Dragon Stadium. Coming into this ball game, the Dragons was 4-1 overall and 1-1 in the region while the Raiders was a perfect 5-0 and 2-0 in region play. The Dragons, coming off of a big home win against Northwest Whitfield, looked to continue that momentum and drop the Raiders from the ranks of the unbeaten. The game was the Homecoming at PHS which would only add to the excitement of the night. The Dragons’ offense scorched the Raiders to the tune of 62 points as Pickens picked up the 62-40 win over SEW.
Tonight the Pickens Dragons boys varsity team kicks off what looks to be a promising season with a game in Canton against the Creekview Grizzlies. Dragons head coach Brad Steinhauer shared his thoughts on what the 2011-12 season has to offer for his group of young men. (more…)