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Sojourn Shelton
CB #23
Height:
5-9
Weight:
177
College:
Wisconsin
Hometown:
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Biography

College Career: Started a school-record 51 games and matched a school record by playing in 54 career contests … finished his career with 125 tackles, nine INTs (tied for the eighth-most in school history), 41 passes defensed (sixth most in school history), two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery … as a senior in 2016, started all 14 games, had a career-high four INTs, led the team with 12 passes defensed and was named first-team All-Big Ten … as a junior in 2015, started all 13 games for the nation’s top-ranked scoring defense (13.7 ppg) and finished with 29 tackles, an INT and seven passes defensed … named honorable mention All-Big Ten … as a sophomore in 2014, started 12 of 14 games played and finished the year with 33 tackles and six pass breakups ...

College Career: Started a school-record 51 games and matched a school record by playing in 54 career contests … finished his career with 125 tackles, nine INTs (tied for the eighth-most in school history), 41 passes defensed (sixth most in school history), two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery … as a senior in 2016, started all 14 games, had a career-high four INTs, led the team with 12 passes defensed and was named first-team All-Big Ten … as a junior in 2015, started all 13 games for the nation’s top-ranked scoring defense (13.7 ppg) and finished with 29 tackles, an INT and seven passes defensed … named honorable mention All-Big Ten … as a sophomore in 2014, started 12 of 14 games played and finished the year with 33 tackles and six pass breakups ... helped UW rank No. 4 nationally in passing defense at 168.0 yards per game and No. 4 in opponent completion percentage at 49.0 ... in 2013, played in all 13 games with 12 starts as a true freshman and finished season with 36 tackles, four INTs and seven passes defensed ... became first true freshman to start a UW season-opener since Travis Frederick in 2009 ... tied for third in the Big Ten with four INTs, which also ranked No. 3 nationally among true freshmen.

Personal: First name pronounced “SO-jurn” … attended Plantation (FL) High School where he was named first-team all-county by the South Florida Sun and the Miami Herald as a senior … returned three punts for TDs and recorded an INT, 16 pass breakups and 22 tackles ... as a junior, recorded three INTs at cornerback and was named to the Broward County Super 11 by the Sun Sentinel ... active in 100 Black Men of Great Ft. Lauderdale and Junior Achievement while also serving as a motivational speaker for Plantation area little leaguers … earned a bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences Communication.

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