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Johnny Shivers
Player Profile

Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

High School:
Hallandale H.S.

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 300


WORTH NOTING: Should be a factor at defensive tackle in 1999 ... did not play in 1998 for personal reasons ... before that, played in 23 consecutive games, including the 1996 Carquest Bowl ... started at defensive tackle for the Cavaliers in 1997 ... three-year letter winner.

HONORS: 1996-Received the Speed Elliott Award as UVa's Most Improved Player (team award).

AT VIRGINIA: 1997-Started all 11 games at left defensive tackle ... finished with 14 tackles (seven solo, seven assists) ... had four tackles for losses, including one quarterback sack ... broke up five passes ... was in on three tackles, including one for a loss, and broke up a pass against Auburn ... finished with three tackles against Virginia Tech ... had one sack and another tackle for a loss against the Hokies ... also broke up a pass ... posted two tackles, one behind the line, in the win over Maryland ... was in on two tackles against N.C. State ... was in on one tackle against Clemson, Duke, Florida State and Georgia Tech ... broke up two passes against Wake Forest and one against North Carolina ... earned third letter. 1996-Played in all 11 regular season contests and in the Carquest Bowl against Miami ... saw extensive playing time as a backup at defensive tackle ... recorded 19 tackles (13 solo, six assists) ... finished fourth on the team in quarterback sacks with four ... tied Jon Harris for fourth on the team with seven tackles for lost yardage ... broke up three passes, tops among UVa defensive linemen ... tallied a season-high five tackles, four solo, against Duke ... had two sacks for a loss of 17 yards against the Blue Devils ... had four tackles, including a sack, against Central Michigan ... had three tackles against Texas ... had two tackles against both Maryland and Florida State ... recorded a sack for a loss of eight yards against Wake Forest ... had one tackle each against Georgia Tech and North Carolina ... had one tackle for lost yardage against Miami in the Carquest Bowl ... received his second letter. 1995-Appeared in 10 regular season games for Virginia as a reserve on the defensive line ... frequently inserted in UVa's goal-line defense ... after sitting out the season opener against Michigan, made his Virginia debut against William & Mary ... did not play against Virginia Tech ... recorded seven tackles, including two solo stops and a tackle for lost yardage ... broke up a pass against Georgia Tech ... recorded three tackles (one solo) against Clemson ... also recorded tackles against William & Mary, Wake Forest, Duke and Maryland ... lettered for the first time.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played offensive and defensive tackle for coach Chris Hipsley at Hallandale High School ... three-year letter winner ... earned All-America recognition from Blue Chip Illustrated and SuperPrep his senior year ... also chosen first-team All-State, All-County and All-Conference ... rated one of the top 25 football prospects in Florida and the 18th best offensive lineman in the nation by SuperPrep ... twice named All-Digest ... was third-team All-County as a junior and honorable mention All-County his sophomore year ... also lettered three times in track and field, earning All-Conference honors as a junior.

PERSONAL: Johnny William Shivers ... born 7-26-76 ... son of Georgia Shivers ... has two siblings, Cheyenne (18) and Isis (14) ... Honor Roll student at Hallandale High School ... participates in the Buddy Program at Charlottesville's Greer Elementary School ... anthropology major.


                                  Tot     For           Fum Fum  Pass     Blk

Year   Games  Plays Solo Assists Tackles  Loss    QBS   Rec Cau  Brk  Int Kick

1995    10    144    2     5       7      1/-1    0      0   0    1    0   0

1996    11    323    13    6       19    *7/-42   4/-34  0   0    3    0   0

1997    11    437    7     7       14    *4/-13   1/-7   0   0    5    0   0

Career  32    904    22    18      40    *12/-56  5/-41  0   0    9    0   0

*includes sacks


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