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Adam Shada

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Omaha, NE

High School:
Millard North HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 195

Position:
DB

Birthdate:
05/22/1985

Hawk-Item - - Selected as CoSIDA first team academic all-American for second straight year . . . named to CoSIDA academic all-District VII team for third straight season . . . set Iowa record with 98-yard interception return for a touchdown in win over Purdue in 2006 . . . one of three true freshmen to see action in 2004.

2007 Honors - - Named honorable mention all-Big Ten by league media . . .Forest Evashevski Scholastic Achievement Award . . . Win During the Week Award, defense . . . 2007 - - Listed as first team cornerback following spring practice . . . suffered injury in first period of Michigan State game and missed final three games of the season . . . started at cornerback in win over Northern Illinois as defense allowed just 21 rushing yards and 235 yards total offense . . . recorded four solo tackles and four assists vs. Northern Illinois . . . started at cornerback in win over Syracuse as defense allowed just 24 rushing yards and 103 yards total offense . . . recorded four solo tackles vs. Syracuse, including a QB sack for minus seven yards . . . started at cornerback and played every defensive down in loss at Iowa State . . . recorded seven tackles at Iowa State, including five solo tackles while also recording two pass break-ups . . . started at cornerback in loss at Wisconsin, recording six solo tackles and one assisted tackle . . . started at free safety in loss to Indiana, recording four solo tackles . . . started at cornerback in loss at Penn State . . . recorded seven tackles at Penn State, including six solo stops . . . had one fumble recovery to stop Penn State's opening drive and also collected two pass break-ups . . . started at cornerback in win over 18th-ranked Illinois as defense held top rushing team in the conference to 137 net rushing yards and 287 yards total offense . . . recorded 10 tackles vs. Illinois, including four solo stops and six assists, along with a tackle for loss and one pass break-up . . . started at cornerback in loss at Purdue, recording six solo tackles and one forced fumble . . . started at cornerback in double OT win over Michigan State, recording three solo tackles before leaving the game in the first period with an injury . . . did not see action in win at Northwestern due to injury . . . did not see action in win over Minnesota due to injury . . . did not see action in loss to Western Michigan due to injury.

2006 Honors - - Selected first team academic all-American and first team District VII academic all-American . . . named honorable mention all-Big Ten by conference media . . . 2006 - - listed as first team cornerback following spring practice . . . started at cornerback in opening win over Montana as defense allowed just 144 yards total offense . . . recorded two solo tackles and one assist vs. Montana . . . started at cornerback in double overtime win at Syracuse, recording two solo tackles and one pass break-up . . . started at cornerback in win over Iowa State . . . recorded five solo tackles, three assists and two pass break-ups in win over Iowa State . . . started at cornerback in win at Illinois . . . recorded four solo tackles and one assist vs. Illinois, along with two pass interceptions for 15 yards and a pass break-up . . . nearly had a third turnover on a fumble recovery . . . started at cornerback in loss to top-ranked Ohio State . . . recorded two solo tackles and two assists vs. Ohio State, including one tackle for loss . . . started at cornerback in win over Purdue . . . set Iowa school record with 98-yard interception return for a touchdown vs. Purdue, along with totaling five solo tackles and two pass break-ups . . . started at cornerback in loss at Indiana, recording seven solo tackles . . . started at cornerback in loss at Michigan . . . recorded two solo tackles and one assist vs. Michigan before leaving the game in the second period due to injury . . . did not see action in win over Northern Illinois, due to injury . . . did not see action in loss to Northwestern, due to injury . . . did not see action in loss to Wisconsin, due to injury . . . did not see action in loss at Minnesota, due to injury . . . started at cornerback vs. Texas in Alamo Bowl, recording two solo tackles and one assisted tackle.

2005 Honors - - District VII first team academic all-America . . . academic all-Big Ten . . . Next Man In Award, defense . . . 2005 - - tied for seventh in the Big Ten in pass break-ups (0.89) for all games and ranked fifth (1.17) for conference games only . . . tied for third in the Big Ten in interceptions per game (0.33) for all games and tied for eighth (0.33) in conference games only . . . started at cornerback in opening win over Ball State, collecting two solo tackles in first career start . . . saw action at Iowa State, recording one solo tackle . . . first career interception came at Iowa State, with a nine-yard return . . . saw action in win over Northern Iowa, but had no statistics . . . saw action at Ohio State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in win over Illinois, but had no statistics . . . saw action in win at Purdue, recording two solo tackles, one assisted tackle and two pass break-ups . . . starter at cornerback for second time in his career in win over Indiana, recording career-high 13 tackles, all solo . . . also had two pass break-ups in win over Hoosiers and second career interception, with theft coming in the Iowa endzone to stop a Indiana scoring threat . . . saw action vs. Michigan, recording one pass break-up . . . started at cornerback at Northwestern . . . recorded third interception in the fourth quarter vs. Wildcats, while also collecting two solo tackles and one assisted tackle . . . did not see action in win at Wisconsin due to injury . . . did not see action in win over Minnesota due to injury . . . did not see action in Outback Bowl vs. Florida due to injury.

2004 - - Did not see action in opening win over Kent State . . . played in 11 games, recording 13 tackles . . . saw first action of career in win over Iowa State, primarily on special teams, and had no statistics . . . saw action at Arizona State, recording three solo tackles . . . saw action at Michigan, but had no statistics . . . saw action in win over Michigan State, recording three solo tackles and one assist . . . saw action in win over Ohio State as defense held OSU to 177 yards total offense, but had no statistics . . . saw action in win at Penn State as defense allowed no offensive points and held PSU to 147 yards total offense . . . recorded two solo tackles at PSU . . . saw action in win at Illinois, but had no statistics . . . saw action in win over Purdue, recording one solo tackle . . . saw action in win at Minnesota, recording one solo tackle . . . saw action in win over Wisconsin to clinch share of Big Ten title . . . recorded two assisted tackles as defense held Badgers to 186 yards total offense . . . saw action in Capital One Bowl win over LSU, but had no statistics.

High School honors - - First team all-conference and all-state selection as a senior . . . was named Top Male Scholar Football Player for state of Nebraska, as well as the Omaha Metro Area . . . earned first team all-conference and second team all-state honors as a junior . . . Career - - helped lead his Millard North team to three-consecutive undefeated conference seasons and the 2003 Nebraska state championship . . . Millard North had a 36-2 record in his three years as a starter . . . played defensive back, quarterback and wide receiver in high school . . . ended high school career with 96 tackles, eight interceptions and five blocked punts . . . rushed for 1,340 yards as a senior and led the state with 191.4 rushing yards per game . . . scored 20 touchdowns as a senior.

Personal - - Born 5/22/85 . . . Finance major . . . academic all-state selection as a junior and senior, and was named academic all-state captain as a senior . . . parents are Fran and Mark Shada . . . attended same high school as OL Seth Olsen and LB Jeff Tarpinion . . . high school coach was Fred Petito.

Career Bests
Tackles:	13 vs. Indiana, 10/15/05
Solos:	13 vs. Indiana, 10/15/05
Assists:	4 vs. Northern Illinois, 9/1/07
TFLs:	1, Twice, last vs. Syracuse, 9/8/07
INT:	2 at Illinois, 9/23/06
PBU:	2, 5 times, last at Iowa State, 9/15/07
FR:	1 at Penn State, 10/6/07
FF:	1 at Purdue, 10/20/07

Shada's Collegiate Stats

Defense Solo Ast. Total T/Loss Int-Yds.-TD PBU FF RF
Freshman 10 3 13 0/0 0-0-0 0 0 0
Sophomore 20 2 22 0/0 3-9-0 5 0 0
Junior 31 9 40 1/1 3-113-1 4 0 0
Senior 42 14 56 1.5/7 0-0-0 5 1 1
Career 103 28 131 2.5/8 6-122-1 14 2 1
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