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#8 Shawn Abuhoff
Position: CB
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 190
Year: Senior
Hometown: Hialeah, Fla.
High School: Dade Christian
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Graduated as the Dartmouth career record holder for punt return yardage (679), return yardage on punts and kickoffs combined (2,515), and touchdowns on punt returns (4) and all kick returns (5), plus came up just one interception shy of the Big Green all-time record.

SENIOR (2011)
All-Ivy First Team at both defensive back and return specialist for the second straight year ... recipient of Dartmouth’s Frank Hershey Award and the Special Teams Award ... One of the tri-captains for the 2011 season ... listed on the FCS Preseason Watch List for the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) for defensive backs, kickoff returners and punt returners ... led the league in punt return average and fumbles forced ... ranked fourth in kick return average and tied for fourth in passes defended per game ... fourth on the team in tackles as well ... blocked a 26-yard field goal attempt as the half expired in the season opener as the Green maintained a six-point lead and went on to beat Colgate, 37-20 ... returned a punt 90 yards for a touchdown at Sacred Heart, the longest punt return in Dartmouth history ... earned the Ivy League Special Teams Player of the Week thanks to that return ... also posted 2.5 tackles for a loss against the Pioneers ... blocked a PAT and picked off a pass at Yale ... broke up two passes and recorded a career-high 11 tackles in a hard-fought defeat at Holy Cross ... selected as the Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week the following week in a 37-0 whitewashing of Columbia ... forced Lion fumbles on consecutive possessions at the start of the third quarter, setting up Big Green touchdowns each time to put the game away ... also had a team-high six stops versus Columbia ... tied for team-high honors with eight tackles at Brown, plus broke up two passes and forced a fumble in the 21-16 victory ... ended career with one more interception, setting up a go-ahead touchdown just before the half against Princeton in the 24-17 triumph.

JUNIOR (2010)
First-Team All-America return specialist as selected by The Sports Network/Fathead.com, and named to Phil Steele’s All-America Third Team ... won the 2010 CFPA Punt Returner Award as the top punt returner in the FCS ... earned a spot on the New England FCS All-Star Team as a return specialist for the second straight year ... chosen for the All-Ivy First Team at two positions — defensive back and return specialist ... named the Kenneth T. Young Award winner for second straight year, plus took home the Special Teams Award ... third in the nation in punt return average at 17.2 yards while bringing back three punts for touchdowns for 41, 76 and 82 yards, tying a school record ... also 21st in the FCS in kickoff return average at 26.4 yards ... ranked seventh nationally in passes defended with four interceptions and contributed 45 tackles and a forced fumble as a cornerback ... twice named the Ivy League Special Teams Player of the Week ... recorded the third-most punt return yards in a season at Dartmouth, and the seventh-most kickoff return yards ... broke up two passes and picked off another for a 56-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter to seal the season-opening 43-20 win at Bucknell ... also had a season-high 114 kickoff return yards against the Bison ... finished the day with 194 all-purpose yards, seven shy of his career best ... had six tackles and broke up two more a passes the following week, including one with less than a minute to play to help the Big Green survive Sacred Heart, 21-19 ... set up Dartmouth's first score at Penn with a 44-yard kickoff return ... made a season-high seven tackles against Yale with an interception ... picked off another pass the next week in the red zone versus Holy Cross, and forced a fumble near midfield in the fourth quarter to help the Green preserve an eight-point victory ... tied for the team lead with six tackles in the thrilling 24-21 triumph at Columbia ... sliced through the Harvard return coverage team with an 82-yard punt return for a touchdown, the fourth longest in Big Green history ... racked up 191 all-purpose yards with 109 on kickoff returns and those 82 on the punt return ... brought a kickoff back 50 yards to start the second half at Cornell, setting up the winning score ... burned the Brown Bears with a 76-yard punt return for a score and finished the day with 104 punt return yards ... began the second half at Princeton with a season-long 53-yard kickoff return ... snared an interception on the final defensive play of the year at the one-yard line, preserving the shutout against the Tigers ... also held Trey Peacock, the Ivy's leading receiver, to just two catches and 23 yards.

SOPHOMORE (2009)
New England Writers FCS All-Star as a return specialist ... second team All-Ivy as a cornerback ... named the team’s Kenneth T. Young Award winner ... tied for league lead with 14 passes defended ... 35 solo tackles ranked third on the team ... 596 all-purpose yards was second best among Big Green players ... ranked second in the conference in kickoff return average (25.2 yards) ... started every game at cornerback ... began the season by returning a defensive extra point against Colgate ... also returned a pair of punts a total of 44 yards versus the Raiders ... came up with a season-high eight tackles (seven solo) the following week at sixth-ranked New Hampshire, plus posted a season high in kickoff return yardage with 101 on just three returns ... picked off a pass in each of the first two games as well ... had seven solo stops again two weeks later at Yale ... posted a tackle for a loss in four straight games beginning with Penn in week three ... picked up first career sack when he forced star Holy Cross quarterback Dominic Randolph to fumble ... made the crushing hit to jar the ball out of the Columbia QB's hands, allowing teammate Charles Bay to scoop it up and return it for a touchdown in the 28-6 win over Columbia ... also blocked a Lion 35-yard field goal attempt ... made five solo tackles in the double-overtime win over Cornell, plus broke up a pass in the second overtime period to help clinch the victory ... final interception of season came in fourth quarter at Brown, and his recovery of a blocked field goal as time expired forced overtime.

FRESHMAN (2008)
Ivy League Rookie of the Week three times in the final four weeks ... Earl Hamilton Freshman Award, given to the top Big Green rookie contributor ... quickly established himself as Dartmouth’s top cover man ... started the final seven contests ... ranked sixth on the team in tackles with a season-high 10 in the last game of the year at Princeton ... recorded eight tackles, five solo, versus Holy Cross ... led the team and was sixth in the Ivy League with three interceptions, plus was eighth in the conference with eight passes defended ... first career interception came in the home opener against New Hampshire ... picked off another pass the following week at Penn ... pounced on a Yale fumble ... set up Dartmouth’s first touchdown at Cornell with his interception inside the Big Red 30 ... brought back a kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown versus Brown and set a school record with 190 return yards on kickoffs ... also posted a career-high 201 all-purpose yards against the Bears ... only Ivy Leaguer with at least two returns to average 30 yards bringing back kickoffs ... fifth in the conference in punt return average.

HIGH SCHOOL
Two-time choice for 1A All-State first team ... eight touchdown catches and six interceptions as a senior ... averaged 24.6 yards per catch ... also spent some time as a placekicker ... ran 200 and 400 and long jumps for the Dade Christian track team ... earned four letters in football, tennis and track ... captained football and track for two years and tennis for four ... ran on 4x400 and 4x100 state championship relays in Dade Christian’s class.

PERSONAL
Majoring in history modified with economics ... son of Michael and Elaine ... born on October 12, 1989 ... father played tennis at Delaware ... grandfather Ralph Abuhoff played basketball at Illinois ... uncle Daniel Abuhoff rowed at Princeton.


Complete Career Statistics

TACKLES g ua a total tfl pd ff fr blk
2008 10 23 20 43 0.0-0 8 0 1 0
2009 10 35 6 41 4.0-18 14 2 0 1
2010 10 27 18 45 0.5-1 14 1 0 0
2011 10 33 14 47 3.5 8 3 0 2
TOTAL 40 118 58 176 8.0 44 6 1 3
 
INTERCEPTIONS g no. yards td long avg/r avg/g
2008 10 3 18 0 8 6.0 1.8
2009 10 3 -4 0 0 -1.3 -0.4
2010 10 4 57 1 56 14.2 5.7
2011 10 2 16 0 16 8.0 1.6
TOTAL 40 12 87 1 56 7.2 2.2
 
PUNT RETURNS g no. yards td long avg/r avg/g
2008 10 17 143 0 17 8.4 14.3
2009 10 11 95 0 39 8.6 9.5
2010 10 18 310 3 82 17.2 31.0
2011 10 13 131 1 90 10.1 13.1
TOTAL 40 59 679 4 90 11.5 17.0
 
KICK RETURNS g no. yards td long avg/r avg/g
2008 10 9 277 1 94 30.8 27.7
2009 10 20 505 0 58 25.2 50.5
2010 10 22 580 0 53 26.4 58.0
2011 10 21 474 0 89 22.6 47.4
TOTAL 40 72 1836 1 94 25.5 45.9
 
SCORING g td rush rcv ret pat 2pat fg total avg/g
2008 10 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0.6
2009 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.2
2010 10 4 0 0 4 0 0 0 24 2.4
2011 10 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0.6
TOTAL 40 6 0 0 6 0 0 0 38 0.9
 
ALL PURPOSE g rush rcv pr kr ir total avg/g
2008 10 0 0 143 277 18 438 43.8
2009 10 0 0 95 505 -4 596 59.6
2010 10 0 0 310 580 57 947 94.7
2011 10 0 0 131 474 16 621 62.1
TOTAL 40 0 0 679 1836 87 2602 65.1
 
SACKS g ua a total yards
2008 10 0 0 0.0 0
2009 10 1 0 1.0 8
2010 10 0 0 0.0 0
2011 10 0 0 0.0 0
TOTAL 40 1 0 1.0 8
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