Texas WR Jordan Shipley

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  1. Bronk

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    Keep your eyes out for Longhorn soph. WR Jordan Shipley. From ESPN: "For the second straight year in this space, we're going to rave about WR Jordan Shipley. One of these days the nation is going to get to see what we're talking about. After reconstructive knee surgery knocked him out of 2004, Shipley tried to come back too soon and ended up pulling his hamstring three times, missing that magical 2005 season. Back mentally and physically, the lightning-quick Shipley put up another productive spring. If he's healthy, that adds a whole new dimension to a receiver corps that already goes five- or six-deep."
     
  2. whiteCB

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    Lets just hope Mack Brown actually lets him play in front of the black WRs before we get to excited. I don't think Mack Brown is particulary fond of white skill postion players.
     
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    I dont think Mack Brown is fond of white players in general. Such a bad coach.
     
  4. Bronk

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    Do not forget (white) TE David Thomas who was such an intregal part of the 2005 team. Brown played him.
     
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    Wow Mack played a white guy at a position besides o-line and who can forget he actually played a white guy on his defense in DE Brian Robinson. Mack Brown will probably not play Shipley until his junior or senior year. I hope thats not the case but I'm just trying to be realistic.
     
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    Jordan Shipley had 2 receptions and a TD against Oklahoma. It is good to see him out there catching passes.
     
  7. Bronk

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    Jordan's TD catch against OU on Saturday:

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    After Jordan Shipley's fantastic game on national TV against Oklahoma, I had to dig up this old thread and get it going again.

    After an injury plagued career, it is great to see Shipley having a great senior season. For those of us that followed his record setting high school career, we all knew that he had the talent.

    I was watching Sportscenter last night and when they showed Shipley's 96 yd kickoff return, the anchor said that Shipley "turned on the afterburners" as he blew by the defenders. I don't think that I have ever heard ESPN use that description for a white skill player. Good job Jordan.
     
  9. Bronk

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    Thank you, SteveB.

    Shipley kicked the living crap outta OU yesterday. He had 11 catches for 112-yards and caught one 37-yard TD pass as well.
     
  10. Colonel_Reb

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    I was so glad to see Jordan Shipley dominate in that game. His athleticism could not be denied! It was great to see such a Caste team go down. [​IMG]
     
  11. white lightning

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    He reminds me of Jordy Nelson alot. It was great to see him dominate against the best team in the country. If Jordan stays healthy, the sky is the limit with a qb like Colt McCoy throwing to him. Congrats to Jordan Shipley on a monster game!
     
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    I would have to disagree, Jordy is much bigger and stronger then Shipley, but Shipley is faster and quicker. A better comparison would be Anthony Gonzalez of the Colts or Torry Holt, but faster. Just my 2 cents worth.
     
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    Good article on Shipley that briefly mentions stereotyping.

    Texas' Shipley catches up to hype
    Receiver on roll in fifth season
    By Kelly Whiteside
    USA TODAY

    DALLAS â€â€￾ This wasn't how it was supposed to go for a Texas high school legend.

    Jordan Shipley, the state's all-time leading prep receiver, finished his career at Burnet High with 264 catches and 5,424 yards, the second-best all-time mark nationally. When the heralded recruit arrived in 2004 and competed for a starting spot, quarterback Vince Young dubbed him "ESPN" because of the highlight-worthy plays he made during practice.

    Shipley tore a ligament in his right knee that August and missed the 2004 season. The following year, hamstring problems resulting from his knee injury kept him on the sideline as the Longhorns won the 2005 national championship.

    On fan message boards, Shipley became the greatest wide receiver never to play a down. The Loch Ness Monster. Bigfoot. ET. His mythical status was rumored, but did he exist?

    "I probably would have quit," Texas coach Mack Brown said. "Very honestly, if he would have asked me, I would have said, 'This isn't for you, big boy, give it up.' "

    No wonder Shipley was the last player to leave the field Saturday as Texas knocked off then-No. 1 Oklahoma 45-35 at the Cotton Bowl. "I'm still trying to soak it all in," Shipley said after he had his finest moment wearing No. 8.

    Shipley caught a career-high 11 passes for 112 yards and a touchdown. He changed the game's momentum with a 96-yard kickoff return in the second quarter. He also set up the winning touchdown in the fourth quarter with a 37-yard catch to the Oklahoma 1-yard line.

    "It's been amazing," Brown said of Shipley's resiliency. "So proud of him to see his speed back like it was when we got him. I don't think he dropped a pass, and he's played that way now for a year and a half. He's having a lot of fun, so good for him."

    Texas (6-0) moved to No. 1 in all of the major polls Sunday. Oklahoma (5-1) fell to No. 6 in the USA TODAY Coaches' Poll. The Longhorns continue their difficult stretch Saturday at home against No. 12 Missouri, followed by No. 10 Oklahoma State and then a Nov. 1 trip to No. 5 Texas Tech. A national title trip should be in reach if they survive that daunting run.

    Shipley isn't taking anything for granted. The 6-0, 190-pound fifth-year senior plans to petition the NCAA for a sixth year of eligibility but is playing as if this season were his last. He lingered on the Cotton Bowl field because he didn't want to let it go.

    "This is the kind of thing you'd dream about when you were a kid, being able to be a part of a rivalry game like this and playing in front of 90,000 people," he said.

    Shipley told his father, Bob, this summer that he was ready to have a breakout season. He wanted to prove to everyone that his first name wasn't "Oft-injured" since most times when he saw his name mentioned in the newspaper it read, "oft-injured Shipley."

    "He always played as if he had a chip on his shoulder," said Bob Shipley, who coached Jordan at Burnet and currently coaches at Coppell High. "Whether it was people saying he wasn't big enough or he was the wrong color (Jordan is white) to play that position."

    Shipley is indeed having the type of standout year he imagined, with nine touchdowns and 80 receiving yards a game. Plus he's doing it with his best friend, Colt McCoy, throwing him the ball.

    Their fathers roomed together as teammates at Division II Abilene (Texas) Christian in the early 1980s, and the boys spent their Saturdays at Abilene Christian games during the years Bob was a coach there and Brad McCoy coached at an area high school. During home games, Colt and Jordan would go to a grassy berm near the side of the stadium and hold their own sandlot games.

    "Those guys have always been two peas in a pod," Bob said.

    They are roommates. When they're not together for football, they're hunting and fishing in the same spots Bob and Brad used to go to together when they were their sons' age.

    At the Cotton Bowl, the Shipleys and McCoys sat near each other and high-fived after big plays. Their sons were involved in plenty.

    The game plan against the Sooners was to attack the middle, which is exactly where McCoy found Shipley most times. Texas unveiled a one-back, four-wide receiver set, and McCoy's ability to improvise with the team's top two receivers, Shipley and senior Quan Cosby (122 yards on nine catches), was a key to the win.

    "There were some plays that were made because of instincts, chemistry and leadership, and not everything is on script," Brown said.

    No, not everything is on script. After two years on the sideline, including a missed national championship, Shipley is living up to the legend and his team has a shot at another title.

    "It's been a process for me," Shipley said. "It makes it so much more special. I'm grateful now that it's over that I went through some of those things, because it made me a stronger person and prepared me for some of the things that were in store."
     
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    Am I the only one who thinks that 6th year of eligibility thing is a bad idea? look at what happenned to Lyons Jr. He should take that All-American year and run to the fortune he'll get in the NFL as a first day pick.
     
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    A huge game today for Shipley: 15 catches for 168 yards and a TD. NFLdraftscout.com somehow has this stud ranked 40 something overall for 2009 WRs. That is just sickening and I hope they wise up!
     
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    It's ridiculous. Reminds me of Bluto (John Belushi) in Animal House when they were all kicked out of school: "Seven years of college down the drain!"
     
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    Jordan Shipley to miss spring football after shoulder surgery
    AUSTIN (AP) - Texas wide receiver Jordan Shipley will miss spring practice after having surgery on his right shoulder on Friday.





    "It's an injury I aggravated a couple of times during the year, but was able to play through," Shipley said in a statement released by Texas. "I worked hard to rehab it and kept playing, but now that I have time, I got it cleaned up and can get back to full strength for next season."


    Shipley, a third-team All-American, caught 89 passes for 1,060 yards and 11 touchdowns last season for the Longhorns (12-1). The senior has already been granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA to play in 2009 because of leg injuries that sidelined him for the 2004 and '05 seasons.


    http://msn.foxsports.com/cfb/story/9125976/Shipley-to-miss-s pring-practice-with-injury
     
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    Shipley has great speed and could be a natural Split End. He also has the short area burst, route running and hands for the slot; he's the complete package. He's ranked the #4 WR by NFLdraftscout.com for the 2010 draft. Eric Decker is ranked 3rd. I see Shipley as another Kevin Curtis type if an NFL team uses him as their #1 WR. He should have another fabulous season and hopefully get drafted by the end of round one next draft! Maybe two white WRs in the 1st round next year...Let's keep our fingers crossed!
     
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    Jordan Shipley

    highlight I made of him, didnt know he had a shoulder injury until I went to post this. Hope he recovers from it quickly, I hope he has another 1,000 yard season.
     
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    Awesome video, dwid! It was cool to be the first viewer.
     
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    thanks, im glad you like it

    Nice that we have 3 great White receivers coming out next year in Shipley, Decker and Meier, Shipley is my favorite of the 3.
    I wish I hadn't lost all of my Kansas footage though, I never got a chance to make a Kerry Meier video
     
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    Great highlight video dwid. Jordan Shipley is truly one of the top receivers in the NCAA this year. There is very little argument against him for being drafted in the first or second round. The slowness defense is nonexistent, because anyone with eyes can see he is one of the fastest out there on the field, but can also make the defenders miss tackles, and make the tough catches too.
     
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    I just finished watching Texas play Texas tech and Jordon Shipley stood out from the rest of the receivers. He caught so many balls that I lost count - at least 10. Plus he returned one punt for a touchdown. Great hands and great speed.
     
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    On the Fake field goal video some DWF gives the obligatory Welker comparison for Shipley. Sure Shipley can play the slot, but he's more like GB's Greg Jennings or maybe Marty Gilyard of the Bear Cats. If you want a white to compare him to Kevin Curtis would be more accurate. Shipley has good long speed and is taller than Welker. He is versatile enough to play all three WR spots X-Z and is a brilliant route runner as well.
     

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