Tarpons Sign USF Standout RB Shaw

LAKELAND, FL -  The Lakeland Tarpons have continued to fill the roster for the upcoming season, today the team is pleased to announce the signing of former University of South Florida running back Marcus Shaw.

Shaw played his high school football at De Soto High School.  Ranked as the No. 35 running back in the nation by Scout.com, he was listed as the No. 94 prospect in Florida and the 17th-ranked running back in the nation by Rivals.com.  He ranked No. 79 in the nation among running backs by ESPN.com, as he ran eight times for 344 yards with touchdown runs of 72, 44, 80, 40 and 68 yards against Estero as a senior.  He was named first-team all-state and first-team all-area as a junior, while he posted 2,380 yards on 210 attempts and 34 TDs.

He began his college career in 2010 at USF where he played running back and special teams.  He started 13 games, and appeared in a total of 38 career games for USF.  He finished with 1,156 career rushing yards, from 239 carries with an average of 4.8 per carry, and 6 TDs.

Marcus Shaw - USF Career Statistics
 Rushing
YearGP-GSNO.YDSAVGTDLONG
20108-0121058.8163
201110-020381.9211
201210-3512484.9021
201310-101567654.9380
Career38-132391,1564.8680
 Receiving
YearGP-GSNO.YDSAVGTDLONG
20108-022211.0013
201110-023115.5022
201210-38344.2018
201310-10141158.2027
Career38-13262027.8027
 Kickoff Returns
YearGP-GSNO.YDSAVGTDLONG
20108-0000.00--
201110-0617228.7079
201210-31024524.5048
201310-1024120.5026
Career38-131845825.4079
 All-Purpose
YearGP-GSRUSHRECPRKRTotal
20108-01052200127
201110-038310172241
201210-3248340245527
201310-10765115041921
Career38-131,15620204581,816