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    24 Shane Covington  
    Shane Covington

    Class:
    RS Sophomore

    Hometown:
    Milwaukee, Wis.

    High School:
    Riverside University

    Height / Weight:
    6-1 / 208

    Position:
    RB


    2009 (Freshman): Moved from wide receiver to safety during 2009 spring practice ... appeared in five games on special teams ... saw action vs. Eastern Kentucky, vs. Western Michigan, at Akron, vs. No. 9 Ohio State and at Virginia.

    2008: Redshirted the 2008 season ... named scout team player of the week following the Purdue game.

    Prep/Personal: Running back for head coach Patrick Wagner at Riverside University High School ... two-time all-conference and all-area honoree ... named utility player of the year and selected to the 2008 Wisconsin All-Star Game ... rushed for 504 yards and six touchdowns on 71 carries his senior season in addition to passing for 608 yards and seven scoring strikes ... Scout.com No. 3 prospect and Rivals.com No. 5 prospect in the state of Wisconsin ... listed as the No. 83 wide receiver nationally by Scout.com ... Prep Star All-Midwest Region selection ... an all-conference selection as a junior after rushing for 780 yards and eight touchdowns on 78 carries ... also caught 30 balls for 478 yards with two touchdowns ... team went 11-2 and became the first city school since 1976 to earn a trip to the state semifinals ... earned four varsity letters in football and four in track and field ... placed second in the 4x100 relay at state three times ... finished third in the nation in the triple jump in 2006 (46-11) and fifth nationally in the long jump (22-02) ... a two-time student of the month ... mother is Angela Covington ... born on Sept. 17, 1989, Shane Emmanuelle Eittenne Covington is a general studies major.

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