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    Class:
    Sophomore

    Hometown:
    Ansonia, Conn.

    High School:
    Ansonia

    Height / Weight:
    5-7 / 182

    Position:
    Running Back

    Birthdate:
    07/08/1994

    08/30/2015

    Shirreffs Named Starting QB As Huskies Prepare For Villanova

    UConn opens the season on Thursday night against national FCS power Villanova.

    08/21/2015

    Huskies Hold Thursday Scrimmge

    Following team photo, UConn took a scrimmage at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field

    08/12/2015

    Huskies Have Two Practices On Wednesday

    Head coach Bob Diaco updated the media on the progress of Husky game after morning practice.

    04/11/2015

    Blue Tops White 13-3 In Spring Game

    Quarterback Bryant Sherriffs had 168 yards of passing to lead the Blue.

    11/24/2014

    UConn Building A Championship Foundation

    The Huskies will learn from Saturday's game vs. Cincinnati.

    12/06/2014

    Uconn vs. SMU football

    Uconn vs. SMU football

    10/11/2014

    UConn @ Tulane -- USATSI

    Football, 10/11/14

    09/29/2014

    UConn vs Temple

    UConn vs Temple Football

    09/27/2014

    UConn vs. Temple (USATSI)

    UConn vs. Temple (USATSI)

    09/13/2014

    UConn vs. Boise State (USATSI)

    UConn vs. Boise State (USATSI)

    2014: Saw action in all 12 games, starting two at tailback as a true freshman...was UConn's primary kick returner with 36 returns for 730 yards, a 20.3 return average...total kick returns and kick return yardage rank fourth in UConn single-season history...on the ground, carried 47 times for 188 yards to average 4.0 yards per rush...also a factor in the passing game, catching 11 balls for 155 yards and two touchdowns...first true freshman to accumulate over 1,000 all-purpose yards since Terry Caulley in 2002...had 213 all-purpose yards, including a 74-yard touchdown grab, vs. Temple (Sept. 27)...rushed for a season-high 40 yards, caught three passes and had a season-long 47-yard kick return at Tulane (Oct. 11)...rushed for 32 yards on just four carries in a win over UCF (Nov. 1)...caught a 39-yard touchdown at Memphis (Nov. 29).

    Parade Magazine
    All-American at running back in 2013, UConn's first player to receive that honor...led Ansonia to the 2013 Class S Championship, its third straight...Ansonia went 43-0 in his final three seasons, reaching the No. 1 ranking in the state...three-time Walter Camp Football Foundation Player of the Year...in his senior season, carried 333 times, setting state records with 3,867 yards and 68 touchdowns (64 rushing)...holds Connecticut career records with 10,672 yards, 187 touchdowns and 1,162 points...led the country in rushing yards as a sophomore and senior...just the ninth player in United States high school football history to rush for more than 10,000 yards in a career...New Haven Register 2013 All-State and Player of the Year... CHSCA All-State First Team...named U.S. Army All-American Bowl High School Player of the Week, for the week ending Oct. 19. after a 396-yard and six touchdown performance.

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