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    Ansonia, Conn.

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    Height / Weight:
    5-7 / 182

    Running Back



    Football Heads On Long Trip To BYU

    Journey to Provo will be the longest road trip in the regular season history of the program.


    UConn Outlasts Army, 22-17

    QB Shirreffs led the team with 270 passing yards in win over the Black Knights.


    UConn Holds Off Villanova 20-15 in Season Opener

    QB Shirreffs led the team with 202 passing yards and two touchdowns in win over the Wildcats.


    Shirreffs Named Starting QB As Huskies Prepare For Villanova

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


    Huskies Hold Thursday Scrimmge

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


    UConn vs Navy

    UConn vs Navy (photo by Stephen Slade)


    UConn vs. Navy

    UConn vs. Navy


    UConn vs Army

    UConn vs Army (photo by Stephen Slade)


    UConn 22, Army 17

    Check out the photo gallery from the UConn football game against Army.


    UConn vs Villanova

    UConn vs Villanova Football (photos by Stephen Slade)

    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.