Will look to hold the No. 1 tailback spot this year after making his Husky debut in 2010...Played immediately after transferring from USC...Was the leading rusher in the 2011 spring game with 19 carries for 110 yards and a TD.
2010: Transfer in 2010 from USC who was eligible immediately...Had 16 carries for 60 yards and a touchdown against Buffalo (Sept. 25)...Had two receptions for 12 yards against Temple (Sept. 18)...Also saw more time on special teams as season progressed and made two tackles vs. Cincinnati (Nov. 27).
2009: Served as a backup fullback at USC and played on special teams as a sophomore...Played in 12 games and had two carries for two yards, two catches for 23 yards with a TD and four tackles...Caught two passes for 23 yards (including a 13-yard TD), had a two-yard run and made a tackle against San Jose State.
2008: Began season as a reserve wide receiver, then was moved mid-season to a reserve fullback spot... Also played on special teams....Appeared in nine games and mad one tackle.
High School: Earned ESPN 150 honors as a senior and was named Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West first team, Orange County Register Fab 15, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Los Angeles Times All-Star, Orange County Register All-Orange County first team and was the Trinity League Co-Offensive MVP....In his senior year, he ran for 1,291 yards on 241 carries with 24 TDs. Shoemate also caught 40 passes for 570 yards with 4 TDs....As a sophomore in 2005, he made the All-CIF Division I first team, Orange County Register All-Orange County first team and was the All-Serra League Co-MVP while rushing for 604 yards on 71 carries with 13 touchdowns, catching 46 passes for 930 yards with eight TDs and getting four scores on blocked punts...High school teammate of currently Husky Johnny McEntee.
Personal Profile: Dennis Shoemate, Jr. ... Born on January 1, 1990...A pre-communications major.
D.J. SHOEMATE'S CAREER HIGHS
Most Carries, game: 16, vs. Buffalo, 9/25/10
Most Rush Yards, game: 60, vs. Buffalo, 9/25/10
Longest Run, 28, vs. Texas Southern, 9/11/10