Fresno State: A monster in the middle who has emerged as a dominating defensive force at times ... with continued development, could become another in a long line of outstanding Bulldog defensive linemen ... has added upper body strength and size and is could be one the most dominating defensive players in the WAC in 2007. (2006) Started seven games and played in all 12 ... made 20 tackles, and 4.5 for losses, with a couple sacks... blocked three kicks on the season, including two against Hawaii ... had a stellar game against LSU with four tackles and one for a loss ... had three tackles, two sacks and recovered a fumble against Colorado State. (2005) Started the first five games before suffering an injury that plagued him the rest of the season ... saw considerable more action toward the end of the season ... had 14 tackles, four for losses and one quarterback sack. (2004) Played in 11 games, picking up his only start in the bowl game ... showed flashes of dominance ... registered 16 tackles, including 2.5 for loss and one sack ... recorded his first career sack against No. 13 Kansas State. (2003) Redshirted.
High School: Second-team All-League selection ... San Bernardino Sun All-County Team ... earned numerous player of the week honors during the year ... helped his team to a 13-0-1 overall record and a Cal Hi Sports Division 3 championship ... his squad was also named Sunkist League champions and CIF Southern Section Division 8 ... also competed on the track and field squad, participating in the discus and shot put events ... spent his first three seasons at A.B. Miller High School before transferring to Kaiser Fontana for his senior year ... also recruited by Oregon and Arizona ... coached by Dick Bruich.
Personal: Born Sept. 30, 1985 ... parents' names are Woodrow and Florentine Shirley ... has four sisters and two brothers ... enjoys hanging around the house and spending time with friends ... chose to attend Fresno State because of the good coaching ... lists his biggest athletics thrill as playing in his high school's championship game.
Career Statistics: Fresno State Statistics Year GP-GS UT AT TT TFL-Yds Sacks-Yds 2004 11-1 6 10 16 2.5-6 1.0-3 2005 9-5 7 7 14 4.0-14 1.0-5 2006 12-7 7 13 20 4.5-22 2.0-16 Totals 32-13 20 30 50 11-40 4.0-24