UTAH: Will see time in Utah's deep running back field ... third-string back plays behind two seniors ... great blend of speed and power ... team's fastest running back has 4.48-second 40 speed.
2009-Played in nine games ... missed three games with a wrist injury ... 36 carries for 198 yards and a touchdown ... averaged 5.5 yards per carry ... also had four receptions for 42 yards ... first collegiate carry was a 46-yard run against San Jose State ... season highs in rushing and receiving against UNM ... rushed 16 times for 100 yards and a touchdown, and had three receptions for 34 yards and a touchdown, vs. New Mexico ... seven carries for 27 yards against Cal in the Poinsettia Bowl.
2008-Redshirt ... made the Athletic Director's Honor Roll.
HIGH SCHOOL: 2007 Utah 5A MVP ... first-team all-conference as a senior ... No. 20 ranked prep running back in the nation and the No. 2 player at any position in the state of Utah according to scout.com ... in 2006, he became the first junior ever named Mr. Football in Utah ... 2007 Alta High team captain ...lettered four years in track ... honor roll student.
PERSONAL: Son of Hamid and Debbie Shakerin ... both parents are University of Utah graduates ... one brother ... married (Alissa) ... has not declared a major ... name is pronounced saw-sawn shah-care-een ... nickname is Shak ... born July 31, 1989.
YEAR G/GS RUSH YDS AVG. TD LONG 2009 9/0 36 198 5.5 1 46