Senior Profile: Kenny Shaw

Wide receiver Kenny Shaw will be suiting up in garnet and gold for the last time in the National Championship Game. NoleDigest takes a look at the 6-foot-0, 170-pound playmaker's career at FSU.

How he was recruited: Shaw came along at a good time for Florida State as FSU had a need at the position. He was a fan of the 'Noles growing up, jumped on the offer, and never looked back. Shaw reeled in offers from Miami, Georgia, Michigan, and Tennessee. At Dr. Phillips Shaw was the slightly less heralded wide receiver to the 6-foot-3 Ricardo Miller (signed with Michigan). He was widely regarded as the state's top route runner and his ability to accelerate and get in and out of his breaks.

Shaw was ranked as a four-star and the no. 28 wide receiver in the country by Scout.com.

FSU Career:

2010: 3 catches for 36 yards (1 touchdown)

2011: 34-418 (4)

2012: 33-532 (3)

2013: 52-929 (6)

Shaw has increased his yards per catch every season at FSU and has put together a 2013 season that should rank in the top 12 all-time for FSU (single season). Oddly some of that will depend on teammates Rashad Greene and Kelvin Benjamin who both enter the national championship game with slightly more yards.

Shaw has been a dependable punt returner and despite his size, he has played tough every step of the way (remember Oklahoma).

Signature Play: 78 yard TD catch vs. Boston College (2012). E.J. Manuel lofted pass over corner, Shaw jetted down sideline.

Similar Player: Snoop Minnis

Shaw enters his final game with 122 catches for 1,915 yards and 14 TDs (good for 14th all-time at FSU). Minnis logged 115 catches for 2,098 yards and 17 TDs in his career and is no. 12 on the FSU all-time receiver list for yards (1997-2000).

Both players were a little light in the seat, but excelled in space and were very reliable.

Minnis was chosen in the 77th pick of the third round by the Kansas City Chief's and Shaw figures to be in that range to the 5-6 round.


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