Spotlight: WR Jordan Shipley

As the August camp and the football season come into focus, Burnt Orange Beat is spotlighting a different Longhorn starter every (or every other) day. The spotlight includes his vitals, a summary of his career to date, and information that you may not have not known about your favorite Longhorn players.

The Jordan Shipley File
Senior, 3 Letters Earned, 6th year (medical redshirt year)
6-0, 190 pounds
Burnet High School
Born in Temple, Texas
Father is Head Football Coach at Brownwood
Brother is 2011 WR prospect Jaxon Shipley from Brownwood

Career Statistics at Texas:
- 39 games played, 21 starts
- 132 catches for 1706 yards (#8 all-time at Texas), 20 touchdowns (tied for #2 all-time at Texas)
- 15 kick returns for 394 yards, 1 touchdown
6 punt returns for 64 yards, 1 touchdown
- Holds the single game record for receptions at Texas of 15 versus Oklahoma State in 2008; also has the 5th and 9th best reception games with 11 (versus Oklahoma, 2008) and 10 (versus Ohio State, 2008 Fiesta Bowl)

Did You Know?
Shipley is the first player in Texas history to score a receiving touchdown, a punt return touchdown, and a kickoff return touchdown in the same season.

Shipley has already earned his degree in Kinesiology (December 2008).

Shipley holds the high school state records for receptions (264), receiving yards (5,424) and receiving touchdowns (73). His career yards and touchdowns rank #2 nationally.

Shipley also starred on defense at cornerback in high school and had 18 career interceptions.

Shipley's 2008 in pictures


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