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  Marcel Shipp
Marcel  Shipp

Hometown:
Paterson, N.J.

Position:
Running Backs Coach

Alma Mater:
Massachusetts '01


03/05/2015

UMass Athletics Announces 2014 Hall Of Fame Induction Class

Five new members will be inducted on May 1, 2015.

03/05/2015

UMass Athletics Announces 2014 Hall Of Fame Induction Class

Five new members will be inducted on May 1, 2015.

09/16/2014

VIDEO: Shipp, Coen and Walker Back at UMass

From the September 13, 2014 episode of UMass Sports Insider on Comcast SportsNet New England

08/26/2014

UMass Football 2014 Season Preview

A look at the squad ahead of the season-opener versus Boston College on Saturday

09/27/2014

FB vs. BOWLING GREEN

FB vs. BOWLING GREEN Photos by Thom Kendall '93

08/04/2014

FB PRACTICE-DAY 1

FB PRACTICE-DAY 1 Photos by Thom Kendall '93

04/16/2014

FB SPRING GAME

FB SPRING GAME Photos by Thom Kendall '93

Marcel Shipp returned to the University of Massachusetts in January of 2014 after being named running backs coach by Mark Whipple.

Before UMass, Shipp spent the 2012 season as the running backs coach of the Las Vegas Locomotives of the UFL. He also served the Arizona Cardinals in a coaching capacity in 2013.

As an undrafted NFL running back, he spent seven seasons with the Cardinals (2001-2007) and totaled 605 carries for 2,197 yards. In 2002, he had a team-high 834 rushing yards on 188 carries. He repeated this feat the following season playing alongside Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith, rushing for 830 yards on 228 carries.

As a running back at Massachusetts, Shipp is widely held as one of the greatest players of all-time.

He was part of the school's 1998 Division I-AA National Championship squad, rushing for 244 yards and three touchdowns in the championship game versus Georgia Southern.

Shipp received first-team All-American honors in 1998 and 1999 and, in addition, received All-Conference honors three times.

Shipp still holds a number of UMass career records, including most carries (1,215), most rushing touchdowns (58), and all-purpose yards (7,759).

Before coming to UMass as a student-athlete, the Paterson, N.J. native attended Milford (Conn.) Academy and Passaic (N.J.) Tech. He was a New Jersey Super 100 pick as one of the state's top 100 high school seniors. Shipp's other high school awards include a First-Team All-State selection and participation in the New Jersey North-South All Star Game.

Shipp holds a degree in Sociology from UMass.

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