Listed as the backup to Tyler Lauback at right guard entering the season ? Also serves as the long snapper on field goals and extra points ? Could take over snapping duties on punts ? Made the transition from defensive end to offensive line during the spring of 1996 ? Has played in 18 career games, making two starts.
1998:The backup center for the Minutemen ? Also served as the long snapper on field goals and extra points ? Played in every game on the season ? Recorded one solo tackle on special teams at Hofstra.
1997:Saw action in three games at center, making two starts (against Hofstra and Boston University) ? Suffered a sprained right lower leg at Boston University and missed the season-finale against Connecticut ? Got the starting nod in those two games when Deyate Hagood suffered a sprained left ankle in the Delaware game.
1996:Did not see any game action.
1995:Redshirted. Before UMass: Played for Phil Ziglar at Boone High School ? Recorded 304 tackles, 26 sacks, 15 forced fumbles and eight fumble recoveries while blocking two punts during his scholastic career ? Posted 126 tackles with 14 sacks, nine forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and blocked one punt as a senior ? First-team All-Metro (coaches) and All-County pick during his senior season ? Played in the Florida North-South All-Star Game as a senior ? Team captain and defensive MVP during his senior season ? Earned his high school?s Athlete of the Year honor as a senior ? Four-year letterwinner in track and weightlifting ? Threw the shot put and discus for the track team ? Also earned one letter in wrestling ? Four-year student council representative.
Personal:Full name is Scott Edward Shearer, Jr. ? Son of Scott and Kathy Shearer ? Born June 7, 1976 in Hialeah, Fla. ? Attended the same high school as freshman offensive lineman Doug Donahue and former UMass quarterback Anthony Catterton ? Majoring in Sport Management.
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