Isaiah Shelton is a freak on the field. Shelton plays at left tackle for the Shepherd Rams, and has been doing things that I have never seen before in my life. Shelton can move a defensive end twenty yards down the field that knock them totally away from the play. As well, Shelton can just take a player down to the ground because of his power in his legs and upper body. I was advised that in two seasons, Shelton has only given up two sacks. The awards have showed that Shelton is a good player, but Shelton doesn’t want to be just good, he wants to be great. Here is my interview with Shelton.
SHELTON’S TWITTER: @GlobaliZEAtion9
Where were you born? I was born in Washington D.C.
When did you start playing football? I started paying football in the 9th grade.
What does football mean to you? Football means a lot to me I don’t see it as just a game. The passion I have for football makes it a lifestyle for me.
Were you a starter or backup player when you first started playing football? 9th grade a played JV football where I was a backup, 10th grade I was moved up to varsity where I started a few games at center. After my sophomore season I become a fulltime starter.
What was your biggest accomplishment at Charles Herbert Flowers? I would say my biggest accomplishment was being named to the All-County First Team for two different sports
Why did you decide to play for Shepherd University? Shepherd was always there for me, I went through some tough times when it came to recruiting but Shepherd never gave up on me. They did everything to make sure I would be a part of their program.
How have you been staying fit this offseason? I train with my strength and condition coach along with a few of my teammates who stay at school in the summer.
You have been honor as 2012 1st Team All WVIAC, 2012 2nd Team All Region, 2013 1st Team All MEC, 2013 1st Team All Region, 2013 3rd Team All American, 2014 Several Preseason All American List. Do you feel you still have more learning to do? Definitely, I think you can always get better and achieve more. When you think you’ve done it all, there’s always a way to improve and accomplish something else. I’m honored and blessed to have achieved those accolades but as I said before I want to improve and receive more.
Who are you excited to play this year? Honestly, I’m excited to play everyone this year but most of all West Liberty because we didn’t play them last season.
What has been your biggest accomplishment as an athlete? Accolades and Winning Championships
What keeps you motivated? My family, my mother and father are two of the hardest working people I know. Seeing what they’ve sacrificed for me and my siblings, motivates me to work my hardest to be the best I can.
What would you say is your biggest strengths on the field? Versatility, I can play all five positions on the line and I’m willing to play anywhere, as long as I am helping my team be better I will play any position.
What does Howard Jones playing in the NFL mean to you and your school? It’s huge not only because he making a name for a small school like Shepherd but also because it provides others players at Shepherd such as myself with the opportunity to be scouted. I practiced against Howard for the past three seasons and each year I saw my game improve. I think he’ll be great in the NFL and I wish him the best.
Will you enter the 2015 NFL draft? Yes
Any last words you like to give? I just want to say it’s an honor to play this game and I really appreciate all the support from my family, friends and fans. Also I will continue to work my hardest to earn the opportunity to play at the next level.