Justin Shirk Interview 2015 NFL Draft Prospect, LB, Bloomsburg

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2015 NFL Draft Prospect, Linebacker out of Bloomsburg University, Justin Shirk joined Chris Shanafelt on The C.S. Podcast on December 11, 2014 for an interview to talk about his very successful college football career at Bloomsburg University, and what’s next now that he’s getting ready for the NFL Draft. Coming out of high school, Shirk actually decided to attend the University of Oklahoma where he was a javelin thrower. After spending one year at Oklahoma, he missed playing football so that was when he decided to move back home and attend Bloomsburg University and play for the schools Division II football program.  Shirk started all 4 years at ILB for the Bloomsburg Huskies and throughout his collegiate career, he put up 392 tackles, 45 TFL’s, 18 sacks, 5 FF’s, 2 FR’s, & 1 INT. After a great senior season, Shirk was a finalist for the Cliff Harris Award (an award given to the top defensive player in all of Division II football). Former NFL Scout, Greg Gabriel once said that Justin Shirk is “a dominant player at the Division II level and a true NFL prospect. I scouted Jahri Evans when he was at Bloomsburg and Shirk is a better linebacker than Evans was an offensive lineman.” Evans, of course, now with the New Orleans Saints, has just been voted to the NFL Pro-Bowl for the 6th time of his career. On January 31st, Shirk will be playing in the College Gridiron Showcase. A college all-star game for some of the top small-school talent in the nation. Shirk is certainly one of the more underrated LB’s in this years class and is certainly somebody to keep an eye out for. Check out my conversation with Shirk posted below and for other interviews with collegiate/professional athletes, please check out The C.S. Podcast. Follow on Twitter @ChrisShanafelt & keep up with Justin @J_Shirk1030.

 

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