Danny Shelton Interview (2015 NFL Draft Prospect, DT/NT, Washington)

One of the top Defensive-Lineman entering the 2015 NFL Draft, Danny Shelton out of the University of Washington joined Chris Shanafelt on The C.S. Podcast on December 9, 2014 for an interview to talk about his college experience at UW, what it was like to go up against Marcus Mariota every year, how big the Washington-Washington State rivalry is and much more! Shelton had many offers coming out of high school and actually wanted to be an Oregon Duck. After going on some college visits, he felt that the University of Washington and playing for the Huskies would be the best fit for him. Being able to play as a true freshman, Shelton hasn’t really looked back. He’s been able to progress year after year and this past season, as a senior, Shelton had a career year as he put up 89 tackles, 16.5 TFL’s, 9 sacks, & 5 FR. Throughout his college career & being apart of a monster defensive-line with guys such as Hau’oli Kikaha and Shaq Thompson, Shelton has put up 208 tackles, 24 TFL’s, 11.5 sacks, and 7 FR. The Washington Huskies are apart of the PAC-12, the same conference as the Oregon Ducks, which means for the last few years, Shelton was able to go up against arguably the top QB in the nation, Marcus Mariota and he had some kind things to say about the fellow Polynesian “He (Mariota) really deserves the Heisman award… Coming from a Polynesian family, it’s really going to be big for our community to be able to say that we have a Polynesian football player that reached this high football award.” As for the rivalry with Washington State (The Apple Cup), Shelton called it one of the biggest games of the year and that he’s seen this rivalry “divide families”.  On January 24th, Shelton will be participating in the Reese’s Senior Bowl along with his teammate, Hau’oli Kikaha and many other of the top NFL Draft prospects in the country. Follow on Twitter @ChrisShanafelt


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