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Sojourn Shelton
Sojourn  Shelton

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

High School:
Plantation

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 176

Position:
CB

Experience:
2L

Honors and Awards
2013: All-Big Ten honorable mention (media), All-Freshman honorable mention (College Football News)

Career: Has played in all 27 games of first two seasons, including 24 starts ... 2015 will be third year as Badgers' starting cornerback ... owns 69 tackles, four interceptions and 13 pass breakups for his career

2014 Season: Earned second letter, playing in all 14 games with 12 starts at cornerback ... finished with 33 tackles, including 1.0 TFL, and six pass breakups ... helped UW rank No. 4 nationally in passing defense at 168.0 yards per game and No. 4 in opponent completion percentage at 49.0 ... matched career high with five tackles at Northwestern on Oct. 4 ... also recorded five tackles and broke up one pass vs. South Florida on Sept. 27 ... logged four tackles vs. Auburn in Outback Bowl on Jan. 1 ... posted three tackles vs. Ohio State in Big Ten Football Championship Game on Dec. 6 ... tallied three tackles at Iowa on Nov. 22 ... recorded three tackles vs. Maryland on Oct. 25 ... broke up two passes vs. Illinois on Oct. 11 ... made two tackles and defended one pass vs. Minnesota on Nov. 29 ... made one tackle and defended a pass vs. Nebraska on Nov. 15 ... made one tackle for a loss at Purdue on Nov. 8 had two tackles vs. Bowling Green on Sept. 20 ... logged two tackles vs. LSU on Aug. 30 ... tallied one tackle at Rutgers on Nov. 1 ... recorded one tackle vs. Western Illinois on Sept. 6

2013 Season: Earned first letter, playing in all 13 games with 12 starts at cornerback ... finished season with 36 tackles, four interceptions and seven pass breakups ... became first true freshman to start a UW season-opener since Travis Frederick in 2009 ... tied for third in the Big Ten in interceptions with four, which also ranked No. 3 nationally among true freshmen ... four INTs were the second-most by a UW freshman (Jamar Fletcher had seven as a redshirt freshman in 1998) and the most by a true freshman in school history ... logged five tackles and broke up a pass in Capital One Bowl vs. South Carolina on Jan. 1 ... tallied two tackles, broke up a pass and made an interception vs. Indiana on Nov. 16 ... tallied three tackles and made an interception vs. Northwestern on Oct. 12 ... made five tackles, forced a fumble and broke up two passes at Ohio State on Sept. 28 ... had five tackles and an interception vs. Purdue on Sept. 21 ... made his Badgers debut on Aug. 31 vs. UMass and recorded four tackles, a QB hurry and his first career interception ... made three tackles vs. Penn State on Nov. 30 ... broke up a pass at Minnesota on Nov. 23 ... registered two tackles against vs. BYU on Nov. 9 ... made four tackles at Iowa on Nov. 2 ... had one tackle at Illinois on Oct. 19 ...recorded one tackle and broke up a pass at Arizona State on Sept. 14 ... registered one tackle vs. Tennessee Tech on Sept. 7

High School: Four-star recruit according to ESPN ... rated as three-star recruit by Rivals and Scout ... ranked No. 26 cornerback in the nation by ESPN, No. 47 by Rivals and No. 76 by Scout ... named to Gridiron Kings 7-on-7 camp in July 2012 ... selected for Nike's "The Opening" all-star camp ... named MVP of Miami-area Nike Football Training Camp in April 2012 ... as a senior, returned three punts for touchdowns and recorded an interception, 16 pass breakups and 22 tackles ... named first-team all-county by South Florida Sun Sentinel and Miami Herald ... as a junior, recorded three interceptions at cornerback and was named to the Broward County Super 11 by the Sun Sentinel ... started at cornerback as a sophomore and grabbed four interceptions ... head coach was Steve Davis

Personal: Parents are Rachel Victor and Sojourn Shelton, Sr. ... active in 100 Black Men of Greater Ft. Lauderdale and Junior Achievement ... served as motivational speaker for Plantation area Little Leaguers ... majoring in life sciences communication

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Game-by-Game Tackles (Solo-Assist=Total)
2013 SEASON:
UMass (3-1=4); Tennessee Tech (1-0=1); at Arizona State (1-0=1); Purdue (4-1=5); at #4 Ohio State (5-0=5); #19 Northwestern (2-1=3); at Illinois (1-0=1); at Iowa (4-0=4); BYU (1-1=2); Indiana (1-1=2); Penn State (3-0=3)

2014 SEASON:
vs. #13 LSU (1-1=2); Western Illinois (1-0=1); Bowling Green (1-1=2); South Florida (3-2=5); Northwestern (3-2=5); Maryland (2-1=3); at Rutgers (1-0=1); at Purdue (1-0=1); #11 Nebraska (1-0=1); at Iowa (3-0=3); #22 Minnesota (2-0=2); vs. #6 Ohio State (2-1=3); vs. #19 Auburn (3-1=4)

Career Game Highs
Tackles 5 (5x) MR at Northwestern, Oct. 4, 2014
Tackles for Loss 1.0 at Purdue, Nov. 8, 2014
Sacks --
Interceptions 1 (4x) MR vs. Indiana, Nov. 16, 2013
Passes Defended 2 (3x) MR vs. Illinois, Oct. 11, 2014

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