Western Carolina played Chattanooga Saturday afternoon as the Catamounts honored their seniors and the three newest members of the WCU Athletics Hall of Fame.
2012 (Senior): Missed the season due to a dislocated right elbow and subsequent surgery ... Earned a medical redshirt to return for a fifth season.
2011 (Junior): Started all 11 games along the defensive front, one of just three players to start every game on the season ... Finished sixth on the team with 51 total tackles including 18 solo stops - tops among WCU's defensive linemen ... Led the team with 8.5 tackles for loss including 2.5 tackles for loss ... Recorded at least two tackles in every game ... Posted eight stops in his WCU debut at Georgia Tech, earning the first of two team defensive player of the week honors ... Earned his second weekly team honor after posting a career-high three TFLs in the home-opener against Mars Hill as a part of a five tackle performance ... Tallied a career-high nine tackles against Furman, also blocking a PAT attempt in the second quarter against the Paladins ... Credited with one pass break-up ... Suffered a knee injury late in 2012 spring drills that sidelined him for WCU's annual Spring Game.
Prior to Western Carolina: Accounted for 52 tackles including 12 for loss and nine sacks in two seasons at Santa Rosa ... Recovered a fumble during his freshman season ... Also during his rookie year, set the SRJC defensive line vertical and shuttle run records; Attended Novato HS in Novato, Calif.
Personal: Is the son of Sirgay Shishkin, who lives in Russia, and Elena Shishkin who resides in Petaluma, Calif. ... Has an older sister, Jenny.