Western Carolina defeated Mars Hill in its home opener, 52-31, at E.J. Whitmire Stadium.
2011 (Freshman): Played in 10 games as a true freshman, missing the Samford game ... Made four starts at running back ... Led the team with 454 yards rushing on 91 carries, tallying five rushing scores to rank tied for second in scoring with 30 points ... Added one catch for seven yards out of the backfield giving him 461 all-purpose yards ... Named to the 2011 Southern Conference All-Freshman team ... Rushed for a career-high 203 yards on a career-best 21 carries in the home win over Mars Hill, amassing four rushing touchdowns ... Posted a career-long run of 82 yards against Mars Hill ... Was named the Southern Conference Freshman of the Week for his performance against Mars Hill, while also garnering honorable mention at running back by the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) ... Was named The Sports Network/Fathead.com FCS Freshman of the Week ... He was the eighth different Catamount to record 200-or-more yards rushing in a single-game and the fifth-different, first-year player to post 200-yards on the ground ... Matched two school records in the Mars Hill win, scoring four rushing touchdowns to match a record that had been accomplished twice and tallying three, first half rushing scores - a mark that dated back to 1981 ... Added his fifth rushing TD at top-ranked Georgia Southern ... Carried the ball 15 times for 49 yards in WCU's annual Spring Game.
Prior to Western Carolina: Concluded his prep career with 6,023 yards rushing and over 60 rushing touchdowns in three seasons ... Led the state of North Carolina in rushing as a senior, amassing 2,967 yards - the second-highest total in state history - with 31 rushing TDs to earn State Offensive Player of the Year by NC Preps.com ... Rushed for over 200 yards 10 times for head coach Mark Woody ... Earned All-North Piedmont Conference and North Piedmont Offensive Player of the Year honors, while also garnering All-Area and All-State accolades.
Personal: Full name is Shaun Everith Warren ... Is the son of Shaun, Sr., and Trina Warren ... Both parents ran track in high school ... Has an older sibling, Greg, who played high school football at A.L. Brown HS.