97  Andre Shishkin
Andre Shishkin

Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
Izhevsk Udmurtia, Russia

High School:
Novato HS

Last College:
Santa Rosa College

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 270

Position:
DL


2013 (Redshirt Senior): Played in five games, starting four along the defensive line before suffering a career-ending injury ... Missed the season-opener at Middle Tennessee State serving a one-game suspension for a violation of team rules ... Finished with 19 tackles including eight solo stops and 5.5 tackles for loss - tied for the team-high despite playing just five games ... Led the Catamount defense with three sacks including two at Samford ... Recorded a career-high 10 tackles including three solo stops against The Citadel Bulldogs.

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 then 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.

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