Thursday, October 6, 2016

Shock Linwood - Baylor Football Legend


Fifth-year senior RB Shock Linwood has created a legacy in Baylor football history. The athlete played nearly every position on the Linden-Kildare football team, lining up at RB, QB, DB, LB and kick returner to earn a ranking of 34 nationally. During his redshirt freshman year, Linwood earned All-American honors after he rushed for a freshman record 881 yards and totaled eight TDs on 128 carries. A promising 2013 year paved the way for Linwood's sophomore first-string season where he was named first-string All-Big 12 recognition by ESPN, nationwide coaches and other sports publishers. He totaled 1,252 yards with 16 TDs on 251 carries and set the Baylor record for sophomore rushing yards. Linwood continued his football career success with second-team All-Big 12 honors as a junior where he recorded 1,329 yards with 10 TDs on 196 carries and 71 yard with one TD on nine catches. Linwood had a rocky start to the season after he was outperformed by fellow RBs Terence Williams and JaMycal Hasty. Despite a lack of star results on the field, Linwood surpassed Walter Abercrombie's career rushing record by totaling 3,916 total career yards in only the third game of the season. He also passed the Baylor touchdown record and totaled a career high 237 yards during the Iowa State game. Linwood has at least seven more games left on the Baylor football team and he's sure to succeed after such a remarkable performance. Look toward Linwood on the field throughout the rest of the season and spot him in Baylor record books alongside Walter Abercrombie and Mike Singletary.

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