Laviska Shenault
No. 10 – Jacksonville Jaguars
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1998-10-05) October 5, 1998 (age 23)
Irving, Texas
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school:DeSoto (DeSoto, Texas)
College:Colorado (2017–2019)
NFL Draft:2020 / Round: 2 / Pick: 42
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receptions:121
Receiving yards:1,219
Receiving touchdowns:5
Rushing yards:132
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Laviska Terrell "Viska"[1] Shenault Jr. (born October 5, 1998) is an American football wide receiver for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Colorado.

Early years

Shenault attended DeSoto High School in DeSoto, Texas, where he played high school football. As a senior, he had 46 receptions for 825 yards and nine touchdowns. He committed to the University of Colorado Boulder to play college football. Shenault also played basketball as a freshman in high school.[2]

College career

As a freshman at Colorado in 2017, Shenault played in 12 games, recording seven receptions for 168 yards.[3] As a sophomore in 2018, he became a starter and recorded 11 receptions for 211 yards and a touchdown in the first game of the season against Colorado State.[4][5][6] Against Arizona State, he had 13 receptions for 127 yards with two receiving touchdowns and two rushing.[7] Following a 2019 season with 764 yards and 6 touchdowns, Shenault decided to forgo his senior year and declare for the 2020 NFL Draft.[8]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split Bench press Wonderlic
6 ft 0+58 in
(1.84 m)
227 lb
(103 kg)
31+78 in
(0.81 m)
9 in
(0.23 m)
4.58 s 1.61 s 2.67 s 17 reps 14
All values from NFL Combine[9]

Shenault was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft with the 42nd overall pick.[10] In the first game of the 2020 season against the Indianapolis Colts, Shenault caught three passes for 37 yards and a touchdown. His 18-yard touchdown tied the game at 14 late in the second quarter of the 27–20 victory.[11]

References

  1. ^ Hayes, Matt. "Meet the Colorado WR Who Has the NFL Drooling: 'He's Julio Jones, Only Bigger'". Bleacher Report. Retrieved September 20, 2019.
  2. ^ Schrotenboer, Brent (October 4, 2018). "Colorado football player chose his dreadlocks over hoops and now leads nation in receiving". USA TODAY. Retrieved September 19, 2020.
  3. ^ Howell, Brian (August 16, 2018). "CU Buffs' Laviska Shenault displays star potential". BuffZone.com. Retrieved September 19, 2020.
  4. ^ Howell, Brian. "KD Nixon, Laviska Shenault play starring roles with CU Buffs offense". BuffZone.com. Archived from the original on April 1, 2019.
  5. ^ Howell, Brian (September 19, 2018). "UCLA's Chip Kelly impressed with Buffs' Laviska Shenault". Denver Post. Retrieved September 19, 2020.
  6. ^ Kosmider, Nick (September 15, 2018). "That's Viska: Colorado sophomore WR Shenault continues to..." The Athletic. Retrieved September 19, 2020.
  7. ^ Stapleton, Arnie (October 8, 2018). "Shenault's 4 TDs lead No. 21 Colorado past ASU 28-21". Myrtle Beach Sun News. Archived from the original on October 8, 2018. Retrieved September 20, 2020.
  8. ^ Kercheval, Ben (December 3, 2019). "2020 NFL Draft: Colorado WR Laviska Shenault declares as potential first-round pick". Retrieved December 17, 2019.
  9. ^ "Laviska Shenault Combine Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved May 7, 2020.
  10. ^ Oehser, John (April 24, 2020). "Round 2: Shenault is the selection at No. 42". Jaguars.com. Retrieved April 24, 2020.
  11. ^ "Indianapolis Colts at Jacksonville Jaguars - September 13th, 2020". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved September 20, 2020.