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A solid target at tight end, who played every game his first two years before missing time last year with a broken foot ... Has lined up at tight end and as a fullback, and played special teams at SDSU ... A local product, he boasts the team's highest cumulative GPA and was a conference all-academic and MWC scholar-athlete honoree the last three seasons ... A multi-time SDSU scholar-athlete, he posted a 4.0 semester grade-point average to earn the department's Malik Award for the past two years.2011: Missed five games due to a broken foot ... Played in the opener Cal Poly, but did not make a catch ... Logged minutes on offense and special teams at Army and vs. Washington State, Michigan and TCU ... Caught an Air Force onsides attempt, his third against the Falcons in two seasons ... Missed games against Wyoming, New Mexico, Colorado State, Boise State and Fresno State with a broken foot ... Returned to action in the New Orleans Bowl against Louisiana-Lafayette.
2010: Played in all 13 contests, starting three times ... Made two critical plays on onside kick recoveries to preserve the team's win over Air Force ... Only two catches of the season at Wyoming, including his first career touchdown for 14 yards.
2009: Saw action in all 12 games, earning a start vs. Colorado State ... Made 11 catches for 109 yards, with eight of those receptions coming in the final five outings ... Reserve in the first three games, but did not have a catch ... Made his first career reception at Air Force for three yards ... Two catches vs. Brigham Young ... One reception for nine yards against New Mexico ... Career-best 43 yards receiving on two grabs vs. Wyoming with a long of 28 yards ... Season-high three receptions for 40 yards at UNLV.
2008: Did not see any playing time, redshirting the year.
High School: Played at Bonita Vista High School under head coach Carl Parrick ... Rated 68th nationally among tight end recruits by Scouts, Inc. ... Mesa League's Offensive Player of the Year in 2007 and also earned first-team all-CIF recognition ... Hauled in 44 passes for 532 yards and seven touchdowns his final season ... 2007 third-team all-Southern California by GoldenStatePreps.com ... Played baseball and basketball for the Barons ... First-team all-league for basketball as a junior ... A standout student with over a 4.0 GPA ... San Diego Union-Tribune all-academic team captain, who scored 1,820 on the SAT.
Personal: Born March 4, 1990, in La Jolla, Calif. ... Son of Dave and Darcie Shields ... Full name is David John Shields ... Is a civil engineering major.
SHIELDS' CAREER STATISTICS
Career Highs: Receptions: 3 at UNLV (11/28/09); Receiving Yards: 43 vs. WYO (11/14/09); Receiving TDs: 1 at Wyoming (10/30/10); Long Reception: 28 vs. WYO (11/14/09).