Player Profiles

Daikiel                            Shorts Jr.
Shorts Jr.
Class: Jr.
Hometown: Clayton, N.J.
Height: 6-1
Weight: 200
Sport: Football
Position: WR


• Has played in 25 career games and started 13
2014 (So.)
• Played in 13 games and started four
• Had 24 catches for 346 yards and two touchdowns
• Saw action on 572 plays, including 482 on offense
• Season-high 85 plays at Maryland
• Hauled in his second TD of the season at Iowa State, catching a 15-yard pass from Skyler Howard
• Finished with a season-high 72 yards on four catches, against Kansas State, including season-long catch of 29 yards
• Grabbed season-long catch of 23 yards at Texas Tech
• Earned first start of the season at Maryland
• Caught first score of the season at Maryland, an 11-yard connection with Clint Trickett
• Made season-best catch of 21 yards against Towson
2013 (Fr.)
• Played in 12 games and started nine at wide receiver
• Also used on special teams
• Tied for team lead with 45 receptions
• Had five or more catches in six games
• Third on squad with 495 yards and had two touchdowns
• Ranked No. 14 in the Big 12 in receptions per game and No. 22 in receiving yards
• Ranked No. 19 in the Big 12 Conference in receiving yards per game
• Caught a game-high six passes at Kansas
• Led WVU with six catches for a career-high 98 yards at TCU
• Season-best catch of 38 yards at TCU
• Grabbed three catches at Kansas State
• Career day against Texas Tech, catching a game-best nine passes for a team-best 78 yards
• First Mountaineer to catch at least nine passes since Stedman Bailey (11 vs. Kansas, 12/1/12)
• Caught a career-long 28-yard catch at Baylor
• Caught a team-best five catches for 32 yards vs. Oklahoma State
• WVU Offensive Champion: Georgia State
• Made five catches, including two touchdowns, for a game-best 88 yards vs. Georgia State
• First Mountaineer to catch at least two TDs in a game since Stedman Bailey (vs. Syracuse, 12/29/12)
• First career TD reception, a 21-yard catch in the first quarter vs. Georgia State, also was first career TD pass for Ford Childress
• Hauled in a team-best seven catches in his WVU debut vs. William & Mary, including a long of 15
• Enrolled at West Virginia in January 2013
High School
• Coached by Dwayne Thomas at Eastern Christian Academy
• Played in three games in 2012, recording 16 catches for 342 yards, an average of 21.4 yards per reception, and four touchdowns
• Previously lettered for three seasons at Red Lion Christian Academy
• Birthday is October 6
• Son of Daikiel, Jr., and Kheesha Shorts
• One of four children
• Majoring in criminology

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