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Daikiel                            Shorts
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Daikiel
Shorts
Class: So.
Hometown: Clayton, N.J.
Height: 6-1
Weight: 198
Sport: Football
Position: WR

Biography

2013 (Fr.)
- Enrolled at West Virginia in January 2013
- 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
 
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
 
Personal
- Birthday is Oct. 6
- Son of Daikiel, Jr., and Kheesha Shorts
- One of four children
- Enrolled in general studies

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