James O'Shaughnessy
James O'Shaughnessy


Naperville, Ill.

High School:
Naperville North

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 245





Undefeated Home Record on the Line when Redbirds Face the Panthers

ISU will attempt to finish the regular season undefeated at home for the first time since 1999..


No. 24 Redbirds Fall, 37-10, in MVFC Opener at Missouri State

Linebacker Alex Donnelly set a career-best with 10 tackles against the Bears.


No. 24 Redbirds Open Newly-Renovated Hancock Stadium with 31-17 Win

ISU won its fifth-straight home opener under head coach Brock Spack.


Redbirds and Panthers Meet In 2013 Mid-America Classic

The game will mark the 102nd in the series between ISU and EIU.


Steele Names Three Redbirds Preseason All-Americans

Underwood, Neukirch and Highland named preseason all-Americans once again.


WJBC Recap - Illinois State vs. Northern Iowa

WJBC Recap - Illinois State vs. Northern Iowa


Fall Camp Report: Tight Ends and H-Backs

Fall Camp Report: Tight Ends and H-Backs


Illinois State Vs. Northern Iowa

Illinois State Vs. Northern Iowa on Nov. 2, 2013.


Illinios State Vs. North Dakota State

November 17, 2012


Illinois State vs. Youngstown State

The Illinois State football team takes on the Youngstown State Penguins


Football at Western Illinois (9/22/12)

Illinois State football at Western Illinois


ISU football vs Dayton

Photos from Dayton game.

2013: Played in all 11 games, with 10 starts at tight end ... ranked fourth on the team with 14 receptions that resulted in 147 yards ... averaged 10.5 yards per catch ... caught a career-high five passes for 57 yards, with a season-long grab of 24 yards, in the season opener at Ball State ... had three grabs for 16 yards in a win over Northern Iowa ... also recorded one tackle.

2012: Started all 13 games at tight end for the Redbirds ... ... key member of the protection unit that allowed just 14 sacks all season, which ranks No. 14 in the country in fewest sacks allowed ... caught 19 passes for 403 yards with three touchdowns ... averaged 21.2 yards-per-reception ... had two grabs for 49 yards in a road victory at South Dakota ... caught a career-long 49 yard touchdown pass in a road win at UNI ... hauled in three passes for 78 yards and recorded a pair of touchdown grabs in the second-round playoff win at Appalachian State ... caught the game-winning 25-yard touchdown pass in overtime to secure the win and help ISU advance to the quarterfinals of the FCS playoffs ... had three catches for 63 yards in the quarterfinal game at Eastern Washington.

2011: Missouri Valley Football Conference All-Newcomer Team selection ... named to the College Sports Journal All-Freshman Team ... played in 10 games ... caught five passes for 76 yards (15.2 avg.) and two touchdowns ... hauled in first career reception against North Dakota State ... recorded touchdown catches in back-to-back wins over Indiana State and Southern Illinois ... snatched first-career touchdown reception against the Sycamores and caught a career-long touchdown pass of 18 yards against the Salukis ... instrumental in the blocking for the Redbird running game that averaged 183.4 yards per game, up from 131 yards last year ... also a standout on special teams with 14 tackles.

2010: Redshirted.

Naperville North HS: Three-year letterwinner ... caught 19 passes for 184 yards and a touchdown during senior season ... also returned 10 kickoffs for 294 yards ... was a special mention all-conference and all-area selection ... academic all-conference choice ... hauled in eight passes for 110 yards and a touchdown as a junior and an academic all-conference selection ... caught 18 passes for 400 yards and two touchdowns as a sophomore ... also lettered three years in basketball.

Personal: Born January 14, 1992, in Naperville, Ill. ... son of Jim O'Shaughnessy and Sally Davis ... has two brothers, Allen (19) and Kevin (14) ... his father, Jim, played basketball at DePaul and his mother, Sally, ran track at Drake ... intended major is business.