J.W. Sheering
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J.W. Sheering

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Clinton, Ill.

High School:
Clinton

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 235

Position:
LB

Experience:
Sq.

2006: Worked as a member of the practice squad.

2005: Redshirted.

Clinton HS: A three-year starter at quarterback and linebacker ... led the Maroons to back-to-back IHSA Class 4A state playoff appearances ... as a senior passed for 1,751 yards and 17 touchdowns ... also rushed for 359 yards and five touchdowns ... posted a school record 168 tackles his final season, including eight tackles for loss ...added three interceptions ... a first team all-conference selection at both positions ... second team all-state ... two-time team most valuable player ... two-time Champaign News Gazette Player of the Week ... first team all-area by the Bloomington Pantagraph and Decatur Herald & Review (senior and junior seasons) ... two-time all-state honorable mention selection by the Champaign News Gazette ... owns the school record for career passing yards (3,190) and career touchdowns (31) ... also owns the school standard for career tackles (408) ... as a junior, passed for 1,389 yards and threw for 13 touchdowns, while collecting 123 tackles, including nine TFLs ... honored by the Chicago Sun-Times his junior year as a first team all-state quarterback ... lettered in football, basketball and baseball ... coached by Josh Johnson.

Data: Born 1-15-87 in Normal, Ill. ... son of John and Lisa Sheering ... has an older sister, Amber ... major: undeclared.