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Roxie Shelvin
Roxie Shelvin

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Franklin, LA

High School:
Franklin

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 285

Position:
Defensive Line

Birthdate:
02/21/1980

Experience:
3L


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Nov. 16, 2002 D-Line Feature Story

2002 (through regular season): Leader on the resurgent Tulane defensive line with 46 tackles on the season, establishing a career single-season high. Missed the Army game (11/16) due to injury. Recorded a sack or a tackle for loss in 10 of 11 games played in 2002. Tied for second on the team in sacks with five and ranks third in tackles for loss (13), both of which are his career bests. Tallied a pair of TFL's and one sack, along with a season-high eight tackles, versus Cincinnati (10/12). Made five tackles, four solo, and added two tackles for loss versus Memphis (9/21), and had five tackles with a tackle for loss, a fumble recovery and four quarterback pressures in the Texas game (9/28). Passed the 100-tackle mark for his career with eight stops, including six solo, and two TFLs versus East Carolina (9/14). Named Tulane's Defensive Player of the Week for his ECU effort, which included 1.5 sacks for losses totalling 15 yards. Compiled five tackles, three solo, versus Southern (8/31), with a quarterback sack. Elected a team captain for 2002 by his teammates.

2001: One of Tulane's top defensive players for the season. Compiled 35 tackles, 24 solo, including nine tackles for loss to rank third on the team. Gamely played the last four games on a sprained ankle after missing the TCU game (10/13). Had a three-game streak of fumble recoveries, including a recovery on the Tulane four-yard line to stop a Navy (11/10) drive. Tallied seven tackles (four solo), including three for loss against LSU (9/1). Notched a season-high eight tackles (the most by a Wave lineman in 2001) against UCF (9/22), earning top defender honors from the Wave coaching staff. Was in on three tackles and recovered a fumble at Army (10/27). Led all D-linemen with four tackles, including one for loss, in the season opener versus BYU (8/25).

2000: Most consistent player on the Tulane defensive line in 2000. Selected as the Conference USA Special Teams Player of the Week following the UL-Lafayette game (10/7) in which he blocked the potential game-tying extra point. Also registered seven tackles and a tackle for loss versus ULL. Made a season-high eight tackles vs. Army (10/21) with a tackle for loss and a pass break up. Selected by Tulane coaches as their defensive player of the week three times from his defensive tackle position.

1999: Saw action in the first four games of the year (including two starts) before going down to a knee injury. Collected a season-best eight tackles in season opener vs. Southern Miss. Finished the year with 17 stops, including eight solos. Posted five QB hurries in just four games, a total just three off the team lead.

1998: Redshirted the season.

HIGH SCHOOL: A graduate of Franklin High School in Franklin, La. Earned all-district honors on both offense and defense as a junior and a senior. Named Second-Team All-Louisiana by the state's coaches. Also an all-area and honorable mention all-state selection. Named district MVP on defense in 1997, when he had 87 tackles, eight sacks and 17 tackles for loss. Also a state champion wrestler as a junior. Coached by Harrison Pierre.

PERSONAL: Roxie J. Shelvin. Born February 21, 1980 in Lafayette, La. The son of Cindy Landry. Majoring in media arts. A member of Tulane's 3.0 Academic Club for the fall of 2000.

Shelvin's Career Defensive Stats

Year G-GS UT-AT-TT TFL Sacks FF/FR PD
1999 4-2 8-9-17 1-1 0-0 0/0 0
2000 11-11 22-14-36 6-14 0.5-5 0/1 1
2001 11-7 24-11-35 9-30 3-17 0/3 0
Career 26-20 54-34-88 16-45 3.5-22 0/4 1