CHATTANOOGA: Made the CFPA Tight Ends Watch List heading into the season ... name is pronounced "fes-EL" "sha-FAHT."
2011 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Started all 11 games and named to the Southern Conference All-Freshman team ... fourth on the team in receiving with 19 catches for 179 yards and two TDs ... scored against Western Carolina and Wofford ... had five catches for 48 yards in the season finale against the Terriers ... made the Athletics Director's Honor Roll in the fall.
2010 • REDSHIRT SEASON: Sat out as a redshirt.
HIGH SCHOOL: Top-100 Central Florida recruit from Orlando Lutheran Academy in Orlando, Fla ... earned first team all-state honors as a senior ... had 26 catches for 538 yards and eight TDs ... also played defensive end, recording 101 tackles ... led the state of Florida with 20 sacks ... helped Orlando Lutheran to a 7-3 record as a senior ... Crusaders went 10-2 during his junior year ... played for head coach Michael Viera ... made the honor roll ... also a standout basketball player who was the league MVP and first team all-district as a junior.
PERSONAL: Born Oct. 17, 1991 ... son of Michelle and Rizvan Shafaat ... has a younger brother, Imran, and younger sister, Alia ... majoring in Psychology.
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