Postgame Notes: #13 Michigan 23, #17 Virginia Tech 20 (OT)
Fitzgerald Toussaint: Still Not Satisfied
Postgame Notes: #17 Michigan 36, Purdue 14
Toussaint Spearheads Football to Homecoming Victory over Purdue
Football Scores 28 Unanswered Points to Hold Off Northwestern
Attempts: 15, vs. Connecticut (Sept. 4, 2010)
Yards: 126, vs. Delaware State (Oct. 17, 2009)
Touchdowns: 3, twice (last vs. Illinois, Nov. 6, 2010)
Long: 50, vs. Massachusetts (Sept. 18 2010)
Receptions: 3, twice (last at Notre Dame, Sept. 11, 2010)
Yards: 28, at Notre Dame (Sept. 11, 2010)
Touchdowns: 1, vs. Utah (Aug. 30, 2008)
Long: 16, vs. Connecticut (Sept. 4, 2010)
At Michigan ... four-year letterman ... appeared in 39 career games and made 11 starting assignments ... has 190 carries for 1,001 yards and scored 14 touchdowns in his career ... eclipsed 1,000 career rushing yards against Illinois (Nov. 12, 2011) ... made 19 receptions for 124 yards and one touchdown during his career.
Senior (2011) ... Sugar Bowl champion ... earned fourth varsity letter ... appeared in nine games; played eight games at running back, including one start (Notre Dame); played three games on special teams ... ILLINOIS (Nov. 12) ... surpassed 1,000 career rushing yards with four-yard performance ... PURDUE (Oct. 29) ... earned five carries for 56 yards ... scored 14th career rushing touchdown with a 37-yarder in the fourth quarter ... NORTHWESTERN (Oct. 8) ... rushed six times for 25 yards and a two-yard touchdown, added a reception for 12 yards ... WESTERN MICHIGAN (Sept. 3) ... recorded longest touchdown run of career with a 44-yarder while recording four carries for 54 yards as a reserve running back.
Junior (2010) ... earned third varsity letter ... played 11 and started five games at superback ... registered 75 rushes for 402 yards and nine touchdowns ... caught 10 passes for 75 yards ... had one kickoff return for seven yards in one appearance ... carried the ball a career-high 15 times for 48 yards and scored one touchdown vs. Connecticut (Sept. 4) ... added a 16-yard career long reception against the Huskies ... rushed five times for 12 yards and added three receptions for 28 yards at Notre Dame (Sept. 11) ... ran the ball 12 times for a career-high 126 rushing yards and three touchdowns vs. Massachusetts (Sept. 18), and his first collegiate multi-touchdown performance ... registered a 34-yard touchdown run, the longest touchdown run of his career, and had a 50-yard run, the longest single rush of his career vs. Massachusetts. ... recorded 12 carries for 59 yards and a touchdown in start vs. Bowling Green (Sept. 25), scoring on a two-yard rush late in the second quarter ... caught one pass for two yards against the Falcons ... missed the Indiana (Oct. 2) game due to a knee injury ... returned to action as a reserve superback vs. Michigan State (Oct. 9), rushing four times for 29 yards and catching two passes for 17 yards ... had three carries for six yards in limited action at superback vs. Iowa (Oct. 16) ... had one carry for four yards at Penn State (Oct. 30) ... matched a career high with three rushing touchdowns as a reserve superback vs. Illinois (Nov. 6), carrying the ball nine times for 44 yards ... scored two of his three touchdowns in the first and third overtimes -- five- and one-yarders, respectively ... had two carries for three yards as a reserve superback before leaving contest with a head injury against Purdue (Nov. 13) ... missed the Wisconsin (Nov. 20) game due to head injury ... returned to action in start at superback against Ohio State (Nov. 27), carrying the ball eight times for 52 yards and a touchdown ... scored the Wolverines' only touchdown on a one-yard rush in the second quarter ... returned one kickoff for seven yards in spot duty against the Buckeyes ... posted four carries for 19 yards and one reception for two yards as a reserve superback vs. Mississippi State (Jan. 1) in the Gator Bowl.
Sophomore (2009) ... earned second varsity letter ... played in nine games and started three contests at superback ... rushed 42 times for 185 yards and scored two touchdowns ... caught two passes for five yards ... appeared at running back vs. Western Michigan (Sept. 5), rushing for 37 yards on seven carries ... did not see game action vs. Notre Dame (Sept. 12) ... posted nine rushes for 53 yards and scored his first career rushing touchdown vs. Eastern Michigan (Sept. 19) ... had three straight rushes for 34 yards that were capped by a five-yard touchdown in the second quarter against the Eagles ... had two rushes for five yards vs. Indiana (Sept. 26) ... did not see game action at Michigan State (Oct. 3) ... carried the ball four times for 17 yards at Iowa (Oct. 10) ... made first start of the season at superback vs. Delaware State (Oct. 17), posting nine carries for a career-high 73 yards and one touchdown ... scored on a two-yard rush on the Wolverines opening drive against the Hornets ... had an 11-yard career long reception from superback position vs. Penn State (Oct. 24) ... did not see game action at Illinois (Oct. 31) ... earned starting assignment at superback vs. Purdue (Nov. 7), carrying the ball once for two yards ... played superback at Wisconsin (Nov. 14) ... started at superback vs. Ohio State (Nov. 21), carrying the ball seven times and caught one pass.
Freshman (2008) ... earned first varsity letter ... played in 10 games and started two contests at superback ... team's third-leading rusher ... carried the ball 42 times for 215 yards and caught six passes for 32 yards and one touchdown ... made career debut vs. Utah (Aug. 30), catching three passes for 17 yards and had a 12-yard kick return ... scored team's first points of the season on an eight-yard touchdown pass from Nick Sheridan against the Utes ... rushed twice for 45 yards against Miami (Sept. 6) ... recorded the team's longest run of the season on a 30-yard dash against the RedHawks and grabbed one pass for three yards ... rushed twice for five yards at Notre Dame (Sept. 13) ... did not see action vs. Wisconsin (Sept. 27) ... snagged one pass for seven yards and added a six-yard carry vs. Illinois (Oct. 4) ... rushed four times for 19 yards vs. Toledo (Oct. 11) ... played superback at Penn State (Oct. 18) ... did not see game action vs. Michigan State (Oct. 25) ... rushed four times for 10 yards at Purdue (Nov. 1) ... posted career highs with eight carries for 71 yards and added a five-yard reception at Minnesota (Nov. 8) ... started in a two-back set with Brandon Minor against the Gophers, his first career starting assignment ... had a 48-yard career long run against the Gophers that set up K.C. Lopata's school record-tying fifth field goal ... rushed seven times for 17 yards vs. Northwestern (Nov. 15), his second consecutive starting assignment ... rushed a career-high 12 times for 41 yards at Ohio State (Nov. 22).
Prep ... attended Trotwood-Madison High School (2008) coached by Maurice Douglas ... benched 285 pounds, squatted 425 and registered a 35-inch vertical jump ... Key Statistics ... rushed 383 times for 2,325 yards and scored 36 touchdowns during his career ... finished prep career with 33 catches for 680 yards and eight touchdowns ... gained over 1,250 rushing yards and 300 receiving yards as a senior ... rushed 180 times for 975 yards and scored 21 touchdowns as a junior ... added 10 receptions for 200 yards and one TD junior year ... carried the ball 80 times for 475 yards and three scores as a sophomore ... Honors and Rankings ... four-star prospect and the nation's seventh-best running back recruit according to Rivals.com ... rated as the sixth-best player in the state of Ohio by Rivals.com ... four-star recruit and the 29th-best running back nationally according to Scout.com ... listed as the No. 58 running back in the nation by ESPN.com ... tabbed as a top-300 prospect by Tom Lemming ... named the No. 42 offensive player in the country and the No. 19 in the Midwest by G&W Recruiting Report ... selected to the Big 33 game.
Personal ... Michael Allen Shaw was born November 24, 1989 ... from the same high school as tight end Brandon Moore and wide receiver Roy Roundtree ... enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, majoring in general studies.