High School: Four-year letterwinner in football ... Named all-area offensive line in 2004 and 2005 ... Selected to East/West All-Star Game ... Captains award in 2004-05 ... Helped team win state and district titles in 2003 ... Led team to a 9-3 record and Sweet 16 of the state playoffs in 2002 ... Also participated in weightlifting and track ... Captained football and weightlifting last two years ... Student-Athlete of the Year at Olympia.
Personal: Born on September 16, 1987 in Latrobe, Pennsylvania ... The son of Paul and Nancy Shaffer ... Sister Beth went to Notre Dame and his brother Adam went to Illinois ... Lists his father as the most influential person in his career ... Plans to major in accounting and hopes to own a business in the future.