Christian Shaver
Christian Shaver
Height: 6-3
Weight: 230
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Sandy, UT
High School: Jordan HS
Previous College: Colorado University
Position: LB

Colorado University: 2016 (Jr.)—Played in 10 games and started at outside linebacker in week two against Idaho State, helping CU set a new school record for largest halftime lead (49-0) when he and the Buff defense held the Bengals to just 48 yards in the first half and 96 total for the game. He recorded seven tackles on the season, On Nov. 3 against UCLA he recorded the first sack of his career, which came on a third-down inside of six minutes remaining in the fourth quarter when CU at the time held a 13-10 lead. He had two total tackles in that UCLA win, both behind the line of scrimmage (also had a four-yard tackle for a loss in addition to his sack).

2015 (Soph.)—He saw action in all 13 games on special teams, as well as in three on defense (no starts).  He was in for 20 snaps from scrimmage, recording five tackles (three solo) including a third down stop.  He tied for seventh in special team points with 16, accumulating those on the strength of five tackles (three solo), 10 knockdown blocks on the kickoff return unit and a downed punt.  In the spring, he moved to inside linebacker from defensive end, where he played as a freshman.  He had 11 tackles (eight solo) at his new position in the four main spring scrimmages, including a game-high five in the spring game.

2014 (Fr.)—He played in all 12 games, including three starts (Colorado State, Massachusetts, Southern California); in starting against CSU, he became just the sixth true freshman in school history to start in a season opener, and the first to do so at defensive end.  He was in for 262 snaps from scrimmage and recorded 18 tackles (nine solo, one for a loss), along with a third down stop and two quarterback pressures.  He had a career/season-high four tackles (one unassisted) at Oregon, with three at Arizona and two in four other games.  On special teams duty, he had a solo tackle and a knockdown block.

Jordan HS: Earned first-team All-Region honors from the Desert News as a senior (second-team as a junior); he was first-team All-District performer as both a junior and senior.  As a senior, he played defensive end and was in on 59 tackles (43 solo), 13 of which were behind the line of scrimmage with 6½ quarterback sacks; he added nine quarterback hurries, forced one fumble and recovered another. He started on offense as well, playing left tackle, allowing only two quarterback sacks and flagged for just two penalties (no holding calls).  His junior year at inside linebacker, he racked up 77 tackles (57 solo), with 11 for losses (two-and-a-half sacks), along with two forced fumbles, a pass broken up, two hurries and an interception.  Top games as a senior included three with eight tackles, all with six solo.  He had his two top tackle efforts his junior year, with 13 (10 solo) against Kearns in a 61-29 win and 11 (seven solo) versus Layton, a 56-14 verdict; another top game came in a 41-14 win over Brighton, he had seven total stops, four for losses with a sack and a forced fumble.  His family moved to Sandy, a southern suburb of Salt Lake City, from the Phoenix area after his sophomore year in high school; as a sophomore at North Canyon High School, he earned first-team All-Section honors and was the area sophomore defensive player of the year.  He was in on 35 tackles (30 solo), with 15 for losses including seven-and-a-half sacks playing defensive end; he also recovered three fumbles.

Personal: He was born May 2, 1996 in Prescott, Ariz.  His hobbies include watching movies, playing basketball, hiking and anything to do with the outdoors.  An uncle (Michal Franz) played football at Northern Arizona.