#12a Ryan Shields
|HOMETOWN||Roseville, Calif. (Roseville HS)|
2015 (Jr): Played in one game this season before suffering a shoulder injury in game one against Augustana (Sept. 5)… Threw two passes and completed both for a total seven yards.
2014 (So): Played in ten games at quarterback and started eight of those games... Went 135-for-278 (48.6%) for a team-high 1,877 passing yards... Averaged 187.7 passing yards per game that was also tenth in the conference... Led the team with 12 passing touchdowns and a 111.61 efficiency rating... Had 165 rushing yards on 61 attempts with one rushing touchdowns... Set career-highs with 317 passing yards and three touchdown passes versus Minot State (Oct. 18)... Threw an 81 yard pass to Blake Holder versus Sioux Falls (Sept. 13), another career-high... Was 23-44 (52.3%) with 264 yards passing and one touchdown pass along with an efficiency rating of 101.0 versus No. 1 Minnesota State (Sept. 27).
2013 (Fr): Played in nine and started four games at quarterback… Went 70-for-156 (44.9%) for a team-high 675 yards (75 ypg) and a team-best six touchdowns… Threw three interceptions and posted a 90.1 efficiency rating… Recorded a season-long pass of 41 yards… Finished third on the team in rushing attempts and yards with 48 carries and 162 yards… Averaged 3.4 yards per carry, 18 yards per game and recorded a season-long rush of 28 yards… Finished second on the team in total offense with 837 yards (93.0 ypg).
Threw for 116 yards and two touchdowns in a reserve role in his collegiate debut to help erase a 24-point halftime deficit and defeat Winona State 34-27 in overtime Sept. 5… Went 11-for-22 without an interception and a long connection of 28 yards against the Warriors… In first collegiate start versus Concordia-St. Paul (Sept. 14), went 11-for-21 for 75 yards, a touchdown and an interception… Connected on a season-high and team-best 15 passes for a season-best 169 yards and a touchdown at Minot State (Nov. 16)… Threw for 146 yards, two touchdowns and rushed for a season-high 53 yards versus No. 7 Minnesota Duluth (Oct. 26)… Totaled a season-high and BSU-best 30 attempts and recorded a season-long pass of 41 yards versus the Bulldogs… Totaled 130 passing yards and 34 rushing yards with a long-rush of 28 yards at Northern State (Oct. 19).
2012 (RS): Redshirted.
Prior to BSU: Attended Oakmont High School in Roseville, Calif... Awarded First Team All-Conference for his play during his senior year... Also awarded Team MVP during the year... Tallied over 1500 passing yards on 130-219 passing attempts, along with 22 touchdowns with 11 interceptions... 2011 All-Metro Honorable Mention for his efforts during the season.
Personal: Born March 21, 1994... Son of James and Teresa Shields... Majoring in criminal justice with a minor in psychology.
Career Highs: Completions: 23 vs Minnesota State (9/27/14); Passing Attempts: 44 vs Minnesota State (9/27/14); Passing Yards: 317 vs Minot State (10/18/14); Pass Long: 81 vs Sioux Falls (9/13/14); Touchdown Passes: 3 vs Minot State (10/18/14); Rushing Attempts: 14 vs Minot State (10/18/14); Rushing Yards: 53 vs Minnesota Duluth (10/26/13); Rush Long: 28 at Northern State (10/19/13).