19   Shawun Lurry
Shawun  Lurry

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
West Palm Beach, Fla.

High School:
W.T. Dwyer

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 180

Position:
CB

Experience:
2L


05/05/2016

Pair of Huskies to Pursue NFL Dreams

Ford and Lewis sign free agent contracts after NFL Draft

05/03/2016

2016 Victors Honors Top Achievements of NIU Student-Athletes

Annual awards gala was held on Monday, May 2 at the Egyptian Theatre

12/18/2015

Lurry Garners Second First Team All-America Selection

Phil Steele names All-American, all conference teams

12/14/2015

Shawun Lurry Named First Team All-American

Huskie Cornerback Selected to AutoNation FWAA Team

12/10/2015

NIU's Shawun Lurry Earns Walter Camp All-America Honors

Sophomore Cornerback Leads the Nation in Interceptions

09/08/2014

NIU defeats Northwestern, 23-15

The Huskies played a dominant second-half of football in Evanston to defeat the Wildcats, 23-15.

08/18/2014

SIGHTS & SOUNDS: NIU Football Releases New Uniforms

It seemed like just another team meeting in the McCareins Room at the Yordon Center Saturday, August 16. Take a look at behind the scenes footage of the Huskies unveiling of their new uniforms on August 16, pranking the team before revealing them.

04/23/2016

Huskie Bowl Block Party and Scrimmage

Fans enjoyed the Communiversity Block Party and the football scrimmage on a perfect weather day.

2015
• Selected First Team All-American at cornerback by Phil Steele and the FWAA.
• Just the fourth NIU football player to earn First Team All-American.
• Added Second Team All-American honors by the Walter Camp FF, Third Team Associated Press and Honorable Mention All-American from Sports Illustrated.
• First Team All-MAC selection and Jim Thorpe Award semifinalist.

• Played in all 14 games with 10 starts during a break-out sophomore season.
• Led the FBS with nine interceptions.
• Also topped all FBS defenders with his 273 INT return yards, an average of 30.3.
• Was second in the FBS with 24 passes defended with 15 breakups.
• Set NIU modern day (FBS-era) record for interceptions in a season.
• His INT return yardage total also made him the NIU career leader.
• Named MAC West Player of the Week and Jim Thorpe Player of the Week for his performance at Ohio State (9-19), where he intercepted Cardale Jones twice early to set up NIU scoring drives.
• Made his first career INT in the season opener versus UNLV (9-5).
• Set up a Huskie touchdown at Boston College (9-26) with his career-long 79-yard interception return in the first half.
• Also had INTs the next two weeks at Central Michigan (10-3) and again versus Ball State (10-10), setting up NIU TDs with both picks.
• Extended his INT streak to five straight games with an interception at Miami (10-17), which was returned 47 yards and led to another NIU TD.
• Acrobatically hauled in his next interception at Buffalo (11-11), where he added a career-high eight total tackles as well.
• His final INT of 2015 resulted in a 64-yard pick-six in the MAC Championship Game against Bowling Green (12-4).
• NIU converted Lurry’s nine 2015 INTs into six TDs and one FG.
• Ranked eighth on NIU in all-purpose yards -- just on his INT returns.
• Also finished eighth on the team in tackles with 45 stops, 36 solo.

2014
• Appeared in 13 games as a true freshman at cornerback.
• Tallied 14 tackles, nine of the solo type.
• Returned three punts for 10 yards.
• Made a career-high three stops in the victory at UNLV (9-13).
• Also had multi-tackle games in the season opener against Presbyterian (8-28) and at Northwestern (9-6).
• Broke up his first career pass versus Western Michigan (11-28).

High School

• Three-time All-State honoree.
• Earned All-State honors from the Tampa Bay Times and Orlando Sentinel following the 2013 season.
• Intercepted nine passes as a senior, including two in the 2013 Class 7A state title game.
• Returned eight punts for touchdowns in 2013.
• Played three seasons at Inlet Grove before transferring to Dwyer as a senior.
• Caught 22 passes for 495 yards and eight touchdowns as a sophomore.
• Intercepted four passes during the 2011 season.

Personal
• Born Aug. 12, 1994, in West Palm Beach, Fla.
• Son of Darien Early and Taykesha Lurry.
• Business administration major.

LURRY'S SINGLE GAME CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 8, at Buffalo, 11-11-15
Interceptions: 2, at Ohio State, 9-19-15
Long Interception Return: 79, at Boston College, 9-26-15
PBUs: 3, twice, last at Miami (Ohio), 10-17-15
Long Punt Return: 7, vs. Bowling Green, MAC Champ. Game, 12-5-14

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