Three earn weekly College Football Performance Awards
Dec. 4, 2011
AUSTIN, Texas- Three members of the Texas Longhorns football team received recognition from the College Football Performance Awards for their accomplishments in week 14 against Baylor. Junior wide receiver Marquise Goodwin and freshman wide receiver Jaxon Shipley were selected as Honorable Mention Wide Receivers of the Week, and senior TE Blaine Irby was selected as Honorable Mention Tight End of the Week.
Goodwin recorded his first career 100-yard receiving game with 129 yards and a touchdown on five receptions. He caught an 80-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter for his first touchdown of the season and third of his career. It was the longest passing touchdown for Texas since Colt McCoy connected with Jordan Shipley for 88 yards against Central Florida in 2009. This season Goodwin has 372 yards and one TD on 30 receptions. For his career he has tallied 90 receptions for 975 yards and three TDs.
Shipley caught four passes for 121 yards for his second career 100-yard game. It is the 14th 100-yard receiving game by a freshman in school history. He ties the school record for 100-yard games by a freshman along with Roy Williams, B.J. Johnson and Mike Davis. He became just the third freshman in school history with 500 or more receiving yards in a season. He ranks third on the list with 593 yards and is also tied for third with 40 receptions. He hauled in a 78-yard reception in the second quarter. It was the fifth longest catch by a freshman in Texas history. Shipley has 10 catches of 20 or more yards and three of 40 or more this year. This season Shipley ranks second on the team to Mike Davis in receptions (40) and total yards (593) while having only played nine games.