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    D.J. Shoemate
    D.J. Shoemate

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Corona

    High School:
    Servite

    Height / Weight:
    6-0 / 220

    Position:
    FB

    Birthdate:
    01/01/1990

    Experience:
    2V

    2010: Shoemate, one of USC's most versatile players because of his running and receiving abilities, will contend for key playing time at fullback as a junior in 2010.

    2009: Shoemate served as a backup fullback and played on special teams as a sophomore in 2009. Overall in 2009 while appearing in 12 games (all but Arizona), he had 2 carries for 2 yards (1.0 avg.), 2 catches for 23 yards (11.5 avg.) with a TD and 4 tackles. He caught 2 passes for 23 yards (including a 13-yard TD), had a 2-yard run and made a tackle against San Jose State. He had 1 tackle at both Notre Dame and Arizona State. He had a rush for 0 yards and made a tackle against Stanford.

    2008: Shoemate began his 2008 first-year freshman season as a reserve wide receiver, then was moved mid-season to a reserve fullback spot. He also played on special teams. Overall in 2008 while appearing in 9 games (all but Oregon State, Oregon, Arizona State and Stanford), he made 1 tackle. He sprained his shoulder prior to the Stanford game and missed that contest.

    HIGH SCHOOL: His 2007 honors included Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, EA Sports All-American third team, ESPN 150, Super Prep Elite 50, Prep Star Dream Team, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West first team, Orange County Register Fab 15, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Cal-Hi Sports All-State first team, All-CIF Pac-5 Division first team, Los Angeles Times All-Star, Orange County Register All-Orange County first team and All-Trinity League Co-Offensive MVP as a senior wide receiver, running back, defensive lineman and linebacker at Servite High in Anaheim (Calif.). He ran for 1,291 yards on 241 carries (5.4 avg.) with 24 TDs, caught 40 passes for 570 yards (14.3 avg.) with 4 TDs, threw a TD pass and had 5.5 sacks in 2007.

    A broken right foot sidelined him for all but the first game of his 2006 junior season.

    As a sophomore in 2005, he made Cal-Hi Sports All-State Sophomore of the Year, All-CIF Division I first team, Orange County Register All-Orange County first team and All-Serra League Co-MVP while rushing for 604 yards on 71 carries (8.5 avg.) with 13 touchdowns, catching 46 passes for 930 yards (20.2 avg.) with 8 TDs and getting 4 scores on blocked punts. Current Trojans Chris Galippo and Matt Kalil also prepped at Servite.

    PERSONAL: He has a B- average (2.94 GPA) at USC. He lived in Hawaii for 5 years when he was young. His initials stand for Dennis Jr.

    TCB YDS AVG TD LG REC YDS AVG TD LG
    2009 (So.)... 2 2 1.0 0 2 2 23 11.5 1 13
    TAC LS/YDS DFL FR
    2008 (Fr.)... 1 0/0 0 0
    2009 (So.)... 4 0/0 0 0
    CAREER....... 5 0/0 0 0

    GAME-BY-GAME WITH D.J. SHOEMATE

    2009

    TCB YDS AVG TD LG REC YDS AVG TD LG
    San Jose St. 1 2 2.0 0 2 2 23 11.5 1 13
    Stanford 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
    2009 (So.)... 2 2 1.0 0 2 2 23 11.5 1 13
    TAC LS/YDS DFL FR
    San Jose St. 1 0/0 0 0
    Notre Dame 1 0/0 0 0
    Arizona St.* 1 0/0 0 0
    Stanford 1 0/0 0 0
    2009 (So.)... 4 0/0 0 0
    *Starter

    2008

    TAC LS/YDS DFL FR
    Washington 1 0/0 0 0
    2008 (Fr.)... 1 0/0 0 0