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Tommy Shaver

Class: R-Senior
Position: TE
Height: 6-6
Weight: 285

Previous School: Bath County HS

Hometown: Hot Springs, Va.

An Inside Look from the Coaching Staff: Has good blocking and receiving skills … developed additional strength with hard work in the weight room during the offseason … is a big target and could have a huge impact this season.

2010 (R-Jr.): Saw playing time in all 11 games, starting six games … finished season with a career high total receptions and total receiving yards … finished six games in a row with at least one reception … recorded a career-high receptions for a career-best 57 yards at James Madison … used mostly as an extra blocker for Liberty's rushing attached … helped the Flames record 21 rushing touchdowns … Liberty finished the season rushing for 171.0 yards per game, which ranked second in the Big South Conference … Liberty also finished the year ranked No. 3 in scoring offense, No. 2 in total offense and No. 7 in passing offense … also had two kickoff returns for 30 yards against Savannah State.

2009 (R-So.): Saw playing time in all 11 games … finished with a reception in three out of Liberty's last four games … was a key blocker in Liberty's rushing attack that helped the Flames finish the year ranked No. 3 in the country with 31 rushing touchdowns … caught his first career touchdown pass in a road victory at Gardner-Webb … added two kickoff returns for a total of 21 yards … finished the year with five total tackles as a part of Liberty's special teams units, including four solo stops … finished with two solo tackles in the season finale at Stony Brook.

2008 (R-Fr.): Saw playing time in 10 out of 12 games … used mostly as a part of the Flames special teams unit, finishing the year with five tackles … three solo and two assisted … also picked up a kick off and returned it nine yards against Lafayette … caught his lone pass of the year against Charleston Southern, hauling in a 14-yard reception during Liberty's 42-0 shutout over the Buccaneers in Big South action.

2007 (Fr.): Redshirted.

Prep: Graduated from Bath County High School … four-year letterwinner … All-Region "C" first-team and all-state honorable mention as a tight end during his junior year … caught 17 passes for 283 yards and a touchdown as a junior … also added 88 tackles, 4.5 sacks, nine tackles for a loss, an interception and a fumble recovery as a linebacker during his junior year … named to the VirginiaPreps.com "Hot 100" list and the Roanoke Times "Elite Eleven" squad as a senior … all-district first-team and All-Region "C" second-team honoree as a senior … posted career-high numbers in his final year at Bath County with 35 receptions for 438 yards and eight touchdowns at tight end … also added 88 tackles at linebacker.

Personal: Son of Tom and Susi Shaver … birthday is Feb. 15 … sport management major.