Welcome Back… BYU Football Profile: Talon Shumway (Class of 2013)

shumway_talon_por4 Talon Shumway is a 6’3” 190 wide receiver for the BYU football team (Class of 2013). He served an LDS mission to McAllen Texas from July 2013 to July 2015, and will join the Cougar football team in fall 2015.

Shumway prepped at Lone Peak High School, where as a do-everything sophomore he rushed 110 times for 618 yards and 11 touchdowns, caught 23 passes for 202 yards and another TD, and threw 34/53 for 388 yards and four more touchdowns. He was named to the Region 4 first-team. As a junior he played less under center and spent more time as a receiver. Battling injuries he still managed one touchdown through the air, five rushing, and five receiving. He also played a little on the defense, recording 15 tackles and one interception. He was named the Region 4 MVP. As a senior he continued the transition to receiver and had a break-out year with 1049 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns. He also played more time on defense where he had 21 tackles and two interceptions.

2010 34-52 388 5 2 113 589 12 21 202 1
2011 4-8 55 1 1 28 160 5 33 459 5
2012 0-1 0 0 0 21 131 1 72 1049 16
Total 38-61 443 6 3 162 880 18 126 1710 22
Talon Shumway stuffs future NBA first round draft pick Jahlil Okafor in 2013.

Shumway’s decision of where to play collegiate ball was compounded by his excellence on the basketball court. As a four-year player and two-year starter for the Lone Peak basketball team he had considerable interest from colleges seeking his help on the hardwood. He averaged 6.8 points and 3.1 rebounds his senior season for the National Championship Knights and was named to the 5A All-State first team, as well as the Region 4 first-team. He was an All-State third team (and Region 4 second-team) selection as a junior and an honorable mention as a sophomore.

Shumway was rated 3-stars in football by Rivals and Scout, who also ranked him the No. 1 wide receiver in the Utah class of 2013. ESPN rated him 3-stars as well (grade of 76) and ranked him the No. 8 overall prospect from Utah. Shumway held scholarship offers from BYU, Utah, and Utah State and was also recruited by Boise State, Oregon, Oregon State, and UCLA. He committed to the Cougars on May 14, 2012.

Hometown: Highland, Utah High School: Lone Peak
Last Team: Lone Peak HT/WT: 6’3”, 190 lbs.
Position: Defensive End 40 time:
Profiles: MaxPreps, HUDL, DesNews Bench press:
Twitter: @tshum21 Squat:
[usrlist Rivals:3 Scout:3 ESPN:3 avg=”true”] Offers: BYU, Utah, Utah State

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