D.T. Shackelford Is SEC Community Service Team Player Of The Week

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM D.T. Shackelford in Panama (photo by Jacinto Liao)
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM
D.T. Shackelford in Panama (photo by Jacinto Liao)
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM

Oct. 9, 2013

OXFORD, Miss. – Ole Miss senior linebacker/defensive end D.T. Shackelford is the Southeastern Conference Football Community Service Team Player of the Week.

Shackelford’s service in the community includes: serving as a group leader for a 2013 spring break mission trip to Panama; spent his 2011 summer as a pre-college program counselor for Ole Miss’ Division of Outreach and Continuing Education and other counseling groups; has volunteered with Relay for Life, Reading with the Rebels, the Oxford Food Pantry and a dunking booth that raised funds for cancer patients; featured speaker for this year’s 9/11 run, hosted by Ole Miss ROTC and the local National Guard; member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., with whom he has also participated in a number of service activities.

A native of Decatur, Ala., he was a 2010 and 2013 nominee for the Wuerffel Trophy, which honors exemplary community service with outstanding academic and athletic achievement, as well as a 2013 nominee for the AFCA Good Works Team.

Shackelford is on the watch list for the 2013 Lott IMPACT Trophy, which honors a defensive player who has made the biggest impact on his team both on and off the field.

He graduated from the University of Mississippi in three years with a bachelor’s degree in history and a minor in English and is expected to complete his master’s degree in education next year. In addition, he is a four-time selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll and a semifinalist for the 2013 National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Award.

Shackelford was named the 2011 winner of the prestigious Chucky Mullins Courage Award, which is presented annually to an Ole Miss upperclassman defensive player that embodies the spirit of the late Mullins - courage, leadership, perseverance and determination.

2013 SEC Community Service Team Players of the Week
Week 1 - Tyler Russell, QB, Mississippi State
Week 2 - Avery Williamson, LB, Kentucky
Week 3 - Chris Burnette, OG, Georgia
Week 4 - Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M
Week 5 - Victor Hampton, CB, South Carolina
Week 6 - Nosa Eguae, DE, Auburn
Week 7 - D.T. Shackelford, LB/DE, Ole Miss

Ole Miss Gear
    Facebook
    Twitter
    • Loading Tweets...
      1 second ago
    Blog
    • Rebels Unable to Overcome Slow Start

      Saturday, November 22, 2014 - Football

      Arkansas jumped out to a 17-0 in the first quarter and took advantage of six Ole Miss turnovers on the way to a 30-0 shutout win Saturday in Fayetteville."I was concerned all week, for whatever, that we weren't totally locked... read more

    • Three and Out: Keys to Ole Miss-Arkansas

      Saturday, November 22, 2014 - Football

      Three areas to watch as No. 8 Ole Miss travels to Arkansas in its final road game of the regular season Saturday. Slowing the Hogs' Ground Attack The extra week of preparation, defensive coordinator Dave Wommack said, should prove beneficial... read more

    • Rebels Ahead of Schedule in Year Three

      Thursday, November 20, 2014 - Football

      It's sometimes easy to forget where the Ole Miss football program was just three short years ago, when Hugh Freeze was interviewing for the head coaching position. The Rebels had won just two games in 2011 and had lost 14... read more

    • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (Nov. 10-16, 2014)

      Monday, November 17, 2014 - Athletics

      Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewNov. 10-16, 2014Women's Basketball- The Ole Miss women's basketball team opened up the 2014-15 season with two wins over the weekend. The Rebels took down Grambling 92-67 in the season opener on Friday and followed... read more

    • Observations from the Best Seat in the House -- Nov. 16

      Sunday, November 16, 2014 - Athletics

      The Ole Miss football team was off, but it was a busy week in Ole Miss athletics nevertheless, as the men's and women's basketball teams opened their respective seasons. Here are some thoughts and opinions on the week that was:-... read more

    • Getting Healthy, Staying Sharp on the Bye Week

      Friday, November 14, 2014 - Football

      No. 10 Ole Miss was without several starters and regular contributors against Presbyterian, and many others were limited.  But given an extra week of rest, head coach Hugh Freeze said he expects everyone, with the exception of the players out... read more

    • The Season: Ole Miss Football Episode 11

      Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - Football

      The Season: Ole Miss Football - Episode 11 - Presbyterian (2014) from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more

    • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (Nov. 3-9, 2014)

      Monday, November 10, 2014 - Athletics

      Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewNov. 3-9, 2014Football- Ole Miss took a break from the rugged Southeastern Conference and earned a 48-0 shutout win over Presbyterian on Saturday.- It was the Rebels' first shutout since beating Tulane 39-0 in 2012.-... read more

    • Observations from the Best Seat in the House - Nov. 9

      Sunday, November 9, 2014 - Football

      Austin Miller handled all of this week's edition of the Observations from the Best Seat in the House. Check out what he had to say below:- The nation's best scoring defense finally got its first shutout of the season, as... read more

    • Wilkins, Dodson Shine in Blowout Win

      Saturday, November 8, 2014 - Football

      Ole Miss racked up the second-most yards in school history, totaling 640 yards, including 402 yards on the ground, in a 48-0 rout of Presbyterian. The Rebels were able to limit the reps for several players in the contest, with... read more

    • Three and Out: Keys to Ole Miss-PC

      Saturday, November 8, 2014 - Football

      Three areas to watch as No. 11 Ole Miss hosts FCS opponent Presbyterian in its final non-conference matchup of the regular season. Execute, Stay Heathy Saturday's game with Presbyterian is more about Ole Miss than its opponent, as the team's... read more

    • Injuries Create Opportunities for Young Players

      Thursday, November 6, 2014 - Football

      With injuries mounting on both sides of the ball, Saturday's game against Presbyterian presents an opportunity for young players and backups to gain experience and make an impression on the coaching staff. Among those injured players, head coach Hugh Freeze... read more

    • The Season: Ole Miss Football Episode 10

      Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - Football

      The Season: Ole Miss Football - Episode 10 - Auburn (2014) from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more

    • Path To Atlanta: A Little Homecookin'

      Monday, November 3, 2014 - Football

      A question we keep hearing is what needs to happen in order for the Rebels to get to the SEC Championship game. It's pretty simple, just cheer for the home team. The lone exception to that notion is Ole Miss'... read more

    • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (Oct. 27-Nov. 2, 2014)

      Monday, November 3, 2014 - Athletics

      Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewOct. 27-Nov. 2, 2014Football- No. 4 Ole Miss lost a heartbreaker to No. 3 Auburn on Saturday night, 35-31.- In addition to losing the game, the Rebels lost star receiver Laquon Treadwell on what looked... read more