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DT David Shaw transferring from Maryland football to Montana

He recorded one tackle in 2016.


Maryland defensive tackle David Shaw is now Montana defensive tackle David Shaw.

He’s transferring from the Terps after a redshirt sophomore season during which he struggled to see the field. Shaw’s Maryland career got off to a promising start when he played in seven games as a true freshman. He seemed destined for good things when he started the first four games of his sophomore season, but an elbow injury kept him out for the rest of 2015.

Under new head coach DJ Durkin in 2016, Shaw only played in six games, recording one tackle.

From a Montana release:

With the Terrapins undergoing a staff change after the 2015 season, Shaw began to examine his options for a defensive unit that fit his style of play. At Montana, he says he found a group with the same values and traits he sees in himself. "I'm a hard worker, a blue-collar worker. I think I bring competitiveness and aggressiveness, and I'm a pretty good size too, so that's always good."

Montana, which plays in the FCS, not the FBS, went 6-5 this season. The Grizzlies play in the Big Sky conference.

"He'll probably be the biggest dude on our dang team," Montana defensive coordinator Jason Semore said in the release.