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Awards: Earned Pro Football Focus Big Ten Team of the Week honors on Sept. 19 after a 2.0 tackles for loss and 1.0 sacks effort vs. Georgia State.
Season: Appeared in five games...Made collegiate debut vs. Akron (9/2)...One of 23 student-athletes to make their collegiate debut in 2017...One of 17 freshmen (14 redshirt, 3 true) to appear in 2017.
Akron (9/2): Made collegiate debut...Totaled two tackles...Logged his first career stop in the third quarter on a solo tackle for loss...One of 10 Penn Staters to register their first career tackles in the game...Was a part of a defense that logged 14.0 tackles for loss, the most since recording 15.0 vs. Temple in 2015. Pittsburgh (9/9): Made one tackle...Combined with Kevin Givens on a fourth-quarter tackle for loss. Georgia State (9/16): Posted four tackles, none of which gained yardage...Logged his first career sack, a combined effort with Manny Bowen, and forced a fumble by Georgia State quarterback Conner Manning to fumble, a fumble that was recovered by Penn State...Had a solo tackle for loss in the second quarter...Combined with Antonio Shelton for a fourth-quarter sack. Indiana (9/30): Made one tackle.
➤ 2016 ➤ True Freshman Season
➤ High School
A four-year letterwinner for head coach Albie Crosby at Imhotep Institute Charter School in Philadelphia...Elected team captain as a senior in 2015...Helped lead the Panthers to the school’s first PIAA AAA State Championship in 2015 during an undefeated season (15-0)...Guided Imhotep to Philadelphia’s first PIAA football title at any classification...Helped Imhotep to win four consecutive Philadelphia Public League Championships...Guided the Panthers to PIAA District 12 Championships in 2012, 2013 and 2015...Helped Imhotep to a PIAA runner-up finish in 2013...Named Pennsylvania Football News Class AAA Defensive Player of the Year in 2015...Selected EasternPAFootball.com Class AAA Defensive Player of the Year as a senior...Earned PIAA Class AAA first-team All-State honors as a senior...Named to the Philadelphia Daily News All-City first team in 2015...Earned Daily News All-City third team honors in 2014...Tabbed as Big 33 Game selection...Made 97 tackles and tallied a school-record 21 sacks in 2015...Finished with 11 pass break-ups as a senior...Recorded 80 tackles, 20 tackles for loss and 15 sacks as a junior in 2014...Tallied 79 tackles, 20 sacks and returned an interception for a touchdown as a sophomore...Made 40 tackles and tallied eight sacks as a freshman in 2013...Rated as a three-star prospect by all four major recruiting outlets - ESPN, Rivals, Scout and 247Sports...Tabbed as the No. 2 outside linebacker in the 2016 class by Scout...Rated the No. 20 prospect in Pennsylvania by 247Sports...Ran track at Imhotep Charter, competing in the 400 and 4x100 relay...Instrumental in helping the 4x100 relay team to a Philadelphia public league title in 2015.
Full name is Shaka Felton Toney...Son of Deborah Toney-Moore and Anthony George Toney (deceased)...Has one older brother, Eli, and two older sisters, Nettie and Noel...Hobbies include small architecture projects with clay...Born on January 7, 1998 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.