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Hippenhammer grabs two touchdown passes in annual spring scrimmage
Stevens hits three different receivers for second-half touchdowns
Sophomore also tabbed B1G Running Back of the Year; McSorley and Gesicki named to second team
Penn State alums playing on 21 NFL teams; 10 former Nittany Lions are on NFL coaching staffs
Chiappialle runs for 63 yards, two scores as Blue defeats White on 70 degree day in Beaver Stadium
2008 Junior Season
Shuler was an effective blocker and receiver for an attack that was ranked in the Top 20 nationally in rushing, total and scoring offense. Playing in every game, with six starts, he made nine receptions for 120 yards and one touchdown. Shuler had a very productive game in the 45-14 thumping of Oregon State, catching a season-high three passes for 48 yards, including a five-yard touchdown grab from Daryll Clark in the first quarter. Shuler also made a 24-yard catch on third down to get the ball onto the Beavers' side of the field and set up Evan Royster's touchdown run to open the scoring. Shuler made the Nittany Lions' longest play of the game at Iowa, catching a 23-yard option pass from Derrick Williams in the fourth quarter. In the win over Indiana, Shuler caught two passes for 31 yards. He was slowed just before mid-season by a sprained ankle. Shuler was on the field for 401 snaps, led by 68 against Oregon State and 46 in the 48-7 win at Wisconsin.
2007 Junior Season
Playing in every game on offense and special teams, Shuler made significant strides, improving as a receiver and blocker. He made seven catches for 91 yards (13.0 avg.), with starts against Buffalo, Iowa and Wisconsin. In the season-opener against Florida International, Shuler grabbed his first career pass and ran it into the end zone for a 17-yard touchdown. He finished the game with four receptions for 54 yards. Shuler made two grabs for 21 yards in the 38-7 win over the No. 19 Badgers. In the regular-season finale at Michigan State, Shuler grabbed a critical 16-yard reception on third down, in a drive that eventually would lead to a Rodney Kinlaw touchdown run. He also hustled downfield to save a punt from going into the end zone, with Rich Ohrnberger downing the ball at the Spartan one-yard line. Shuler saw action on 434 plays, led by 68 in the 31-10 victory over Notre Dame.
2006 Sophomore Season
In his first season on the field, Shuler gained experience at tight end and fullback and saw action in several games. He provided depth at tight end behind starter Andrew Quarless and seniors Kevin Darling and Patrick Hall.
2005 Freshman Season
A three-sport standout at East Pennsboro HS, Shuler had outstanding junior and senior seasons. As a junior for Coach Todd Stuter, he made 40 catches for 562 yards and seven touchdowns. As a senior, he caught 40 passes for 564 yards and three scores and was selected team MVP. At linebacker, he recorded 100 tackles, with 10 tackles for losses, five sacks, four interceptions, three forced fumbles and a pair of fumble recoveries. His performance as a senior garnered him second-team all-state honors and he was named first-team all-conference as a tight end and linebacker. Shuler also ran the 400 meters and hurdle events for the track and field squad that was coached by his mother, Sue. He was a two-time MVP of the basketball squad and first-team all-conference selection. An outstanding student, Shuler was ranked in the Top 30 of his class when he graduated.
Full name is Mickey Charles Shuler. He is the son of Mickey and Sue Shuler. Mickey Sr. was a standout tight end for the Nittany Lions, earning letters from 1975-77. He was selected by the New York Jets in the third round of the 1976 NFL Draft and enjoyed a highly successful career with the Jets (1978-89) and Philadelphia Eagles (1990-91). The younger Shuler is a kinesiology major, who is on schedule to graduate in December. Born October 9, 1986.
Shuler's 2008 Game-by-Game
Receiving (Catches-Yards-TD) Coastal Carolina 0-0-0; Oregon State 3-48-1; Syracuse 0-0-0; Temple 1-3-0; Illinois 0-0-0; Purdue 0-0-0; Wisconsin 0-0-0; Michigan 1-9-0; Ohio State 1-6-0; Iowa 1-23-0; Indiana 2-31-0; Michigan State 0-0-0; USC 0-0-0.