Second-year defensive lineman, listed No. 2 at defensive tackle
following spring camp... Local from nearby Midway High School in
2011 (True Freshman): Dressed for two games but did not see any
game action... Redshirted to retain eligibility.
High School: All-state defensive lineman from nearby Midway High
School... Played under head coach Terry Gambill at MHS... National
position rankings among defensive linemen: No. 57 by ESPN.com, No. 59
by Rivals.com... Named to Dave Campbell's Texas Football Second Super
Team (second-team all-state) in 2010... Listed as No. 6 defensive end in
state by Dave Campbell's Texas Football Winter 2011 and No. 7 by
TexasHSFootball.com... No. 2 local recruit on Centex Top 25 by Waco
Tribune-Herald... Rated among state's top 100 recruits by
TexasHSFootball.com (88), Rivals.com (96), Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Top
100 and Waco Tribune-Herald... Member of Rodgers Recruiting Report's 2010
Preseason All-Academic first team...Named 2010 Class 4A first-team All-
State by TheOldCoach.com, Super Centex Defensive Player of the Year by
Waco Tribune-Herald (first-team All-Super Centex) and 2010 District 8-4A
co-MVP following stellar senior season... Named District 8-4A MVP by
Dave Campbell's Texas Football... Totaled 77 tackles, 20 tackles for loss,
seven sacks, 14 hurries, three forced fumbles, two fumbles recovered and
six breakups in 2010 while leading Midway to 12-1 record... Selected 2009
first-team All-District 16-4A after totaling 68 tackles as junior on
Midway's 9-3 area finalist team... Named 2008 District 16-4A defensive
newcomer of the year as sophomore... Made 80 tackles and nine sacks...
Played quarterback on Midway junior varsity.
Personal: Son of Kim and Richard Blackshear... Full name is Beau
Tyler Blackshear... Born May 10, 1992, in Waco, Texas... Majoring in prebusiness.