Fourth-year junior and returning starter on defensive line... 26 career games played (tied for seventh-most on squad)... Local from nearby Midway High School in Hewitt, Texas.
2013 (Sophomore): Starting nose tackle in 12 of 13 games... Totaled 33 tackles (13 solo), six for loss (-20 yards), 2.5 sacks for 14 yards, one fumble recovery and one QB hurry... Made first career start in season-opening win over Wofford, made four tackles and assisted on sack... Had four stops (three solo) and assisted sack in win over Buffalo in second game... Did not start in third game (win vs. ULM), had one tackle... Had seven-yard sack and four tackles in win over West Virginia in fourth game... Made unassisted sack and hurry in win vs. Texas Tech in ninth game... Had career-high five tackles, including 1.5 sacks, at No. 11 Oklahoma State in 10th game... Made three tackles and recovered fumble in win at TCU in 11th game... Had three stops in historic win over No. 23 Texas that clinched Big 12 championship and school's first BCS Bowl berth in 12th game... Made sack and two tackles in Fiesta Bowl vs. No. 15 UCF.
2012 (Redshirt Freshman): Played all 13 games as redshirt freshman, as reserve defensive lineman and on special teams... Earned first collegiate letter... Totaled 15 tackles (eight solo), one tackle-for-loss and one QB hurry on season... Played from scrimmage in 10 of 13 games, saw action exclusively on special teams in other three... Made two tackles in career debut in season-opening win over SMU... Recorded no statistics in games two through six, played on line in games two and three, only special teams in four, five and six... Registered 13 of season's 15 tackles over final seven games... Made multiple tackles in five of final seven contests... Made two solo stops, including one-yard tackle-for-loss, at Iowa State in seventh game... Had two tackles and added hurry in win over Kansas in eighth game... Had two assisted tackles at No. 14 Oklahoma... Made two solo tackles in upset of No. 1 Kansas State in 10th game... Season-high three stops in Holiday Bowl win over No. 17 UCLA.
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: SSon of Kim and Richard Blackshear... Full name is Beau Tyler Blackshear... Born May 10, 1992, in Waco, Texas... Majoring in communication studies.