Career Honors: 2015: Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll and Athletic Director’s Honor Roll (spring).
Career Summary: Played in 22 games… Started 13 matchups… Recorded 39 tackles… Made 9.5 tackles in the opponent backfield… Tallied 2.5 sacks… Forced two fumbles… Recovered three fumbles… Hurried the quarterback three times.
2016 (Sr.): Played in all 12 contests… Started in 10 games… Gathered 25 tackles… Posted a team third-best 7.0 tackles-for-loss… Registered 1.0 sack… Forced two fumbles… Recovered two fumbles… Rhode Island: Started his senior season with two tackles and a forced fumble in KU’s win… Ohio: Notched three tackles and was credited with 0.5 tackles for loss against the Bobcats… at Memphis: Posted two tackles – one of which was a strip-sack – and hurried the quarterback… at Texas Tech: Recorded a career-high 2.0 tackles for loss, while providing a season-high four stops against the Red Raiders… TCU: Recovered a fumble for his only statistical output of the contest… at Baylor: Recovered a fumble and contributed two tackles against the Bears… Oklahoma State: Notched one tackle… at Oklahoma: Credited with one tackle… at West Virginia: Collected four tackles, highlighted by a stop in the Mountaineer backfield… Iowa State: Started at defensive end, but did not record any statistics… Texas: Notched three tackles in the victory over the Longhorns… at K-State: Recorded three tackles, including a career-high 2.0 tackles in the Wildcat backfield.
2015 (RJr.): Saw time in 10 games, starting three contests at defensive end… Collected 14 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks… Gathered a career-high six tackles and 1.0 sack at TCU… South Dakota State: Made his Kansas debut with a start at defensive end, posting two tackles from his position… Memphis: Wrapped up the first tackle-for-loss of his career and recovered a fumble… at Rutgers: Saw action at defensive end, but did not record any statistics… at Iowa State: Saw time, but did not record any statistics… Baylor: Did not play due to injury… Texas Tech: Did not play due to injury… at Oklahoma State: Returned from injury to post two tackles… Oklahoma: Saw time, but did not record any statistics… at Texas: Saw action, but did not record any statistics… at TCU: Gathered a career-high six tackles – including his first sack as a Jayhawk… West Virginia: Rotated in at defensive end and hurried the quarterback… K-State: Notched three tackles, while assisting on a sack.
2014 (Jr.): Redshirted his first season at Kansas.
2012-13 (Fr.-So. at Mesa CC): Rated a three-star prospect by Rivals.com, ESPN.com and Scout.com… Tabbed the 12th-best junior college weakside defensive end in the nation by JCGridiron.com… ESPN.com rated him the 16th-best junior college defensive end… Earned Arizona Community College Athletic Conference (ACCAC) Second Team honors as a sophomore… Finished his sophomore season with 35 tackles and 7.5 sacks… Collected nine tackles as a freshman… Played for head coach Ryan Felker at Mesa CC.
High School: Earned first team all-state honors as a senior at Desert Ridge HS… Tabbed honorable mention all-state as a junior… Named to the Arizona Super 25… Named the Friday Night Fever Defensive Player of the Year as a senior… Coached by Jeremy Hathcock at DRHS.
Personal: Son of Andrea Middlebrooks and Rashad Shipman… Has five brothers and three sisters… Majoring in liberal arts and sciences.