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#56 Liam Shanahan Season 2020

Marlborough, Mass.
High School
Marlborough HS
Previous School

2021 LSU Graduate (Master’s Degree in Business Administration)
2021 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2020 National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Semifinalist

Two-year starter at center for the Tigers after transferring from Harvard University … Started 23 consecutive games at center, rarely missing a snap … Played every offensive snap for LSU in 2020 and followed that by seeing action on every offensive play in SEC games in 2021 … Hard-worker with tremendous athletic ability … Makes all of the calls and checks on the line of scrimmage … Prior to joining the Tigers, was a three-year starter on the offensive line for Harvard … Graduated from Harvard with a degree in Economics and a minor in Celtic Language and Literature in the spring of 2020 and joined the Tigers this summer … Graduated from LSU with a Master’s of Business Administration … Off the field, worked on the grounds crew at Fenway Park during the summer while in high school and college … Also served as an intramural referee while at Harvard … Is the second Harvard-to-LSU transfer in football, joining former quarterback Andrew Hatch who played at LSU in 2008 … LSU’s 2020 nominee for the National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Award.

Started all 13 games at center for the Tigers in 2021 … Ran his streak of consecutive starts at LSU to 23 … Started all 10 games at center in 2020 after transferring from Harvard … Played every offensive snap in SEC play … Played season-high 86 snaps against Arkansas … Had best grade among LSU offensive linemen in win over Mississippi State … Had best grade for LSU offensive linemen against Kentucky on 74 snaps … Had tremendous all-around game in near-win at Alabama on 76 snaps … Helped pave the way for Ty Davis-Price’s school-record 287 yards rushing in win over Florida.

Started all 10 games at center for the Tigers in 2020 … Led all offensive players in total snaps in 2020 with 799 … Did not miss one play the entire year … Played season-high 94 snaps in LSU’s 53-48 win over Ole Miss in the season finale … The week prior, played 88 snaps in 37-34 win over No. 6 Florida in Gainesville … Took over the starting center job during camp and never looked back … First game in LSU uniform came in season-opener against Mississippi State when he played 85 snaps.

PRIOR TO LSU (at Harvard University)
Three-year starter on the offensive line for Harvard … Started at both right guard and right tackle during his career at Harvard … Started 30 consecutive games for the Crimson … Earned All-Ivy League first team as a junior in 2019 and was a second team All-Ivy League selection as a sophomore in 2018 … Redshirted as a true freshman in 2016 and then started all 10 games as a sophomore the following year … Earned Academic All-Ivy League distinction in 2019 … Named the recipient of the Joseph E. Wolf Award in 2019 as Harvard’s top interior lineman.

Three-year letterwinner and two-year captain at Marlborough … Team MVP … Central Mass Division 2 All-Star … Metrowest Daily News, Worcester Telegram and Worcester Gazette Super Team honoree … Led Marlborough to three-straight league titles … Also lettered three years in basketball and one in both baseball and track and field … Played lacrosse in high school as well … Four-year honor roll and National Honor Society.

Parents are Tom and Catherine Shanahan … Grandfather Tom Lane played college football at Boston College … His dad grew up in Ireland … Has three sisters.

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