One solo at Penn State?two assists vs. Miami?one solo vs. Ball State?one solo, one knockdown at Temple?one assist at Syracuse?one solo vs. Notre Dame?two assists vs. Pittsburgh?one assist vs. Rutgers?Solid spring drills left him at number two on the depth chart at linebacker behind Brian Flores.
Battled injuries but still saw action as backup linebacker.
Led Joliet Catholic Academy to a 28-0 record and two state titles ? 1999 and 2000?a versatile performer for the Hilltoppers; played linebacker, defensive end, wide receiver and kickoff and punt return man?has a ?Dick Butkus-hitter mentality,? according to his high school coach....earned All-America honors from Tom Lemming?was a SuperPrep all-Midwest selection?captured Chicago Tribune all-state first team honors as a senior linebacker?selected defensive player of the year in the Catholic Metropolitan Conference White Division?earned all-area accolades? served as team captain in 2000; JCA finished as the Chicago Tribune?s top-ranked team?registered 66 tackles, 32 quarterback hurries and eight sacks as a senior?played for head coach Dan Sharp?also competed on the school?s track and basketball teams.
Patrick J. McShane, born March 6, 1983? enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences?Pat is the son of Pat and Denise McShane; has one sister, Erin?his father played football at Southern Illinois; his uncle, Kevin, was a defensive lineman on Notre Dame?s 1988 national championship team.