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Rushel Shell | Running Back

Team: West Virginia Mountaineers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 9/7/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 215

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West Virginia redshirt senior RB Rushel Shell (ankle) is questionable for Saturday's game against Baylor.
Shell suffered the injury last month and just hasn't been able to, ahem, kick it. The 6-foot, 215-pounder has just one carry over the past four games. Dec 2 - 2:25 PM
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West Virginia redshirt senior RB Rushel Shell (ankle) is a game-time decision for Saturday's showdown with Texas.

Shell sat out this past weekend's game against Kansas due to an ankle injury initially sustained against Oklahoma State the prior week. The 6-foot, 215-pounder has rushed for 503 yards (4.9 YPC) and five touchdowns over the course of seven games played.
Source: Metro News
Nov 9 - 3:08 PM

West Virginia redshirt senior RB Rushel Shell (ankle) will not play against Kansas on Saturday.

Shell injured his ankle in last weekend's loss to Oklahoma State. With him unable to play against Kansas on Saturday, the majority of the running load figures to be handled by Justin Crawford.
Nov 5 - 7:24 PM

West Virginia redshirt senior RB Rushel Shell left Saturday's game against Oklahoma State with an ankle injury.

Shell's absence really hampered a West Virginia ground attack that relies on him heavily. We'll update you when more is known.
Source: ESPN
Oct 29 - 3:56 PM

West Virginia redshirt senior RB Rushel Shell rushed for 117 yards on 24 carries in Saturday's 34-10 win over TCU.

To date, Shell has put forth a decent (if very unspectacular) statistical season. Saturday's contest saw more of the same decent unspectacular-ness, as the 6-foot, 215-pound redshirt senior averaged 4.8 YPC with a long run of 20 yards. His 117 yards now serve as his high-water mark through six games. Shell has rushed for at least 80 yards in four of six contests, but he doesn't offer a ton of fantasy upside.
Oct 22 - 7:26 PM

West Virginia redshirt senior RB Rushel Shell is sitting out Saturday's scrimmage with a concussion.

Shell has recently been held out of practice. When asked about his absences, HC Dana Holgorsen said, "He's been concussed." So there's that. This is one to keep an eye on, simply because return times on concussions can vary wildly. Last season, the 6-foot, 215-pound Shell rushed for 708 yards (4.4 YPC) and eight touchdowns.
Aug 13 - 2:35 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler notes that it "wouldn't be a shock" if West Virginia redshirt junior RB Rushel Shell "emerged as the best running back in the Big 12 conference this year."

"Shell is patient and does a great job resetting his eyes on the move, using balance and an extra gear at the second level to run away from linebackers. He will again share the carries in 2015, but it wouldn't be a shock if he emerged as the best running back in the Big 12 conference this year," Brugler wrote. The former Pittsburgh transfer was the leading rusher for the Mountaineers with 176 carries for 788 yards and seven touchdowns, and also added in 21 receptions for 140 yards in 2014. Shell and the running game could be the focal point in 2015, with new starters at quarterback and wide receiver for West Virginia.
Source: CBS Sports
Tue, Jun 2, 2015 02:43:00 PM

West Virginia redshirt sophomore RB Rushel Shell rushed for 146 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries in the school's 37-24 win over Iowa State.

Shell, a Pittsburgh transfer, has produced an up and down season in the school's pass focused offense. We absolutely expect Shell to return next season.
Sat, Nov 29, 2014 04:26:00 PM

West Virginia redshirt sophomore RB Rushel Shell rushed 24 times for 110 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday' 37-34 win over Texas Tech.

After failing to crack the century mark in West Virginia's first four games, Shell has now hopped over 100 yards in each of the school's past two contests. The 6-foot, 215-pound Shell, who began his career at Pittsburgh, has rushed for 490 yards on 111 attempts (4.4 YPC) with six touchdowns on the year.
Sun, Oct 12, 2014 03:22:00 PM

West Virginia redshirt sophomore RB Rushel Shell rushed 21 times for 113 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's win against Kansas.

This was the first time Shell has gone over 100 rushing yards with the Mountaineers. Shell rushed for 641 yards as a true freshman with Pittsburgh in 2012 before sitting out last season due to NCAA transferring rules. The 6-foot-0, 215-pound Shell has rushed for 380 yards on 87 attempts (4.4 YPC) with four touchdowns on the year.
Sun, Oct 5, 2014 05:05:00 PM

Post-Gazette's Stephen J. Nesbitt West Virginia's running backs coach JaJuan Seider notes that junior RB Rushel Shell is "elusive" and runs with power and "he's what you're looking for in a back."

"He's different," Seider told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "He runs with power. He's elusive. He's what you're looking for in a back. ... Some guy may be more of a quick back. Some guy may be more of a power back. When you've got [Shell], you're getting the complete package." The 6-foot-0, 215-pound Shell, has rushed for 267 yards on 66 attempts with 3 touchdowns on the year.
Fri, Oct 3, 2014 03:27:00 PM

Former Pittsburgh sophomore Rushel Shell's mother told the Post-Gazette's Brady McCollough that the RB is transferring to West Virginia.

Shell will have to sit out the 2013 season but will have three years of eligibility remaining. Despite being known for his passing attack, Dana Holgorsen now has two talented runners on his roster in Shell and senior transfer Charles Sims. Each will be able to carry the load, however, Shell would be wise to focus on his receiving skills in the next year.
Fri, Jul 26, 2013 03:34:00 PM

Former Pittsburgh sophomore RB Rushel Shell will choose between West Virginia or Kentucky in the next day or two.

We thought Kentucky was never in the race, since reports surfaced they weren't interested. Apparently those were wrong, but West Virginia appears to be the favorite to land the running back. This will not conflict with their addition of Charles Sims, since Shell will have to sit out the 2013 season.
Thu, Jul 25, 2013 04:28:00 PM

Former Pittsburgh sophomore RB Rushel Shell will visit West Virginia on July 22.

Shell tweeted the news, adding he was excited for the visit. The Mountaineers appear to be the favorites to land Shell, since reports state Kentucky is not interested in adding the running back. Houston senior runner Charles Sims recently joined West Virginia for the season, but the timing still fits for Shell since he will have to sit out this year.
Fri, Jul 12, 2013 10:12:00 AM

A few days after news surfaced that former Pittsburgh sophomore RB Rushel Shell was deciding between Kentucky and West Virginia, Rivals' Justin Rowland reports the runner will not end up with the Wildcats.

"Was told once again tonight that Rushel Shell is not an option for UK," Rowland tweeted. He later clarified that Kentucky is the side lacking interest in the relationship. Shell will have to sit out the 2013 season, so he and Charles Sims would not cross over during their Mountaineer careers.
Tue, Jul 2, 2013 11:02:00 AM