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Shock Linwood | Running Back

Team: Baylor Bears
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 200

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Baylor redshirt junior RB Shock Linwood (knee) will attempt to practice on Wednesday.
Bears head coach Art Briles previously labeled Linwood "very questionable" to play against TCU. It would be a shot to the offense if Linwood is unable to go. With QBs Seth Russell and Jarrett Sitdham out for the year, Baylor is down to third-stringer Chris Johnson. And the forecast is calling for showers in Fort Worth on Friday, which would favor a ground-heavy attack. Nov 25 - 5:21 PM

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Baylor redshirt junior RB Shock Linwood is considered "very questionable" to play against TCU, according to head coach Art Briles.

Briles coupled Linwood's projection with Jarrett Sitdham's, who is reportedly out for the season. That's not to say that Linwood will miss Baylor's remaining games, but optimism for him playing against TCU should be very minor. Right now, Linwood is dealing with multiple undisclosed injuries.
Nov 24 - 10:22 AM

Baylor redshirt junior RB Shock Linwood rushed for 91 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries in Saturday's 45-35 win over Oklahoma State.

Linwood scored the first points of the game when he notched a five-yard touchdown run less than a minute into Saturday's upset of Oklahoma State. He finished with 91 yards, just the fourth time he's been held under 100 yards rushing through 11 contests completed. Overall, he's served as a dependable DFS option throughout the season thanks to 1,240 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns.
Nov 22 - 8:47 PM

Baylor redshirt junior RB Shock Linwood ran only 13 times for 72 yards in Thursday's win over Kansas State.

Presumably, Bears HC Art Briles preferred the matchup against Kansas State's secondary and decided to attack it, disappointing DFS players who invested in Linwood in the Thursday slate. Adding to Linwood's lack of production was the timeshare with Devin Chafin, Baylor's big back who is finally healthy after rushing just four times in the previous five games (he didn't play in the first three of those). If Baylor intends to go with more of a true thunder-and-lightning timeshare in the backfield going forward -- think a lesser version of what USC did with Reggie Bush and LenDale White back in the day -- Linwood's DFS value will take a huge hit.
Nov 6 - 1:37 PM

Baylor redshirt junior RB Shock Linwood is Pro Football Focus' most elusive back in the country.

According to the site, Linwood has forced "45 missed tackles on 121 attempts and an average of 4.18 yards after contact." College football is swamped with running back talent at the moment, so to see Linwood at the top of any list will please Baylor fans. A big part of this success is the spacing Baylor creates, with potentially fewer defenders in the middle of the field.
Source: PFF
Oct 28 - 12:50 PM

Baylor redshirt junior RB Shock Linwood rushed for 171 yards and a touchdown on 27 carries in Saturday's 45-27 win over Iowa State.

Baylor's passing game was oddly ineffective (Seth Russell was held under 200 yards passing for the first time this season), but Linwood's huge effort ensured that the Bears remained undefeated. The 5-foot-8, 200-pound redshirt junior's 171 yards represented his second highest yardage total of the season. He also caught a six-yard touchdown pass in the win, his first such catch of the 2015 campaign. Through seven contests completed, Linwood's rushed for 974 yards with nine touchdowns scored.
Oct 24 - 3:53 PM

Baylor redshirt junior RB Shock Linwood rushed for 135 yards and a touchdown in just one half against Kansas.

Most of Baylor's starting offensive skill players got a rest in the second half. Linwood is one of the nation's leading rushers and takes advantage of the space Baylor creates with their formations, personnel and passing game. Baylor faces WVU next Saturday.
Oct 10 - 3:13 PM

Baylor redshirt junior RB Shock Linwood is averaging 4.42 yards after contact per rush and 9.42 yards per carry overall.

"Linwood has been the Big 12's best runner this season," wrote ESPN's Brandon Chatmon. "Even in a conference full of stars at QB and WR, Linwood will deserve Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year consideration if he continues to put up big numbers." Linwood is criminally overlooked in Baylor's high-flying offense. DFS players know all about him: The 5-foot-8, 200-pound Linwood has 584 yards and six scores in only four games.
Source: ESPN
Oct 8 - 6:09 PM

Baylor redshirt junior RB Shock Linwood rushed for 221 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries in Saturday's 63-35 win over Texas Tech.

Lost in Baylor's offensive pyrotechnics is that the high-flying aerial strafe wouldn't be possible were it not for the spread-it-out-and-gouge-you-on-the-ground rushing attack. Key to that is Linwood, who will, ahem, shock you with his speed and agility. You won't want to skip over Linwood when considering your DFS lineup. In only four games, he has 584 yards and six scores.
Oct 3 - 7:55 PM

Baylor redshirt junior RB Shock Linwood rushed for 158 yards and a score on 16 carries in Saturday's 70-16 win over Rice.

The Bears threw for seven touchdowns, but they were also rolling on the ground, putting up 427 yards on 53 carries. Linwood may have flirted with 300 yards if Baylor hadn't rested him throughout. Linwood figures to play a lot more in the Big 12 opener against Texas Tech in Jerry World next Saturday and will be an intriguing DFS option against the Red Raiders' tackling-optional defense.
Sep 26 - 6:55 PM

Baylor redshirt junior RB Shock Linwood converted 18 carries into 130 yards and three scores against Lamar on Saturday.

Linwood is a perfect fit for Baylor's wide-open attack, a 5-foot-8, 200-pounder who stays low to the ground, cuts on a dime and charges forward with surprising aggression for such a small back. Linwood posted 251 carries for 1,252 yards and 16 touchdowns (4.99 yards per carry) last year.
Sep 13 - 2:52 PM

Baylor redshirt junior RB Shock Linwood "could be poised for big things in 2015, thanks to a low, shifty running style that makes him dangerous when he does get into open space," notes Sports on Earth's Matt Brown.

The analyst ranks Linwood as the No. 21 RB in the nation. "For as much as Art Briles' system facilitates huge passing numbers, it also provides favorable conditions for running backs by creating more space than any other offense in college football," Brown wrote. "Linwood flashed stardom as a freshman in 2013, and last year saw more mixed results as he took hold of the lead role." Linwood had 251 carries for 1,252 yards and 16 touchdowns (4.99 yards per carry) last year and has a veteran offensive line returning this fall.
Jun 21 - 3:27 PM

Baylor redshirt sophomore RB Shock Linwood finished sixth in the Big 12 in rushing last season despite being the third tailback on the Baylor roster.

Linwood is set to replace sixth-rounder Lache Seastrunk in the starting lineup this season; second-string hammer Glasco Martin, a UDFA, is now in the pros as well.'s Charles Davis called Linwood a LaDainian Tomlinson clone in December. The 5-foot-8, 200-pound Linwood finished with 881 yards, eight touchdowns and a 6.9-yard-per-carry average in 2013. "Linwood is a small but powerful back who can go the distance when he gets loose," wrote's Chase Goodbread.
Fri, May 23, 2014 02:19:00 PM's Charles Davis believes Baylor redshirt freshman RB Shock Linwood is a LaDainian Tomlinson clone.

Linwood was the Bears third running back but saw the field for 125 carries this season, resulting 862 yards and eight touchdowns. Davis spoke to LT about Linwood, and the future hall of famer called the young runner "a legit item." Linwood is expected to see more carries next season, since Lache Seastrunk could declare for the draft.
Source: Fox Sports
Wed, Dec 11, 2013 03:00:00 PM

Baylor redshirt freshman RB Shock Linwood rushed for 182 yards on 23 carries in Thursday's 41-12 victory over Oklahoma.

Baylor lost its top two running backs -- Lache Seastrunk and Glasco Martin -- to injury during the game, but no matter. The Bears' freshman has gotten far more work than the typical third-string back because Baylor's games are rarely competitive in the second half. Shock, averaging 8.1 yards per carry, has run for 100 yards or more in three of his last four games and cashed in seven touchdowns total.
Thu, Nov 7, 2013 11:39:00 PM