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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 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. Oct 8 - 6:09 PM
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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