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Shock Linwood | Running Back

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

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Baylor interim HC Jim Grobe indicated that redshirt senior RB Shock Linwood's suspension will be lifted for this weekend's game against Kansas State.
Linwood was benched for this past weekend's loss to Oklahoma as punishment for his reportedly shoving WR coach Tate Wallis on the sideline during the Bears' previous game against TCU. The 5-foot-8, 200-pound Linwood has rushed for 594 yards and two touchdowns over the course of eight games played. His has been among the more disappointing fantasy campaigns of the 2016 season. The redshirt senior back had surpassed 1,250 yards in each of his past two seasons prior to this year's stumble. Nov 14 - 3:47 PM

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Baylor has suspended redshirt senior RB Shock Linwood for Saturday's game against Oklahoma.

Linwood will sit against the Sooners due to what interim HC Jim Grobe has described as an attitude issue. Multiple reports out of Saturday's loss to TCU had Linwood pushing WR coach Tate Wallis on the sideline during an argument. "He's not been himself," said Grobe. JaMycal Hasty and Terence Williams will see the bulk of rushing work in Linwood's absence.
Nov 7 - 2:46 PM

Baylor interim HC Jim Grobe announced that redshirt senior RB Shock Linwood (hamstring) has been cleared to play Saturday against TCU.

Linwood was limited by a bum hamstring last weekend against weekend against Texas. He turned 17 carries into just 67 yards (3.9 YPC) in Saturday's defeat. The 5-foot-8, 200-pound Linwood has rushed for just 567 yards and two touchdowns this season as he's split time with Terence Williams.
Nov 3 - 6:59 PM

Baylor interim HC Jim Grobe said that redshirt senior RB Shock Linwood was dealing with a tight hamstring in Saturday's loss to Texas.

Linwood received 17 carries and spun them into 67 yards (3.9 YPC) in Saturday's defeat. Grobe was specifically asked whether his carry limitations were due to anything other than injury and the coach answered in the negative, indicating that the team simply likes their entire stable of backs. The 5-foot-8, 200-pound Linwood has rushed for just 567 yards and two touchdowns this season. 237 of those yards came in a monster performance against Iowa State on October 1. Omitting that game, he has managed just 330 yards in five contests. Expect a renewed update on his health as the practice week progresses.
Oct 31 - 3:38 PM

Baylor redshirt senior RB Shock Linwood rushed for 237 yards and a score on 25 carries in Saturday's 45-42 win over Iowa State.

This is a stunning line, as head coach Jim Grobe phased Linwood out of the offense the past three weeks in favor of ballyhooed youngsters and publicly challenged him. Coming in, Linwood had 217 yards for zero touchdowns through four games. He was held to two carries for four yards last week against Oklahoma State after being kept beneath 60 yards by each of the sieve defenses of SMU and Rice. But today, though? Linwood ran for 106 yards and a touchdown in the first half. And then he really put on a show in the second half. In each of the last two seasons, the 5-foot-8, 200-pounder has rushed for over 1,200 yards. He may challenge that figure again if he's regained Grobe's trust.
Oct 1 - 4:51 PM

Baylor redshirt senior RB Shock Linwood rushed for 97 yards on nine carries in Friday's win over Northwestern State.

Linwood busted off a long run of 42 yards to account for almost half of his rushing yardage. He finished his first half workout (no need to play in the second half, because Northwestern State) averaging 10.8 YPC. The 5-foot-8, 200-pounder has rushed for at least 1,200 yards in each of the last two seasons. He is a rock-solid fantasy option if there ever was one.
Sep 2 - 11:08 PM

Baylor redshirt senior RB Shock Linwood needs two rushing touchdowns to be the school's all-time leader in that category.

Baylor's football history is not extensive, but it is still surprising that the school's all-time rushing touchdown leader is Alfred Anderson with 35, ending his career back in 1983. Linwood is just one away after only three seasons, and that record could be broken in week one against Northwestern State. Robert Griffin III is third on the list, with 33. Baylor has been very effective in recent years by continuing to spread defenses out with four or five receiver sets, and allowing running backs to eat in 5 versus 5 matchups in the box.
Jul 26 - 8:28 AM

Baylor redshirt junior RB Shock Linwood (foot) will not participate in spring practice.

In mid-December, Linwood underwent surgery to repair a Jones fracture in his right foot. It forced him to miss the team's win over North Carolina in the Russell Athletic Bowl and while he's been rehabbing the injury, the 5-foot-8, 200-pound junior's going to be held out of spring practice. Last season, he rushed for 1,329 yards (6.8 YPC) and 10 touchdowns.
Feb 25 - 7:40 PM

Baylor redshirt junior RB Shock Linwood had surgery for a Jones fracture in his foot and will miss the Dec. 29 tilt against North Carolina in the Russell Athletic Bowl.

The Bears will also be without WR Corey Coleman. Linwood was badly hobbled in Baylor's last two games against TCU and Texas, so it's probably best to shut him down. The 5-foot-8, 200-pound junior finishes the campaign with 1,329 yards and 10 touchdowns on 6.8 yards per carry. Johnny Jefferson and Devin Chafin figure to split carries against the Tar Heels.
Source: ESPN.com
Sat, Dec 19, 2015 04:16:00 PM

Baylor redshirt junior RB Shock Linwood is warming up ahead of Saturday's game against Texas.

Linwood has dealt with a knee injury but battled through it. Baylor is on their third starting quarterback in Chris Johnson, so the run game is even more important than before. Texas could put more defenders in the box and dare Baylor's quarterback to hit the open receivers.
Sat, Dec 5, 2015 11:41:00 AM

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.
Wed, Nov 25, 2015 05:21:00 PM

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.
Tue, Nov 24, 2015 10:22:00 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.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 08:47:00 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.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 01:37:00 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
Wed, Oct 28, 2015 12:50:00 PM