Bounced back from an injury that held him out in the spring to become a dominating inside force for the Owls.
After missing spring drills with a pectoral muscle injury, Shahin answered one of the key questions regarding the Rice defense, becoming one of the most disruptive interior defensive linemen in Conference USA... Finished with a career-best 45 tackles and led C-USA interior linemen with 5 sacks... Sack total ranked fifth in the nation among interior defenders... Credited with 9.5 tackles for loss, picking up TFLs in nine of 13 games... Top tackle game was seven vs. Marshall and added 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble vs. the Herd... Credited with a pair of TFL vs. Southern Miss.
Finished with a career-best 19 tackles on the season, including nine in the last four games... Credited with his first career sack at SMU... Credited with a career-high four tackles at Northwestern, including one for a loss... Had matched his previous career high with a pair of tackles in four of the previous nine games.
Work in the weight room paid immediate dividends in his first season of action... Picked up his first career tackle for loss against SMU... Credited with a pair of tackles vs. Northwestern... Credited with a tackle and a quarterback hurry in his collegiate debut vs. Texas.
Hugh Boyd Secondary School
AA Provincial All-Star for Coach Bruce Haddow at Hugh Boyd ... Team was ranked first in the province
during the season for the first time in school history ... Reached the quarterfinals of the AA playoffs ... Won the Provincial title in 2006 ... A member of Scout.com's Northwest Hot 100 ... Credited with 63 tackles, 16 for loss (including eight sacks), and forced a pair of fumbles in nine games as a senior for the Trojans ... Played soccer, basketball and threw the discus in track ... Holds all the school records in power lifting.
Full Name: Hosam Khaled Shahin... Born: April 6, 1991 at Thompson, Manitoba. .... Parents: Kimary and Khaled Shahin, Vancouver, BC. ...(two brothers, one sister). Rice major: Psychology