A.Q. Shipley   #53 C

Height: 6-1   Weight: 307   Age: 33

Born: 5/22/1986 Beaver Co. , PA

College: Penn State

Experience: 8th season

High School: Moon HS [Coraopolis, PA]





Combine 2009


  • Bench Press33.0 reps
  • Vertical Jump31.0 inches
  • 3 Cone Drill7.46 secs
  • Broad Jump100.0 inches
  • 20 Yard Shuttle4.4 secs
  • 40 Yard Dash5.26 Secs


Positives: Stout, tough and physical at the point, plays like the former nose guard he is. Strong anchor in pass protection, and does not get bull-rushed as he uses his wide base to maintain leverage. Battles everyone and anyone on the field, playing through the whistle. Good enough feet to combo (in either direction) then get to the linebacker or safety and angle him while engaged. Adept at shotgun. Gets hands up quickly after the snap. Gets off his man to pick up late blitzers using his feet and hands. Only adequate moving laterally on pulls, but is still able to wall off linebackers inside. Team leader. Makes accurate line adjustments. Negatives: Lacks height, bulk and arm length. Projects to center only, probably in a zone-blocking system. Short arms prevent him from maintaining contact with tackles on the move, which lets his man shed or get past him. Initial punch is only adequate. Does not consistently sustain his blocks, especially against stronger tackles.