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Sunday, 06 December 2015 18:37

BUHACH COLONY GRAD HELPS STANFORD WIN PAC-12 CHAMPIONSHIP, ROSE BOWL BERTH

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[caption id="attachment_7139" align="alignright" width="533"]Photo from Aziz's instagram. Photo from Aziz's instagram.[/caption]

PALO ALTO, CA- Stanford defensive end Aziz Shittu, a 2012 Buchach Colony High School graduate, had seven tackles in The Cardinal's Pac-12 championship-clinching game over the USC Trojans yesterday. For the season Shittu had 48 tackles and 2.5 sacks.

After the win Shittu told ESPN- "Full circle, going out as a senior in the mecca of football, couldn't ask for anything more."

Aziz was voted All-Pac-12 first team this season and was named to the Pac 12 All-Academic first team. He is majoring in psychology.

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The Shittu File
• Graduated from Buhach Colony (Calif.) and played for head coach Kevin Smartwood
• Two-year varsity letterwinner
• Parade, Rivals, SuperPrep, MaxPreps and Sports Illustrated All-America
• Five-star recruit by Rivals, four-star by Scout
• Nation’s 27th-best overall recruit and third-best strong side defensive end by Rivals
• Fourth-best recruit in California by Rivals
• 2011 first team all-state
• 2011 first team all-Merced Union High School District
• 2011 all-area and district defensive player of the year
• 101 tackles and eight sacks as a senior
• 76 tackles and seven sacks as a junior
• Participated in U.S. Army All-American Bowl
• Lettered in basketball
• Born in Merced, Calif.
• Full name is Abdulaziz Oluwatosin Shittu, Jr.
• Son of Olayiwola and Adejoke Shittu
• Three older siblings: Moriam, Kao and Sheri
• First language is Yoruba
• Majoring in psychology

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