Michael Shelton
Defensive Back 18
175 lbs.
North Carolina
Last School
Wakefield High School
Roster Years


  • One brother and three sisters
  • Enjoys fishing
  • Plans to major in business management

Before BYU

  • Three star prospect by ESPN.com
  • No. 86 rated cornerback in the nation by ESPN.com
  • Speedster known for his physical play and athleticism who played both offense and defense at Wakefield High School in Raleigh, N.C.
  • Played both receiver and cornerback while helping Wakefield earn an 11-2 record and advance into the state playoffs
  • Recorded a 4.43 time in the 40-yard dash and a vertical leap of 38 inches
  • Made a team-high three interceptions on defense while adding 20 receptions for 277 yards on the offensive side of scrimmage in 2013
  • Averaged 13.9 yards per catch while scoring four touchdowns among his 20 catches
  • Also earned national accolades applying his talents in track and field, where he achieved gold-medal status in the United States Track and Field Junior Olympic Championships in the 800-meter race
  • Coached by Rod Sink
  • Also recruited by Auburn
  • Played basketball, football and ran track
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2015

  • Notched his first career punt return for 19 yards against Wagner
  • Had four tackles and one interception against UConn
  • Recorded five tackls and one for a loss against Missouri
  • Played in 12 games and started two
  • Earned letterman honors
Sophmore Year 2016

  • Played in seven games at defensive back and on special teams
  • Totaled five tackles
  • Picked up a fumble and returned it 52 yards for a touchdown against Utah State for his first fumble recovery and touchdown of his career
Junior Year 2017

  • Played in all 13 games, starting one
  • Posted 373 all-purpose yards on both punt and kick returns
  • Returned 17 punts for 114 yards, the longest being 39 against UMass
  • Recorded 13 kick returns for 259 yards, the longest being 31 at UNLV 
  • Totaled 11 tackles, including 10 solo stops
  • Had one interception against San José State
Senior Year 2018

  • Played in all 13 games, starting 12
  • Totaled 172 all purpose yards on the season
  • Totaled 37 tackles including 26 solo stops and four pass breakups
  • Totaled 20 punt returns for 141 yards
  • Tied career-high total tackles with six twice (McNeese State, Boise State)
  • Tallied first career forced fumble against McNeese State
  • Posted season-high of 29 punt return yards with a long of 21 against McNeese State
  • Posted an interception returning it 31 yards at Boise State
  • Recorded career-high six solo stops against McNeese State 
Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

  • A member of the scout team
Medical Redshirt Year