Spring Game Scheduled for April 25
47th Time the Two Rivals Will Battle for the Bronze Boot
Shaun Wick Rushes for 97 Yards on 16 Carries
Senior Kicker Also Connects on Career-Long 50 Yarder
Montana's 42 Rushing Yards Fewest by a UW Opponent Since 2008
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UW This Season: Wick had a good spring, sitting second on the final depth chart at the running back position when spring drills concluded.
2013: Wick had a breakout season as a sophomore, finishing with 979 yards and nine TDs on the ground. He averaged 82 yards per game from his running back spot, and posted the third-best rushing day in Cowboy history with 234 yards and a score against San Jose State. He finished the season with several notable performances, including 116 yards and two TDs versus New Mexico, two TDs and 55 rushing yards versus Air Force and 95 total yards and two TDs against Northern Colorado.
2012: In his true freshman season, Wick was the third-leading rusher for the Pokes. He led all UW running backs with 92 carries and four rushing touchdowns over 11 games. He tallied 60 or more rushing yards in three games: 64 versus Cal Poly, 79 versus Air Force and 98 versus Colorado State. He added 11 catches for 87 yards. Versus Cal Poly, Wick scored three rushing touchdowns, a season-high mark for UW. Wick finished the season with 350 rushing yards, and was second on the team in rushing average per game with 31.8 yards per contest.
High School: Wick was named to the All-CIF Southern Section North Division team at the conclusion of his senior season. Cal-Hi Sports selected him as a Fourth Team All-State Multi-Purpose performer as both a running back and defensive back. He also earned First Team All-Ventura County in voting by area coaches and was named First Team All-County by the Ventura County Star. Wick was voted the Marmonte League Offensive Back of the Year. His senior season, he rushed for 1,271 yards on 133 carries and scored 15 rushing touchdowns and returned one punt for a TD. He also caught 22 passes out of the backfield for 183 yards, and was credited with 84 tackles and intercepted two passes as a defensive back. Wick helped lead St. Bonaventure High to a 10-3 record and the semifinals of the CIF playoffs. His junior season, he carried the ball 131 times for 1,219 yards and 15 rushing TDs. He added six receptions for 82 yards and caught one touchdown pass, while recording 74 tackles on defense. He earned All-County and All-League honors his junior season as St. Bonaventure posted an 11-2 record before being stopped in the CIF semifinals. His sophomore season, St. Bonaventure went 11-2, advancing to the first of three consecutive semifinals in the CIF playoffs. He had 46 carries for 412 yards and scored four rushing touchdowns as a sophomore, while adding 47 tackles on defense. His freshman season St. Bonaventure won the CIF Division 3 state championship. He was timed at 10.9 seconds in the 100 meters.
Personal: Born June 30, 1993, he is the son of Marbella and Eric Wick. He has one younger brother, Chucky. His father played football at Santa Barbara City College, and a cousin, Mark McGrath, played at Montana State and later for the Washington Redskins and Seattle Seahawks. Wick was also recruited by Colorado State, Fresno State, Hawai'i, Nevada, Oregon State and San Diego State. He is undecided on a major at UW.