High school football player spotlight: Window Rock's Shamon Salway

Friday, 23 June 2017, 04:11:54 AM. A weekly look at one player who could emerge as the surprise breakout player of the 2017 high school football season
This is a weekly look at a high school football player who may be flying under the radar now but could emerge during the 2017 season as a surprise breakout performer. Richard Obert will continue to add to this list. Check back for updates. Shamon Salway School: Fort Defiance Window Rock Year: Senior. Position: Tight end/wide receiver. Height/weight: 6-3, 210 pounds. Salway started out as a quarterback in South Dakota, where he lived on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, before moving halfway through his freshman year to the Navajo reservation in northeastern Arizona. He changed to wide receiver/tight end and during his junior season emerged as a dominant force, catching 40 passes for 899 yards and 13 touchdowns in just eight games, including eight grabs for 189 yards and two TDs against one of the best 3A teams, Show Low. "Show Low's coaches said my TE Shamon Salway was the best player they saw all year," then Window Rock coach Scott Weaver wrote in an electronic message last December. "He tore them up." Salway doesn't have a scholarship offer. It's hard to get discovered tucked away on the reservation. But he has the size, skills, athleticism that make him intriguing. It's been enough to attract interest from Northern Arizona, Dickinson College in Pennsylvania, Fort Lewis College in Colorado and Valley City State University in North Dakota. Salway says he is bigger than most football players on the reservation. He knows the competition isn't conducive to college scouts...Read more
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