Class includes 13 football student-athletes
ASU: Athletic letterman that will push for minutes this season...strong special teams contributor.
2012: Saw action in all 13 games...recorded nine total tackles (five solo)...had his one tackle for loss on the year in the season opener against NAU (8/30) to go along with four tackles and a forced fumble.
2011: Saw action in every game but two this year...another solid year of contributing on special teams
2010: Played in all 12 games...contributed on special teams...got first tackle in 54-9 win over Portland State...recovered fumble on opening kickoff of third quarter Sept. 25 vs #5 Oregon...earned Hard Hat player recognition for his work in ASU's offseason strength and conditioning program.
2009: Redshirted, spending the season as a member of the scout team.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2009 graduate of Apache Junction (Ariz.) High School...one of the top all-around athletes in the state of Arizona...rated among the most accomplished running backs in the state of Arizona, but will begin his Sun Devil career at safety...perhaps the greatest football player in Apache Junction High School history...a standout track and field athlete as well...rated as the No. 84 all-purpose athlete in the nation by Rivals.com...also ranked by Rivals.com as the No. 3 all-purpose athlete in the state of Arizona and the state's No. 14 overall prospect...listed as the No. 59 running back prospect in the nation by Scout.com...ran a 4.35 40-yard dash at the 2008 Scout.com Phoenix Combine, the fastest of all participants and the fifth-fastest time of all 14 combine participants...was regarded as the Pinal County Player of the Year and a member of the Friday Night Heroes list by Phoenix Metro Football Magazine...collected 42 tackles (22 solo) with two interceptions and one quarterback sack as a senior...also carried 127 times for a team-high 866 yards (6.8 avg.) with nine rushing touchdowns and led Apache Junction with 11 catches for 174 yards (15.8 avg.) and two scores...averaged 42.3 yards on seven kickoff returns and also averaged 36.0 yards on eight punts...recorded at least five tackles on five occasions...totaled a season-high nine tackles with one interception against Queen Creek on Sept. 19, 2008...surpassed 100 rushing yards four times on the year...recorded a season-high two rushing touchdowns in four games...had a 98-yard and a 99-yard kickoff return during the season...collected a season-high 181 rushing yards on only nine carries (20.1 avg.) with two touchdowns against Kellis on Sept. 12, 2008...carried a season-high 24 times for 131 yards (5.5 avg.) with two scores and added three receptions for 53 yards and a touchdown catch against McClintock on Nov. 7, 2008...tallied 23 tackles (12 solo) with two interceptions as a junior in 2007...led Apache Junction with 243 carries for 1,525 rushing yards (6.3 avg.) and 12 touchdowns...also caught six passes for 89 yards and one touchdown and averaged 23.8 yards on kickoff returns...collected at least three tackles in four games on the year...tallied a season-high four stops against Sinagua on Aug. 24, 2007...rushed for over 100 yards seven times and surpassed 200 yards twice...recorded a season-high 217 rushing yards on 20 carries (10.9 avg.) with two touchdowns against Cactus Shadows on Oct. 26, 2007...posted a season-high 33 carries for 213 yards (6.5 avg.) with a rushing score against Agua Fria on Aug. 31, 2007...gained 100 rushing yards and scored a receiving and rushing touchdown against independence on Sept. 28, 2007...chose ASU over California, Nevada, Stanford, Utah and Washington State, among others...verbally committed to the Sun Devils on June 17, 2008...coached by Rick Milligan at Apache Junction High School.
PERSONAL: Majoring in Kinesiology...parents are Todd and Brandi McCullen of Apache Junction, Ariz...both parents were collegiate swimmers, with his father, Todd, swimming at Utah and mother, Brandi, at ASU...has two siblings, Tyler and Brooke...born July 26, 1990 in Orange County, Calif...full name is Shane Michael McCullen.