Quakertown's Shevlin to Continue Football Career at Ithaca

On Thursday, May 17, 2018, Quakertown senior Tim Shevlin was recognized for committing to continue his football career at Ithaca College. To view photos of the event, please visit the Photo Gallery.

Tim Shevlin – Ithaca College (Football)

Major:  Athletic Training

Final list of colleges:  Ithaca, East Stroudsburg, Ursinus

Reasons for choosing Ithaca:  “The main two were Ithaca and Ursinus. Both schools were really good in football, both were great schools for academics. The big decision maker for me was Ithaca had my major, and it was a little bigger school. I felt more at home there when I visited. It just felt like the right fit for me. It also helped that I knew kids at both schools – there are players from Quakertown at both schools, but I felt more comfortable at Ithaca.”

What was the progression that led you to competing in football at the collegiate level?  “Sophomore year I was behind our receiver at the time, Kyle Baskin. He ended up going to play at Columbia. I kind of watched him growing up. I watched how he used his height to his advantage. Obviously, he’s taller than me, but just the way he would run routes and catch the ball. I came out for his position junior year since he graduated. I didn’t know if I was going to fit. I came out and had a rough first game, but the second game I almost set the record for most yards in a game. That’s when the coaches knew – we have something, and it also boosted my confidence to say, ‘I can actually play at the varsity level.’ Towards the end of my junior year, I thought – ‘I could go play in college.’”

Coach George Banas says:  “There are a lot of things I could say about Tim. He’s by far the best route runner that we’ve had here since I’ve been a head coach, and that goes back to his work ethic. Tim’s a great kid, a great leader. He’s exactly what we ask for out of a student-athlete at Quakertown and the football program in general. He’s done numerous things for us – we’ve been to the district playoffs twice while having him on the field. He’s in the record books – second all-time in receptions, third all-time in receiving yards. He was a first team all-league selection, so he’s going to be remembered here quite a bit, and he’s able to go and join other Quakertown athletes at Ithaca. He’ll be the third one in four years that will be playing at Ithaca, so he’ll have familiar faces there, and I know he’ll do a great job. I wish him the best of luck.”

About Tim:
Favorite food: 
Cheesesteaks
Favorite movie: Remember the Titans
Favorite music:  Hip Hop/Rap