Former Kerry underage player David Shanahan has accepted a full scholarship offer to play American Football and study at Georgia Tech in 2021.
The Castleisland Desmonds clubman will line out for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets as a college football punter after impressing coaches at Prokick, an Australian academy aimed at transitioning Australian athletes into American football place kickers.
19-year-old Shanahan was a member of the Kingdom's 2017 Munster U17 winning squad which also included the AFL-bound Deividas Uosis.
Extremely excited to announce that I have been offered and accepted a full scholarship to play football and study at Georgia Tech in 2021. Huge thanks to @CoachCollins @Coach_Conner @PatrickSuddes @CoachPopovich @JohnnyPKA @ProkickAus #4the404 #meGaTron21 pic.twitter.com/1uaK1Rk9ih— David Shanahan (@David99shan) May 15, 2020
Congratulations to our former @GaaDesmonds minor & senior player David Shanahan on receiving a scholarship to @GeorgiaTechFB. We in the club wish him all the best. https://t.co/yaGZPyrQ6I pic.twitter.com/Q9GH24Z0yL— Castleisland Desmonds GAA (@GaaDesmonds) May 17, 2020