2018: Started the first seven games of the year before an injury cut his season, and thus his career, short ... named a Second Team All-Big 12 performer by the league’s coaches and was on the preseason watch list for the Bronko Nagurski Award ... had at least one pass defended in six of his seven games, including a season-high three against both South Dakota and Oklahoma State ... carded two interceptions against the Cowboys to tie for seventh in school history for single-game INTs ... set a season high with eight tackles in the season opener against South Dakota.
2017: Started all 12 of his games played, ranking fourth in the Big 12 with 13 passes defended en route to Honorable Mention All-Big 12 accolades from the league’s coaches and third-team accolades from Phil Steele ... finished fifth on the team with 56 tackles to go along with 4.0 tackles for loss, a sack, two interceptions and a forced fumble ... tallied the second pick-six of his career and carded three total passes defended at Texas Tech as he earned Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week accolades ... recorded a season-high seven tackles at both Texas and Kansas.
2016: Played in 11 games with 10 starts, totaling 48 tackles, three interceptions and four pass breakups ... ranked seventh in the Big 12 in interceptions, while he was fourth in conference-only games as all three picks came against Big 12 foes ... tallied a 29-yard pick-six against Oklahoma State ... had an interception the week prior at Iowa State in addition to one at Oklahoma ... set a career high with nine tackles against Texas Tech, while he had eight at Baylor and seven – including a tackle for loss – against Florida Atlantic.
2015: Played in each of the final eight regular-season games, starting each contest ... became the first K-State true freshman to start at cornerback since 2006 ... totaled 28 tackles – all solo stops – with 1.0 tackle for loss, seven pass breakups and a forced fumble ... his seven breakups were the most by a Wildcat freshman since Jerametrius Butler in 1998 ... had four passes defended against West Virginia, the most nationally by a freshman during the 2015 season and the most by a Wildcat freshman since at least 1990.
PERSONAL: YaQuis Bertron Shelley was born October 8, 1996, in DeKalb, Georgia ... son of YaQuis and Cameika Shelley ... has four siblings, Jeremiah, Blessings, Justin and Jessica ... majoring in communication studies.