At Navy: Enters fall camp as the starter at nose guard ... coming off a very good spring ... one of the strongest players on the team ... can hold the point of attack ... tough against the run ... has earned one varsity letter.
2009: Played in all 14 games ... finished the year with six tackles, a tackle for a loss and a fumble recovery ... made his collegiate debut in the Mids' opener against No. 6 Ohio State ... turned in six tackles against Missouri in the season finale ... member of Navy's defense that held Missouri, the nation's 33rd-ranked scoring offense with its 30.3 points per game, to just 13 points in the 2009 Texas Bowl ... it's Missouri's third-lowest scoring output of the year and the fewest points since Texas throttled the Tigers 41-7 on Oct. 24 ... after the Tigers scored a TD just 24 seconds into the game, Navy's defense held Missouri without a touchdown for the remainder of the contest ... the Mids held Army to just a field goal in the contest after Ricky Dobbs threw an interception in Navy territory in the first quarter ... Navy's defense has not allowed an Army touchdown in 12-straight quarters (dating back to 2006) ... furthermore, the Mids did not give up an offensive touchdown to Army or Air Force in 2009 ... chipped in with a tackle in the win over Army ... turned in a solo tackle against Delaware where he saw action at defensive end ... Navy's defense stifled the Wake Forest offense all day, holding the Deacons scoreless in the first quarter and to three points for more than 53 minutes ... made the first two tackles of his career in helping Navy earn an overtime win over Academy rival Air Force ... recovered Western Kentucky QB Kawaun Jakes' fumble at the 1-yard line ... the fumble recovery marked Bothel's first individual stat of his career, in just his fourth collegiate appearance.
2008: Did not see any varsity action.
2007: Did not see any varsity action
High School / Personal: A 2006 graduate of Cherokee High School, Bothel attended the Naval Academy Prep School during the 2006-07 academic year ... earned a pair of letters in football as a defensive end and linebacker, while also picking up a letter in baseball ... led the football team to the 2005 Southern Jersey Group IV State Championship with a 10-2 record ... member of the German National Honor Society ... father served in the Air Force for nearly 25 years ... has lived all over the world, including Italy and Germany ... full name is Shane Alexander Bothel ... born Feb. 22, 1988, in State College, Pa. ... son of Terry and Joanna Bothel ... majoring in history.