Former Moc Faysal Shafaat Is A Big Brother Contestant

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Faysal Shafaat
Faysal Shafaat

Former UTC two-time All-American tight end Faysal Shafaat (2011-14) is a contestant on season 20 of Big Brother, the show announced this week.  A four-year starter, Shafaat had 125 career catches and is No. 4 on UTC's all-time receiving touchdown list with 18.

Big Brother is a television reality game show that airs on CBS.  This season premiers on June 27 at 8 p.m. The series follows a diverse group of contestants, known as HouseGuests, who are living together in a custom-built home under constant surveillance.

The HouseGuests are completely isolated from the outside world and can have no communication with those not in the house. The contestants are competing for a $500,000 grand prize, with weekly competitions and evictions determining who will win the show. 

Shafaat graduated from UTC in December 2014 with a degree in Psychology.  His senior year he made 34 catches for 415 yards and five touchdowns, earning third team All-American recognition from the Associated Press.  He also made the Dean's List, the SoCon Honor Roll and earned the SoCon Commissioner's Medal that same season. 

This is not Faysal's first shot at TV fame.  He competed on the American Ninja Warrior last summer. 


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