Impressive student-athlete who has excelled both on the field and in the classroom • Veteran wide receiver who emerged as a threat both on offense and in the return game in 2012.
2013 - Junior Season
Appeared in 11 games at wide receiver • Caught 17 passes for 219 yards and a touchdown • Also returned nine kickoffs for 222 yards • Caught an 8-yard pass against Old Dominion • Had a pair of catches for 18 yards in the win over Virginia • Had a 25-yard reception against NC State • Caught three passes for 30 yards at Virginia Tech • Grabbed two passes for 36 yards and his first touchdown of the season at Georgia Tech • Also returned four kickoffs for 115 yards and a long return of 42 yards to move into the ACC lead in return average • Caught four passes for a game-high 93 yards in the win over Middle Tennessee • Caught two passes and returned four kickoffs for 88 yards in the season opener at No. 6 South Carolina.
2012 – Sophomore Season
Appeared in all 12 games, starting seven at wide receiver • Caught 26 passes for 361 yards and five touchdowns • Also returned 31 kicks for 725 yards and a 94-yard touchdown • Ranked eighth in the ACC with a kick return average of 23.4 yards per game • Caught three passes for three yards and racked up 129 kick return yards in the season finale against Maryland • Returned two kicks for 42 yards in the win at Virginia • Caught four balls for 50 yards and returned four kicks for 99 yards against Georgia Tech • Caught three passes for 11 yards and a touchdown in the win over NC State • Had two receptions for 16 yards and a score at Duke • Returned three kicks for 40 yards in the win at Miami • Had his first career two-touchdown performance against Virginia Tech as he finished with two catches for 43 yards and a score in addition to a 94-yard touchdown return • Earned ACC Specialist of the Week honors after returning four kicks for 152 yards and the touchdown • The return touchdown was the first allowed by Virginia Tech since 1993 • Hokies had gone an FBS-record 237 consecutive games without allowing a kickoff return touchdown • Caught a 36-yard touchdown pass in the win over Idaho • Had just one catch against East Carolina but it went for a 62-yard touchdown, the longest reception of his career • Caught four passes for 62 yards and returned six kickoffs for 130 yards at Louisville • Both marks were career bests at the time • Caught four balls for 59 yards at Wake Forest • Also had a 21-yard kickoff return • Collected his first two collegiate receptions in the season opener against Elon and finished with 19 receiving yards.
2011 – Redshirt Freshman Season
Appeared in all 13 games, earning time as a backup wide receiver as well as featuring on several special teams units • Rushed twice for 55 yards • Returned eight kickoffs for 160 yards, including a long of 36 at NC State • Also had a 34-yard kickoff return vs. Missouri in the Independence Bowl • Notched seven special teams tackles, including two at East Carolina • Named to The National Society of Collegiate Scholars in 2011 • Redshirted in 2010.
Raines High School
SuperPrep All-America • Ranked the No. 37 wide receiver in the country and the No. 25 player in Florida by SuperPrep • Considered the No. 13 wide receiver in Florida by the Orlando Sun-Sentinel • Ranked the No. 51 wide receiver in the country by Scout.com • Rated the No. 69 wide receiver in the country and one of the top 100 players in Florida by Rivals.com • Member of the Jacksonville Times-Union Super 11 • Had 33 receptions for 607 yards and 11 touchdowns as a senior • Finished his junior season with 29 catches for 498 yards and four touchdowns • Coached by Duran Wiley.
Full name is Sean Shrone Tapley • Son of Tyrone Tapley • Born Sept. 1, 1991 • Majoring in business administration.