Talented wide receiver who is a second-year member of the team ... transferred from the University of Connecticut prior to last season ... adds size and speed to Tigers’ receiving corps ... one of the team’s most experienced wide receivers ... has very good hands.
2011 SEASON: Appeared in all 12 games as reserve wide receiver ... Tigers’ third-leading receiver with 22 receptions for 274 yards and two tocuhdowns ... averaged 12.5 yards per catch ... caught two passes for 40 yards, including a 25-yard touchdown reception, in season-opening win over Morgan State ... had a 12-yard reception against Richmond ... played key role in Tigers’ 39-35 come-from-behind victory at Old Dominion ... had career high seven receptions for 75 yards at ODU ... also recovered vital onsides kick with three minutes remaining, setting stage for Tigers’ winning touchdown ... had one catch for 22 yards at William & Mary ... helped Tigers to 28-17 win at Rhode Island with five catches for 30 yards as Tigers clinched Colonial Athletic Association championship ... caught two passes for 65 yards in Tigers’ FCS playoff game against Lehigh ... caught 52-yard touchdown pass with 12:36 remaining to give Tigers a 38-31 lead over Mountain Hawks.
AT CONNECTICUT: Two-year wide receiver at UConn ... played in eight games for UConn in 2010 ... had one catch for eight yards ... helped the Huskies win the Big East title and earn a berth in the Tostito’s Fiesta Bowl against Oklahoma ... started against the Sooners.
AT McDONOGH SCHOOL: Two-sport standout for the Eagles ... earned first team All-Metro honors as a senior ... also named first team All-State ... had 781 receiving yards and caught ten touchdown passes for Coach Dominique Domico ... earned All-Baltimore County notice ... scored 1,400 points for the Eagles’ basketball team ... named first team All-Metro in basketball ... member of National Honor Society.
PERSONAL: Lists parents as people he admires most ... has one sister ... enjoys reading Harry Potter books ... avid fan of Baltimore Ravens ... lists Randy Moss as favorite player ... favorite athlete is Kobe Bryant ... lists Denzel Washington as his favorite actor ... parents are both engineers and University of Maryland alumni ... son of Larry and Shonanda Sheppard ... born on November 16, 1990 in Baltimore, Md. ... major is communication studies.