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Sterling Shepard
Player Profile:
Sterling Shepard 1373201
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 193
Year: Senior
Hometown: Oklahoma City, Okla.
High School: Heritage Hall HS
Season GP-GS Rec. Yds. Avg. TD Long Rush Yds. Avg. TD Long
2012 13-4 45 621 13.8 3 52 2 19 9.5 0 13
2013 12-12 51 603 11.8 7 57 6 44 7.3 1 24
2014 12-12 51 970 19.0 5 75 8 52 6.5 0 31
2015 13-13 86 1,288 15.0 11 74 1 5 5.0 0 5
Career 50-41 233 3,482 14.9 26 75 17 120 7.1 1 31

Season PR Yards Avg. TD Long
2012 0 0 -- 0 --
2013 0 0 -- 0 --
2014 11 73 6.6 0 18
2015 19 148 7.8 0 27
Career 30 221 7.3 0 27

2015
Semifinalist for Biletnikoff Award ... named First Team All-American by ESPN.com ... picked as Second Team All-American by CBS Sports and USA Today ... chosen as Third Team All-American by Phil Steele ... earned All-American honorable mention honors from Sports Illustrated ... named to All-Big 12 First Team by league's coaches, ESPN.com and Phil Steele ... placed on All-Big 12 Second Team by AP ... started all 13 games ... led team with seven receptions for 87 yards and rushed once for five yards in the Orange Bowl against Clemson (12/31) ... led team with 10 receptions for 87 yards and a touchdown and returned one punt for two yards at Oklahoma State (11/28) ... tallied 111 receiving yards and a touchdown on eight catches against TCU (11/21) ... caught season-high 14 passes for 177 yards and two touchdowns at Baylor (11/14) ... made four catches for 94 yards, including a season-long 74-yard touchdown grab, and returned two punts for six yards against Iowa State (11/7) ... set season highs in receptions (11) and receiving yards (183) with a touchdown and three punt returns for 13 yards at Kansas (10/31) ... made two catches for 50 yards against Texas Tech (10/24) ... tied career high with two touchdown receptions and finished with 83 yards on four catches at Kansas State (10/17) ... led team with 95 receiving yards, including a season-long 50 yard grab, on six catches and returned one punt for two yards against Texas (10/10 ... caught two passes for 35 yards and a touchdown and returned two punts for 36 yards, including a career-long 27 yard return, against West Virginia (10/3) ... posted eight catches for 144 yards and returned one punt for 18 yards against Tulsa (9/19) ... caught seven passes for 74 yards and two touchdowns and returned four punts for 40 yards at Tennessee (9/12) ... started at wide receiver, catching three passes for 68 yards and returning four punts for 32 yards against Akron (9/5) ... named to Academic All-Big 12 First Team

2014
Winner of the Disney Sports Spirit Award ... named to the All-Big 12 First Team by the league's coaches and ESPN.com and All-Big 12 Second Team by the AP, 247Sports, Athlon Sports and Phil Steele ... semifinalist for the Biletnikoff Award ... has played in and started 12 of 13 games at wide receiver ... missed the Baylor contest (11/8) due to injury ... caught one pass for 13 yards in the Russell Athletic Bowl against Clemson (12/29) ... rushed one time for four yards against Oklahoma State (12/6) ... returned one punt for 10 yards against Kansas (11/22) ... caught one pass for 46 yards before leaving the Iowa State game (11/1) with an injury ... tied school record with 15 receptions and tallied 197 receiving yards and a touchdown against Kansas State (10/18) ... caught four passes for 63 yards and a touchdown, rushed three times for 25 yards and returned three punts for 23 yards against Texas (10/11) ... established a career high with 215 receiving yards, including a career-long 75-yard grab, and a touchdown on seven catches at TCU (10/4) ... managed 101 yards on six catches, rushed twice for three yards, returned one punt for five yards and one kick for four yards at West Virginia (9/20) ... went over 100 yards receiving for the second straight game with 109 yards on five catches against Tennessee (9/13) ... had eight receptions, including a touchdown, with 177 receiving yards and returned two punts for one yard at Tulsa (9/6) ... caught four passes for 49 yards and a touchdown, rushed once for two yards and returned two punts for 35 yards against Louisiana Tech (8/30)

2013
Played in and started 12 of 13 games, missing the Iowa State contest due to injury (11/16) ... scored the first rushing touchdown of his career, finishing with three carres for 14 yards, and tied for the team lead with seven catches for 63 yards and another score in the Sugar Bowl vs. Alabama (1/2) ... led team with seven catches for 112 yards at Oklahoma State (12/7) ... caught four passes for 37 yards and a touchdown at Kansas State (11/23) ... eclipsed the 1,000-receiving yard mark in his career with five catches for 43 yards against Texas Tech (10/26) ... caught two touchdown passes and finished with seven receptions for 82 yards at Kansas (10/19) ... rushed once against Texas (10/12) for a career-long gain of 24 yards ... team-high five catches for 37 yards against TCU (10/5) ... recorded five receptions for 83 yards, including a 54-yard touchdown catch, at Notre Dame (9/28) ... season-high eight catches for 123 yards and two touchdown grabs against Tulsa (9/14) ... had two receptions for 12 yards against West Virginia (9/7) ... caught one pass for 11 yards and recorded nine rushing yards on one attempt against ULM (8/31)

2012
Named Big 12 Offensive Freshman of the Year Honorable Mention by coaches ... played in all 13 games with four starts ... his 621 receiving yards were the third-highest total by an OU freshman, while his 45 receptions ranked fourth all-time among OU freshmen ... made first three career catches for 48 yards vs. Florida A&M (9/8) ... made first career start and hauled in seven receptions for 108 yards and first career touchdown vs. Kansas State (9/22) ... recorded a season-long 52-yard reception at West Virginia (11/17).

High School
Selected to the Under Armour All-American Game ... four-star recruit by ESPN.com, Rivals.com, 247sports.com and Scout.com ... carried the ball 28 times for 303 yards and eight touchdowns and caught 73 passes for 1,243 yards and 17 touchdowns as a senior at Heritage Hall HS ... rushed for 1,115 yards and caught 133 passes for ,2335 yards and 38 touchdowns in his high school career ... 5,148 career all-purpose yards ... Under Armour Skills Champion.

No. 60 overall player in the country (ESPN)
No. 109 overall player in the country (247Sports)
No. 131 overall player in the country (Rivals)
No. 161 overall player in the country (Scout)
No. 9 wide receiver (ESPN)
No. 13 wide receiver (247sports)
No. 20 wide receiver (Rivals)
No. 27 wide receiver (Scout)
No. 1 player in Oklahoma (ESPN, Rivals)
No. 2 player in Oklahoma (247sports)
No. 11 player in Midlands Region (247sports)

The Wrap-Up
Parents are Cheri and the late Derrick Shepard ... wears the same jersey number (#3) as his late father who lettered at WR for OU from 1983-86  ... majoring in political science.

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