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Russell Shepard
WR #89
Height:
6-1
Weight:
195
Age:
25
College:
Louisiana State
Hometown:
Houston, TX
Experience:
4

Quick Stats (2016 PRE):

REC
3
YDS
62
AVG
20.7
TDS
1
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesReceivingRushingFumbles
GGSRecYdsAvgLongTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
TOTAL 7 91 13 23 1 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2015 TB 13 2 3 28 9.3 18 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 TB 16 0 4 63 15.8 23 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 TB 14 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

ACQUIRED BY BUCS:

  • Claimed by Tampa Bay off waivers from the Philadelphia Eagles on September 1, 2013.

ORIGINALLY ENTERED NFL:

  • Originally entered the NFL as a college free agent with the Philadelphia Eagles on April 29, 2013.

2014 HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Played in all 16 games on the year, catching four passes for 63 yards, while leading the team in special teams tackles with 14.
  • Played vs. Carolina (9/7), vs. St. Louis (9/14), at Atlanta (9/18) and at New Orleans (10/5), recording one special teams tackle in each game.
  • At Pittsburgh (9/28), recorded his first career reception, a 22-yard catch on third down for the conversion. Finished the day with two receptions for 30 yards.
  • Recorded two special teams tackles against Baltimore (10/12), two vs. Atlanta (11/9), one at Chicago (11/23) and two vs. Cincinnati (11/30).
  • At Carolina (12/14), recorded one reception for 23 yards.
  • Recorded two special teams tackles vs. Green Bay (12/21).
  • Caught one pass for 10 yards against New Orleans (12/28), while adding a special teams tackle.

COLLEGE:

  • Played in 49 games, with 14 starts at Louisiana State (2009-12), totaling 733 rushing yards, 55 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns (five rushing, five receiving).
  • Spent time at quarterback, running back and wide receiver.
  • Played in 13 games his senior season, with one start, finishing the year with 161 rushing yards, 92 receiving yards and a rushing touchdown.
  • As a junior, played in 11 games, making four starts, and ranked second on the team with four receiving touchdowns, third with 190 receiving yards, and fourth with 14 receptions. Also had 52 rushing yards on seven carries.
  • During his sophomore season, played in 13 games, with nine starts, totaling 249 receiving yards, 33 receptions, 226 rushing yards and three touchdowns (two rushing, one receiving).
  • As a true freshman in 2009, played in 12 games, registering 294 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns, while adding 34 receiving yards.
  • Lined up at running back, quarterback and wide receiver during his freshman season.
  • Scored his first career touchdown on a 69-yard run against Auburn, the longest run from scrimmage by an LSU player since running back Jacob Hester ran for an 87-yard touchdown in 2007.
  • Graduated with a degree in communications.

COMMUNITY:

  • On Veterans’ Day 2014, greeted military service members at James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital.
  • In October 2014, visited Metropolitan Ministries to play games with children for the Ministries’ annual Fall Festival.
  • Paired up with United Way volunteers and students to install a “Learning Garden” at Edison Elementary in October 2013.
  • Helped host a “Salute to Service Barbecue” in November 2013 at MacDill Air Force Base.
  • In November 2013, helped distribute donated food to the holiday tent at Metropolitan Ministries, and greeted families while assisting with their holiday shopping. 
  • In December 2013, visited patients at All Children’s Hospital and sang Christmas carols to residents at Westminster Palms Retirement Home.

PERSONAL:

  • Attended Cypress Ridge High School (Houston, Texas).
  • Ranked as the No. 1 dual-threat quarterback as a senior, earning Pararde All-America and All-USA second-team honors by USA Today.
  • Recorded almost 4,000 total yards and 48 touchdowns as a senior, earning AP first-team Class 5A all-state selection and the Texas Class 5A Offensive Player of the Year.
  • An all-state selection in track and field.
  • Son of Russell Sr. and Nikki Shepard.
  • Has a brother, Nicolas.
  • Born Russell Oliver Shepard Jr. on September 17, 1990 in Houston, Texas.

ACQUIRED BY BUCS:

  • Claimed by Tampa Bay off waivers from the Philadelphia Eagles on September 1, 2013.

ORIGINALLY ENTERED NFL:

  • Originally entered the NFL as a college free agent with the Philadelphia Eagles on April 29, 2013.

2014 HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Played in all 16 games on the year, catching four passes for 63 yards, while leading the team in special teams tackles with 14.
  • Played vs. Carolina (9/7), vs. St. Louis (9/14), at Atlanta (9/18) and at New Orleans (10/5), recording one special teams tackle in each game.
  • At Pittsburgh (9/28), recorded his first career reception, a 22-yard catch on third down for the conversion. Finished the day with two receptions for 30 yards.
  • Recorded two special teams tackles against Baltimore (10/12), two vs. Atlanta (11/9), one at Chicago (11/23) and two vs. Cincinnati (11/30).
  • At Carolina (12/14), recorded one reception for 23 yards.
  • Recorded two special teams tackles vs. Green Bay (12/21).
  • Caught one pass for 10 yards against New Orleans (12/28), while adding a special teams tackle.

COLLEGE:

  • Played in 49 games, with 14 starts at Louisiana State (2009-12), totaling 733 rushing yards, 55 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns (five rushing, five receiving).
  • Spent time at quarterback, running back and wide receiver.
  • Played in 13 games his senior season, with one start, finishing the year with 161 rushing yards, 92 receiving yards and a rushing touchdown.
  • As a junior, played in 11 games, making four starts, and ranked second on the team with four receiving touchdowns, third with 190 receiving yards, and fourth with 14 receptions. Also had 52 rushing yards on seven carries.
  • During his sophomore season, played in 13 games, with nine starts, totaling 249 receiving yards, 33 receptions, 226 rushing yards and three touchdowns (two rushing, one receiving).
  • As a true freshman in 2009, played in 12 games, registering 294 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns, while adding 34 receiving yards.
  • Lined up at running back, quarterback and wide receiver during his freshman season.
  • Scored his first career touchdown on a 69-yard run against Auburn, the longest run from scrimmage by an LSU player since running back Jacob Hester ran for an 87-yard touchdown in 2007.
  • Graduated with a degree in communications.

COMMUNITY:

  • On Veterans’ Day 2014, greeted military service members at James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital.
  • In October 2014, visited Metropolitan Ministries to play games with children for the Ministries’ annual Fall Festival.
  • Paired up with United Way volunteers and students to install a “Learning Garden” at Edison Elementary in October 2013.
  • Helped host a “Salute to Service Barbecue” in November 2013 at MacDill Air Force Base.
  • In November 2013, helped distribute donated food to the holiday tent at Metropolitan Ministries, and greeted families while assisting with their holiday shopping. 
  • In December 2013, visited patients at All Children’s Hospital and sang Christmas carols to residents at Westminster Palms Retirement Home.

PERSONAL:

  • Attended Cypress Ridge High School (Houston, Texas).
  • Ranked as the No. 1 dual-threat quarterback as a senior, earning Pararde All-America and All-USA second-team honors by USA Today.
  • Recorded almost 4,000 total yards and 48 touchdowns as a senior, earning AP first-team Class 5A all-state selection and the Texas Class 5A Offensive Player of the Year.
  • An all-state selection in track and field.
  • Son of Russell Sr. and Nikki Shepard.
  • Has a brother, Nicolas.
  • Born Russell Oliver Shepard Jr. on September 17, 1990 in Houston, Texas.
 

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