Sterling Shepard finished his Oklahoma Football career with a personal best season in 2015. Durning his senior season OU’s legacy receiver set career marks for receptions (86), receiving yards (1,288) and receiving touchdowns (11).
Shepard saved one of his better performances of the 2015 season for the Texas Longhorns. In that game he paced the Sooners with six receptions that tallied up a total of 95 receiving yards. Despite Oklahoma’s loss, at the State Fair, that day, Shepard was a bright spot on the field and continued to be an ambassador off the field.
Following the 2015 season Shepard was drafted in the second round (40th overall pick) of the 2016 NFL Draft by the New York Giants. In his rookie campaign with the Giants the former Heritage Hall (Oklahoma City) prep standout caught 65 passes for 683 yards and eight scores. He was named to the All-Rookie Team by the Professional Football Writers Association.
Shepard is the son of the late Derrick Shepard and wore his father’s jersey number (#3) while at the University of Oklahoma.