John Shepherd

John Shepherd

Player Profile

RS Sophomore

El Dorado, Ark.

High School:
El Dorado

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 180



Rice -- Intelligent signal-caller who adds depth at quarterback...Member of the Student Owl Club.

2006: Came on in the second half of the ECU game after Chase Clement was injured and threw for 62 yards, including 51 of the 54 yards the Owls drove to set up the game-winning field goal...Made his collegiate debut with a start against UCLA when Chase Clement was held out because of injury. Completed six of 10 passes for 66 yards, including a 41-yard hook up with Jarett Dillard...Came in late at Florida State and was 0-3 passing...wrapped up the game vs. Army.

Shepherd 2006 Game by Game
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2005: Redshirt

High School -- 2005 graduate of El Dorado High in Arkansas... Two-year letterman and starter for coach Jeff Williams... All-state selection who threw for 2,080 yards and 11 touchdowns as a senior, completing 56 percent of his passes... Also rushed for 703 yards and four TDs... Two-time all-conference... Member of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette's academic all-state team... Quarterback on the El Dorado News-Times' all-Golden Triangle team in 2004... Won the Democrat-Gazette's weekly top performer award five times as a senior, adding the Associated Press' player of the week award once... Member of KATV's high school all-star team... Also played basketball and baseball for the Wildcats... Named Mr. EHS in teachers' vote... Senior class president... National Honor Society, and Beta Club... Boys State delegate... DAR Good Citizen Award... National Award winner of U.S. Achievement Academy... Murphy Scholar... Chose Rice over Northwestern, Columbia, Arkansas Tech and Ouachita Baptist.

Personal -- Full Name: John Thomas Shepherd... Born: Feb. 17, 1987, at El Dorado, Ark... Parents: Bob and Bobbi Shepherd, El Dorado, Ark. (one brother, one sister).



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