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Russell Shepard

  • Wide Receiver
  • Houston, TX (Cypress Ridge)
  • Ht: 6-1 | Wt: 179
  • 2009 - 2013
  • LSU Tigers

  • Year: Senior

As a Recruit: Shepard was recruited from Cypress Ridge (Houston, TX) class of 2009. He committed to LSU on 3/3/2008. He was recruited by Larry Porter .



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Year RuAtt RuYd RuTD Rec RecYd RecTD
2011 7 52 0 14 190 4
2010 32 226 2 33 249 1
2009 45 294 2 5 34 0
Total 84 572 4 52 473 5


Shepard is a multi-threat player who has settled in at wide receiver ... Senior leader of a talented group of receivers.

Junior Season (2011): Played in 11 games with four starts ... Finished second on the team with four receiving touchdowns, third on the team with 190 receiving yards and fourth with 14 receptions.

Sophomore Season (2010): Played in 13 games with nine starts in his first full season at a position other than quarterback ... Ranked second on team with 33 catches for 254 yards and one score ... Added another 226 rushing yards and two TDs on 32 carries ... Ranked fourth on squad in rushing yards ... Finished year with 480 yards of total offense ... Averaged 7.4 yards every time he touched the ball.

Freshman Season (2009): Played in 12 games with no starts as a true freshman ... Lined up at three positions on the offensive side of the ball - quarterback, running back and wide receiver ... Played a total of 90 offensive snaps for the Tigers in 2009 - 40 at running back, 28 at quarterback and 22 at wide receiver ... Played quarterback in the Wildcat offense for the Tigers ... Moved to running back late in the year when injuries sidelined LSU's top three tailbacks ... Ranked third on team with 277 rushing yards and a pair of touchdowns ... Scored first career TD on a 69-yard run in win over Auburn ... His 69-yard TD against Auburn marked the longest run from scrimmage for LSU since Jacob Hester ran 87 yards for a TD against Louisiana Tech in 2007.

High School: Widely considered the top dual-threat quarterback in the country for the Class of 2009 ... Earned Parade All-America honors as well as being a second-team All-USA selection by the USA Today ... Accounted for nearly 4,000 total yards and 48 touchdowns as a senior ... Completed 55 percent of his passes for 1,843 yards and 20 touchdowns with just four interceptions ... Also carried the ball 257 times for 1,946 yards and 28 touchdowns ... One of 32 finalists for the national Joe Montana Quarterback of the Year award ... Earned the right to compete in the Under Armour High School All-America Game on Jan. 4 ... Finished his high school career with more than 8,000 yards of total offense and 98 total touchdowns to his credit ... Rushed for 66 touchdowns while passing for 32 touchdowns during his high school career ... Honored by Cypress Ridge High School by having his jersey No. 10 retired less than one month after his final game.


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