Russell Shepard plays unfamiliar role against Vandy
Cy-Ridge H.S. alum Russell Shepard found himself in an unfamiliar role for his LSU tigers Saturday Sept. 11 against Vanderbilt.
Shepard, whose main role is wide reciever, was given the chance to play running back in the game. He made a successful showing carrying the ball seven times for 55 yards.
A versatile athlete, Shepard was widely considered the top dual-threat quarterback in the country for the Class of 2009. He earned Parade All-America honors as well as being a second-team All-USA selection by the USA Today.
As a high school quarterback he led Cypress Ridge to the third round of the Texas Class 5A Division II State Playoffs. Shepard accounted for nearly 4,000 total yards and 48 touchdowns in his senior season.
Beyond the football field, Shepard is one of the most active LSU players in the community. He spends time in the prison systems around Louisiana, works with the Oliver Foundation, which is a childhood obesity organization, as well as being part of the Big Brother program at Glen Oaks.
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