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#11 Kelvin Sheppard
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 228 lbs.
Class: Freshman
Experience: High School
City/State: Stone Mountain, Ga.
High School: Stephenson HS
Major: General Studies
Born: 01/02/1988
Kelvin Sheppard Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 01/24/2011

2010 First-Team All-Southeastern Conference (AP, Coaches)
2010 Lott IMPACT Player of the Week (at Florida, vs. Alabama)
2010 SEC Defensive Player of the Week (vs. Alabama)

CAREER
Standout defensive player who started at linebacker for three years for the Tigers ... Undisputed team leader for the Tigers as a senior in 2010 ... Known for his fiery pre-game speeches to the team ... Played in 53 games at LSU, starting 30 times ... Finished career with 311 tackles, which ranks as the ninth-highest total in school history ... Had 100-plus tackles as both a junior and senior ... First team All-SEC selection as a senior in 2010 ... Added 26 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, seven pass breakups, six forced fumbles, two interceptions and two fumble recoveries for career ... Graduated in December of 2010 with a degree in general studies ... Invited to participate in the Senior Bowl in January of 2011.

SENIOR SEASON (2010)
Played and started all 13 games in leading the Tigers to an 11-2 overall mark and a top 10 final ranking ... Earned First Team All-SEC honors from both the league's coaches and the Associated Press ...  Team leader of a defense that ranked among the top 12 in the nation in pass defense (No. 10 with 169.8 yards per game), scoring defense (No. 11 at 18.2 points per game), and total defense (No. 12 at 307.2 yards per game) ... Led the Tigers in tackles for second straight year with 116 to his credit, 46 of which were solo ... Added 11.0 tackles for loss and 4.0 sacks ... Forced two fumbles and recovered a pair of fumbles ... Finished third in the SEC in total tackles (116) and tackles per game (8.9) ... Had double-digit tackles in six games, including season-best of 11 in win over West Virginia ... Had 10 tackles in five games - North Carolina, Tennessee, McNeese State, Ole Miss and Arkansas ... Named SEC Defensive Player of the Week for his play in win over Alabama ... Had 10 tackles, a half-sack, an interception and recovered a fumble in the 24-21 win over the Crimson Tide ... Sacks game vs. Florida, Auburn, and Tennessee ... Added a half-sack vs. Vanderbilt ... Had three tackles for loss in season-opener vs. North Carolina and 2.0 tackles for loss in road win over Florida ... Closed season with eight tackles in win over Texas A&M in the Cotton Bowl.

JUNIOR SEASON (2009)
Had best year of career to date, leading team and ranking fourth in the SEC with 110 total tackles ... Played in 13 games, starting 12 times ... Added 8.5 tackles for loss, one sack and one interception ... Had at least seven tackles in 11 of LSU's 13 games ... Recorded 13 tackles in three-straight games - vs. Florida, Auburn and Tulane ... Had nine tackles vs. Louisiana Tech and Ole Miss ... Against Tulane, added three tackles for losses and a sack for a 7-yard loss ... Had two tackles for losses against Georgia and Auburn ... Intercepted a pass to go with eight tackles at Alabama ... Interception at Alabama halted a Crimson Tide drive deep in LSU territory just before halftime ... Forced a fumble at Ole Miss ... Closed season with seven tackles against Penn State in Capital One Bowl.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2008)
LSU's starter at Will linebacker who played in all 13 games with five starts ... Ranked second on the team and 30th in the SEC in total tackles with 64 ... Had 4.5 tackles for losses, 0.5 sacks, two pass break ups and a forced fumble to his credit ... Made his first career start at Auburn, filling in for the injured Darry Beckwith at the middle linebacker position ... Tallied six tackles, an assisted sack and one forced fumble at Arkansas ... Set a new career high with 17 tackles against Ole Miss, including one tackle for a loss ... Delivered a team-high 10 tackles and one tackle for a loss against Alabama ... Recorded four total tackles and had one PBU against Tulane ... Finished with three tackles apiece in games against Georgia and Florida ... Finished with five tackles against Mississippi State ... Led the team in tackles against Auburn with nine, including two tackles for a loss of 10 yards in his first career start ... Was second on the squad with six tackles in the Chick-fil-A Bowl versus Georgia Tech.

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2007)
A backup at the Will linebacker position who played in each of the Tigers' 14 games of 2007 ... Credited with 21 tackles, two tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and a broken up pass on the year ... Turned in his best game of the season in the win over Louisiana Tech, registering seven tackles and his first career forced fumble ... Recorded three stops against Middle Tennessee ... Made his first career tackle for loss against Tulane ... Also a key member of the Tigers' special teams units, he recorded 15 tackles in that capacity.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2006)
Redshirted as a true freshman in 2006.

HIGH SCHOOL
One of the top linebackers in the state of Georgia ... Part of a trio of Division I linebacker prospects at Stephenson High School in 2006, including LSU teammate Perry Riley ... Instrumental in leading his team to a 12-2 record with 102 tackles, 10 sacks, an interception for a touchdown (40 yards), two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery ... Turned in a season-best 17 tackles and two sacks against Lowell High School ... Concluded a brilliant junior season with 106 tackles (15 for losses), four sacks, two interceptions and one fumble recovery ... A proven basketball and track athlete ... Ran the 200-meter dash and placed as a regional and county finalist in the shot put ... Named to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Georgia Top 50 ... Coached by Ron Gartrell.

PERSONAL
Full name is Kelvin Anthony Sheppard ... Parents are Kelvin and Tamara Sheppard ... Born Jan. 2, 1988 in Atlanta ...  Lists Patrick Willis as his favorite football player and LeBron James as his favorite athlete. 

CAREER HIGHS   
Total tackles: 17 vs. Ole Miss, 2008
Tackles for loss: 3 vs. Tulane, 2009
Sacks: 1, four times (Last: at Auburn, 2010)
Interceptions: 1, twice (Last: vs. Alabama, 2010) His first INT came at Alabama in 2009

SHEPPARD’S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS

 

 

Year

G-GS
UT
AT
TT
TFL
Sacks

PBU

QBH

INT

FF

FR

2006

Redshirt Season

2007

14-0
15
6
21
2.0-4
0-0
1
0
0-0
2
0

2008

13-5

25

39

64

4.5-16

0.5-1

2

0

0-0

1

0

2009

13-12

50

60

110

8.5-35

1.0-7

2

1

1-1

1

0

2010

13-13

46

70

116

11.0-59

4.0-29

2

2

1-0

2

2-1

Totals

53-30
136
175
311
26.0-114
4.5-37
7
3
2-1
6
2-1

 

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