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Kelvin Sheppard
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Sheppard with the Miami Dolphins in 2014
Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-01-02) January 2, 1988 (age 32)
Place of birth: Atlanta, Georgia
Career information
College: LSU
NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 3 / Pick: 68
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Buffalo Bills ( 2011 2012)
Career highlights and awards
* BCS national champion (2007)
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles     423
Sacks     3.0
Forced fumbles     1
Fumble recoveries     2
Interceptions     2

Kelvin Anthony Sheppard (born January 2, 1988) is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft.[1] He played college football at LSU.

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 2 in 250 lb 4.70 s 1.66 s 2.76 s 4.28 s 7.25 s 33 1/2 in 9 ft 2 in 22 rep

Buffalo BillsEdit

The Buffalo Bills selected Sheppard in the third round (68th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft.[4]

Indianapolis ColtsEdit

On April 29, 2013, Sheppard was traded to the Indianapolis Colts for Jerry Hughes.[5] He played in 15 games with seven starts in 2013, recording 46 tackles and one sack.

On August 30, 2014, Sheppard was released by the Colts.[6]

Miami DolphinsEdit

On September 8, 2014, Sheppard signed with the Miami Dolphins.[7] In 2015, Sheppard played in all 16 games with 13 starts, recording a career-high 105 tackles.

New York GiantsEdit

On April 11, 2016, Sheppard signed with the New York Giants.[8] He played in all 16 games, starting 10, recording 50 tackles and two passes defensed.

Chicago BearsEdit

On August 18, 2017, Sheppard signed with the Chicago Bears.[9] He was released on September 2, 2017.[10]

New York Giants (second stint)Edit

On November 7, 2017, Sheppard signed with the Giants.[11] Sheppard recorded his first and second career interceptions on December 31, 2017 during Week 17 when he picked off Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins twice.[12]

Detroit LionsEdit

On October 31, 2018, Sheppard was signed by the Detroit Lions.[13]

Personal lifeEdit

Sheppard is the first cousin of Oakland Raiders wide receiver, Dwayne Harris.[14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. NFL Draft Scout
  2. "Kelvin Sheppard, DS #7 ILB, LSU". http://draftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=72722&draftyear=2011&genpos=.
  3. "NFL Draft Profile: Kelvin Sheppard". http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/kelvin-sheppard?id=2495229.
  4. "2011 NFL Draft Listing" (in en). https://www.pro-football-reference.com/years/2011/draft.htm.
  5. Rosenthal, Gregg (April 29, 2013). "Indianapolis Colts trade Jerry Hughes to Buffalo Bills". http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000165264/article/indianapolis-colts-trade-jerry-hughes-to-buffalo-bills.
  6. Wells, Mike (August 30, 2014). "Colts release former starter Kelvin Sheppard". http://www.espn.com/blog/afcsouth/post/_/id/58552/colts-release-former-starter-kelvin-sheppard. Retrieved March 28, 2017.
  7. Alper, Josh (September 8, 2014). "Dannell Ellerbe to IR, Dolphins sign Kelvin Sheppard". http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/09/08/dannell-ellerbe-to-ir-dolphins-sign-kelvin-sheppard/. Retrieved March 28, 2017.
  8. Salomone, Dan (April 11, 2016). "Giants sign LB Kelvin Sheppard; 5 things to know". https://web.archive.org/web/20171108094929/http://www.giants.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Giants-sign-LB-Kelvin-Sheppard-5-things-to-know/115903e9-deb3-47d1-98e8-661b16c74a06. Retrieved April 30, 2016.
  9. Gantt, Darin (August 18, 2017). "Bears sign veteran linebacker Kelvin Sheppard". http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/08/18/bears-sign-veteran-linebacker-kelvin-sheppard/.
  10. Mayer, Larry (September 2, 2017). "Bears reach NFL’s 53-man roster limit". https://web.archive.org/web/20180407195353/http://www.chicagobears.com/news/article-1/Bears-reach-NFL%E2%80%99s-53-man-roster-limit/b7be2dbe-3ca1-44db-854c-c477b0c70377.
  11. Williams, Charean (November 7, 2017). "Giants sign Kelvin Sheppard". http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/11/07/giants-sign-kelvin-sheppard/.
  12. "Giants vs. Redskins: Postgame stats and notes". http://www.giants.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Giants-vs-Redskins-Postgame-stats-and-notes/84c13eaa-e1b4-41c7-aac0-31d9939a67ed.
  13. "Lions sign free agent LB Kelvin Sheppard". October 31, 2018. https://www.detroitlions.com/news/lions-sign-free-agent-lb-kelvin-sheppard.
  14. "New York Giants news, 4/12: Eli Manning ready to move on, more notes from Day 1". http://www.bigblueview.com/2016/4/12/11412922/new-york-giants-rumors-news-4-12-eli-manning-tom-coughlin-olivier-vernon-kelvin-sheppard.

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