Sterling Shepard is an American football wide receiver for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Oklahoma.
Alongside Odell Beckham Jr., Shepard was given the nod as a starting wide receiver before the beginning of the regular season.
He was given the starting position for the Giants’ season opener against the Dallas Cowboys, during which he made three receptions for a total of 43 yards and caught the first touchdown of his professional career on a pass thrown by Eli Manning that covered nine yards. The Giants went on to win 20–19.
Shepard set a new career best with eight receptions and 117 receiving yards during the following week’s game against the New Orleans Saints, which the Panthers won 16–13.
During the Giants’ game against the Washington Redskins on September 25, 2016, he caught five passes for 73 yards and scored a touchdown. The touchdown ball came from Eli Manning and was for 23 yards. The game was the Giants’ first loss of the season.
Sterling Shepard Parents: Meet Derrick Shepard and Cheri Shepard
Derrick Shepard and Cheri Shepard are the parents of football wide receiver, Sterling Shepard. Sterling’s parents gave birth to children in addition to Sterling.
His late father, Derrick who died on August 4, 1999, was an American football wide receiver in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins, New Orleans Saints, and Dallas Cowboys.
After the 1987 NFL draft, the Washington Redskins took a chance on him and signed him as an undrafted free agent. This was the beginning of his professional career. On August 17th, he was released from the team.
After the players went on strike during the third week of the season, the games scheduled for that week were postponed (bringing the total number of games for the season down to 15), and the NFL made the decision that the games would be played using substitute players.