The New York Jets of the National Football League are home to Canadian-born professional American football player Nathan Shepherd, who plays defensive tackle. He weighs 143 kg and stands 1.93 m tall. He played youth football for the Ajax/Pickering Dolphins Football Club. Clarke Richardson Collegiate is where he completed his secondary education.
After redshirting his first season of NCAA football at Simon Fraser University, he was able to start every game as a defensive end. He attended school for a total of two years before dropping out because he could no longer afford the fees.
Prior to receiving an athletic scholarship from Fort Hays State University, he was able to pay for his first semester of school. After the regular season, he received the 2017 MIAA Defensive Player of the Year award. He was taken by the New York Jets in the third round of the 2018 NFL Draft. In May 2018, the Jets offered him a four-year, $3.87 million deal with a $987,724 signing bonus.
Shepherd received a six-game suspension on September 10, 2019, for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs. He was reinstated on October 29, 2019, and on November 1 of the same year, he was activated. In March 2022, his contract was extended by one year.
What position is Nathan Shepherd?
Nathan Shepherd plays the position of a defensive tackle for the New York Jets football team in the NFL.