Defensive tackle with the New York Jets of the National Football League is professional American football player Nathan Shepherd, who is of Canadian heritage. He stands 1.93 m tall and weighs 143 kg. In his youth, he played football with the Ajax/Pickering Dolphins Football Club.
At Clarke Richardson Collegiate, he finished his secondary education. In his second season of NCAA football at Simon Fraser University after redshirting his first, he was allowed to start each game as a defensive end. He spent two years in school before dropping out because he could no longer pay the tuition.
When Fort Hays State University eventually contacted him, he was able to pay for his first semester of tuition before receiving an athletic scholarship. Following the regular season, he was recognized as the 2017 MIAA Defensive Player of the Year. In the third round of the 2018 NFL Draft, the New York Jets selected him.
In May 2018, he signed a four-year, $3.87 million contract with the Jets, which included a $987,724 signing bonus. On September 10, 2019, Shepherd received a six-game suspension for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs. He was reinstated from suspension on October 29, 2019, and he was made active on November 1 of the same year. In March 2022, he was granted a one-year contract extension.
Where did Nathan Shepherd attend college?
Nathan Shepherd had his college education and football career at Simon Fraser University and later at Fort Hayes State University.