Kelvin Sheppard

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Kelvin Sheppard
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Sheppard with the Miami Dolphins in 2014
Free agent
Position:Linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1988-01-02) January 2, 1988 (age 31)
Atlanta, Georgia
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:249 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school:Stephenson
(Stone Mountain, Georgia)
College:LSU
NFL Draft:2011 / Round: 3 / Pick: 68
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles:423
Sacks:3.0
Forced fumbles:1
Fumble recoveries:2
Interceptions:2
Player stats at NFL.com

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 career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 2 in
(1.88 m)
250 lb
(113 kg)
31 34 in
(0.81 m)
9 58 in
(0.24 m)
4.70 s 1.66 s 2.76 s 4.28 s 7.25 s 33 12 in
(0.85 m)
9 ft 2 in
(2.79 m)
22 reps
All values from NFL Combine/LSU’s Pro Day[2][3]

Buffalo Bills[edit]

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

Indianapolis Colts[edit]

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 Dolphins[edit]

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 Giants[edit]

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 Bears[edit]

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 Lions[edit]

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

Personal life[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ NFL Draft Scout
  2. ^ "Kelvin Sheppard, DS #7 ILB, LSU". DraftScout.com. Retrieved January 15, 2019.
  3. ^ "NFL Draft Profile: Kelvin Sheppard". nfl.com. Retrieved January 15, 2019.
  4. ^ "2011 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved February 26, 2019.
  5. ^ Rosenthal, Gregg (April 29, 2013). "Indianapolis Colts trade Jerry Hughes to Buffalo Bills". NFL.com.
  6. ^ Wells, Mike (August 30, 2014). "Colts release former starter Kelvin Sheppard". ESPN.com. Retrieved March 28, 2017.
  7. ^ Alper, Josh (September 8, 2014). "Dannell Ellerbe to IR, Dolphins sign Kelvin Sheppard". ProFootballTalk.NBCSports.com. Retrieved March 28, 2017.
  8. ^ Salomone, Dan (April 11, 2016). "Giants sign LB Kelvin Sheppard; 5 things to know". Giants.com. Retrieved April 30, 2016.
  9. ^ Gantt, Darin (August 18, 2017). "Bears sign veteran linebacker Kelvin Sheppard". ProFootballTalk.NBCSports.com.
  10. ^ Mayer, Larry (September 2, 2017). "Bears reach NFL's 53-man roster limit". ChicagoBears.com.
  11. ^ Williams, Charean (November 7, 2017). "Giants sign Kelvin Sheppard". ProFootballTalk.NBCSports.com.
  12. ^ "Giants vs. Redskins: Postgame stats and notes". Giants.com. Retrieved January 4, 2018.
  13. ^ "Lions sign free agent LB Kelvin Sheppard". DetroitLions.com. October 31, 2018.
  14. ^ "New York Giants news, 4/12: Eli Manning ready to move on, more notes from Day 1". Big Blue View. Retrieved April 12, 2016.

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