|No. 11 Utah Blaze|
|Date of birth:||August 31, 1979|
|Place of birth:||Lufkin, Texas|
|Height:||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight:||192 lb (87 kg)|
|College:||Oklahoma State University|
|NFL Draft:||2000 / Round: 2|
|Drafted by:||St. Louis Rams|
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Jacoby Lamar Shepherd (born August 31, 1979) is a professional American, Canadian and Arena football cornerback for the Utah Blaze of the Arena Football League. He was drafted in the second round of the 2000 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams. He played college football for the Oklahoma State Cowboys.
Shepherd was born on August 31, 1979 in Lufkin, Texas. He played high school football at Lufkin High School in Texas, where he was a star football player, track athlete and basketball player. He played at both wide receiver and cornerback in high school.
Tyler Junior College
In 1996, Shepherd recorded 40 tackles, one sack and four interceptions as a freshman at Tyler. After the season he was named Co-Defensive player of the year. As a sophomore in 1997 he was named All-Southwest Junior College.
|Ht||Wt||40-yd dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert||Broad||BP|
|6 ft 1½ in||195 lb||4.53 s||1.56 s||2.61 s||35 in||10 ft 0 in||5 reps|
|All from NFL Combine.|
National Football League
Shepherd was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the second round of the 2000 NFL Draft. As a rookie, he played in 15 games and recorded one interception. During the 2001 off season, he was hampered by a hamstring injury. On October 3, 2001, Shepherd was fined by the NFL, along with eight other Rams players for uniform violations. In a practice on October 25, Shepherd and teammate Yo Murphy got into a heated fight, which included punches being thrown and facemask grabbing. kicking the other players sook For the rest of the season, he suffered from a quadriceps injury. He recorded three tackles during the 2001 season. When the Houston Texans were to become the 32nd team in the NFL, each team was required to put five players onto an "expansion list", Shepherd was one of the five Rams on the list.
Canadian Football League
Arena Football League
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