James Shepherd
James  Shepherd


Crofton, Ky.

High School:
Christian County

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 315

Offensive Guard


Bowl Game Excitement: 7 Days To Kickoff

Offensive linemen are unsung heroes.


Fifty-Nine Purdue Student-Athletes Earn Fall Academic All-Big Ten Recognition

Cross Country (21) & Football (20) lead the way with the most honorees.


Football Game Notes - At Indiana

Purdue closes out its 2011 regular season against rival Indiana with the Old Oaken Bucket and a shot at bowl eligibility on the line.


Football Game Notes - Vs. Iowa

Saturday marks the final game at Ross-Ade Stadium for 22 seniors.


Senior Day Specials

Three ticket promotions available for final home game of 2011 season.

2010: Appeared in four games (Notre Dame, Toledo, Minnesota and Ohio State) as a reserve.

2009: Did not play.

2008: Appeared as reserve vs. Michigan on Nov. 1.

2007: Did not play.

High School: Three-star prospect and No. 46 offensive tackle by Rivals.com ... ranked No. 88 nationally by Scout.com ... ranked as No. 5 overall prospect in Kentucky by Rivals.com ... named second team all-state and first team all-conference as senior ... academic all-state selection ... selected to Kentucky New Era All-Star team both his junior and senior seasons ... allowed merely one sack as senior and one sack as junior with 25 and 15 knockdowns, respectively ... coach was Mike Whitaker ... also played basketball ... member of National Honor Society.

Personal: Given name is James Bruce Shepherd ... born Nov. 27, 1988 ... building construction management technology major ... enjoys four-wheeling, watching and playing sports ... father, Burwell, swam at Kentucky ... mother, Sara, participated in track and field team at Centre College ... sister, Jessica, participated in track and field at the University of Rochester and has won three Big East championship rings at the University of Louisville.


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