STERLING SHEPARD NEWS

Prospecting Potential Pass-catchers: Sterling Shepard

Peaking at the right time. It’s usually a really lame narrative about teams heading into the NFL playoffs but in terms of draft stock, it absolutely applies to the former Oklahoma Sooners wide receiver Sterling Shepard. Shepard drew many eyeballs at the Senior Bowl, where he earned Practice Player of the Week and made some highlight reel catches. Labeled primarily as a slot receiver...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma fills voids at linebacker, receiver on signing day

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma filled voids at wide receiver and linebacker Wednesday with one of the nation's top classes on signing day. The Sooners took steps toward replacing standout receiver Sterling Shepard when they added Zach Farrar, Mykel Jones and Adrian Hardy. Farrar, a 6-foot-3, 210-pounder from Southlake (Texas) Carroll High School, caught 18 touchdown passes as a senior...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

10 players to keep your eye on in the Senior Bowl

Senior Bowl week is almost more about what's happening off the field than on it. Like so many of the NFL's off-season storylines, the players involved in the practices down in Mobile this week served as a backdrop to the many backchannel conversations and discussions between media, scouts, front office guys, coaches, and agents. Saturday is when the players take center stage. If...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

3 prospects for Patriots fans to watch in Saturday's Senior Bowl

The New England Patriots enter draft season with a clear disadvantage: They don't have a first-round pick due to Deflategate. However, there are still plenty of talented prospects that will be around when the Patriots pick in the second round -- many of which are playing in the Senior Bowl on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. ET.Running back and wide receiver are two of the Patriots' biggest...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Broncos are checking out wide receivers at the Senior Bowl

Broncos fans aren't the only ones dissatisfied with their team's penchant for dropped passes.Denver's front office is, too. And the team isn't shy about adding college receiving talent via the 2016 NFL Draft.According to WalterFootball, the team has already met with two Senior Bowl wideouts -- Oklahoma's Sterling Shepard and Georgia's Malcolm Mitchell. Both could add some sure-handed depth...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 Senior Bowl Preview: South Offense, led by Jacoby Brissett and Sterling Shepard

The South Roster offers two potential “project” quarterbacks, a running back who was among the country’s best before a season-ending injury, the best small school receiver in the 2016 draft and loads of offensive line talent, especially at guard.By: Eric Galko, OS Staff  Quarterbacks Jacoby Brissett, NC State At times, Jacoby Brissett draws stark similarities to Ben Roethlisberger...
Via Optimum Scouting
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Sterling Shepard Posts Heartfelt Thank You As His Oklahoma Career Is Over

Sterling Shepard’s career at Oklahoma didn’t end like he wanted it to, but the Sooners’ wide receiver is going out as one of the best to ever do it in Norman, Okla.  The senior wide receiver’s career ended Thursday night, when No. 4 Oklahoma fell to No. 1 Clemson in the Orange Bowl. He finishes his time with the Sooners with 3,482 receiving yards and 26 touchdowns. Shepard...
Via College Spun
January 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Top five NFL draft prospects in the college football playoff

If anything was apparent this year in the NFC East, it was the fact that just about every team needs to retool a certain area of their teams right away. So what better way to start than to draft some prospects from the top four teams in college football?The Dallas Cowboys could use a defensive tackle, a running back and maybe a corner back or two. The Philadelphia Eagles should look...
Via Fox Sports
December 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Clemson battles Oklahoma in national semifinal in the Orange Bowl

Orange Bowl preview No. 4 Oklahoma (11-1) vs. No. 1 Clemson (13-0). Thursday, 4 p.m. EST  Line: Oklahoma by 4. Series record: Tied 2-2. WHAT'S AT STAKE Clemson is seeking its first national title since 1981 and trying to become the first team in FBS history to finish 15-0. None of that happens unless the Tigers can get past Oklahoma, a team they routed 40-6 last season in the Russell...
Via Fox Sports
December 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Oklahoma, Clemson took different paths to playoff

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) -- From a protest in the spring to travel woes in the fall, Oklahoma coped with plenty of distractions on its way to the Orange Bowl.Clemson might ask for a few pointers.The top-ranked Tigers (13-0) were dealing with the suspension of three players for violating unspecified team rules as they prepared to face the No. 4 Sooners (11-1) in the national semifinal...
Via AP on Fox
December 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Orange Bowl preview: Clemson Tigers vs Oklahoma Sooners

The playoffs are nearing. The Orange Bowl and the Cotton Bowl will decide who participates in the National Championship. And today, I will be previewing the Orange Bowl between the Clemson Tigers and the Oklahoma Sooners. Clemson has had its most successful season since 1981 when it last won a championship, while Oklahoma has bounced back from a disappointing 8-5 season last year...
Via The Sports Quotient
December 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Oklahoma using shots as motivation against Clemson

Back in 2014, Oklahoma lost to Clemson, 40-6, in a game that can only be viewed as incredibly ugly from a Sooners perspective. It’s obvious that the team would use that game as motivation, but they are also using things said during the game as motivation. The game was broadcast on ESPN last year, and the players weren’t to happy with some of the remarks that were made. “There’s...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Oklahoma's playoff journey began with stand against racism

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) On a balmy morning in south Florida, Baker Mayfield and his Oklahoma teammates goofed around beneath the swaying palms as they posed for a picture in front of the Orange Bowl logo, their tight bond forged by the ups and downs of a long season - the grueling practices, the lonely hours in the weight room, the incessant scrutiny that comes with playing...
Via AP on Fox
December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Oklahoma is using ESPN’s commentary from last year’s blowout to Clemson as motivation

Athletes will often look for any edge they can get when approaching a big game.  Many times, that comes in the form of “bulletin board material” that provides extra motivation to prove someone or something (real or imagined) wrong. We’re used to seeing that bulletin board material coming from the opposition, or maybe even skeptical sportswriters, but rarely does it come from...
Via Awful Announcing
December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Oklahoma Star Receiver Gets Emotional After Getting Gift From Late Father’s Teammate

Fans of the Oklahoma Sooners may be thinking they went back into a time machine when they look on the field and see a Shepard making offensive plays this season. Sterling has led the Sooners to their first CFB Playoff appearance, where they will take on the Clemson Tigers in the Orange Bowl for a spot in the national championship game. He’s following in the footsteps of his father...
Via Gamedayr
December 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Oklahoma WR Sterling Shepard received epic gift from The Boz

Oklahoma senior wide receiver Sterling Shepard was an integral member of the team this year and played a key role in helping clinch a spot in the College Football Playoff, and he received an epic and emotional gift from a fellow Sooners legend on Senior Night last month. That gift came from former Oklahoma linebacker Brian Bosworth, known to fans as “The Boz,” and it was a copy...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Oklahoma WR Sterling Shepard Broke Down When Brian Bosworth Surprised Him With Gift In Memory Of His Father

As if Senior Night wasn’t already an emotional moment for Oklahoma wide receiver Sterling Shepard, former OU great linebacker Brian Bosworth stepped in and really got the tears flowing.  During the ceremony, while the senior was on the field with his family, Bosworth surprised Shepard with a gift in honor of his late father–Bosworth’s former Oklahoma teammate–Derrick Shepard...
Via College Spun
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Shepard gets father's ring

Sterling Shepard just received a national championship ring.Not from this season, but from his father's team, which won the 1985 title at Oklahoma.Derrick Shepard died in 1999 and was a receiver on the title team that beat Penn State in the Orange Bowl.Sterling Shepard is a receiver on this season's Oklahoma team that is playing in the national semifinals on Dec. 31. Cheri Shepard...
Via Fox Sports
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Close games falling OU's way this season

The difference is the close games.Last season, Oklahoma lost them. This time around, OU has won them.A year ago, OU went 3-3 in games decided by 14 points or less, in 2015, OU is 4-1, which includes the 24-17 loss to Texas which ultimately turned OU's season around."I look back last year and I see that and then I look at this year and I see that," receiver Sterling Shepard told...
Via Fox Sports
December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

3 reasons to be skeptical of Oklahoma in the College Football Playoff

“Man, I didn’t think we’d beat the brakes off of Oklahoma State like that. I need a drink.” – Uncle Bill My Uncle Bill is not only the seminal father figure in my life, but he’s also serves as a good barometer on the quality of our favorite college football team, the Oklahoma Sooners. So when he called me midway through the third quarter of Bedlam as OU was up four...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

TCU-Oklahoma Reaction: Give Sooners Credit for Winning

In nail-biter like the TCU-Oklahoma game which unfolded on a crisp November night filled with playoff intensity, it’s easy to come up with a number of different takes about what just transpired. After all, in a one-point ballgame, a number of things could have happened that would have produced an entirely different outcome. However, there are two things that really stand out about...
Via Bloguin Best
November 22, 2015  |  Discuss

TCU-Oklahoma Reaction: Give Sooners Credit for Winning

In nail-biter like the TCU-Oklahoma game which unfolded on a crisp November night filled with playoff intensity, it’s easy to come up with a number of different takes about what just transpired. After all, in a one-point ballgame, a number of things could have happened that would have produced an entirely different outcome. However, there are two things that really stand out about...
Via The Student Section
November 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Shepard receives picture perfect honor from Bosworth

Senior night brings out all sorts of emotion.And there was a pretty cool one in Norman, Okla., at Memorial Stadium Saturday night.Check out this picture of senior receiver Sterling Shepard who was on the field being recognized with the rest of the Sooner seniors and was then presented a photo of the 1985 national championship team by Brian Bosworth.Bosworth was the starting linebacker...
Via Fox Sports
November 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Photos: Oklahoma Presents Sterling Sheperd With Special Gift On Senior Day

Tonight, No. 7 Oklahoma is hosting No. 18 TCU in Norman. It’s not only another chance for the Sooners to keep their Big 12 title and College Football Playoff hopes alive. It’s also Senior Night. Wide receiver Sterling Shepard is taking the field at home tonight for the last time at Oklahoma. Before the game, Shepard was honored alongside his family, and the occasion presented...
Via College Spun
November 21, 2015  |  Discuss

This Hype Video Shows Why Oklahoma’s Sterling Shepard Is A Biletnikoff Award Candidate

The Big 12 is all about explosive offenses this year, and the Oklahoma Sooners proved that they can score with anyone against Baylor last weekend. OU has one of the best quarterbacks in the country in Baker Mayfield, who has emerged as a legitimate Heisman candidate, and he has one of the nation’s top receivers to throw to. Shepard already has 61 receptions for 1,003 yards and...
Via College Spun
November 21, 2015  |  Discuss
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