Every year we learn their names, their numbers and their stats. If we’re lucky, we see their personality shine through after a big play or during the slice of a quote in the newspaper. The men in the Oklahoma Sooners jerseys are more than a number in a program or another chance at a national title. They are student athletes with stories waiting to be told. We’d like to thank OU Athletics Communications staff for their assistance. The Oklahoman brings you “The Man Beneath The Helmet.”
NAME: Sterling Shepard
If I weren’t playing football, I’d be going to school.
If I could trade positions for a day, I’d choose quarterback.
My favorite part of OU is Memorial Stadium.
My favorite part of football is being with friends.
The weirdest question I’ve ever been asked is “Did you know they burned coaches in West Virginia?”.
I chose my number because my dad wore it.
I’m on Twitter once an hour.
My favorite meal my momma makes is chicken and pasta.
I chose OU to win a national title.
Most people don’t know this but I like riding horses.
The toughest part about being a student athlete is managing your time.
I wish I could be faster.
My best stress reliever is music.
On game day, I listen to rap.
If I could be Big 12 commissioner for a day, I would add more schools.
Something you should know about this team is we work really hard for our performance on game day.
My favorite super hero is Batman.
Nothing pumps me up more on Game Day than my teammates.
My celebrity crush is Beyonce.
The person who motivates me most is my family.
Oklahoma football is a powerhouse.