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Future Sooner Sterling Shepard is a playmaker — just like father, uncles

FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: July 21, 2011

“That's just the kind of competitor he is,” offensive and defensive lineman Markus Wakefield said.

Shepard has added nearly 20 pounds of muscle since the end of last season. He's still 5-foot-11, and despite putting on the weight, it hasn't hurt his speed.

He's not the biggest and not the fastest, but nobody made more jaw-dropping plays than Shepard last season.

After a solid, if unspectacular sophomore season, Shepard was a question mark. It was a question that was quickly answered in a dominating win against Polo Bowl rival Casady in Week 1.

“That's where it all started to fall into place,” Shepard said. “The game slowed down for me, and I started to really see what I could do.”

The rest of the state learned what he could do, too. Shepard scored 34 touchdowns; rushed for 571 yards; had 1,015 yards as a receiver; and he threw for three scores. He added 103 tackles and eight interceptions playing defense.

“I'm never satisfied,” Shepard said. “There's still a lot I can do and a lot the team can do. We want to go out as back-to-back champions.”

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