SHEPARD LEADING RECEIVERS
Junior wide receiver Sterling Shepard spent his first two years on campus playing with lots of experienced, veteran wideouts.
But entering 2014, Shepard is the veteran of the group who has the most game experience.
“I’ve told Shep, his world is different now,” said receivers coach Jay Norvell. “He’s not the young guy. He’s played a lot of football around here. He knows what it takes to win big games. He has got to make players around him better. That’s one thing, when you become a leader, you’ve gotta make everybody else better.”
In his career, Shepard has appeared in 26 games with 15 starts, and recorded 96 receptions for 1,224 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Co-offensive coordinator Josh Heupel, on freshman fullback Dimitri Flowers, who enrolled early and is going through spring practice:
“He’s one of the most skilled guys, most well-rounded guys that I’ve seen come into our program. ...He’s extremely bright for a young kid coming into your program. He doesn’t look like a freshman out there.”