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Russell Shepard
WR #19
Height:
6-1
Weight:
195
College:
LSU
Hometown:
Houston, Texas
Experience:
5
Receiving
YearTeamGRecYdsAvgYds/GLongTD20+40+1stFUM
TOTAL 72 47 634 13.5 8.8 40 4 8 1 34 1
2017 CAR 15 17 202 11.9 13.5 40T 1 1 1 9 1
2016 TB 14 23 341 14.8 24.4 24 2 5 0 19 0
2015 TB 13 3 28 9.3 2.2 18 1 0 0 3 0
2014 TB 16 4 63 15.8 3.9 23 0 2 0 3 0
2013 TB 14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Rushing
YearTeamGAttAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDLng1st1st%20+40+FUM
TOTAL 72 3 0 28 9.3 0.4 0 11 1 33.3 0 0 0
2017 CAR 15 2 0.1 19 9.5 1.3 0 11 1 50 0 0 0
2016 TB 14 1 0.1 9 9 0.6 0 9 0 -- 0 0 0
2015 TB 13 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 TB 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 TB 14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Kick Return
YearTeamGRetYdsAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 72 3 65 21.7 33 0 1 0 0 0
2017 CAR 15 3 65 21.7 33 0 1 0 0 0
2016 TB 14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2015 TB 13 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 TB 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 TB 14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 72 39 37 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2017 CAR 15 7 6 1 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2016 TB 14 2 2 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2015 TB 13 10 9 1 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2014 TB 16 14 14 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2013 TB 14 6 6 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 72 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 CAR 15 1 0 1 -- -- -- -- 0 0 0 0
2016 TB 14 -- -- 0 -- 1 -- 0 0 -- -- --
2015 TB 13 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- 0 -- -- --
2014 TB 16 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 TB 14 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Bio

PRO CAREER
• Played in 15 games with three starts for Carolina in 2017...Recorded 17 receptions for 202 yards and one touchdown.
• Scored first touchdown as a Panther on first reception as a Panther...Career-long 40-yard reception at San Francisco (9/10/17).
• Career-high 33-yard kickoff return at Tampa Bay (10/29/17).
Played in 14 games, with four starts for Tampa Bay in 2016...Averaged a team-leading 14.8 yards per catch on 23 receptions for 341 yards and two touchdowns.
• Tallied career highs of five catches and 77 yards with a 19-yard touchdown at San Francisco (10/23/16).
Played in 13 games with one start for Tampa Bay in 2015...Caught three passes for 28 yards.
• Scored first career touchdown at Philadelphia (11/22/15).
Played in 16 games for Tampa Bay in 2014...Recorded 14 special teams tackles...Made first career catch at Pittsburgh (9/28/14)...Finished season with 63 yards receiving on four catches.
Played in 14 games for Tampa Bay in 2013, recording six special teams tackles with one forced fumble.

TRANSACTIONS: Signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by Philadelphia (5/10/13)...Waived by Philadelphia (8/31/13)...Claimed off waivers by Tampa Bay (9/1/13)...Placed on injured reserve with an injured toe by Tampa Bay (12/17/13)...Signed as an unrestricted free agent by Carolina (3/11/17).

GP/GS: Career (72/9) [1/0]; 2017 (15/3) [1/0]; 2016 (14/4) [0/0]; 2015 (13/2) [0/0]; 2014 (16/0) [0/0]; 2013 (14/0) [0/0].

2017
Played in 15 games with three starts for Carolina... Recorded 17 receptions for 202 yards and one touchdown..Finished with seven tackles on special teams...At San Francisco (9/10): Scored first touchdown as a Panther on career-long 40-yard reception…Finished game with two catches for 53 yards and a touchdown…At Detroit (10/8): Had two catches for 15 yards, including a 10-yard reception…Vs. Philadelphia (10/12): Started the game when the Panthers opened in a three-wide receiver set…Recorded two catches 12 yards…Added two kickoff returns for 32 yards…At Chicago (10/22): Recorded a 20-yard reception…At Tampa Bay (10/29): Notched a 14-yard reception…Returned one kickoff for a career-long 33 yards…Vs. Atlanta (11/5): Rushed one time for 11 yards...Vs. Miami (11/13): Recorded three receptions for 40 yards...Tallied one special teams tackle...At New Orleans (12/3): Saw action as a reserve wide receiver and caught three passes for 29 yards...Vs. Minnesota (12/10): Rushed one time for eight yards...Saw action on special teams, serving as the gunner on punt team and forcing a fumble in the second quarter...Vs. Tampa Bay (12/24): Inactive with a shoulder injury...At Atlanta (12/31): Saw action as a wide receiver and on special teams...Recorded two special teams tackles.

COLLEGE
Played in 49 games with 14 starts at Louisiana State...Lined up at wide receiver, running back and quarterback...Totaled 565 receiving yards and five touchdowns on 58 catches and 716 rushing yards and five touchdowns on 104 carries...Played in 13 games with one start as a senior in 2012...Notched six receptions for 92 yards...Rushed 20 times for 161 yards and one touchdown...Played in 11 games with four starts as a junior in 2011...Posted 14 catches for 190 yards...Gained 52 rushing yards on seven attempts...As a sophomore in 2010, played in 13 games with nine starts...Recorded 33 receptions for 249 yards and one touchdown...Registered 226 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 32 carries...As a freshman in 2009, played in 12 games...Finished third on the team with 277 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 45 attempts...Scored first career touchdown on a 69-yard run against Auburn.

PERSONAL
Attended Cypress Ridge HS in Houston, Texas...Graduated from Louisiana State with a degree in communications.

PRO CAREER
• Played in 15 games with three starts for Carolina in 2017...Recorded 17 receptions for 202 yards and one touchdown.
• Scored first touchdown as a Panther on first reception as a Panther...Career-long 40-yard reception at San Francisco (9/10/17).
• Career-high 33-yard kickoff return at Tampa Bay (10/29/17).
Played in 14 games, with four starts for Tampa Bay in 2016...Averaged a team-leading 14.8 yards per catch on 23 receptions for 341 yards and two touchdowns.
• Tallied career highs of five catches and 77 yards with a 19-yard touchdown at San Francisco (10/23/16).
Played in 13 games with one start for Tampa Bay in 2015...Caught three passes for 28 yards.
• Scored first career touchdown at Philadelphia (11/22/15).
Played in 16 games for Tampa Bay in 2014...Recorded 14 special teams tackles...Made first career catch at Pittsburgh (9/28/14)...Finished season with 63 yards receiving on four catches.
Played in 14 games for Tampa Bay in 2013, recording six special teams tackles with one forced fumble.

TRANSACTIONS: Signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by Philadelphia (5/10/13)...Waived by Philadelphia (8/31/13)...Claimed off waivers by Tampa Bay (9/1/13)...Placed on injured reserve with an injured toe by Tampa Bay (12/17/13)...Signed as an unrestricted free agent by Carolina (3/11/17).

GP/GS: Career (72/9) [1/0]; 2017 (15/3) [1/0]; 2016 (14/4) [0/0]; 2015 (13/2) [0/0]; 2014 (16/0) [0/0]; 2013 (14/0) [0/0].

2017
Played in 15 games with three starts for Carolina... Recorded 17 receptions for 202 yards and one touchdown..Finished with seven tackles on special teams...At San Francisco (9/10): Scored first touchdown as a Panther on career-long 40-yard reception…Finished game with two catches for 53 yards and a touchdown…At Detroit (10/8): Had two catches for 15 yards, including a 10-yard reception…Vs. Philadelphia (10/12): Started the game when the Panthers opened in a three-wide receiver set…Recorded two catches 12 yards…Added two kickoff returns for 32 yards…At Chicago (10/22): Recorded a 20-yard reception…At Tampa Bay (10/29): Notched a 14-yard reception…Returned one kickoff for a career-long 33 yards…Vs. Atlanta (11/5): Rushed one time for 11 yards...Vs. Miami (11/13): Recorded three receptions for 40 yards...Tallied one special teams tackle...At New Orleans (12/3): Saw action as a reserve wide receiver and caught three passes for 29 yards...Vs. Minnesota (12/10): Rushed one time for eight yards...Saw action on special teams, serving as the gunner on punt team and forcing a fumble in the second quarter...Vs. Tampa Bay (12/24): Inactive with a shoulder injury...At Atlanta (12/31): Saw action as a wide receiver and on special teams...Recorded two special teams tackles.

COLLEGE
Played in 49 games with 14 starts at Louisiana State...Lined up at wide receiver, running back and quarterback...Totaled 565 receiving yards and five touchdowns on 58 catches and 716 rushing yards and five touchdowns on 104 carries...Played in 13 games with one start as a senior in 2012...Notched six receptions for 92 yards...Rushed 20 times for 161 yards and one touchdown...Played in 11 games with four starts as a junior in 2011...Posted 14 catches for 190 yards...Gained 52 rushing yards on seven attempts...As a sophomore in 2010, played in 13 games with nine starts...Recorded 33 receptions for 249 yards and one touchdown...Registered 226 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 32 carries...As a freshman in 2009, played in 12 games...Finished third on the team with 277 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 45 attempts...Scored first career touchdown on a 69-yard run against Auburn.

PERSONAL
Attended Cypress Ridge HS in Houston, Texas...Graduated from Louisiana State with a degree in communications.