WR Shepard to Honor Father by Wearing No. 3

Posted by Gilbert Sam on 1:25 AM
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Sterling Shepard to wear No. 3 this season: The true freshman Oklahoma receiver will wear jersey No. 3 this fall, according to his high school coach, Heritage Hall's Andy Bogert.

The number was once his father's. Derrick Shepard was a standout OU receiver in the mid-1980s and played five NFL seasons.

He died of a heart attack in 1999, when Sterling was just six years old. Sterling Shepard wore No. 3 throughout this stellar high school career at Heritage Hall.

Last year, No. 3 was worn at OU by both running back Brennan Clay and defensive back Joe Powell. (The Oklahoman)