Two division champions to meet in the Georgia Dome
Alabama heads to New Orleans for a rematch with LSU
Crimson Tide hits the road to face heated rival
Alabama welcomes Georgia Southern to Bryant-Denny
Alabama looks to return to its winning ways on Saturday
2012 (SOPHOMORE): Has played in nine games while helping block for a rushing attack that has totaled 200-plus yards in seven games (led by 362 at Missouri).
2011 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Shepherd was the Crimson Tide's backup right tackle ... saw action in seven games against Kent State, North Texas, Florida, Vanderbilt, Mississippi, Tennessee and Mississippi State.
2010 (REDSHIRT): He redshirted as a true freshman in 2010.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Shepherd enrolled in January 2010 and participated in spring drills for the Crimson Tide ... ranked 18th by Rivals.com as an offensive guard and 22nd by Scout.com ... ESPNU ranked him 46th nationally as an offensive tackle ... ranked 13th on The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Georgia Top 50 ... a PrepStar All-Southeast selection ... chose Alabama over Georgia Tech, Clemson, South Carolina and Alabama-Birmingham.