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Austin Shepherd
Austin Shepherd

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Buford, Ga.

High School:
North Gwinnett

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 320

Position:
OL

Experience:
3L



03/15/2014

Alabama Football Opens Spring Practice

Crimson Tide work in shorts and helmets and welcome eight newcomers to the practice field

08/31/2013

Football vs. Virginia Tech Postgame Notes

08/02/2013

Student-Athletes Set for Summer Commencement

The 30 summer graduates will join the 104 Tide student-athletes who graduated following with the fall and spring semesters, pushing the athletics department's graduation tally at 134 for the 2012-13 academic year

11/26/2012

Alabama to Face Georgia in SEC Championship Game

Two division champions to meet in the Georgia Dome

12/19/2011

Alabama BCS National Championship Game Notes

Alabama heads to New Orleans for a rematch with LSU

08/19/2014

Coach Saban & the Crimson Tide Accepts the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Coach Saban & the Crimson Tide Accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

08/07/2014

Media Interview: Austin Shepherd

Media Interview: Austin Shepherd

04/03/2014

Spring Football Practice Update

Spring Football Practice Update

03/31/2014

Spring Practice #5: One-on-One with Austin Shepherd

Spring Practice #5: One-on-One with Austin Shepherd

12/31/2013

Sugar Bowl Day 5: Austin Shepherd

Sugar Bowl Day 5: Austin Shepherd

OUTLOOK: Play in 2013 during his first season as the Crimson Tide' starting right tackle was instrumental in replacing three starters a year ago ... after proving to be one of the most consist and talented player along the line returns in 2014 for his senior season looking for possible awards honors ... has seen action in 30 career games with 13 starts at right tackle.

JUNIOR (2013): Started all 13 games at right tackle and did not allow a sack until the Sugar Bowl, along an offensive line that ranked 23rd nationally and four in the SEC for fewest sacks allowed per game (1.31) ... helped block for 205.6 yards per game on the ground (25th nationally and fourth in the SEC) while helping account for 248.5 yards through the air for 454.1 yards of total offense (33rd nationally) that ranked as the second-most in a single season in Alabama history. Virginia Tech: Made his first career start in 35-10 victory over the Hokies in Atlanta. Texas A&M: Helped the offensive line establish an identity as the Tide rushed for 234 yards and passed for 334 ... recorded three knockdown blocks ... did not allow a sack or miss an assignment. Colorado State: Provided time to help AJ McCarron complete 77 percent of his passes for 258 yards. Ole Miss: Helped open holes for a season-high 254 yards rushing while giving time for McCarron to complete 78 percent of his passes. Georgia State: Helped block for 296 rushing yards and graded out at 88 percent in 48-7 victory ... did not allow a sack, as McCarron completed 93.8 percent of his passes. Kentucky: Posted a grade of 89 percent as Alabama accumulated the second-most total yards in school history (668) ... part of line that opened holes for 299 yards on the ground and provided time for 369 passing yards ... did not allow a sack. Arkansas: Earned Alabama Offensive Player of the Week honors against the Hogs ... did not allow a sack on 24 pass attempts ... opened holes that helped produce 352 rushing yards and 532 yards of total offense ... blocked for two 100-yard rushers for second straight week. Tennessee: Kept McCarron's jersey clean in 45-10 win over the Vols that saw the Alabama offense produce 204 yards on the ground and 275 through the air ... graded out at 90 percent to match the team high, with three knockdown blocks. LSU: Play earned him Alabama Offensive Player of the Week ... graded out at 90 percent ... helped open holes for 133 yards on the ground by T.J. Yeldon and 193 total rushing yards against the Tigers ... did not allow a sack ... accounted for one knockdown block. Mississippi State: Part of line that cleared a path for 160 yards rushing by Yeldon ... did not allow a sack. Chattanooga: Helped open holes for 435 yards of offense including 251 yards on the ground. Auburn: Graded out at a team-high 93 percent ... limited the Tigers' pass-rushing specialist Dee Ford to just one tackle ... blocked for 218 yards rushing and 495 total yards ... Yeldon gained 141 yards and scored a touchdown. Oklahoma: Graded out among the best along the offensive line for Alabama at 82 percent with no missed assignments and two knockdown blocks.

SOPHOMORE (2012): Played in 10 games as a reserve at right tackle ... helped block for a rushing attack that totaled 200-plus yards in nine games, including three games over 300 yards (led by 362 at Missouri).

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2011): The Crimson Tide's backup right tackle ... saw action in seven games against Kent State, North Texas, Florida, Vanderbilt, Mississippi, Tennessee and Mississippi State.

FRESHMAN (2010): Redshirted as a true freshman in 2010.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Enrolled in January of 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 Atlanta Journal-Constitution Georgia Top 50 ... a PrepStar All-Southeast selection ... chose Alabama over Georgia Tech, Clemson, South Carolina and UAB.