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
2012 (SOPHOMORE): 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).
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.