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Derrick Shepard
Derrick Shepard
Derrick Shepard was born January 22, 1964 in Odessa Texas. He attended Odessa High School, where he was a wishbone quarterback. As a senior, he led the team in rushing. He walked on at the University of Oklahoma, where he was converted to a wide receiver as a freshman. The school's Derrick Shepard Most Inspirational Walk-On Player of the Year award is named in his honor. In 1985, he posted 15 receptions for 281 yards and 3 touchdowns. He finished his career with 70 receptions.

After his college career, he became a wide receiver in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins, New Orleans Saints, and Dallas Cowboys.

After his playing career was over, he became a graduate assistant at the University of Oklahoma, before moving on to University of Wyoming, where he was going to be the wide receivers assistant coach. Derrick Shepard died August 4, 1999 from a sudden heart attack while playing racquetball.

 

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These Deceased Residents of Ector County Left a total $510,002 in Unclaimed Money for their heirs. Please share this with your family and friends from Odessa, Gardendale and Goldsmith to let them know how to claim their inheritance from the Texas Comptroller's Office. . . see the list

 
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