Quickly: Finished the spring listed as a starter at defensive tackle... Has been moved from linebacker to defensive end to tackle. 2005 (Jr.): Saw limited playing time as a backup defensive end... Was credited with four tackles while playing in two games... Had three tackles in season finale at New Mexico State and one tackle against Utah in the season opener. 2004 (Fr.): Saw action in four games... Played against Troy, North Texas, Clemson and New Mexico State... Had one tackle against North Texas. High School: Was an all-state, all-region and all-area selection as a senior in 1999... Was named the all-camp linebacker at USU's Big Blue Camp in 1999... Also competed in track and was the region champion in the shot put and the discus... Finished second in the state in the shot and fourth in the discus. Personal: Born March 4, 1982 in Ogden, Utah... Son of Bruce and Sydnee Shepherd... Has four brothers and one sister... Went on an LDS Church mission to Russia from 2001-03... Graduated this past spring with a degree in business management and minors in Russian and international business... Will be in graduate school working on an MBA this fall... Hobbies include track, camping, skiing, and water skiing.