JaCorey Shepherd

  • Pos CB
  • Height 5-11
  • Weight 199

Prospect Info

  • High School Horn
  • City Mesquite, TX

Pittsburgh Steelers

  • Jersey #38
  • Pos CB

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H.S. Scouting Report

H.S. Athletic Background

Career Honors: 2014: Big 12 Male Sportsperson of the Year Nominee, Preseason Fourth Team All-Big 12 (Athlon Sports), Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll and Athletic Director’s Honor Roll (spring). 2013: Academic All-Big 12 Second Team, All-Big 12 Honorable Mention (coaches), KU’s Galen Fiss Award Winner (community service). 2012: Academic All-Big 12 Second Team, Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll and Athletic Director’s Honor Roll (spring).

2013 (Jr.): Named Academic All-Big 12 Second Team… Earned All-Big 12 Honorable Mention honors from the conference coaches… Tabbed KU's Galen Fiss Award winner for demonstrating exemplary service to community and campus... Started all 12 games at cornerback… Finished the season with 45 total tackles… Led KU, ranked third in the Big 12 and tied for 17th in the NCAA with 15 passes defensed… Tallied 13 pass breakups and two interceptions… Also registered 2.0 TFLs, 1.0 sack, two fumbles recovered and one forced fumble on the season… Had 32 yards on interception returns, including a 32-yard return for a touchdown at TCU… Led KU in kickoff returns with 24 returns for 547 yards… Ranked seventh in the Big 12 with 22.8 yards per kickoff return… Recorded four tackles and tallied 0.5 TFL against South Dakota… Recorded three solo tackles at Rice... Also turned in three pass breakups against the Owls... Had a career-high eight tackles in the win over LA Tech... Also had two pass breakups... Recorded four solo tackles and tied his career-best with three pass breakups against Texas Tech... Also returned three kickoffs for an average of 29.0 yards per return vs. the Red Raiders... Had seven tackles, 1.5 TFLs, 1.0 sack, a forced fumble and one interception at TCU... Returned his first career reception 32 yards for a touchdown... Also marked his first career sack and forced fumble... Returned two kicks for 34 yards at TCU... Credited with four tackles, an interception and a fumble recovery on defense vs. Oklahoma... Returned three kickoffs for 70 yards against the Sooners... Tallied four tackles and one pass breakup vs. Baylor... Also had three kickoff returns for 67 yards vs. the Bears... Recorded three stops at Texas... Ripped off a career-long kickoff return of 69 yards, the longest for a KU player since 2010, at Oklahoma State... Also recorded personal highs in kickoff returns (5) and return yards (169) at OSU... Credited with one pass breakup at Oklahoma State.... Had three pass breakups to go along with three stops vs. West Virginia... Also returned one kickoff for 19 yards in the win... Credited with three stops and a fumble recovery at Iowa State... Had two tackles and a pass breakup against Kansas State… Returned three kickoffs vs. the Wildcats for a total of 60 yards.

2012 (So.): Converted from wide receiver to defensive back... Played in eight games, including three starts... Finished season with 15 tackles, one TFL and three pass breakups... Made first career tackle and recorded a pass breakup at Oklahoma... Registered three tackles and a pass breakup against Texas Tech and Iowa State... Collected a career-high seven stops at West Virginia, including a TFL for a one-yard loss.

2011 (Fr.): Played in 10 games, making two starts at wide receiver... Totaled 107 yards on three catches, including two touchdowns vs. McNeese State... Became first Jayhawk freshman to record 100 yards receiving in a game since 1997... Scored his first touchdown on a 56-yard catch... Recorded three receptions for 82 yards at Oklahoma State... Scored third touchdown of the season on a 68-yard catch, which was the longest reception by a Jayhawk of 2011.

High School: Ranked by Rivals.com as the 82nd-best wide receiver in the country... Listed at No. 26 on HSGameTime’s Dallas-area top 100... Earned all-state honorable mention honors and all-district... Pulled in 71 catches for 992 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior... Had 46 receptions for 672 yards and seven scores as a junior... Lettered three seasons playing wide receiver, defensive back, punt returner and quarterback... Earned academic all-state honorable mention honors... Also played basketball for three years.

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