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Sterling Shepard is a burgeoning wide receiver for the New York Giants who since his recruitment, is steadily warming his way into fans’ hearts and viewers and pundits alike.
He competed in football, basketball and even efficiently at long jump while in high school but football earned him a 4-star recruit status by various sport media outlets.
For 4 years, he played collegiate at the University of Oklahoma where he had 26 TDs and 3,482 yards from 233 receptions. He was drafted by the NY Giants in 2016 as the 40th pick.
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In 2016, he was voted into the PFWA All-Rookie Team as he hit the ground running with the Giants immediately. He has had a total of 14 TDs and 2,282 yards from 190 receptions as at Week 16 of 2018.
His relationship with a celebrated super model has also drawn some attention to him.
Sterling is straight and has lived a relatively sexually modest life. He is only known to have been with supermodel Chanel Iman since 2016. The couple got engaged in December of 2017 at a beautiful waterfront setting before finally sealing the deal four month later.
He is the only son of a veteran NFL player, Derrick Shepard (died in 1999) and his wife Cheri Shepard. He has Shelby and Ashleigh for siblings. His paternal uncles, Darrell and Woodie also played football in their days.
He became a father in August 2018 to a beautiful baby named Cali Shepard.
Although he has not publicly spoken about his faith, it is clear that Sterling is a follower of Jesus Christ as he holds his devotion to God very seriously. His Twitter bio even reads “God first”.
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His father and his 2 uncles all played for the same Oklahoma team, albeit at different periods.
He wears his father’s jersey numbers, 3 for his college career and 87 for his pro career.