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Khalek Shepherd

200 lbs.
Upper Marlboro, Md.
Gwynn Park
High School / Club
Khalek Shepherd - Football - Virginia Cavaliers

Finished UVa career ranked No. 3 all-time in program history with 1,468 career kick return yards.

 – Recognized on the ACC Academic Honor Roll. 2012 – VaSID All-State first-team (special teams).

2014 – Appeared in all 12 of UVa’s games … was No. 2 on the team with 348 rushing yards … also rushed for two touchdowns … caught13 passes for 75 yards and three touchdowns … carried the ball seven times for 17 yards against No. 7 UCLA … rushed the ball seven times for 35 yards against Richmond … rushed for 73 yards on 14 carries and scored a touchdown at No. 21 BYU … scored one receiving touchdown against Kent State …had a touchdown catch and 19 rushing yards on four carries against Pitt … tallied his fourth career receiving touchdown at Duke … come on for the injured Kevin Parks against Miami and posted career highs with 22 rushes and 95 rushing yards … rushed for one touchdown against the Hurricanes. 2013 – Appeared in 11 of UVa’s 12 games … missed the VMI game with a lower extremity injury sustained against then-No. 2 Oregon … made three starts as a slot receiver … made first collegiate start against BYU … was second on the team with 304 rushing yards … rushed four times for 46 yards and a touchdown against Oregon … scored against the Ducks on a 45-yard sprint … rushed eight times for 71 yards against Ball State … tallied 81 rushing yards on 10 carries at Maryland … also grabbed 23 receptions for 125 yards … made four catches for 14 yards against Ball State … had three catches for 25 yards against Duke … had a career-high seven catches for 40 yards against Georgia Tech. 2012 – Appeared in all 12 games … set UVa single season records with 929 kick return yards and 42 return attempts … sits No. 3 all-time at UVa with 1,371 career return yards … had a career day against Richmond … finished with 10 rushed for 52 yards and a touchdown … returned two kicks against the Spiders for 90 yards … returned a career-long 72-yard kick at Georgia Tech … returned two kicks for 97 yards against Georgia Tech … caught a 73-yard TD pass against La Tech and finished game with 202 all-purpose yards … returned seven kicks for 124 yards against Louisiana Tech … returned five kicks for 123 yards against Miami … set a career mark with 160 return yards on seven attempts against North Carolina … rushed four times for 37 yards at NC State. 2011 – Appeared in all 13 games … rushed five times for 16 yards … returned 16 kickoffs for 420 yards … averaged 26.2 yards per return … had two returns of 48 yards … one 48-yard return at Maryland set up scoring play on first offensive play at Maryland … has one catch for 10 yards. 2010 – Redshirted … dressed for the Richmond, VMI, Florida State, North Carolina, Eastern Michigan, Miami and Maryland games.

Named to Washington Post All-Met second-team … 2009 second-team All-Maryland team … ranked No. 12 player in Mid-Atlantic region by … rated a three-star prospect by … received first-team all-state, all-Met and all-county honors as senior … rushed for a school record 1,389 yards and 21 touchdowns in senior season … team went 11-1, losing in second round of state playoffs … helped team to an undefeated regular season in 2009 … selected first-team all-county with over 900 yards rushing and 14 touchdowns as a junior. … played RB for Washington team in annual Crab Bowl between D.C. and Maryland all-stars … also played defensive back … father, Leslie Shepherd, played wide receiver for seven seasons in the NFL, including three years with the Washington Redskins … played for head coach Danny Hayes at Gwynn Park … son of Monica and Leslie Shepherd … First name is pronounced Ka-leak.