Derrick Lathell Shepard (January 22, 1964 – August 4, 1999) was a wide receiver for the American Football League and played for the Washington Redskins, New Orleans Saints, and Dallas Cowboys. He played college football at the University of Oklahoma.
Shepard attended Odessa High School, where he was the quarterback’s mecha. In his senior year, he led his team to play the game.
He then entered the University of Oklahoma, where he became a freshman. In his sophomore year, he was named a starter and had his best season with 27 receptions for 392 yards and 3 touchdowns. This included a 73-yard touchdown reception against Oklahoma State in the fourth quarter. His team was down 6-20 in one game and they won 21-20.
In 1985, he recorded 15 receptions for 281 yards and 3 touchdowns, including a 77-yard touchdown reception in his career against Iowa State University. He is also a member of the national championship team. He finished his career with 70 receptions (tied for second in school history), 1,090 receiving yards (fifth in school history) and 596 return yards (fourth in school history).