27 Louisiana Tech student-athletes will earn their degrees Saturday
Enemkpali named first team, Dixon and Cuthbert named second team
Kickoff set for 6 p.m. on CBS Sports Network
Coach Holtz previews Rice game
Coach Holtz previews A Rivalry in Dixie vs. Southern Miss
Bulldogs host Golden Hurricane on Senior Night 2013
Louisiana Tech at NC State
2013 Pigskins & Pearls Women's Clinic and Luncheon at Squire Creek Country Club
Louisiana Tech at Illinois on Sept. 22, 2012
Photos from the Fan Autograph and Meet-and-Greet Session in Ruston.
2013 Honorable Mention All-Conference USA
2013: Started and played in all 12 games at right guard ... Named All-Conference USA Honorable Mention ... Assisted on two tackles.
2012: Started all 12 games at right guard ... Helped pave the way for Tech to finish the year ranked 17th in the nation in rushing, seventh in the nation in sacks allowed and first in the nation in both scoring and total offense.
2011: Played sparingly at center ... moved to right guard following the season for spring practice.
2010: Member of the scout squad.
2009: Redshirted, member of the scout squad.
High School: Lettered three years for coach Thedrick Harris at Marshall High School in Texas ... Two-time first team all-district selection ... Named honorable mention all-state as a senior ... Ranked as the 13th best center in the nation by Scout.com ... Lettered for the Mavericks baseball team for three years and on the Marshall powerlifting team for four years.
Personal: Full name is Matthew Daniel Shepperd ... Son of Laura and LeRoy Shepperd ... Has one brother, Jarrad who plays football at Tarleton State ... Has one sister, Allison who plays softball at Centenary ... Born Aug. 15, 1990 in Plano, Texas.