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.