Gerrard Sheppard, a native of Baltimore, has signed to a free agent contract with the 2012 Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens.
Gerrard was raised in Owings Mills Maryland. He attended McDonogh High School, in which he played two sports football and basketball. Gerrard was known as a very talented basketball player. Named first team All- Metro and also winning AAU National Basketball tournament.
After graduating from McDonogh in 2008, Gerrard landed an athletic scholarship at University of Connecticut as a member of the football team. He later transferred to Towson University.
At Towson Gerrard was known as a big receiver from a pro-style offense. Gerrard uses his large frame to shield-off would be defenders. He has strong sure hands and amazing body control due to his dance and basketball background. Gerrard is a leader on and off the field. He is extremely coachable and has amazing determination and work ethic. The combination of sure size, strength and speed will make Gerrard a valuable asset to any team.
Not only is Gerrrard an athlete, but he is a great student, taking special interest in Science and Mass Communication. He was also a member of the National Honor Society. Gerrard loves spending quality time with his family and playing Play Station 3. He is known as a role model for many youth and young adults. He has spoken at several engagements and conferences for young men. Gerrard is an active member of Covenant Living Fellowship church under Pastor Don Lewis.
I have known Gerrard from a youth in elemenatary school. In fact, he was my next door neighbor in Owings Mills. I truly believed that one day he would play pro ball, wether football or basketball and told him to “Claim it”. I said to him, “I want front row seats to your game when you turn Pro”, which he promised I would have one day. I can now hold him to that promise. He said, “I appreciate ur support and love!! I plan on making every one happy! There is no doubt in my mind that he will. Congratulations Gerrard!