Personal: Born in Mt. Pleasant, Texas... Son of Jonathan Shepherd and Roshunda Smith... Has three sisters and two brothers... Father played football at Baylor... Plans to major in accounting.
High School: Ranked by Rivals.com as the 82nd-best wide receiver in the country... Listed at No. 26 on HSGameTime's Dallas-area top 100... Earned all-state honorable mention honors and all-district recognition... Pulled in 71 catches for 992 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior... Had 46 receptions for 672 yards and seven scores as a junior... Lettered three seasons while playing wide receiver, defensive back, punt returner and quarterback... Earned academic all-state honorable mention honors... Also played basketball for three years.
2011 (Fr.): Played in 10 games, making two starts at wide receiver ... Made collegiate debut against McNeese State ... Totaled 107 yards on three catches, including two touchdowns, in his first game ... Became first Jayhawk freshman to record 100 yards receiving in a game since 1997 ... Also first Kansas player to record 100 yards receiving since 2009 season finale ... Scored his first touchdown on a 56-yard catch ... Recorded three receptions for 82 yards at Oklahoma State ... Scored third touchdown of the season on a 68-yard catch, which was the longest reception by a Jayhawk of 2011 ... Matched a season high with three catches against Oklahoma ... Tallied two catches for 23 yards against Kansas State ... One of 10 true freshmen to play in 2011.
Career Honors: 2012: Named to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll during spring semester.