Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports
Former LSU wide receiver Russell Shepard announced his retirement on Thursday after seven years in the NFL.

Shepard signed with LSU as the top dual-threat QB back in 2009 and played all four years with the Tigers, mainly at wide receiver.

He signed with the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent following the 2013 NFL Draft and spent a majority of his NFL days playing with the Carolina Panthers and the New York Giants.

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russellshepard19:
As ya boy turns 30 today I'm EXTREMELY GRATEFUL for all the LOVE & even more excited to announce my retirement from the NFL. I look forward to sharing my reasons & experiences as a student & professional athlete but more importantly I look forward to showing how WE ALL ARE MORE THAN A ATHLETES JUST WATCH!!!!#ShepBoysWasteManagement #ShepDawg #StandForSomething #MoreThanAthlete
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Wish he played soccer
Reply1 month
He finally passed. I wish him the best.
Reply1 month
He was aboot to be cut. Then Lovie Smith saw him at gunner. He did 4 0f his 7 years in Tampa, yet Tampa was not mentioned.
Reply1 month
Solid LSU Tiger
Reply1 month
Secret Playbook still intact
Reply1 month
I just came here for the Les Miles comments... Thank the good Lord he is GONE!
Reply1 month
Truly one of the good guys. I wish him all the best. Great Tiger, and Great Person.
Reply1 month
I will never forget RS's recruiting video. I was sure this kid would take it to the house everytime he touched the ball. Things didn't quite pan out for him at LSU, but major props to him for continuing to remain professional throughout his time here. I never thought he'd make it in the league for 6 years. Im glad he proved me wrong.
Reply1 month
I give him all the credit in the world for how he has handled himself over the years. He came in very highly recruited and it was very obvious he wasn't going to be a QB and switched to WR. He worked hard on special teams and to learn how to be a receiver, since he had no receivers skills. Because of this he was able to stick in the NFL for 7 years instead of going somewhere and playing QB, then trying to learn a new position at the NFL level and without a doubt failing like almost every other running QB
Reply1 month
He made 14 million in his 6 yrs as a pro. Good job by him turning a pretty lackluster college career into life changing money.
Reply1 month
people lose perspective very quickly as internet warriors. even though BDJ will make multiples what RS made, in his first 1 or 2 seasons, RS made more in 7 years than 99% of the general public will make in a lifetime. he’s obviously a smart dude. realized his market value and maximized it. a $hitload better than a lot of his peers maximize theirs.
1 month
Not a bad pull for 6 years.
1 month
He's going to be successful in whatever future endeavors he decides to pursue. All The Best, Russell...Thanks for being a great Tiger.
Reply1 month
Good luck in the future and thanks for representing the way you do.
Reply1 month
Still one of the greatest HS highlight videos I have ever seen. I literally jumped up and down when his LOI came in. Les absolutely ruined him. Mucho respecto for Shep making a name for himself in the NFL.
Reply1 month
Les absolutely ruined him? He just announced his retirement from the NFL at 30 years old! Could he say the same thing if he stayed at QB?
1 month
Oz, Les moved him from QB and then barely used him
1 month
KennabraTiger: Exactly
1 month
Les wasted this dudes talent
Reply1 month
Maybe but I remember him being placed in many key and pivotal positions and having the 'yips' almost every single time. Couldn't find a spot for the guy.
1 month
this dude and many more other dude's talents as well.
1 month
Les tried him at QB, RB, WR, KR...he was never the best at any position on his own team. Jack of all trades, master of none.
1 month
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