Austin Shepherd

San Diego

Austin Shepherd
  • Position: Offensive Line
  • Height: 6' 4"
  • Weight: 327 lbs.
  • College: Alabama
  • Experience: 2 years


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2015 GP/GS         Career GP/GS           Playoffs GP/GS

     14/0                       14/0                            1/1

• Started 1st career playoff game when Vikings opened with extra lineman in special package vs. Seattle (1/10/16)

• Helped Alabama to back-to-back national titles as a freshman and sophomore.

OFF THE FIELD Married to wife, Jenna...Proposed during the 2014 season at the Children’s Hospital in Birmingham...Founder of the Austin Shepherd Foundation, which focuses on monthly visits to Children’s hospitals as well as other various community events…Earned undergrad degree in marketing and pursued a master’s degree in marketing in his 5th year at Alabama.

PRO Played in 14 regular season games and the playoff game during rookie campaign...Got 1st career start in Wild Card Playoff vs. Seattle (1/10/16) when Vikings opened in heavy package...Stepped in on offense during the season to spell RT T.J. Clemmings at Chicago (11/1/15) and LT Matt Kalil vs. NY Giants (12/27/15)...Selected in the 7th round (#228 overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft…1 of 4 Alabama players ever drafted by the Vikings, the 1st since Dwayne Rudd in 1997…1-of-3 OL drafted by the Vikings on the 3rd day of the 2015 NFL Draft.

2017 Active Roster

Contact Info

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Neil S. Schwartz

Email: neilsschwartz@gmail.com

Jonathan Feinsod

Email: jonathan@sffootball.net

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