Bill Shepherd

William Leroy Shepherd
Born: December 4, 1911
Clearfield, PA USA
Deceased: March 8, 1967
Detroit, MI
Position: B
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 198
College: West. Maryland
High School: Clearfield (PA); Keystone Academy (PA)
Career: 1935-1940

Bill Shepherd played from 1935 to 1940 during his career with the Detroit Lions and Boston Redskins. Shepherd ran for 1,984 yards in his career on 539 attempts, scoring 12 rushing touchdowns. He also caught 20 passes for 188 yards and 1 receiving touchdowns..

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Year Team Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Rating
1935NFL Detroit Lions9777.89911.0111.100.0149.5
1935NFL Boston Redskins552138.23185.811.81425.524.5
1936NFL Detroit Lions9333.3576.300.0111.116.7
1937NFL Detroit Lions461941.32976.524.3715.238.3
1938NFL Detroit Lions32825.01675.200.0618.89.2
1939NFL Detroit Lions100.


Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1935NFL Detroit Lions541402.63
1935NFL Boston Redskins892853.21
1936NFL Detroit Lions742923.91
1937NFL Detroit Lions933253.52
1938NFL Detroit Lions1004554.63
1939NFL Detroit Lions1054204.02
1940NFL Detroit Lions24672.80


Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1935NFL Detroit Lions2136.50
1935NFL Boston Redskins22010.046 0
1939NFL Detroit Lions1414310.21
1940NFL Detroit Lions2126.00
Totals201889.446 1


Year Team X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
1935NFL Boston Redskins11
1936NFL Detroit Lions11
1937NFL Detroit Lions7213
1938NFL Detroit Lions22100.02150.05


Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long
1939NFL Detroit Lions2385037.054
1940NFL Detroit Lions14040.040


Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1937NFL Detroit Lions 1

Defense and Fumbles:

Year Team Tackle Brup Fum F Rec FYds FTD FF
1936NFL Detroit Lions01

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Year Team Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
1935NFL Detroit Lions3000018
1935NFL Boston Redskins100107
1936NFL Detroit Lions1101013
1937NFL Detroit Lions21027031
1938NFL Detroit Lions3012023
1939NFL Detroit Lions2100018

Playing Career:

Year League Team GP GS
1935NFLDetroit Lions53
1935NFLBoston Redskins76
1936NFLDetroit Lions126
1937NFLDetroit Lions110
1938NFLDetroit Lions93
1939NFLDetroit Lions1110
1940NFLDetroit Lions32


1935 - Green Bay Press-Gazette All-NFL (2nd Team)
1935 - United Press International All-NFL (2nd Team)
1937 - Collyers Eye Magazine All-NFL (2nd Team)
1938 - Collyers Eye Magazine All-NFL (1st Team)
1938 - International News Service All-NFL (2nd Team)
1938 - New York Daily News All-NFL (1st Team)
1938 - Pro Football Writers Association All-NFL (2nd Team)
1939 - International News Service All-NFL (2nd Team)