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Johnny Shepherd

Johnny Ray Shepherd
Born: April 24, 1957
La Grange, NC USA
Position: RB
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 185
College: Liberty, West Alabama
High School: Petersburg (VA)
Career: 1983-1988

Johnny Shepherd played from 1983 to 1988 during his career with the Buffalo Bills, Hamilton Tiger-Cats and New York Knights. Shepherd ran for 1,619 yards in his career on 365 attempts, scoring 6 rushing touchdowns. He also caught 102 passes for 895 yards and 5 receiving touchdowns..

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Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1983CFL Hamilton Tiger-Cats19710695.462 1
1984CFL Hamilton Tiger-Cats592063.527 1
1985CFL Hamilton Tiger-Cats651892.915 0
1986CFL Hamilton Tiger-Cats8283.50
1987NFL Buffalo Bills12423.519 0
1988Arena New York Knights24853.5 4
CFL32914924.562 2
NFL12423.519 0
Arena League24853.54
Totals36516194.462 6


Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1983CFL Hamilton Tiger-Cats5858310.166 4
1984CFL Hamilton Tiger-Cats201598.044 0
1985CFL Hamilton Tiger-Cats191397.319 0
1986CFL Hamilton Tiger-Cats310.30
1987NFL Buffalo Bills122.00
1988Arena New York Knights11111.0 1
CFL1008828.866 4
Arena League11111.01
Totals1028958.866 5

Kick Returns:

Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1983CFL Hamilton Tiger-Cats2873826.461 0
1984CFL Hamilton Tiger-Cats122.00
1985CFL Hamilton Tiger-Cats34615.318 0
CFL3278624.661 0
Totals3278624.661 0


Year Team No. Yds Avg.
1988Arena New York Knights2.00.0
Arena League2.000.0

Defense and Fumbles:

Year Team Tackle Solo Ast Brup Fum F Rec FYds FTD FF
1984CFL Hamilton Tiger-Cats100
1988Arena New York Knights33298031
Arena League43.5298003001

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Year Team Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
1983CFL Hamilton Tiger-Cats14000030
1984CFL Hamilton Tiger-Cats10000006
1988Arena New York Knights41000030
Arena League410000000000030

Playing Career:

Year League Team GP GS
1983CFLHamilton Tiger-Cats16
1984CFLHamilton Tiger-Cats7
1985CFLHamilton Tiger-Cats5
1986CFLHamilton Tiger-Cats2
1987NFLBuffalo Bills21
1988ArenaNew York Knights12


1983 - CFL Most Outstanding Rookie


1983 - CFL CFL All-CFL
1983 - CFL CFL East All-Star