Nathan Shepherd is officially a New York Jet.
The former Fort Hays State star defensive lineman has inked a four-year, $3.4 million contract with the Jets, the team announced Friday.
Shepherd, 6-foot-4, 315-pound native of Ontario, Canada, was the first NCAA Division II player selected in this year’s draft, going in the third round with the 72nd overall pick.
Shepherd earned All-America honors and was the MIAA defensive player of the year last year. He finished his three-year career at Fort Hays with 168 tackles, including 27 for loss and 10 sacks.