On Sunday, Fort Hays State University senior defensive tackle Nathan Shepherd was given a notice from Tiger coach Chris Brown of his selection to play in the National Football League Players Association Collegiate Bowl at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.. The game will take place Jan. 20.
Shepherd will get to display his talent before an audience of NFL scouts and general managers. He will have an opportunity to compete with the top college players in the nation at the legendary Rose Bowl Stadium. The game will air nationally on Fox Sports 1. Last year, nearly 200 scouts, general managers, and head coaches representing NFL teams were present. More than 60 percent of the participants in the game were on opening day NFL rosters this season.
Shepherd was an All-America honorable mention selection by the Don Hansen Football Committee last year and is a two-time All-MIAA selection, earning second team honors last year and third team honors in 2015. In his three years at FHSU, he has 167 tackles, 26.5 tackles for loss, and 10 sacks.