Sterling Shepard Biography

August 30, 2020
First published on:August 30, 2020
by John Max

Facts of Sterling Shepard

Birth Name Sterling Clay Shepard
Birth Place Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Famous Name Sterling Shepard
Father Derrick Shepard
Mother Cheri Shepard
Net Worth $10 Million
Salary $6,475,000
Position in Team Wide receiver
Current team New York Giants
Nationality American
Ethnicity Afro-American
Profession NFL Player
Currently Married Yes
Married to Chanel Iman m. 2018
Children Two

Sterling Clay Shepard a.k.a. Sterling Shepard is an American football wide receiver who is currently signed to the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He finished his collegiate career at Oklahoma and was drafted by the Giants in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft.

A native of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Sterling Shepard was born on 10th February 1993, under the star sign Aquarius. The twenty-seven years old holds an American nationality and belongs to the Afro-American ethnic background. Regarding his physique, he stands 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) tall and weighs 194 lb (88 kg). 

How Much Is Sterling Shepard's Net Worth?

On 10th April 2019, Shepard signed a four year $41 million contract extension with New York, including a $10,000,000 signing bonus, $21,260,624 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $10,250,000. In the 2020 season, his base salary of $6,475,000 and will earn a workout bonus of $25,000, while carrying a cap hit of $8,500,000 and a dead cap value of $14,475,000. Leonard Williams, Kevin Zeitler, and Golden Tate are team highest-paid rooster. 

Earlier, he signed a four year $5.944 million contract with New York on 6th May 2016: Shepard's first professional contract. His entire NFL career earning is reported $15,444,572, playing four seasons. 

As of 2020, Shepard's net worth is approximately $10 million. For sure, the wide receiver has a lavish lifestyle and owns real estate properties and cars but has maintained it a low key. 

Sterling Shepard's Wife: Is He Married?

Sterling Shepard married Victoria's Secret model, Chanel Iman. The couple met for the first time in November 2016 at Victor Cruz's birthday party. After that, the couple started seeing frequently and ended up dating each other. In December 2017, they got engaged. 

On 3rd March 2018, Sterling Shepard and Chanel Iman tied the knot in a ceremony at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles. The couple's A-list guest list reportedly included Chrissy Teigen, Gabrielle Union, Odell Beckham Jr., Shanina Shaik, Joan Smalls, and bridesmaid/fellow model Jourdan Dunn.

Sterling Shepard's wife and daughters SOURCE: Instagram @chaneliman

On 3rd March 2018, Shepard's wife gave girth to thier first child, Cali Clay Shepard. Similarly, their second daughter, Cassie Sow Shepard, was born on 17th December 2019.

Parents & Academic Background

Sterling Shepard was born to Cheri Shepard and Derrick Shepard, was an American football wide receiver in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins, New Orleans Saints, and Dallas Cowboys. He died on 4th August 1999 at the age of 35 from a sudden heart attack he suffered while playing racquetball. His uncles, Darrell (1980–81) and Woodie (1975–79), also played at Oklahoma.

Heritage Hall School in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. In his high school football career, he rushed for 1,115 yards and caught 133 passes for 2,335 yards and 38 touchdowns. He committed to the University of Oklahoma to play college football. 

NFL Career

In the 2016 NFL Draft, Shepard was selected by the New York Giants in the second round with the 40th overall pick, becoming the fifth wide receiver to be selected that year. He made his Giants debut in the team's season opener against the Dallas Cowboys and made three receptions for 43-yards helping the Giants win 20-19.

Shepard finished the 2017 season with 59 receptions for 731 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns. The following season finished with 66 receptions for 872 yards and four touchdowns. In the 2019 season, he recorded 57 receptions for 576 receiving yards and three receiving touchdowns.

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