71  David Sherrod
David Sherrod

RS Senior

Atkins, AR

High School:
Atkins HS

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 320

Offensive Tackle

A returning letterman who started four games during the 1998 season ... Enters the fall as the starter at strong tackle ...

1998: Emerged as one of the Tigers' top offensive linemen of the future ... Lettered after starting the final four games of the 1998 season ... Replaced Tavares Middlebrooks at quick tackle ... Played in all 11 games but appeared on special teams until the later stages of 1998 ... Had six snaps in the Minnesota game and three in the Arkansas contest before logging 16 plays in the win over Cincinnati ... Played 27 plays the following week at Louisville and became a starter for the Arkansas State game ... Totaled 80 of 80 plays against ASU ... Had 69 snaps in the Tulane contest ... Did not miss a play against the Green Wave ... Had 58 plays against Southern Mississippi and 60 in the season finale against East Carolina ... On the season he appeared in 259 offensive plays ... For his play was named to the Conference USA All-Freshman team ...Received the Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year Award in the fall of 1997 ... Entered the fall as the backup to Ron Sells at right (quick) tackle ...

1997: Was redshirted in 1997... Spent the fall working with the offensive scout team against the number one defense ... Practiced behind Daniel Gomez and Austin O'Dell ... Battled an eye injury early in fall practice ... Is the son of Jerry and Jeannie Sherrod ...

Prep: Played both offensive and defensive tackle for Atkins High School ... Was a three-year starter and letterwinner at AHS ... Registered 33 solo tackles, 45 assisted tackles, six quarterback sacks, one fumble recovery and eight pass blocks in 1996 as a defensive tackle ... Was named to the Super Prep All-American team ... Was named to the C-Span Prep All-American team ... Was an All-Southeastern selection in 1996 ... Was named to the Arkansas AA All-State team ... Was named to the Arkansas Super Team ... Was selected by Forrest Davis Recruiting Magazine as one of the Top 12 in the state of Arkansas ... Rated as the 9th best player in Arkansas by Super Prep Football Magazine ... Career totals read 247 tackles, 14 quarterback sacks and 12 blocked kicks ... Also lettered for three years as a member of the basketball team ... Played center for Atkins High ... Averaged 13.5 points per game and 15.0 rebounds per game as a senior ... Was an all-conference selection in basketball ... Lettered as a pitcher in baseball as a sophomore ... Played for coach Charlie Sorrels ...

Born: 10/9/78.

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