Former NFL player to visit Voorhees College to motivate males

August 7, 2011

To kick off the 2011-2012 academic year, former NFL player will visit Voorhees as part of the orientation schedule for the Class of 2015.

C.L. Shepherd, nationally-recognized mentor and motivational speaker, will participate in a workshop centered on the encouragement of African American males as one of the highlighted events for the freshman class. This event will take place Thursday, Aug. 11 at 1:30 p.m. in St. James Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.

Shepherd is a former football player who participated on every level of competition. He graduated from Florida Atlantic University, where he was recently inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame, with a bachelor's degree in sociology and corporate communication. After graduating, he played in the NFL for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Detroit Lions.

In February 2010, he moved to Ann Arbor, Mich. to accept the role as Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) chaplain and character coach for the University of Michigan. Shepherd now strives to "make plays" off the field by making a difference in the lives of others.