WATCH: OU’s Sterling Shepard breaks down when Brian Bosworth surprises him with gift
As if Senior Night weren’t already an emotional moment for Oklahoma wide receiver Sterling Shepard, former OU great linebacker Brian Bosworth stepped in and really got the tears flowing.
During the ceremony, while the senior was on the field with his family, Bosworth surprised Shepard with a gift in honor of Shepard’s late father — and Bosworth’s former Oklahoma teammate — Derrick Shepard. It was truly an amazing moment, and the Big Ten Network put together this video feature and posted it on Twitter.
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Shepard’s father tragically passed away at 35 after suffering a sudden heart attack. In the feature, Shepard says he has played every game in honor of his father. It’s a real tear-jerker.
No. 4 Oklahoma and No. 1 Clemson will kick off the College Football Playoff semifinals in the Orange Bowl on New Year’s Eve.