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Khevon Shepard named True To The Cru’s Defensive Player of the Week

BELTON, Texas- A lights-out performance by the UMHB defense on Saturday paved the way to a 41-0 victory over Belhaven. Spearheading that effort was defensive end Khevon Shepard, who was voted by the fans as True To The Cru’s Defensive Player of the Week.

Shepard was all over the field, tallying three solo tackles, and 2.5 tackles for loss against the Blazers. Those 2.5 tackles for loss set Belhaven back 12 yards. The UMHB defense would hold Belhaven to just 20 rushing yards, and the Blazers lost 79 yards on the ground, thanks to 14 tackles for loss. Shepard was also one of three Crusaders to have recorded a sack.

The fans cast their votes over the past two days, as Shepard, LB Jacob Mueller and LB Mikkah Hackett were in the running for the honor. Hackett and Shepard actually tied in the poll released on Twitter, with each earning 42.3 percent of the vote. On the poll released on, Shepard picked up 65.31 percent of the votes, with 32 fans selecting the defensive end as the Defensive Player of the Week.

Shepard and the Cru defense will now look ahead to a contest against Louisiana College, which is slated for February 20th at 12 p.m. CT in Belton.

Riley Zayas
Riley Zayas founded True To The Cru in November of 2020 with the goal to cover the stories behind the score and give UMHB fans a closer look at the Cru while promoting the student-athletes and coaches that wear the purple and gold every day. He is also a national contributor to and, in addition to serving as a D3 women's basketball Top 25 voter. His byline has also been seen in: Sports Illustrated Kids, Horns Illustrated, College Baseball Nation, and FCA Williamson County. Follow him on Twitter @ZayasRiley.

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