Robert Shepardson '83
Induction Year: 1990
Sport(s): Football
Graduation Year: 1983

Rob Shepardson was a local lad who made it in a big way on the Franklin and Marshall football gridiron, rising to the top of the MAC and establishing himself as one of the best in the NCAA Division III. He was a four-year starter and letterwinner on some very successful Diplomat teams. Occasionally playing while injured, Rob missed only one game in four years. More important than his physical skills was Rob's ability to lead by example. As a freshman, Rob ranked 7th nationally in passing efficiency.

As a sophomore, he improved that mark and finished 4th nationally while throwing 18 touchdowns. As a junior, he threw four touchdown passes against Dickinson and was named to the regional Academic All-American team. As a senior, Rob was accorded every honor in sight. He led the MAC in passing and total offense and was named the conference MVP. In addition, he was named to the ECAC Division III South all star team and was named an Academic All-American.

Rob established F&M career records in the following categories: completions (401), passes attempted (750), interceptions (36), yards passing (5,476), and touchdown passes (44). Following graduation from F&M with a dual major in biology and government, an NCAA post-graduate scholarship helped to fund his way to Harvard University where he graduated with a master?s degree. Currently living in New York City with his wife Jane Kimmel '83, Rob works for the Sawyer/Miller Group as a political consultant.