AT COLORADO: This Season (Soph.)-Enters the fall listed first at the 'X' receiver position. One of only three receivers on the roster who is returning that has caught a pass in college; many compare him to a young Ed McCaffrey (former Denver Bronco) and he could very well have a breakout season.
2011 (Fr.)-He played in all 13 games, including two starts (California, Colorado State), becoming just the seventh true freshman to start at least one game at wide receiver since 1973 (but the fifth since 2007). He caught 10 passes for 96 yards and a touchdown, with six of the receptions earning first downs. He caught two passes in three games and one in four others; he had two for 25 yards in his first career game, the season opener at Hawai'i. He also caught a pair against Cal and Stanford, and his touchdown came on a 14-yard throw from Tyler Hansen at Ohio State. He also saw action on special teams, racking up five special team points on the strength of four knockdown blocks and a fumble recovery (the latter against Oregon).
HIGH SCHOOL-As a senior, he earned first-team All-State honors from the coaches at both wide receiver and defensive back, along with first-team All-District 2-5A accolades at both positions. Rivals.com ranked him as the No. 10 player overall in the state of New Mexico, as well as the top receiver; NewMexicoPreps.com ranked him No. 14 and third, respectively. As a junior, he was first-team All-District 5-5A at wide receiver. As a senior, he missed all but five games after suffering a lacerated liver and spleen early in the year, though he was able to return by the end of the season and participate in the playoffs. Despite missing just over half the season, he still caught 40 passes for 570 yards and nine touchdowns. On defense, he played both cornerback and safety, racking up 42 tackles, with five passes broke up, two fumble recoveries and a caused fumble. As a junior, he hauled in 52 passes for 720 yards and 11 touchdowns. His two top games as a senior bookended the season: in a 46-26 win over West Mesa in the opener, he caught 11 passes (three one-handed) for 130 yards and a touchdown, and in a 28-27 loss to Las Cruces in the quarterfinals of the state playoffs, he had seven receptions for 186 yards and all four Eldorado touchdowns (53, 7, 19 and 6 yards); Eldorado went for two points with 1:18 left but couldn't convert. Under coach Charlie Dotson, Eldorado was 9-3 his senior year, 6-6 his junior season, and 12-1 and District Champions his sophomore year. He also lettered twice in baseball (pitcher/outfield), and played basketball as a freshman.
ACADEMICS-He is majoring in Communication at Colorado. Owner of a 3.9 grade point average in high school, he was an Academic All-Albuquerque Metro Team member as a senior and an Academic All-District honoree as a junior and senior.
PERSONAL-He was born April 8, 1993 in Albuquerque. His hobbies include playing basketball, golf and video games. His uncle is Tommy Sheppard, the former Denver Nuggets media relations director who is currently the vice president of basketball operations for the Washington Wizards (his mother, Barbara, is Tommy's sister). As a third grader, he was earned the President's Physical Fitness Award. (Last name is pronounced Muh-cull-ock_).