Frank J. Sheptock

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“Sheppy” was a dominating football player on every level. Yet he got better as he went along, and by the time he finished at Bloomsburg University he held most of the career and season tackle and defensive point records for the Huskies.

A tipoff on how well he was regarded at Bloomsburg: he was team captain for four years, 1982, 83, 84, 85. He was the most valuable player in 84 and 85; and the University’s undergraduate male athlete of the year in 83-84.

“Sheppy” led or tied the team in tackles in 35 of the 43 games in which he played. In his four year career at Bloomsburg, he started and played in every game.

He was first team AP All American Linebacker in both the 83 an 84 season, and All East the same years. He once registered 17 tackles in one game against Millersville State.

He was so much fun to watch. Much is made about how offenses made special plans to handle Lawrence Taylor in his prime as a linebacker for the New York Giants. But in his way, on his level, Frank Sheptock was every bit as dominant. He was always on or around the ball, and more importantly, he made the people around him better because of his presence.

He also holds Mount Carmel records for tackles in a season (166) and tackles in one game (24).

A great, great football player, Frank Sheptock is Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator at Wilkes University. His team was 1993 MAC Champions and participated in the NCAA playoffs. His 94 teams was Freedom Division Champions and ECAC Southeast Champions.

Categories: 1995 Hall of Fame