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No season for LR native and Harvard football star, as Ivy League cancels 2020 fall slate

Former Catholic Rocket Adam Shepherd won't be taking the field for Harvard in 2020 following the Ivy League's decision to cancel the fall season

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Former Catholic Rocket Adam Shepherd won't be taking the field for Harvard in 2020 following the Ivy League's decision to cancel the fall season.

"I’m obviously disappointed, but I can only control what I can control."

Adam Shepherd starred as a tight end for the Catholic Rockets before signing with Harvard in 2018.

"Lots of times when I tell people I play for Harvard they’re like, oh wow. I didn’t know they had a football team. You know it’s very competitive it’s division one."

As a competitor when the fall season was canceled, it was a tough pill to swallow for Shepherd. "I’d be lying if I said that I was happy or content with the season being canceled so I’m disappointed, but at the same time you can grown and get better as a team even if you don’t have a season."

Unlike one of our local schools Harvard’s roster is spread across the country so it’s practically impossible for the guys to workout together.

"One of them is from Los Angeles, one is from Dallas, one is from Connecticut, one is from New York, one is from Maryland, and one from North Carolina. That’s our main group and everyone is spread out across the country."

The Ivy League is hopeful for a Spring 2021 season, but as everything else in life it all depends on health and safety regulations of COVID-19.

"Yeah, I don’t know what’s going to happen."

For now Shepherd is working out here at home in Little Rock, if the team is allowed to use the facility at Harvard he will move back to Boston to continue resume workouts with his teammates.