|Full name||Heath Shephard|
|Date of birth||7 September 1969|
|Draft||No. 109 (F/S), 1988 national draft|
|Height||179 cm (5 ft 10 in)|
|Weight||73 kg (161 lb)|
|1992||Brisbane Bears||4 (1)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1992.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Although he grew up in Tasmania, he was playing at Victorian club Robinvale when Collingwood secured his services.
He had a memorable VFL debut, against the Brisbane Bears at Victoria Park in the third round of the 1989 season. His 18 disposals included five goals and five behinds. He kicked another two goals the following week but his form then dropped off and he finished the season with nine games to his name.
He spent the 1991 season with the Burnie Hawks in the TFL Statewide League and returned to the AFL the following year, joining Brisbane. Perhaps influenced by Shephard's debut performance, which had come against them, the Bears used the 65th selection of the national draft to pick him up.
His stint in Brisbane was unsuccessful and he managed just four senior games. He continued playing football in Victoria and topped the goal-kicking for West Preston Lakeside on three occasions.