Once the team was set to take the field, Shepherd was right there with them as they ran out of the tunnel, and he got the chance to watch warm-ups and the beginning of the game from the sidelines. He even got introduced at the 50-yard line prior to the start of the game.
“They really made him feel like a celebrity,” Cindy said.
According to Cindy, everyone in the Shepherd family is a huge Hawkeye fan, so for Mason to get the chance to be a Kid Captain was very special.
A complete list and short biographies of the 14 Kid Captains for this year’s program can be found at uichildrens.org/kidcaptain/
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