Big, athletic lineman who will work at defensive tackle in his third year on defense ... With the departure of MU's top three interior linemen from a year ago, has a chance to establish himself as a regular in the lineup ... Enters the spring period listed atop the depth chart at the nosetackle position.
Played in 7 games at defensive tackle, seeing his most extensive action thus far in his career ... Had 2 tackles on the season, with one each coming in games against Ball State and Iowa State ... Recorded his first career QB sack against Ball State, which resulted in a 6-yard loss ... Ended spring period by getting a sack for 5 yards in the annual Black and Gold Game, and added another tackle for loss as well.
Switched over to the defensive side of the ball after playing tight end the previous 2 seasons ... Saw action in 6 games on the year.
Played in six games as a redshirt freshman tight end.
Redshirted in 2001 and got much bigger and stronger in the Tigers' strength and conditioning program ... Was an excellent scout team offensive player for the Tigers at tight end.
Product of Detroit who was ranked among the top 50 players in the state of Michigan ... All-metro and all-league performer in 2000 ... Recorded 33 receptions for 792 yards and 7 touchdowns ... Also was on the receiving end of eight two-point conversions in his career ... Defensively, made 90 tackles and seven quarterback sacks ... Also lettered in basketball ... Played for his father, Keith Stephens.
Full name - Earold K. Stephens ... Son of Keith, Sr. and Dorothea Stephens ... Born March 25, 1983 ... Is majoring in hotel and restaurant management at Mizzou.
STEPHENS CAREER STATISTICS
Tackles G-GS UN-AS Tot. TFL-Yds. 2002 6-0 Played Tight End 2003 6-0 0-0 0 0-0 2004 7-0 1-1 2 1-6 Totals 19-0 1-1 2 1-6
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