2017 (Redshirt Sophomore): Appeared in 10 games, primarily on special teams … Returned eight kickoffs late in the season – three for 60 yards against Virginia Tech (Nov. 11) and five for 84 yards at Duke (Nov. 18) … Averaged 18.0 yards per kickoff return … Long return was a 24-yarder against VT.
2016 (Redshirt Freshman): Appeared in one game – Vanderbilt (Sept. 17) … Did not record any statistics.
2015 (True Freshman): Did not play, redshirted … Member of scout team.
High School: Four-year varsity starter on football team … Team captain … Team MVP in 2013 … Participated in 2014 Nike Sparq Combine in Charlotte and 2014 Nike Football Training Camp … 2014 Howard Thompson Trophy by Douglas County School System – given annually to senior football player that represents best in academics, athletics and character … All-county in 2013 and 2014 … All-region performer in 2014 … Rushed for 525 yards with three touchdowns as senior … Also had two TD receptions … Returned four punts for touchdowns … Accumulated more than 1,000 all-purpose yards … Helped New Manchester win six games and make state playoffs for first time in four-year history of program … Finished career with 2,078 rushing yards and 27 total touchdowns … Member of Beta Club and Project Manhood – organization that helps needy in Douglas County … Also lettered in both baseball and track, participating in 100m, 200m and long jump.
Personal: Born Nov. 22, 1996 … Son of Roland Stephens and Christie Jarrett Stephens … Majoring in business administration.
Kickoff Returns: 5 at Duke, Nov. 18, 2017
Kickoff Return Yards: 84 yards at Duke, Nov. 18, 2017
Longest Kick Return: 24 yards vs. No. 17 Virginia Tech, Nov. 11, 2017