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Shamar Stephen
DT #93
Height:
6-5
Weight:
310
Age:
24
College:
UCONN
Experience:
2

Quick Stats (2015 POST):

TCKL
3
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
--
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 26 15 11 0.0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 1
2015 MIN 5 0 3 2 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
2014 MIN 16 3 23 13 10 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 @SF L 3-20 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 DET W 26-16 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1
3 SD W 31-14 2 1 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 @DEN L 20-23 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 KC W 16-10 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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BIOGRAPHY

GAMES/STARTS (regular season, playoffs)

2015 (5/0). Total- 21/3.

• Played in all 16 games as a rookie and started 3.

• Notched 51 tackles, 2nd only to LB Anthony Barr among Vikings rookie defenders.

OFF THE FIELD Majored in economics...Father served in US Air Force...Participated in HuskyTHON, a philanthropy effort that raises money for Connecticut Children’s Medical Summer...Surname pronounced STEF-an.

PRO Placed on injured reserve after playing in five games in 2015…Saw action in all 16 games and started 3 during rookie season in 2014...Drafted in the 7th round (#220 overall) in the 2014 NFL Draft...The 1st player from UConn drafted by the Vikings since RB Vince Clements (1971)…First of 3 Vikings 7th-round selections in 2014...One of the Vikings 7 defensive selections in 2014.

2015 Active and participated in the first five games…Recorded his 1st tackle of the season and recovered his 1st career fumble vs. Detroit (9/20)…Logged 4 tackles on the season including a season-high 2 vs. San Diego (9/27)…Placed on injured reserve on 10/20 after suffering a toe injury.

GAMES/STARTS (regular season, playoffs)

2015 (5/0). Total- 21/3.

• Played in all 16 games as a rookie and started 3.

• Notched 51 tackles, 2nd only to LB Anthony Barr among Vikings rookie defenders.

OFF THE FIELD Majored in economics...Father served in US Air Force...Participated in HuskyTHON, a philanthropy effort that raises money for Connecticut Children’s Medical Summer...Surname pronounced STEF-an.

PRO Placed on injured reserve after playing in five games in 2015…Saw action in all 16 games and started 3 during rookie season in 2014...Drafted in the 7th round (#220 overall) in the 2014 NFL Draft...The 1st player from UConn drafted by the Vikings since RB Vince Clements (1971)…First of 3 Vikings 7th-round selections in 2014...One of the Vikings 7 defensive selections in 2014.

2015 Active and participated in the first five games…Recorded his 1st tackle of the season and recovered his 1st career fumble vs. Detroit (9/20)…Logged 4 tackles on the season including a season-high 2 vs. San Diego (9/27)…Placed on injured reserve on 10/20 after suffering a toe injury.

2014 Only 1st-round LB Anthony Barr was more productive by Vikings rookie defenders...Played in all 16 games, the only Vikings rookie to do so, and started 3 times...Had a tackle in every game...Started 2nd career game vs. Carolina (11/30) and notched career-best 10 tackles, with 5 solo stops...Had season-high 4 QB hurries at Miami (12/21)...Played in season opener at St. Louis (9/7) and notched 2 tackles....Had 3 tackles and a QB hurry vs. New England (9/14)...Had season-high 4 tackles at New Orleans (9/21)...Matched season-high with 4 tackles vs. Detroit (10/12)...Made 1st career start vs. Green Bay (11/23), replacing Shariff Floyd at DT against the Packers, matching his career-best with 4 tackles in the game...Started vs. NY Jets (12/7) and had 4 tackles with a QB hurry...Posted 2 tackles at Detroit (12/14). 

COLLEGE Started 30-of-46 games, including the final 22 games...Named 2nd-Team All-American Athletic Conference after recording 60 tackles, 3 sacks and 10 TFLs as a senior...Named Team MVP for 2013 season after being named Team Captain heading into the campaign...Participated in the 2014 Senior Bowl...Started final 10 games of 2012 season after missing the first 2 due to an injury...Registered 26 tackles, 4 passes defensed and 2 TFLs as a junior...Earned Honorable Mention Freshman All-American honors as a redshirt freshman in 2010, recording 27 tackles, 4 TFLs and 2.0 sacks...Helped UConn to an 8-5 record and  a berth in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl in 2010...Named Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week during redshirt season in 2009...Faced Teddy Bridgewater 3 times during collegiate career, finishing with a 1-2 record.

PREP Two-sport standout at Long Island Lutheran (Brookville, NY) High School, playing football and basketball...Earned All-American Lutheran Team honors after guiding school to 7-2 record as a senior...Finished final prep year with 57 tackles, 12.0 sacks and 2 blocked kicks...Played one season of basketball with current Orlando Magic player Tobias Harris.