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• Returns to Minnesota after spending the 2018 season with the Seattle Seahawks.
• Appeared in nearly 40% of defensive snaps for the Vikings #1 ranked defense in 2017.
• The first player from UConn drafted by the Vikings since RB Vince Clements (1971).
• Notched 51 tackles, 2nd only to LB Anthony Barr among Vikings rookie defenders in 2014.
OFF THE FIELD Received bachelor’s degrees in economics and sociology...Father served in U.S. Air Force...Participates in many Vikings community outreach efforts...Surname pronounced STEF-en.
PRO Has appeared in 67 games with 34 starts for his career...Rejoined Minnesota by signing a three-year contract on 3/11/19...Signed to a one-year contract by Seattle as a free agent on 3/26/18... Saw action in all 16 games and started 3 during rookie season...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.