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Shamar Stephen
DT #93
Height:
6-5
Weight:
310
Age:
25
College:
UCONN
Experience:
3
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 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 @DEN L 20-23 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 KC W 16-10 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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BIOGRAPHY

2015 GP/GS          Career GP/GS            Playoffs GP/GS

      5/0                       21/3                               0/0

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

• 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 US Air Force...Participates in many Vikings community outreach efforts...Surname pronounced STEF-an.

PRO 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.

2015 Saw action in 5 games before being sidelined with toe injury that placed him on injured reserve...Played in each of opening 5 games of the season...Recovered 1st career fumble vs. Detroit (9/20), scooping up a Theo Riddick fumble forced by Harrison Smith...Had season-best 2 tackles vs. San Diego (9/27) in season-high 20 defensive snaps.

2015 GP/GS          Career GP/GS            Playoffs GP/GS

      5/0                       21/3                               0/0

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

• 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 US Air Force...Participates in many Vikings community outreach efforts...Surname pronounced STEF-an.

PRO 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.

2015 Saw action in 5 games before being sidelined with toe injury that placed him on injured reserve...Played in each of opening 5 games of the season...Recovered 1st career fumble vs. Detroit (9/20), scooping up a Theo Riddick fumble forced by Harrison Smith...Had season-best 2 tackles vs. San Diego (9/27) in season-high 20 defensive snaps.

2014 Only 1st-round LB Anthony Barr was more productive among 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 Detroit Pistons player Tobias Harris.