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Positives: Physical route runner with the power to dominate larger defensive lineman and the quickness to separate from linebackers on pass routes High-intensity player who seals the corner with authority and has the range to get out and lead on sweeps Runs precise routes, getting downfield with an effortless, gliding motion Bends his knees and keeps his feet moving shuffling back in pass protection Uses his size to his advantage when going over the middle, doing a nice job of shielding the defenders from the ball Has natural hands, extending his arms to catch away from the framework Maintains good body control tracking the ball in flight and makes defenders fight for the ball as he uses his impressive reach to haul down the pass at its highest point.
Negatives: Sometimes known to take several plays off when he is not involved in the action While he has the power to dominate as a blocker, he tends to "go through the motions" when asked to cut block upfield Little stiff in his turn-and-go after the catch, lacking the elusiveness needed to gain extra yardage Does not get a good push off the snap, as he prefers not to combat, but rather elude the defenders to get into his routes Durability is also a concern, as he lingers with minor ailments.
One of the best tight ends in the nation and a semifinalist for the 2000 John Mackey Award, given to the top collegiate tight end, Stevens suffered through an injury-plagued 2001 campaign Athletic and quick for his size, he can create matchup problems in passing games He is another in a long line of sensational tight ends produced at Washington in recent years, following Mark Bruener, Cameron Cleeland, Ernie Conwell and Aaron Pierce, all who went on to stellar pro careers Finished his career with 74 receptions for 953 yards (12.9 avg) and nine touchdowns while starting 22 of the 27 games he appeared in Among Washington tight ends, only Rod Jones (75, 1984-86) and Mark Bruener (90, 1991-94) had more receptions while his 953 yards rank fourth on the Huskies� career-record list (for tight ends).
A preseason All-American and John Mackey Award favorite, he missed six games due to a broken foot Finished with 10 receptions for 88 yards (8.8 avg) and a touchdown Played in five games, starting at tight end vs. Idaho and as the second tight end in the season finale vs. Miami.
- Michigan - Did not play in the game's first half (team rules violation), but had a key third-down catch immediately after halftime for a 19-yard gain that set up a scoring drive, finishing with 24 yards on two catches.
- Idaho - Had a 37-yard touchdown catch nullified by a penalty, but did have a 13-yard grab before leaving the game Had misstepped on the game�s second play, suffering a broken foot Played several more series before he was forced to leave the game.
- California, Southern California, UCLA, Arizona, Arizona State and Stanford - Did not play (foot).
- Oregon State - Returned to action, but did not catch any passes.
- Washington State - Had five receptions for 41 yards and a 7-yard touchdown.
- Miami - Started, but did not have any receptions.
- Texas (Holiday Bowl) - Closed out his career with nine catches for 109 yards and a 17-yard touchdown His nine receptions set a school bowl record for tight ends.
All-America second-team selection by Gannett News Service, College Football News and Football News All-Pac 10 Conference second-team pick by the league�s coaches and media, adding first-team honors from Football News Co-winner of KOMO Newstalk 1000�s Most Outstanding Offensive Player award Recorded the finest season of any tight end in the Huskies� illustrious history at the position Had 43 receptions in 2000, eclipsing the school record for a tight end of 38, set by Dave Williams in 1965 Gained 600 yards (14.0 avg) with three touchdowns while starting every game 28 of his catches resulted in first downs.
Freshman All-America second-team pick by The Sporting News All-Pac 10 Conference Freshman team choice by The Seattle Post-Intelligencer Started nine games (came off the bench vs. Air Force and Stanford), catching 21 passes for 265 yards (12.6 avg) and four touchdowns His 21 receptions were the most ever by a Husky freshman tight end.
Redshirted as a freshman Spent the first part of the year as a scout-squad quarterback before converting to tight end.
4.77 in the 40-yard dash 33-inch arm length 8 �-inch hands.
Competed as a quarterback and wide receiver at River Ridge (Olympia, Wash.) High Passed for 1,497 yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior, adding 17 catches for 242 yards and three touchdowns Also played safety Standout on the basketball team Ran for the track team in the 300 hurdles and 4 x 400 relay.
American Ethnic Studies major Sister, Jameka, played on Hawaii�s volleyball team Son of Fran and Robert Stevens Born Nov. 13, 1979 in Boise, Idaho Resides in Olympia, Wash.
|R/PG indicates receptions per game GM/AVG indicates average yards gained per game|
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