A special teams contributor throughout his career who was slated to see increased action as a safety in 2013, but suffered a season-ending injury in the first game.
2013: Played in the season-opener against Mississippi State, but an injury sustained in that game sidelined him for the rest of the year.
2012 (Junior): Played in every game and accumulated 16 tackles after entering the season with 17 career tackles ... Had four tackles against Louisiana ... Had two stops against Oklahoma, Iowa State, Savannah State and Purdue ... His tackle at OU went for a two-yard loss.
2011 (Sophomore): Played in every game and registered 12 tackles ... Set a career high with five tackles against Kansas ... Had two tackles against Kansas State and Baylor.
2010 (Freshman): Played in 10 games and recorded five tackles ... Saw most of his duty on special teams ... Picked up a solo tackle against Tulsa and had two stops at Louisiana and against Baylor ... Recovered a fumble in his first collegiate game against Washington State ... Did not play against Texas, Oklahoma or Arizona.
High School: Joined former high school teammate Andrae May on the Cowboy roster ... Listed No. 48 in the country among defensive backs by Scout ... Was a SuperPrep preseason pick as No. 114 in the state of Texas ... A Texas Football Super Team member (third team) ... A top 20 defensive back in Texas by that publication ... All-district ... Ranked by Rivals No. 85 among defensive backs ... A Class 5A all-state selection as a junior by the Associated Press ... A two-time all-district selection ... As a junior he recorded 47 tackles and five interceptions with 12 pass break-ups, and recorded 57 tackles with an interception and 26 pass break-ups as a senior ... Rivals listed his offers as SMU, Houston and Baylor, among others ... Honor student.
Personal: Born Aug. 5, 1992, in Houston ... Son of Larry and Renae Stephens ... Was a track and basketball athlete in high school, as well as football ... Business sports management major ... Had a cousin, John Robinson, who played basketball at Nebraska.