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Craig Stevens
TE #88
Height:
6-3
Weight:
263
Age:
30
College:
California
Experience:
7

Quick Stats (2014):

REC
2
YDS
26
AVG
13
TDS
0

Biography

PRO: Craig Stevens is in his seventh season with the Titans and continues to assert himself as one of the NFL’s best blocking tight ends.  He was used as a reserve in that capacity in his first two seasons in addition to being a special teams contributor. In 2010, he moved into a full-time offensive role, playing 15 games with 13 starts.  He continued in 2011 with 15 games and 11 starts and was rewarded early in the 2012 offseason with a new multi-year contract.  The 6-foot-3-inch, 263-pounder set career-best marks in catches and receiving yards in 2012.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
•    In 2012, Stevens started 15 games at tight end and posted career-highs with 23 receptions and 275 receiving yards.  
•    Stevens produced a career-long 58-yard catch against the Denver Broncos on Sept. 25, 2011, which led to the Titans’ game-winning touchdown.
•    Stevens notched his first career touchdown at San Diego on Oct. 31, 2010, reaching the end zone on a one-yard pass from Vince Young.
•    In 2009, he finished second on the team with 15 special teams tackles.
•    Prior to entering the NFL, he recorded a 4.59-second 40-yard dash at the 2008 NFL Scouting Combine.

TITANS TIDBITS:  
•    Stevens enjoys designing and making furniture in his free time.  He has a workshop in his garage and has made a variety of pieces, including end tables, shelving units, cabinets, chess sets and unique decorative fixtures.
•    Stevens has picked up a new hobby in fly fishing.  He has made several trips and even makes his own fly fishing nets.
•    He has a younger brother, Eric, who signed as a rookie free agent with the St. Louis Rams in 2013 following a four-year career as a fullback at Cal.  He has two other brothers, Jeff and Brett, who are firefighters with the L.A. City Fire Department.   
•    Stevens entered the NFL with one class remaining to obtain his degree in legal studies.  He hopes to one day become involved in the law, following in the footsteps of his father, Mark, a deputy sheriff in L.A. County.  
•    Stevens switched his jersey number to 19 as a senior at Cal in honor of the late Mario Danelo, a close friend and kicker for the University of Southern California.  Danelo, who wore No. 19 for the Trojans, died tragically in January 2007 in the friends’ hometown of San Pedro, Calif.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:  
•    The San Pedro, Calif., native was selected by the Titans in the third round (85th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft.

COLLEGE:
•    At Cal, was mainstay on Bears offense, appearing in 50 games (33 starts) in four seasons, one game shy of school record.  His superior ability as a pass protector, run blocker and receiver helped him earn honorable mention All-Pac 10 honors after his sophomore and senior seasons and second-team All-Pac 10 following his junior year. Statistical totals included 51 receptions for 669 yards and seven touchdowns.  
•    As senior (2007), named honorable mention All-Pac 10 and was recipient of team’s Frank J. Schlessinger Coaches award, given to player who demonstrates outstanding athletic ability, academic success and community service.  Also earned Cort Majors award as offensive team captain.  Started all 13 games and recorded 17 receptions for 204 yards (12.0 avg.) and three touchdowns.
•    As junior (2006), named second-team All-Pac 10 after totaling 17 receptions for 239 yards and one touchdown in 13 games (seven starts).  Received team’s Cort Majors Captain award.
•    As sophomore (2005), started every game and earned All-Pac 10 honorable mention recognition.  Finished fifth on squad with 13 receptions for 165 yards and two touchdowns.  
•    As freshman (2004), played in every game and tallied one start, finishing season with four receptions for 61 yards and one touchdown.  Earned Academic All-Pac 10 honorable mention.
•    Redshirted in 2003 and earned Scout Team Player of the Year.
•    Majored in legal studies.

PERSONAL:  
•    Married to Kathryn and has a son, Chase.  The couple splits time between Nashville and San Pedro, Calif.
•    Played tight end and linebacker at Palos Verdes Peninsula (Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.) High School.  As senior, named All-CIF, All-Area and team’s Defensive Player of the Year after recording 127 tackles and four touchdown receptions.
•    Cousin, Mike Tully, won silver medal in pole vault at 1984 Summer Olympics.
•     List of favorites: (movie) “Legends of the Fall”; (TV shows) “Game of Thrones” and “True Blood”; (music) country, rock and roll, classic rock; (school subject) law classes; (books) mystery and science fiction novels; (video games) Guitar Hero, Call of Duty and Mario Kart; (sports teams other than Titans) Nashville Predators; and (food) cheeseburgers, steak and potatoes.
•     Born Craig Chase Stevens, the son of Helene Mink and Mark Stevens, on Sept. 1, 1984 in San Pedro, Calif.

PRO: Craig Stevens is in his seventh season with the Titans and continues to assert himself as one of the NFL’s best blocking tight ends.  He was used as a reserve in that capacity in his first two seasons in addition to being a special teams contributor. In 2010, he moved into a full-time offensive role, playing 15 games with 13 starts.  He continued in 2011 with 15 games and 11 starts and was rewarded early in the 2012 offseason with a new multi-year contract.  The 6-foot-3-inch, 263-pounder set career-best marks in catches and receiving yards in 2012.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
•    In 2012, Stevens started 15 games at tight end and posted career-highs with 23 receptions and 275 receiving yards.  
•    Stevens produced a career-long 58-yard catch against the Denver Broncos on Sept. 25, 2011, which led to the Titans’ game-winning touchdown.
•    Stevens notched his first career touchdown at San Diego on Oct. 31, 2010, reaching the end zone on a one-yard pass from Vince Young.
•    In 2009, he finished second on the team with 15 special teams tackles.
•    Prior to entering the NFL, he recorded a 4.59-second 40-yard dash at the 2008 NFL Scouting Combine.

TITANS TIDBITS:  
•    Stevens enjoys designing and making furniture in his free time.  He has a workshop in his garage and has made a variety of pieces, including end tables, shelving units, cabinets, chess sets and unique decorative fixtures.
•    Stevens has picked up a new hobby in fly fishing.  He has made several trips and even makes his own fly fishing nets.
•    He has a younger brother, Eric, who signed as a rookie free agent with the St. Louis Rams in 2013 following a four-year career as a fullback at Cal.  He has two other brothers, Jeff and Brett, who are firefighters with the L.A. City Fire Department.   
•    Stevens entered the NFL with one class remaining to obtain his degree in legal studies.  He hopes to one day become involved in the law, following in the footsteps of his father, Mark, a deputy sheriff in L.A. County.  
•    Stevens switched his jersey number to 19 as a senior at Cal in honor of the late Mario Danelo, a close friend and kicker for the University of Southern California.  Danelo, who wore No. 19 for the Trojans, died tragically in January 2007 in the friends’ hometown of San Pedro, Calif.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:  
•    The San Pedro, Calif., native was selected by the Titans in the third round (85th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft.

COLLEGE:
•    At Cal, was mainstay on Bears offense, appearing in 50 games (33 starts) in four seasons, one game shy of school record.  His superior ability as a pass protector, run blocker and receiver helped him earn honorable mention All-Pac 10 honors after his sophomore and senior seasons and second-team All-Pac 10 following his junior year. Statistical totals included 51 receptions for 669 yards and seven touchdowns.  
•    As senior (2007), named honorable mention All-Pac 10 and was recipient of team’s Frank J. Schlessinger Coaches award, given to player who demonstrates outstanding athletic ability, academic success and community service.  Also earned Cort Majors award as offensive team captain.  Started all 13 games and recorded 17 receptions for 204 yards (12.0 avg.) and three touchdowns.
•    As junior (2006), named second-team All-Pac 10 after totaling 17 receptions for 239 yards and one touchdown in 13 games (seven starts).  Received team’s Cort Majors Captain award.
•    As sophomore (2005), started every game and earned All-Pac 10 honorable mention recognition.  Finished fifth on squad with 13 receptions for 165 yards and two touchdowns.  
•    As freshman (2004), played in every game and tallied one start, finishing season with four receptions for 61 yards and one touchdown.  Earned Academic All-Pac 10 honorable mention.
•    Redshirted in 2003 and earned Scout Team Player of the Year.
•    Majored in legal studies.

PERSONAL:  
•    Married to Kathryn and has a son, Chase.  The couple splits time between Nashville and San Pedro, Calif.
•    Played tight end and linebacker at Palos Verdes Peninsula (Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.) High School.  As senior, named All-CIF, All-Area and team’s Defensive Player of the Year after recording 127 tackles and four touchdown receptions.
•    Cousin, Mike Tully, won silver medal in pole vault at 1984 Summer Olympics.
•     List of favorites: (movie) “Legends of the Fall”; (TV shows) “Game of Thrones” and “True Blood”; (music) country, rock and roll, classic rock; (school subject) law classes; (books) mystery and science fiction novels; (video games) Guitar Hero, Call of Duty and Mario Kart; (sports teams other than Titans) Nashville Predators; and (food) cheeseburgers, steak and potatoes.
•     Born Craig Chase Stevens, the son of Helene Mink and Mark Stevens, on Sept. 1, 1984 in San Pedro, Calif.
 
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesReceivingRushingFumbles
GGSRecYdsAvgLongTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
TOTAL 48 603 12.6 58 4 0 0 -- 0 0 2 0
2014 TEN 4 3 2 26 13 20 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 TEN 15 14 2 5 2.5 6 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 TEN 15 15 23 275 12 46 1 -- -- -- -- -- 2 0
2011 TEN 15 11 9 166 18.4 58 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 TEN 15 13 11 122 11.1 28 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 TEN 12 2 0 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 TEN 16 2 1 9 9 9 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Recent Games
WKOppResultReceivingRushingFumbles
RecYdsAvgLngTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
1 @KC W 26-10 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 DAL L 10-26 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 @CIN L 7-33 2 26 13 20 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
4 @IND L 17-41 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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