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Cameron Stephenson
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Guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-06-18) 18 June 1983 (age 36)
Place of birth: Sydney, Australia
Career information
College: Rutgers
NFL Draft: 2007 / Round: 5 / Pick: 156
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Pittsburgh Steelers ( 2007)*
Career highlights and awards
* Second-team All-Big East (2006)
Stats at NFL.com
Receptions     1
Receiving yards     5
Receiving TDs     0
Stats at ArenaFan.com

Cameron John-Ngaue Stephenson (born 18 June 1983) is an American football guard who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fifth round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at Rutgers.

Stephenson has also been a member of the Green Bay Packers, Philadelphia Eagles, New Orleans Saints, Jacksonville Jaguars, and San Diego Chargers.

Early yearsEdit

As a young man Stephenson attended Hawthorne High School. At Hawthorne, he lettered in three sports football, basketball, track and field 55'8 shot, 153'4 disc. While playing football as the team's starting left offensive tackle and also played defensive tackle and recorded 101 tackles/11.5 sacks in three years, earning 1st team All-Bay League honors in all three season at offensive tackle and 2 time all CIF, 1st team Daily breeze, 1st team L.A. Times.

College careerEdit

He spent the 2002-03 seasons at Los Angeles Harbor College. At Harbor College, he started at defensive tackle for the Seahawks in 2002, 74 tackles/ 12 sacks/ 24.5 TFL's, earning All-South Coast Conference Honors, JC All-State Honors and entered the 2003 season as a Pre-season All American. He had one major injury in his career in 2003, when he missed the rest of the season after suffering a knee injury in the season opener vs. Saddleback College. 2 tackles /1.5 sacks to end his junior college career. Became a highly touted prospect and turning down several high-profile college football powers for Rutgers.

After graduating junior college, he accepted a scholarship to attend Rutgers University, switching between offensive and defensive line before settling in as a starter at right guard in 2006. At defensive line 26 tackles/ 3.5 sacks/ 11 TFL, senior year earned All Big East Honors, and made the Rivals.com All-Bowl Team. With all the success he was invited to the 2007 NFL Combine and also was invited to play in the Senior East-West Shrine Game after it was all said and done Stephenson entered the NFL draft as the number 6th ranked guard in the nation.

Professional careerEdit

Pittsburgh SteelersEdit

Cameron Stephenson entered the NFL as a fifth-round pick (156th overall) of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2007 NFL Draft.[1]

Green Bay PackersEdit

On 11 September 2007, Stephenson was signed to the Green Bay Packers' practice squad.[2] He was re-signed in the 2008 and started the offseason as the future center until Stephenson got derailed with a calf tear and was out for 16 week, only to be waived on 23 July for Brett Favre.

Philadelphia EaglesEdit

Stephenson was claimed on waivers by the Eagles on 25 July 2008. He was waived by the Eagles on 23 August 2008.

New Orleans SaintsEdit

Stephenson was a member of the Saints' practice squad until he was signed by the Jaguars.

Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

Stephenson was signed by Jacksonville Jaguars on 16 December 2008 when defensive tackle Tony McDaniel went on injured reserve. Appeared in games versus Baltimore and Indianapolis at LG. After spending the 2009 season on the practice squad, Stephenson was re-signed to a future contract on 5 January 2010.

He was waived on 7 July 2010.

Hartford ColonialsEdit

Stephenson was signed by the Hartford Colonials of the United Football League on 13 July 2010. Started at RG and was the backbone of the offensive line.

Spokane ShockEdit

Stephenson was assigned to the Spokane Shock of the Arena Football League on 3 October 2013. He was reassigned on 26 March 2014.

Los Angeles KISSEdit

On 8 May 2014, Stephenson was assigned to the Los Angeles KISS. Played Fullback and Center.

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