|No. 96 Cleveland Browns|
|Date of birth:February 17, 1987|
|Place of birth: Houston, Texas|
|High School: Waltrip High School|
|Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)||Weight: 250 lb (113 kg)|
|College: Ole Miss|
|Undrafted in 2010|
|Debuted in 2011 for the Cleveland Browns|
|Roster status: Active|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2012|
Emmanuel Lavar Stephens (born February 17, 1987) is an American football defensive end for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League. He was signed by the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted free agent in 2010. He played college football at Ole Miss.
Stephens started his college football career at two-year community college Blinn College in Brenham, Texas where he played in 2006 and 2007. While at Blinn, he was selected to the 2007 All-America first-team by the National Junior College Athletic Association.
Stephens went on to enroll at Ole Miss where he played in 2008 and completed his college career in 2009.
After going undrafted in the 2010 NFL Draft, Stephens signed with the Atlanta Falcons on April 26, 2010. He was released on September 4 and signed to the Falcons' practice squad the next day. Stephens spent the entire season on the practice squad and was re-signed to a reserve/future contract on January 18, 2011. The Falcons waived him during final cuts on September 3.
Stephens was claimed off waivers by the Cleveland Browns on September 4.
Stephens' wife is named Camica, also from Houston. The couple have a son named Lavar who was born September 5, 2007.