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Emmanuel Stephens
No. 96     Cleveland Browns
Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-02-17) February 17, 1987 (age 34)
Place of birth: Houston, Texas
High School: Waltrip High School
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
College: Ole Miss
Undrafted in 2010
Debuted in 2011 for the Cleveland Browns
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Career NFL statistics as of 2012
Tackles     26
Sacks     1.0
Forced fumbles     1

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.

College career

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.

Professional career

Atlanta Falcons

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.

Cleveland Browns

Stephens was claimed off waivers by the Cleveland Browns on September 4.

Personal life

Stephens' wife is named Camica, also from Houston. The couple have a son named Lavar who was born September 5, 2007.


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