FRESHMAN YEAR (2014)
Appeared in all 12 games and earned two starts … Became W&M’s first true freshman defensive lineman to start since 2001 … Finished the season with 42 tackles, 3.0 sacks, 6.0 tackles for a loss, a fumble recovery and a PBU … Earned his first career start in the Week 2 win at Hampton … Recorded a career-high seven tackles, 1.5 sacks and 2.0 TFL against No. 5/4 Villanova … Posted six stops, a TFL and recovered a fumble at James Madison … Registered his first career solo sack in the win against Lafayette …
Three-year letterwinner as a defensive tackle and offensive lineman for head coach Clay Lloyd at Smyrna High School … Served as a team captain as a senior … Earned second-team all-conference honors as a junior and a senior … Garnered team’s defensive MVP in 2012 and 2013 … Posted 55 tackles (29 solo) with 10 tackles for a loss, a sack and two forced fumbles as a senior … Totaled 65 tackles (33 solo) with 8.5 sacks, 13.5 tackles for a loss and two forced fumbles as a junior … Lettered in wrestling and track and field … Placed sixth at the state meet in discus … Four-year member of the honor roll … Participated on the school news team …
Son of Lary Stephens and Portia Busaitis ... Majoring in kinesiology.