Strong defensive lineman who has played in 34 games over the past two seasons...Named Preseason Second Team American Conference by Athlon Sports.
2012: Missed the first two games with an injury...Had a career-high seven tackles in season finale vs. Cincinnati (Dec. 1) with 1.5 tackles for a loss...Had five tackles vs. Buffalo (Sept. 29)...Also had three tackles against Western Michigan (Sept. 22), Temple (Oct. 13) and USF (Nov. 3).
2011: Played in all 12 games ... Totaled 17 tackles - seven unassisted ... Made a career-high six tackles vs. West Virginia (Oct. 8) and also had two tackles vs. Vanderbilt (Sept. 10) and Cincinnati (Dec. 3)
2010: Made his first collegiate start in the third game of the season against Temple (Sept. 18) ... Was a regular member of the defensive front rotation all season ... Started five-straight games beginning with the Temple contest and then also started vs. Pittsburgh (Nov. 11) and Syracuse (Nov. 20) ... Had a career-high five tackles in win over USF (Dec. 4) to conclude the regular season ... Also had four tackles against Temple ... Had two sacks on the season - one against Texas Southern (Sept. 11) and the other vs. Vanderbilt (Oct. 2).
2009: Redshirted ... Was named the Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week before the North Carolina (Sept. 12), West Virginia (Oct. 24) and Syracuse (Nov. 28) games.
High School: Had 57 tackles in senior year with 12 sacks ... Had two blocked field goals ... Team captain ... Team went 7-2 in senior year ... Also played basketball ... First Team All-American Lutheran Team.
Personal Profile: Shamar Irvin Stephen ... Born on February 25, 1991 ... An economics major.