Tommy Stevens
Stevens with Mississippi State
Free agent
Position:Quarterback
Personal information
Born: (1996-12-15) December 15, 1996 (age 24)
Indianapolis, Indiana
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:237 lb (108 kg)
Career information
High school:Indianapolis (IN) Decatur Central
College:Penn State (2015–2018)
Mississippi State (2019)
NFL Draft:2020 / Round: 7 / Pick: 240
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Thomas Mason Stevens (born December 15, 1996) is an American football tight end who is a free agent. He played college football at Mississippi State and was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the seventh round of the 2020 NFL Draft as a quarterback. Stevens initially played football at Penn State before transferring to Mississippi State. He played high school football at Decatur Central High School (DCHS) in Indianapolis. He played safety and quarterback in high school.

College career

Stevens began his college career at Penn State as a quarterback. He had nine touchdowns as a redshirt sophomore in 2017 playing backup to Trace McSorley. He missed several games in 2018 including the Citrus Bowl.[1] During his career at Penn State, Stevens connected on 24 of 41 passes for 304 yards and four touchdowns, rushed for 506 yards and eight touchdowns and caught 14 passes for 62 yards and two touchdowns.[2] Stevens entered the transfer portal in April 2019 and decided to transfer to Mississippi State. In 2019, he struggled with injuries again but played in nine games, compiling 934 passing yards, 310 rushing yards, 12 total touchdowns and five interceptions.[1]

Professional career

New Orleans Saints

Stevens was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the seventh round with the 240th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.[1] In training camp, Stevens was moved from quarterback to tight end. He was waived on September 5, 2020, and signed to the practice squad the next day.[3][4] He was released on November 10, 2020.[5]

Carolina Panthers

On November 16, 2020, Stevens was signed to the practice squad of the Carolina Panthers and listed as a quarterback.[6] On January 2, 2021, Stevens was promoted to the active roster.[7] He was waived by the team on June 1, 2021.[8]

New York Giants

On August 4, 2021, Stevens signed with the New York Giants.[9] He was waived on August 10, 2021.[10]

References

  1. ^ a b c Donohue, Tyler (April 25, 2020). "Former Penn State players reunite with New Orleans Saints". 247 Sports. Retrieved April 26, 2020.
  2. ^ Lowery, Logan (April 25, 2020). "Saints select Stevens in seventh round". Daily Journal. Retrieved April 26, 2020.
  3. ^ "Saints announce 53-man roster reductions for 2020". NewOrleansSaints.com. September 5, 2020.
  4. ^ "New Orleans Saints announce practice squad additions". NewOrleansSaints.com. September 6, 2020.
  5. ^ Sigler, John (November 10, 2020). "Saints release rookie draft pick Tommy Stevens, QB-turned-TE". USAToday.com. Retrieved December 17, 2020.
  6. ^ Bryan, Will (November 16, 2020). "Panthers sign quarterback Tommy Stevens to practice squad". Panthers.com.
  7. ^ Bryan, Will (January 2, 2021). "Panthers sign quarterback Tommy Stevens to active roster". Panthers.com. Retrieved February 15, 2021.
  8. ^ Bryan, Will (June 1, 2021). "Panthers sign former Ohio State WR C.J. Saunders; waive Tommy Stevens". Panthers.com. Retrieved June 4, 2021.
  9. ^ Eisen, Michael (August 4, 2021). "Giants sign TE Tommy Stevens, WR Andy Jones; OL Joe Looney retires". Giants.com.
  10. ^ "Giants activate TE Rysen John, waive TE Tommy Stevens". Giants Wire. August 10, 2021. Retrieved November 28, 2021.