>> At Navy: Enters the fall battling Matt Nechak for the starting job at right defensive end ... was one of the better performers during spring practice ... moved from nose guard to defensive end during the spring ... can rush the passer and is strong against the run.
>> 2008: Saw action in nine of the 13 games for the Midshipmen, making three tackles ... made a solo tackle in Navy's come-from-behind win over Temple on Senior Day ... turned in his first two tackles of the season against Duke and was credited with a half a sack ... saw action in the Mids' opener against Towson.
>> 2007: Played in 12 games ... made first-career start against Duke ... came up with 13 tackles on the year ... made first-six tackles of his career at Rutgers ... produced two solo stops at North Texas ... assisted on two tackles against Northern Illinois ... contributed with two tackles against Army ... provided one tackle against Utah in the Poinsettia Bowl.
>> 2006: Saw action against Eastern Michigan, playing four snaps.
>> High School / Personal: A 2005 graduate of North Hall High School, Stephens attended the Naval Academy Prep School during the 2005-06 academic year ... earned three varsity letters in football while also lettering in baseball ... football team won the region championship his senior year with a 12-1 record ... a First-Team All-State (Ga.) and all-area selection as a senior ... full name is Jordan Tyler Stephens ... born March 13, 1987, in Gainesville, Ga. ... son of William Stephens and Rosemary Shell ... majoring in English.