Athletic fifth-year senior cornerback with starting experience... Redshirted in 2013... Broad jump measured at team-best 11-feet, 1-inch, vertical jump measured at 42.2 inches... Timed at 4.49 in 40-yard dash... 2010 Big 12 All-Freshman... Graduated in May 2014 with degree in speech communication.
2013 (Senior): Practiced and dressed for nine of 13 contests, but played in no games... Redshirted to retain eligibility.
2012 (Junior): Played in two of 13 games as junior... Backup defensive back dressed for nine games, recorded no stats on season... Played in fifth game vs. TCU and eighth game vs. Kansas.
2011 (Sophomore): Played in three of 13 games with one start during sophomore season limited by injury... Opened season as starting cornerback, but missed five games with injury and moved into reserve role after return... Started season-opening win against No. 14 TCU and made only tackle of season before suffering ankle injury... Sat out next five games... Returned to action on special teams against Missouri in eighth game... Saw action as reserve cornerback against Texas Tech (11th game).
2010 (True Freshman): Played 10 of 13 games, started four at cornerback, as true freshman... Earned first collegiate letter... Totaled 21 tackles, one for loss, and three pass breakups... Sat first three games, played final 10 and in starting lineup for final four of regular season... One of six true freshmen to play during 2010... Made collegiate debut in week four's win at Rice, no tackles... Recorded first tackle in week five win vs. Kansas, had two solo tackles, one for 4-yard loss... Earned first career start in week nine win at Texas (4 tackles) and started final three regular-season contests... Made season-high seven tackles (4 solo) and one PBU vs. No. 23 Texas A&M.
High School: Two-sport (football/track) speedster from Lancaster (Texas) High School... National position rankings among CBs: No. 14 by ESPN.com, No. 18 by Rivals.com, No. 39 by Scout.com... Rated No. 3 cornerback recruit in Texas by Dave Campbell's Texas Football and No. 30 on Austin American-Statesman's Texas Fabulous 55 listing... Overall prospect ratings in state of Texas: No. 47 by Rivals.com, No. 68 by Superprep/Bryan Munson, No. 75 by Scout.com... Named to Texas Top 100 lists by following publications: Houston Chronicle/VYPE magazine, Fort Worth Star-Telegram and Waco Tribune-Herald... Rated No. 25 overall prospect on VYPE's DFW Top 100 recruit listing and No. 3 defensive back on Dallas Morning News Area Top 100... Named first-team 2009 4A All-State defensive back as senior... Class 4A DFW all-area and first-team All-District 15-4A after registering 63 tackles and five interceptions as senior... Helped Lancaster to 7-5 record and area finals in 2008, totaled 55 tackles (27 solo), two interceptions , 14 pass breakups and two fumble recoveries as junior... Credited with 36 tackles, two interceptions and three PBUs as sophomore in 2007... Played for head coach Andrew Jackson at Lancaster... Track and field standout at Lancaster, placed second at 2009 State UIL Championships in 300 hurdles with 37.67 time and fourth in 110 hurdles with 13.95 time as junior... Finished first at 2009 AAU National Meet and third at USA Nationals in 110-meter hurdles with 14.04 time as junior.
Personal: Son of Shannon Stephenson... Full name is Tyler Dewayne Stephenson... Born Jan. 24, 1992, in Dallas, Texas... Graduated in May 2014 with degree in speech communication.