Tyrique Stevenson

American football player (born 2000)

American football player
  • Georgia (2019–2020)
  • Miami (FL) (2021–2022)
NFL draft:2023 / Round: 2 / Pick: 56Career history
  • Chicago Bears (2023–present)
Roster status:ActiveCareer highlights and awards
  • Third-team All-ACC (2022)
Career NFL statistics as of 2023
Total tackles:86
Forced fumbles:2
Pass deflections:16
Interceptions:4
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Tyrique Marquis Stevenson (born May 26, 2000) is an American football cornerback for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Georgia and Miami (FL).

Early years

Stevenson was born on May 26, 2000, in Miami, Florida.[1] He attended South Dade Senior High School and transferred to Miami Southridge Senior High School for his senior year.[2]

College career

Stevenson began his college career at Georgia and joined the team as an early enrollee.[3] He played in all 14 of the Bulldogs' games during his freshman season and made 13 tackles with one sack and five passes defended.[4] Stevenson played in all 10 of Georgia's games with four starts during the team's COVID-19 shortened 2020 season and finished the year with 34 tackles and five passes broken up.[5]

After the season, Stevenson chose to transfer to Miami.[6] He made 43 tackles with 2.5 tackles for loss, four passes broken up, and one interception in his first season with the team.[7]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump
6 ft 0+38 in
(1.84 m)
198 lb
(90 kg)
32+38 in
(0.82 m)
9+58 in
(0.24 m)
4.45 s 1.51 s 2.57 s 4.41 s 7.09 s 38.5 in
(0.98 m)
10 ft 5 in
(3.18 m)
All values from NFL Combine[8][9]

Stevenson was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the second round (56th overall) of the 2023 NFL draft.[10] He was the team's starting left cornerback to start the 2023 Chicago Bears season, opposite of Jaylon Johnson. He went on to start in 16 games for the Bears during his rookie campaign, missing only one contest due to an ankle injury.[11] Stevenson struggled heavily in the first weeks of the season, allowing a passer rating against of 140 when targeted.[12] However, he improved in both pass and run coverage, while also contributing on special teams.[13] Stevenson registered his first career interception off of Jared Goff of the Detroit Lions in Week 11.[14] He was the NFC Defensive Player of the Week after registering five tackles, four pass breakups, and two interceptions in a 37–17 victory over the Atlanta Falcons in Week 17. Stevenson finished the season with 86 tackles and 2 forced fumbles, 4 interceptions and a team-leading 16 pass breakups.[13]

References

  1. ^ Brugler, Dane. "The Beast: 2023 NFL Draft Guide" (PDF). The Athletic. p. 254. Retrieved April 10, 2022.
  2. ^ Furones, David (March 4, 2021). "Tyrique Stevenson explains Georgia-to-Miami transfer". Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved September 13, 2022.
  3. ^ Dasher, Anthony (June 26, 2020). "Roster Review No. 7: Tyrique Stevenson". Rivals.com. Retrieved September 13, 2022.
  4. ^ Austin, Brooks (February 12, 2020). "Tyrique Stevenson Set to Have Breakout Sophomore Campaign for Georgia". SI.com. Retrieved September 13, 2022.
  5. ^ Navarro, Manny (January 11, 2021). "How Georgia DB transfer Tyrique Stevenson could help Miami Hurricanes". The Athletic. Retrieved September 13, 2022.
  6. ^ Wilson, David (January 16, 2021). "Rising star DB Tyrique Stevenson transfers to Miami from UGA". Miami Herald. Retrieved September 13, 2022.
  7. ^ Lichtenstein, Adam (August 7, 2022). "Tyrique Stevenson poised to anchor Hurricanes' secondary". Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved September 13, 2022.
  8. ^ "Tyrique Stevenson Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved April 16, 2023.
  9. ^ "2023 NFL Draft Scout Tyrique Stevenson College Football Profile". DraftScout.com. Retrieved April 16, 2023.
  10. ^ Hajduk, Gabby (April 28, 2023). "Bears trade up, draft Miami DB Tyrique Stevenson". ChicagoBears.com. Retrieved December 2, 2023.
  11. ^ Hajduk, Gabby (January 24, 2024). "Tyrique Stevenson chosen as Bears Rookie of the Year". chicagobears.com. Retrieved January 24, 2024.
  12. ^ Chamberlain, Gene (January 16, 2024). "Some Bears Were Better By Year's End". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved January 16, 2024.
  13. ^ a b Mayer, Larry (January 16, 2024). "Huge trade a gift that keeps on giving for Bears". chicagobears.com. Retrieved January 16, 2024.
  14. ^ Kane, Colleen (November 19, 2023). "Week 11 recap: Chicago Bears let a late 12-point lead slip for a 31-26 loss to the Detroit Lions in Justin Fields' return". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved January 24, 2024.

External links

  • Tyrique Stevenson at Twitter
  • Chicago Bears bio
  • Miami Hurricanes bio
  • Georgia Bulldogs bio
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