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16 Chris Stephens
  • Quarterback
  • 6-2, 215
  • Sophomore, SQ
  • Gainesville (Buchholz HS)

A redshirt sophomore quarterback...Son of Florida offensive line coach Jimmy Ray Stephens...Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll in 2000...

2000: A backup at quarterback...Played one down against Kentucky...A SEC Academic Honor Roll selection...Received Dr. Lombardi GPA Award following spring drills...

1999: Did not see any game action and was redshirted... Worked with the scout team at quarterback...

Prep: A Gainesville product who received prep all-america honors... Named to National Bluechips All-America Team and that publication ranked him among the nation's top six players in its dropback QB classification... Named to National Recruiting Advisor's All-America Team and that publication ranked him among the nation's top eight players in its "pro-style" QB rating... Named to PrepStar's All-America Team... Honorable mention All-America honors from USA Today... Second-team all-state (5A) in '98... Threw for 2,012 yards and 20 touchdowns as a senior in '98 before suffering a season-ending knee injury... A three-year starter at Buchholz High School who threw for 4,636 career yards and 48 touchdowns, breaking the school records held by former Gator quarterback Doug Johnson... 3.5 GPA and over 1300 on SAT... Member of National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta (math national honor society)... High school coach was Jay Godwin...

Personal: Born Christopher James Stephens on April 7, 1981 in Gainesville, Florida... Father, Jimmy Ray, is offensive line coach at UF... Hobbies include singing and listening to music... Favorite sports personality is Danny Wuerffel... Parents: Jimmy Ray Stephens and Linda LeFevre Stephens...

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