Position
Cornerback
Height
6'2
Weight
202 lbs.
Class
Senior
Hometown
Memphis, Tenn.
High School
Melrose HS

Updated 4/18/06

CAREER
Junior college transfer who spent two years with the Tigers … Joined the Tigers in December of 2003 and practiced with the squad in preparation for the Sugar Bowl that season … Battled a series of injuries during his career … Played in 7 games during his career with the Tigers.

SENIOR SEASON (2005)
Played in 6 games in 2005, all in a backup role … Recorded 13 tackles, all solo … Had 4 tackles against Tennessee and Arizona State … Had 3 tackles in win over Ole Miss … Returned a blocked field goal 55-yards for a touchdown to ignite a furious fourth quarter rally as the Tigers overcame a 10-point deficit to beat Arizona State … The 55-yard blocked field goal return were the first points of what turned out to be a 28-point fourth quarter for the Tigers.

JUNIOR SEASON (2004)
Played in just 1 game in 2004 and finished with 2 tackles … In LSU debut against Arkansas State, had 2 tackles and broke up a pass in week 2 … Sidelined for nearly three months with foot injury … Finally returned to the practice field in late November … Dressed out, but didn’t play in final two games of season against Arkansas and Iowa in the Capital One Bowl.

PRE-LSU
One of the most coveted defensive backs to come out of the JUCO ranks … Ranked as the top junior college cornerback in 2003 by TheInsiders.com … Only made 3 interceptions during 2003 but opposing teams rarely threw to his side … A four-year letterman at Melrose High School in Memphis, Tenn. … Coached by Andy Greening.

PERSONAL
Full name is Mario Edward Stevenson … Born April 2, 1983, in Memphis, Tenn. … Mom is Delinda Stevenson … Has two brothers, Michael and Matthew, and a sister, Latresa … Majoring in general studies.

Stevenson’s Career Defensive Stats

Year

G-GS

UT

AT

TT

TFL

Sacks

Int

2004 Jr.

1-0

1

1

2

0

0

0

2005 Sr.

6-0

13

0

13

0

0

0

TOTALS

7-0

14

1

15

0

0

0

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