UW's Jerramy Stevens Declares for NFL Draft

Jan. 10, 2002

Seattle - Washington junior tight end Jerramy Stevens (Olympia, Wash.) announced today that he will forego his senior season and declare himself for the 2002 National Football League draft. Stevens appeared in 27 regular-season games and three bowl games during his three-year Husky career. He redshirted the 1998 season when he was a true freshman. Stevens finished his career with 74 receptions to rank third on Washington's all-time tight end receiving list.

Stevens missed six games during the 2001 season due to a broken foot he suffered in the first half of the Idaho game on Sept. 22. He returned to the Husky lineup on Nov. 10 for Washington's game at Oregon State. He had 10 receptions for 88 yards and one touchdown during five regular-season games.

Stevens' last game at Washington was his best. He recorded career highs for receptions (nine) and receiving yards (109) in the Huskies' 47-43 Holiday Bowl loss to Texas. Stevens had a 17-yard touchdown reception during that game. Both his total receptions and receiving yards against the Longhorns were Husky single-game records for a tight end.

His most productive season was as a sophomore when he caught 43 passes for 600 yards and three scores. His reception total was a UW single-season record for a tight end and his receiving yards ranks as the second best one-year total. That season, while helping the Huskies to a Rose Bowl Championship, he earned second-team All-Pac-10 honors and was named a second-team All-American by the Football News and Gannett News Service.

Stevens becomes the 10th Washington player to declare early for the NFL draft. Here's a look at those players:

Player                 Draft   Selected By   Round DraftedEugene Burkhalter, fs   1990   Not drafted         --Steve Emtman, dt        1992   Indianapolis       1stBilly Joe Hobert, qb    1994   L.A. Raiders       2ndLawyer Milloy, fs       1996   New England        2ndCorey Dillon, tb        1997   Cincinnati         2ndOlin Kreutz, c          1998   Chicago            3rdBenji Olson, og         1998   Tennessee          5thBrock Huard, qb         1999   Seattle            3rdHakim Akbar, s          2001   New England        5th

Stevens' Statistics

Year     G-S   Rec.   Yds.   Avg.  TD   LG1999    11-9    21    265   12.6    4   362000    11-11   43    600   14.0    3   592001     5-2    10     88    8.8    1   19Totals  27-22   74    953   12.9    8   59

Career Highs
9 vs. Texas, 2001 Holiday Bowl
Reception Yards: 109 vs. Texas, 2001 Holiday Bowl
Touchdowns: 2 vs. Oregon, 1999
Longest Reception: 59 yards at Oregon, 2000
Longest TD Reception:

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