04/27/2012 - OT Donald Stephenson, Oklahoma -- Few prospects have more raw upside than Stephenson, a better athlete than football player who needs a full season in the weight room and film room before he's a major factor. Has real steal potential.
04/11/2012 - A handful of the 17 college prospects invited to the Chiefs local Pro Day Tuesday afternoon will find their way onto an NFL roster this fall. Maybe even in Kansas City. For the majority, however, the five-hour Pro Day represented a once in a lifetime opportunity to train in front of NFL coaches inside a team facility. Donald Stephenson, a left tackle from the University of Oklahoma and a product of Blue Springs High School in Blue Springs, Missouri, headlined the group and commanded much of the day's attention. The Chiefs don't make Pro Day results public, but the highlight of the day might have the vertical jump performance of Mid-America Nazarene University fullback Brandon Smith. Smith played defensive line at MNU and tallied 28.0 sacks over his college career, but trained as a fullback in Pro Day drills. MNU supplied the most locals with three players working out for the Chiefs. There are currently four former Chiefs on the coaching staff at the NAIA powerhouse: QB Jonathan Quinn (2002-03), RB Kimble Anders (1993-98, 2000), DE Duane Clemons (2000-02) and LB Anthony Davis (1996-98). Quinn has served as the Pioneers' head coach since 2009 and has compiled a 32-4 (.889) record at the school. After the Pro Day concluded, Crennel reminded the local hopefuls that anything can happen in the NFL business. "You have to stay in shape," Crennel said. "If you're in shape when somebody calls for a workout, then you have a chance to make a good showing. If you're not in shape when someone calls, you'll look bad and coaches will say you're not ready to go and that you don't really want it. So you've got to keep working." - KCChiefs.com
04/10/2012 - Seventeen college prospects received invites to take part in the Chiefs local Pro Day Tuesday afternoon at the club's training facility. Conferences represented in this year's workout included the Big XII, Big Ten, Pac-12, Missouri Valley, MIAA, Great Lakes Valley and Heart of America. Each NFL team is allowed to host its own local Pro Day in a combine-style setting with members of the personnel department in observance. Prospects undergo medical evaluation, physical testing and perform position-specific drills conducted by the Chiefs coaching staff. Individual interviews and white board work is also part of the agenda. To be eligible for the workout, players must have attended a college or university within a 40-mile radius of Arrowhead Stadium. A player whose hometown is within a 40-mile radius of the stadium is also eligible to participate. Local Pro Days do not count against the team's 30 in-house visits from draft prospects. This year's Pro Day is highlighted by Oklahoma T Donald Stephenson and Northwestern TE Drake Dunsmore. Both players were invited to the NFL Scouting Combine in February and attended high school in the Kansas City Metro. Stephenson is projected by many scouting services as a mid-round pick in April's draft. - KCChiefs.com
12/10/2011 - 2011 ALL-BIG 12 FOOTBALL HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES): Donald Stephenson (OL), has been selected All-Big 12 Conference Honorable Mention for the 2011 college football season as voted on by the league's 10 head coaches, who are not permitted to vote for their own players. - Oklahoma football
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