2017 NFL Draft

Troy Stoudermire, CB

School: Minnesota  |  Conference: BIG10
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Dallas, TX
Height/Weight: 5-10 / 199 lbs.
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04/30/2013 - Nine CFAs inked with more expected...22 TROY STOUDERMIRE, 5-10, 199, CB, MINNESOTA - Holds NCAA career kick return yardage record with 3,615...Switched between receiver and cornerback his first three seasons before moving primarily to defense this past season. Not known as a burner and uninvited to the combine, he had a good pro day, where he had a vertical jump of 35 inches and repped 225 pounds 19 times...Started all 12 games for the Gophers and led them in tackles (82) and solo tackles (59). He also broke up three passes and notched 3.5 tackles-for-loss. - Geoff Hobson, Bengals.com

04/17/2013 - 2013 NFL DRAFT: 124 FBS PROGRAMS, 124 POSSIBLE UNDRAFTED ROOKIE FREE AGENTS: MINNESOTA: CB Troy Stoudermire (5-10, 199, 4.52)...While he might not have the speed or fluidity to survive at cornerback in the NFL, Stoudermire does hold the NCAA-record for kickoff return yards (3,615). - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

03/05/2013 - 2013 Minnesota Pro Day: Cornerback Troy Stoudermire was second at 4.51 seconds. Linebacker Mike Rallis and cornerback Michael Carter both were clocked at 4.69 seconds. Rallis impressed with a 38-inch vertical jump and a 10-foot, 4-inch broad jump. - Joe Christensen, The Minnesota Star Tribune

01/04/2013 - Minnesota cornerback Troy Stoudermire isn't done playing college football just yet. The senior will participate in the upcoming Casino Del Sol College All-Star Game on Friday, Jan. 11 at Kino Stadium in Tucson, Ariz. The game starts at 6 p.m. CT and will be broadcast on ESPN3.

Stoudermire is the only Gopher participating and is one of three Big Ten players in the event, which is in its second year. The inaugural game produced six NFL draft picks and 67 players who were signed to an NFL contract.

Stoudermire started all 12 games for the Gophers and led Minnesota in tackles (82) and solo tackles (59). He also broke up three passes and notched 3.5 tackles-for-loss. Stoudermire returned 22 kicks this year for 513 yards as he became the NCAA all-time leader in kickoff return yards with 3,615 yards. - Minnesota football

12/28/2012 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: CB Troy Stoudermire, who will also be playing the final game of his college career, leads the team with 78 tackles. He's also tops on the team with 402 yards in kickoff returns. Stoudermire's time in Minnesota has had several highs and lows. He began his career as a wide receiver, but briefly left the team in 2010. Stoudermire was switched to cornerback when he returned. He missed most of 2011 with a broken arm, but has had a solid senior season. - The Sports Xchange

12/28/2012 - Minnesota's Troy Stoudermire has broken the NCAA record for career kickoff return yards on the opening kickoff against Texas Tech in the Meineke Car Care Bowl. Stoudermire returned the kickoff 26 yards to bring his career total to 3,530 yards. That surpassed the 3,517 yards Houston's Tyron Carrier amassed in a career that ended in 2011.

The senior had 1,083 return yards in 2008, and 1,057 yards in 2009. He added 789 yards as a junior and had 173 last season. He missed the final eight games last year with an injury and received a medical redshirt before returning this season. He had 402 return yards this season entering Friday's game. - AP Sports

12/28/2012 - Scouting the Minnesota special teams: Freshman P Christian Eldred has averaged 38.5 yards on 63 kicks. He's had seven punts of 50 yards or more and 21 kicks inside the 20-yard line. Senior PK Jordan Wettstein has been inconsistent all season, making 13-of-21 attempts. A.J. Barker, the team's leading punt returner, quit the team last month. Senior Troy Stoudermire leads the Gophers in kickoff returns. - The Sports Xchange

12/04/2012 - 2012 ALL-BIG TEN HONORABLE MENTION (MEDIA): Troy Stoudermire, Minnesota, has been selected Honorable Mention All-Big Ten (Media selection) for the 2012 college football season. Stoudermire led the Gophers in tackles with 78 (56 solo). He had 3.5 tackles-for-loss and had three pass breakups, as Minnesota ranked 11th nationally in pass defense yielding only 178.50 yards-per-game. Stoudermire also led the Gophers with 402 yards on kick returns. - Minnesota football

09/05/2012 - STILL NEEDS WORK: The Gophers won't get away with the dumb mistakes they made in the opener against better competition. Minnesota committed 11 penalties for 86 yards; including a horse collar tackle, roughing the quarterback call and a pass interference penalty. The latter two came on a UNLV touchdown drive going in the fourth quarter. That drive was set up when Troy Stoudermire fumbled a punt deep in his own territory. Stoudermire was later called for interference. These silly mistakes must be cleaned up. - The Sports Xchange

08/30/2012 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: CB Troy Stoudermire -- It looked like Stoudermire's career was over when he missed the final seven games last season with a broken left wrist, but he was granted another year of eligibility by the NCAA. That's good news on two fronts. Stoudermire has developed into a solid cornerback and is one of the top punt returners in the conference. - The Sports Xchange

08/06/2012 - Top-five Minnesota prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft: 2. CB Troy Stoudermire...After a season-ending arm injury last fall, it appeared Stoudermire's Minnesota career was going to end on a sour note. However, the NCAA approved his application for a medical hardship and wide receiver/cornerback Stoudermire will be back for one final season of eligibility in 2012. A high school quarterback, Stoudermire was a two-star receiver recruit out of Dallas, choosing the Gophers over Kansas State. He switched between cornerback and wideout over his first three seasons, combining for 15 starts, 35 catches and 43 total tackles, adding a conference-record 3,102 career kickoff return yards. Stoudermire moved primarily to defense last season as a senior and recorded 24 tackles and a pair of interceptions before the injury sidelined him for the season. He is expected to stay on defense and return kickoffs in 2012 as the unquestioned leader of the Gopher's secondary. He has good straight-line speed with the physical nature to hold up in bump-and-run coverage, but he needs to do a better job turning his head and locating the ball downfield. Listed at only 5-10, Stoudermire lacks ideal size for the position and looks maxed-out physically, but he doesn't shy from contact in run support. He is more of an athlete than technically-refined cornerback, but his raw speed and return ability will give him a chance at the next level, probably as an undrafted free agent. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com


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