Has played in 23 games and started five contests during his four seasons with the program from 2008-11, seeing all of his action in the 2009 and 2010 campaigns ... has contributed four catches for 27 yards and a touchdown, one rush for two yards, one kick return for 11 yards and 10 tackles.
Listed as the team's starting fullback on the post-spring depth chart ... missed spring practice due to a 2011 knee injury but expected to be ready for the season.
Missed the entire season after injuring his knee during training camp ... had been an early candidate for the Burlsworth Trophy given annually to the nation's most outstanding player who began his collegiate career as a walk-on.
Spent most of the season as the team's top fullback, playing in 11 games and starting five ... had a single catch in each of the first three contests vs. UC Davis (career-high 11 yards), vs. Colorado (eight yards) and at Nevada (four-yard TD reception for the first score of his career) ... had his lone run of the campaign for two yards in the next game at Arizona and then his fourth and final reception of his season for a four-yard gain in the following game he played vs. UCLA (missed the previous contest at USC with an injury) ... posted single tackles four times - vs. UC Davis, vs. Colorado, vs. UCLA and at Washington State.
Played in 12 games off the bench primarily on special teams and also as a backup fullback ... had one kick return for 11 yards and six tackles ... 11-yard kick return came vs. Washington State ... had a career-high-tying two tackles in back-to-back victories at UCLA and vs. Washington State, while recording one each in the team's final two contests at Washington and in the Poinsettia Bowl vs. Utah.
Redshirted ... did not play.
Selected first-team All-Bay League and to the Daily Breeze All-Area squad as a 2007 senior when he recorded 110 tackles and 7.0 tackles for loss, while also averaging 30.0 yards per catch on 14 receptions (three touchdowns) for a total of 420 receiving yards ... added All-Bay League honors in wrestling.
Full name is Eric James Stevens ... born October 1, 1989 ... parents are Mark Stevens and Helene Mink ... the younger brother of former Cal tight end Craig Stevens, who currently plays in the NFL with Tennessee and has seen action in 58 games with the Titans over the past four seasons from 2008-11 after being selected in the third round of the 2008 NFL Draft by the organization ... major is legal studies.
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