21 Stephan Neville
21 Stephan Neville
Height: 5-8
Weight: 178
Year: Sr
Hometown: Foxborough, Mass.
High School: Foxborough
Position: DB
Major: Business

2011-12:
Don Hansen's All-Super Region One second team (return specialist)
NE-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll (spring semester)
NE-10 Special Teams Player of the Week (9/12, 11/14)
Consensus Draft Services Preseason All-America first team (return specialist)

2010: NE-10 Commissioner's Fall Honor Roll. Earned AFCA Division II Coaches' All-America Team honors, the first All-American in program history, as a kick returner. Also earned All-New England and first team All-Northeast-10 honors as a kick returner. Was a second team All-Conference cornerback selection. Started all ten games. Matched an NCAA Division II record with four kickoff returns for a touchdown. Led the Northeast-10 by averaging 29.7 yards per return as he totaled 773 yards on 26 kickoff returns. Also returned six punts for 38 yards. Finished the season with five total returns for touchdowns as he also returned one fumble for a score. Finished with 44 tackles (29 solo), nine pass breakups, two interceptions (37 yards), a forced fumble and fumble recovery. Registered six tackles (one solo), an interception that he returned 37 yards and a pass breakup at American International (9/18). Made three solo tackles and returned five kickoffs for 172 yards (34.4/ret) and his first touchdown of the year (90 yards) against Merrimack (9/24). Posted six tackles (five solo), broke up one pass and returned five kickoffs for 173 yards (34.6/ret), including a career-long matching 95 yard return for a score against New Haven (10/2). Had four kickoff returns for 156 yards (39.0/ret) and an 89-yard touchdown return, while also forcing and returning a fumble 35 yards for another score against Southern Connecticut State (10/23), while finishing with four stops (one solo). Posted six tackles (four solo) with three pass breakups and an interception in win at Saint Anselm (10/30), while returning two kickoffs for 85 yards, including a 79 yard touchdown return to seal the win. Registered a season-high seven tackles (six solo) and two pass breakups in shutout win over Assumption (11/6). Posted six tackles (three solo) at Bentley (11/13). Named NE-10 Special Teams Player of the Week twice (10/25, 11/1).

2009: Don Hansen's Football Gazette All-Super Region One third team for both cornerback and return specialist. First student-athlete in program history to earn first team All-Northeast-10 Conference honors at two positions, collecting the award as a kick returner and cornerback. Started all ten games. Led Division II with a 36.7 kickoff return average as he returned 24 kickoffs for 881 yards and three touchdowns. Posted 59 tackles (39 solo), including 2.0 for a loss of three yards, eight pass breakups, four interceptions (24 yards) and a forced fumble. Also returned three punts for 24 yards. Had four solo tackles , an interception, two pass breakups and a forced fumble in victory at NCAA I FCS member Wagner (9/5) while also returning three kickoffs for 138 yards (46.0/ret), including a 91 yard touchown return. Posted a career-high 11 tackles (six solo), including 1.0 for a loss of a yard, and also returned two kickoffs for 101 yards (50.5/ret) against American International (9/11). Matched his season and career-best with 11 stops (six solo) with an interception and pass breakup at New Haven (9/26). Also had 11 tackles (seven solo) at Southern Connecticut State (10/17), while also returning three kickoffs for 124 yards (41.3/ret). Returned four kickoffs for 188 yards (47.0/ret), including an 85 yard return for a touchdown, in win over Saint Anselm (10/24), while also posting six tackles (five solo) and three pass breakups. Matched his career long with a 94 yard kickoff return for a touchdown to go with five tackles (two solo) in season-ending victory over rival Bentley (11/7).

2008: Earned second team All-Northeast-10 Conference and All-Rookie team honors as a kick returner. Saw action in all ten games making one start (Assumption). Finished eighth in the NCAA and first in the Northeast-10 in kick return average (29.7). Had 31 tackles (23 solo). Finished tied for the team lead and fourth in the Northeast-10 in interceptions (5). Tied for ninth in the Northeast-10 in passes defended (8). Had two solo tackles and the game-sealing interception in the season-opening win over Wagner (9/5). Named Northeast-10 Freshman of the Week following a loss at Pace in which he had two solo tackles and returned the game's opening kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown. Had four tackles and an interception in the overtime loss at Iona (10/4). Recorded five tackles, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery he returned 23 yards in a loss at American International (10/9). Had a career-high eight tackles (seven solo) and a pass breakup in a win over Assumption (10/18). Recorded three tackles, including one for loss, with an interception in the win over Saint Anselm (11/1). Had two tackles and two interceptions in the season-ending win over Bentley (11/8).

High School: 2008 graduate of Foxborough High School. Four-year letterwinner in football, servng as team captain his senior year. Also earned letters in baseball, basketball and track and field. Named 2007 Foxboro Football Defensive Football Player of the Year. 2007-2008 Foxboro Winter Track Most Outstanding Performer. Starter on the 2006 State Championship team. Registered 62 career tackles, seven interceptions and 10 total touchdowns.

Personal: Born August 3, 1990 in Atlanta. Son of Steven and Yolanda Neville of Foxborough, Mass. Has two siblings, Malcolm (16) and Jaris (12). Majoring in business. Supports the New England Patriots. Favorite athlete is Michael Jordan.