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Schedule

FOOTBALL
Aug 31 - FINAL
Delaware State (Delaware Day)
3
Delaware
Delaware
22
FOOTBALL
Sep 9 - FINAL
Delaware
Delaware
0
Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech
27
FOOTBALL
Sep 16 - FINAL
Cornell (High School Band Day)
14
Delaware
Delaware
41
FOOTBALL
Sep 30 - FINAL
James Madison (Hall of Fame Weekend)
20
Delaware
Delaware
10
FOOTBALL
Oct 7 - FINAL
Delaware
Delaware
24
Stony Brook
Stony Brook
20
FOOTBALL
Oct 14 - FINAL
Wm. & Mary (Parents & Family Weekend/Youth Cheer/Twirler Day)
0
Delaware
Delaware
17
FOOTBALL
Oct 21 - FINAL
Richmond (Homecoming)
35
Delaware
Delaware
42
FOOTBALL
Oct 28 - 4:00 PM
Delaware
Delaware
Towson
Towson
FOOTBALL
Nov 4 - 2:00 PM
Delaware
Delaware
Maine
Maine
FOOTBALL
Nov 11 - 3:30 PM
UAlbany
UAlbany
Delaware
Delaware
FOOTBALL
Nov 18 - 1:00 PM
Delaware
Delaware
Villanova
Villanova
UD Football BIO
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Will Stephenson
Player Profile:
Will Stephenson 2828243
Position: Punter
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 200
Year: Graduate
Hometown: Raleigh, N.C.
High School: Wakefield
Other College: North Carolina State
Major: MBA (Marketing/Finance)
Experience: Transfer

AT DELAWARE
Had an outstanding season in only year punting for the Blue Hens after transfer from North Carolina State • enrolled in Delaware's MBA program • averaged 41.3 yards on 55 punts as a senior in 2016 • did not have a punt blocked • earned Blue Hen Touchdown Club Outstanding Senior Special Teams Player following the season.

2016 SEASON (Game by Game)
Moved right into starting spot as team's punter after joining the team in the summer • also served as team's holder on placements • proved to be an effective field position weapon for the Hens • played in all 11 games and punted 55 times for 2,272 yards and a 41.3-yard average • ranked No. 6 in the Colonial Athletic Association in average per punt • did not have a punt blocked all season • had 10 punts land inside opponent 20-yard line • had 25 fair catches and nine touchbacks • had 10 punts go 50+ yards, including a season-long 63-yarder vs. Stony Brook and 57-yarder vs. James Madison • recorded only tackle of the season vs. JMU • had a season-high seven punts each vs. Lafayette and Wake Forest with season-high 295 yards vs. Wake Forest • had four punts land inside 20-yard line vs. Lafayette • Blue Hen Touchdown Club Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Wake Forest; Maine) • named Blue Hen Touchdown Club Outstanding Senior Special Teams Player • averaged season 6.0 yards per punt vs. Maine (six for 276 yards) and vs. William & Mary (two for 92 yards) • averaged 45.0 yardss on five punts in career finale vs. Villanova.

AT NORTH CAROLINA STATE 
Four-year member of the squad with the Wolfpack as a backup kicker, punter, and holder but did not see game action • team played in three bowl games • N.C. State went 7-6 and lost to Mississippi State in Belk Bowl for head coach Dave Doeren in 2015 • team went 8-5 and won Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl • member of team's Leadership Council in 2015 • earned degree in business administration in May, 2016. 

HIGH SCHOOL
Played two seasons of football at Wakefield High School in 2011-12 for head coach J.D. Dinwiddie • played punter, kicker, wide receiver, and safety during his career • team captain as a senior • led teams to a two-year mark of 20-5 and two conference titles • member of Beta Club • National Honor Society student.

PERSONAL
William Thomas "Will" Stephenson • born June 18, 1944 • earned degree in business administration from North Carolina State in May, 2016 • enrolled in MBA graduate program a Delaware with concentration in marketing and finance, and pursuing an undergraduate degree in accounting • was an avid soccer player growing up • plays the piano • enjoys concerts, drawing, and going to the beach in his spare time • favorite NFL team is the Miami Dolphins • son of Tom and Ellen Stephenson • has a younger brother • father is a sales rep for IBM and mother is a therapy dog trainer • father played collegiate basketball at Virginia Wesleyan • cousin, Daniel Pace, played tennis at North Carolina Wesleyan and cousin, Brent Butler, was drafted by the MLB St. Louis Cardinals and played three seasons with the Colorado Rockies (2001-03) as an infielder.

CAREER STATISTICS AT DELAWARE

Year G Punts
Yards
 Avg.
I20  Blocked Long  
2016 11/0 55 2,272 41.3 18 0
63  
TOTALS 11/0 55 2,272
41.3
18 0
63  

CAREER-HIGHS
Punts: 7 vs. Lafayette, Wake Forest, 2016
Yards: 295 yards vs. Wake Forest, 2016
Average:
46.0 vs. Maine, William & Mary, 2016
Punt: 63 yards vs. Stony Brook, 2016

 

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Delaware Blue Hens