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Stephon Heyer biography

Date of birth : 1984-01-16
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Lawrenceville, Georgia
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-11-03
Credited as : Football player NFL, Offensive tackle for the Redskins, Super Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Stephon Heyer is an American football offensive tackle currently playing for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League.

Stephon Heyer has emerged as a starting-caliber offensive tackle in three years with the Redskins. He started 16 games in 2009, three at left tackle and 13 at left tackle. In 2007, as a rookie inserted into the starting lineup due to a rash of injuries along the offensive line, Heyer held perennial Pro Bowl defensive end Michael Strahan without a sack. Heyer played college football at Maryland and earned All-ACC honorable mention honors as a senior.

HIGHLIGHTS

* Has played in 37 career games with 28 starts
* Also has started at both the left and right tackle positions in his first three NFL seasons.
* Started and played in a career high 16 regular season games in 2009
* Helped pave the way for RB Clinton Portis to finish fourth in the NFL in rushing yards (1,487) in 2008.
* Was one of only two undrafted free agents to make the Redskins opening day roster in 2007, and the only undrafted free agent to remain on the 53-man roster the entire season.
* Made his NFL debut against the Miami Dolphins on September 9, 2006 and stepped in for an injured Jon Jansen at right tackle and helped the Redskins total 191 rushing yards and 400 yards of total offense.

2009 Season (WAS)

* Started and played in a career-high 16 regular season games.
* Started at both the left (three games) and right (13 games) tackle positions.
* Was the Redskins’ starter at left tackle vs. Kansas City (10/18), vs. Philadelphia (10/26) and at Atlanta (11/8).
* Provided protection for QB Jason Campbell to complete 27-of-41 passing attempts for 340 yards and two touchdowns and one interception with a passer rating of 97.6 in a win at Detroit (9/27).
* Opened up running lanes for RB Ladell Betts to rush for 114 yards on 24 carries in a win vs. Denver (11/15).

2008 Season (WAS):

* Earned a starting job at right tackle and started first three regular season games at that position before suffering a shoulder injury
* Started final four regular season games at left tackle after Chris Samuels suffered a triceps injury
* Helped pave the way for the Redskins to gain 455 yards of total offense, including 149 rushing yards, in the home opener vs. New Orleans (9/14)
* Was inactive at Philadelphia (10/5) and vs. St. Louis (10/12)
* Started at left tackle at Detroit (10/26) and provided outstanding pass protection for Jason Campbell, who completed 23-of-28 passes for 328 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions
* Was active but did not play vs. Pittsburgh (11/3), vs. Dallas (11/16), at Seattle (11/23) and vs. New York Giants (11/30)

2007 Season (WAS):

* Was one of only two undrafted free agents to make the Redskins opening day roster in 2007, and the only undrafted free agent to remain on the active roster the entire season
* Played in 12 regular season games at right tackle with five starts and one postseason contest as a rookie
* Stepped in for an injured Jon Jansen in Week 1 against Miami (9/9), helping the Redskins gain 191 rushing yards and 400 yards of total offense in his first NFL game
* Made his first NFL start in Week 12 at Tampa Bay (11/25) at right tackle
* Held Pro Bowl DE Michael Strahan without a sack in a 22-10 win over the New York Giants (12/16)

COLLEGE

* Appeared in 50 games with 37 starts, all at left tackle, and finished off his career playing in the 2007 Hula Bowl for Maryland
* As a senior in 2006, played in and started all 13 games. He earned honorable mention honors as an All-ACC lineman
* Selected to ESPN.com’s All-Bowl team for his performance during the Champs Sports Bowl
* Redshirted during the 2005 season due to a left knee injury
* As a junior in 2004, he played and started in all 11 games at left tackle; finished the year as the Terps highest-rated lineman
* In 2003 as a sophomore, he appeared and started in all 13 games at left tackle; finished the season as the Terps second highest rated offensive lineman and had only two penalties called on him all season
* As a freshman in 2002, he saw action in all 13 games, starting one; was called for only two penalties all season

PERSONAL

* Attended Brookwood High School in Georgia
* The son of Ronald and Glenda Heyer
* Graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in criminology and criminal justice
* Participated in the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundations’s Harvest Feast Thanksgiving distribution in 2007; also attended Redskins Beach Blitz Powered by Dominion, the Redskins fan festival in Virginia Beach, this past offseason

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