Stevens talks about being named Rams' starter
Redshirt sophomore backed up Grayson in 2014
Gaines, Higgins, Zerblis headline first team
Postgame Player Quotes
Stevens, Key combine for 775 passing yards
Practice No. 11 of fall training camp was held at Hughes Stadium, and was the first of two scrimmages - 8/15/15 [Photos by Don Reichert]
CSU football held its first two-a-day on Wednesday, including a morning practice outside - 8/12/15 [Photos by Don Reichert]
Photos from Colorado State's annual Green and Gold Spring Game - 4-18-15 (photos by Don Reichert)
Photos from Colorado State's scrimmage at Dove Valley, home of the Denver Broncos
Photos from Colorado State's spring scrimmage at Dove Valley, home of the Denver Broncos. (Photos by Dan Byers)
Career Division 1 games played/started: 4/0 (4/0 in 2014).
- Played in four games, backing up senior QB Garrett Grayson...completed 15-of-25 attempts (60%) for 136 yards and one touchdown...made his first collegiate appearance vs. UC Davis (Sept. 13).
- In first collegiate appearance, was a perfect 3-for-3 for 27 yards vs. UC Davis (Sept. 13)
- Threw his first career touchdown pass against Tulsa (Oct. 4), a quick screen pass to Biletnikoff finalist Rashard Higgins, who took it 36 yards for the score... finished the game completing 4-of-8 passes for 62 yards
2013 (Redshirt): Redshirted as a true freshman in his first year of college eligibility.
- Rated a three-star prospect by ESPN.com and a two-star prospect by Scout.com and Rivals.com.
- Two-year letterman at Vista Murrieta High School in Murrieta, Calif., leading his team to 27 victories in 28 games over the course of those two seasons.
- A threat through the air and on the ground completing 149 of 247 passes (60.3%) for 2,316 yards and 24 TDs in 2012, while rushing 126 times for 661 yards (5.3) and 11 TDs.
- His passing statistics were even somewhat limited by the number of games in which he did not play in the second half because his team held large leads.
- Set Vista Murrieta single-season records with 24 passing TDs, 2,316 passing yards, and 149 completions. Holds the school’s single-game record for completions in a game when he completed 19 passes for 247 yards and three TDs in a 37-26 2012 season-opening victory over ThunderRidge.
- Named first-team All-Southwestern League, first-team All-Valley and first-team All-California Interscholastic
- Federation for his record-setting senior year.
- Led the Broncos to a 13-1 record, an undefeated league season and a berth in the CIF Championship game while averaging more than 42 points per game.
- Though defeated 30-28 by Centennial in a rematch of the previous year’s CIF Championship game, threw for 293 yards and a score, while rushing for 73 yards.
- In his first year starting for the Broncos, in 2011, completed 121 passes for 1,741 yards and 14 TDs and rushed for a career-high 906 yards on 175 attempts.
- In 2011, led Vista Murrieta to an undefeated 14-0 season, though the Broncos later had to forfeit the first five games because of a ruling regarding an ineligible player.
- Vista Murrieta battled through adversity and became CIF champions after a 35-28 victory over Centennial. In the championship, threw for 134 yards and two TDs and rushed for 108 yards.
- Earned first-team All-Valley and second-team All-Southwestern League honors in 2011.
- Head football coach was Coley Candaele.
- Maintained a 4.21 grade-point-average and was named to the Southwestern League all-scholastic team in 2011 and 2012.
- Also played for the Broncos’ basketball and baseball squads.
- Head football coach was Jeff Ketron.
- Played against current CSU offensive lineman Blake Nowland and wide receiver Joe Hansley.
Personal: Given name is Nicholas Stevens...born Jan. 31, 1995 in Poway, Calif. ...parents are Stacy and Matt Stevens...has two siblings, an older brother and a younger sister...majoring in business administration at CSU...Hometown: Murrieta, Calif.
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