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  LaRod Stephens
LaRod Stephens

Player Profile
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Johnstown, Pa.

High School:
Greater Johnstown

Height / Weight:
5-7 / 165

Position:
RB

High School: Prolific tailback who was a two-time member of The Associated Press Pennsylvania Class AAA All-State Team (first team)...in three varsity seasons, rushed for a Greater Johnstown-record 4,597 yards, averaging 8.9 yards per carry...broke the 29-year-old career rushing record of 3,552 yards set by former Pitt running back Artrell Hawkins Sr., who lettered for the Panthers in 1979 and '80...Stephens rushed for 57 touchdowns during his career...as a senior, led the Johnstown area with 1,875 yards rushing, 32 touchdowns and 192 points...averaged 9.97 yards on 207 carries as a senior...led Greater Johnstown to its first-ever District 6 Class AAA title and a 9-3 record...as a defensive back, compiled 51 tackles and five interceptions...his junior year, set the school single-season rushing record with 2,226 yards (surpassing another mark held by Hawkins Sr.)...Stephens' junior season rushing total additionally set a Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference (LHAC) record...averaged 12 yards per carry his junior year, scoring 23 touchdowns and 140 total points...led the Trojans to a 9-2 mark that season, including a berth in the District 6-AAA title game...selected one of the top 50 National Players of the Year by Old Spice "Red Zone"...first-ever two-time Tribune-Democrat Offensive Player of the Year...Southern Allegheny Football Coaches Association Offensive Player of the Year...received a citation from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for his football accomplishments...PrepStar All-American...rated Pennsylvania's No. 13 prospect by Scout.com, No. 22 by Rivals.com and No. 24 by SuperPrep...SuperPrep All-Northeast Team...Scout.com East Hot 100...considered one of the nation's top 60 "athletes" by Rivals.com...played under Coach Bob Arcurio...selected to play in the prestigious Big 33 Football Classic...also a standout in baseball, track and wrestling...National Honor Society...Who's Who Among American High School Students...Minority Scholars Club...National Honor Roll.

Personal: LaRod E. Stephens, born 4/26/87, is the son of Rodney and Stephanie Howling...has five brothers and one sister.