Stupar with the Atlanta Falcons
|No. 54 New Orleans Saints|
|Date of birth:||March 14, 1988|
|Place of birth:||State College, Pennsylvania|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||240 lb (109 kg)|
|High school:||State College (PA) Area|
|NFL Draft:||2012 / Round: 7 / Pick: 230|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2016|
Stephen Nathan Stupar (born March 14, 1988) is an American football linebacker for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL). Stupar was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the seventh round (230th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft. He played college football for Penn State.
A native of State College, Pennsylvania, Stupar played at Penn State, where he appeared in 52 games (16 starts) and registered 205 tackles, five sacks, four interceptions, two fumble recoveries, one forced fumble and 12 passes defensed, in his career.
Stupar was drafted in the 7th round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He later signed to the team’s practice squad following training camp and later released on September 12, 2012.
Stupar then signed with the Philadelphia Eagles practice squad on November 19, 2012, and spent the remainder of the regular season with the Eagles.
San Francisco 49ers
He was signed to the practice squad of the San Francisco 49ers on January 8, 2013. Stupar was released by the 49ers on November 2, 2013.
On November 4, 2013, the Jacksonville Jaguars were awarded Stupar on waivers.
On August 30, 2014, he was released on the final cuts. He had led the Jaguars in tackles during the preseason but was cut in lieu of J. T. Thomas, who is more multi-dimensional and able to play both special teams and all three linebacker positions.
On March 3, 2015, the Falcons signed Stupar to a 2-year extension.
New Orleans Saints
On March 16, 2016, Stupar signed a 3-year, 5 million dollar contact with the New Orleans Saints.