Nicholas with the Atlanta Falcons
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|Position:||Defensive quality control coach|
|Born:||May 1, 1983|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||236 lb (107 kg)|
|High school:||Jacksonville (FL) Lee|
|NFL Draft:||2007 / Round: 4 / Pick: 109|
|Career NFL statistics|
Stephen Leron Nicholas (born May 1, 1983) is an American football coach and former linebacker who is the defensive quality control coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the fourth round of the 2007 NFL Draft and played for the team for seven seasons. He played college football at South Florida.
Nicholas played college football at the University of South Florida. During his senior year, he was a Big East first team selection. He finished his college career with 326 tackles, 20 sacks, and a school record 53.5 tackles for loss.
National Football League
Nicholas was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the fourth round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He finished his rookie year with 37 tackles and one sack. In 2008, he saw action in all 16 games during the season. In 2009, he started 14 games, totaling 82 tackles, 3 sacks. He started his first career game against Miami on September 13. Nicholas was released by the Falcons after seven seasons on February 5, 2014.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
In 2018, Nicholas was hired by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to be their defensive quality control coach.
NFL head coaches under whom Stephen Nicholas has served:
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Stephen Nicholas married then Irene Ledbetter (2007) and have 4 children. Nicholas is also a member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity.