Stephen Nicholas

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Stephen Nicholas
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Nicholas with the Atlanta Falcons
No. 54
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-05-01) May 1, 1983 (age 33)
Place of birth: Jacksonville, Florida
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 236 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school: Jacksonville (FL) Lee
College: South Florida
NFL Draft: 2007 / Round: 4 / Pick: 109
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 378
Sacks: 8.0
Interceptions: 2
Player stats at

Stephen Leron Nicholas (born May 1, 1983) is a former American football linebacker. 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.

Early years[edit]

Nicholas played high school football at Robert E. Lee High School in Jacksonville, Florida. As a senior, he was a class 3A all-state linebacker and was invited to play in the Shrine Bowl.

College career[edit]

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.

Professional career[edit]

Atlanta Falcons[edit]

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.[1]


Stephen Nicholas married then Irene Ledbetter (2007) and have 4 children. Nicholas is also a member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity.


  1. ^ Florio, Mike (February 5, 2014). "Falcons dump Asante Samuel, Stephen Nicholas". Retrieved 2014-02-05. 

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