Timothy Brandon Stephens, a cornerback for the National Football League’s Baltimore Ravens, was born on December 29, 1997.
He participated in collegiate football at SMU and UCLA. Texas’s Plano, where Stephens grew up, is home to Plano Senior High School.
He ran for 1,389 yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior, earning All-State honors. Stephens originally agreed to play collegiate football for Stanford, but he later withdrew and decided to play for UCLA instead.
Stephens started up his collegiate running back career at UCLA. Stephens made the decision to leave the program after appearing in just two games as a junior and graduating in three years.
Stephens joined SMU as a graduate transfer and was qualified to play right away.
After speaking with head coach Sonny Dykes during the offseason, the SMU coaching staff switched him to cornerback.
Stephens started for the squad in his rookie year and led SMU with 12 interceptions of passes.
He made 43 tackles as a redshirt senior, breaking 10 passes and intercepting one.
The Baltimore Ravens selected Stephens with the 104th overall choice in the third round of the 2021 NFL Draft. Stephens agrees to a four-year rookie deal with the Ravens on July 21, 2021.