Stevens garners a lot of attention for his play in the Oakland secondary. He will also play a vital role in the Patriot offense as a wide receiver. He also plays on special teams and rarely leaves the field.
A Tennessee Titans Class 6A Mr. Football Back finalist in 2015, Stevens caught 32 passes for 806 yards and 11 touchdowns and rushed for 123 yards on 16 carries with three touchdowns last season. He had 84 tackles with 8.5 for loss. He had six interceptions, recovered two fumbles and had two defensive scores.
With college now somewhat in the back of his mind, Stevens relishes the thought of leading an Oakland team that is ranked No. 2 in Class 6A in the Associated Press preseason poll.
“I’m close to all of my teammates — they are all my brothers,” Stevens said.
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No. 1 – JaCoby Stevens
Height: 6-2 Weight: 200
247Sports composite: Five stars
College plans: Committed to LSU for a second time on Aug. 8
2015 statistics: Stevens, a 2015 All-Midstate first-teamer and Mr. Football finalist, posted 84 tackles — 8.5 behind the line of scrimmage — with six interceptions, two fumble recoveries and a pair of defensive scores while also catching 32 passes for 806 yards and 11 touchdowns.