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Stephen Rivers | Quarterback

Team: Northwestern State Demons
Age / DOB:  (26) / 1/14/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'7" / 224

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Northwestern State QB Stephen Rivers "threw the ball well" during the program's Pro Day on March 15, according to NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt.
Rivers, of course, is the younger brother of Chargers signal-caller Philip Rivers. Well-respected QB coach George Whitfield was on hand to help run Rivers through his paces. The 6-foot-7, 224-pounder might not be a household name, but he's not lacking for confidence, saying in February that he believes he'll be "a steal," though he also admitted that he knows he won't be hearing his name called until the final few rounds of the draft--if it's called at all. He started this whole draft process by completing 11-of-17 passes for 96 yards and a touchdown during the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl back in January. Mon, Mar 21, 2016 08:46:00 PM

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Northwestern State QB Stephen Rivers said of whatever team drafts him, "I think I'll be a steal."

Who needs the likes of Mel Kiper Jr. when the prospects themselves can just declare themselves sleepers? While Rivers (younger brother of Chargers QB Phillip) showcased a little bit of his older brother's bravado by declaring himself a steal-in-the-making, the 6-foot-7, 235-pounder has no illusions as to when he might hear his name called. "One of the last rounds," said the 24-year-old. Undrafted free agent is also a possibility here. The younger Rivers has at least gotten off to a respectable start with the pre-draft process, completing 11-of-17 passes for 96 yards and a touchdown in late January's NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. He's indicated that he's talking with his brother daily as he prepares for the combine.
Sun, Feb 21, 2016 01:54:00 PM

Northwestern State QB Stephen Rivers completed 11-of-17 passes for 96 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.

Rivers finished with a nice evening's statistical work in a game where, predictably, neither offense showed a ton of continuity. The hulking gunslinger (6-foot-7, 235 pounds) has appreciated his time on the bowl roster, saying "What an opportunity this is to be here with these great coaches, players and also in front of a lot of NFL scouts. I've been here for four days and have learned a lot and have gotten better." Unless he sneaks into the later rounds of the NFL draft, he'll likely be a street free agent this summer. Trivia: Rivers is the younger brother of Chargers QB Phillip Rivers.
Sun, Jan 24, 2016 01:54:00 PM

Northwestern State graduate QB Stephen Rivers will play in the NFLPA Bowl.

Rivers, the younger brother of Chargers' star Philip, spent his first four years of college at LSU and Vanderbilt before hopping down a level for his last hurrah. He closed out the season with 74 consecutive passes without an interception and logged a career-high 302 yards passing against Stephen F. Austin. He'll likely be a camp arm via a UDFA contract.
Source: NFLPA Bowl
Wed, Dec 2, 2015 07:08:00 PM

Former LSU and Vanderbilt QB Stephen Rivers will transfer to FCS level Northwestern State.

Rivers will be eligible to play immediately for his final season of collegiate football. Northwestern State graduated their starting quarterback from 2014, Zach Adkins, and Rivers said the school's Sports Administration program attracted him. Stephen is Philip Ricers' younger brother.
Mon, Jun 22, 2015 10:51:00 AM

Vanderbilt released senior QB Stephen Rivers from his scholarship, allowing Rivers to transfer.

As a graduate, Rivers will be eligible to play immediately wherever he chooses in 2015 for his final season of eligibility. "I am looking forward to playing and contributing to the success of another team and finishing my final year of eligibility," Rivers said on Twitter. Philip Rivers' younger brother started his career at LSU and transferred to Vanderbilt one year ago. Stephen rarely saw the field in 2014.
Mon, Jan 19, 2015 09:34:00 PM

Former LSU senior QB Stephen Rivers enrolled at Vanderbilt.

The 6-foot-6, 230-pounder graduated last month and is eligible to play immediately. He'll now compete with redshirt sophomore Patton Robinette and redshirt freshman Johnny McCrary for the wide-open Commodores' starting QB gig. Rivers wants to play in the NFL and sought a program that would allow him to compete for playing time right away. "I'm happy for Stephen and looking forward to having him join our program," Commodores coach Derek Mason said. "Stephen brings both ability and experience to our team, and he fits the offensive system we will run under (offensive coordinator) Karl Dorrell. I'm looking forward to seeing great competition at the quarterback position this August."
Wed, Jun 4, 2014 04:55:00 PM

Former LSU QB Stephen Rivers is expected to transfer to Vanderbilt, reports Matt Moscona of 104.5 ESPN in Baton Rouge.

Rivers, the younger brother of Chargers' QB Philip, will graduate in May, so he will be eligible to play immediately. LSU placed no transfer restrictions on him. He'll stay in the SEC, but LSU and Vanderbilt are not scheduled to play in 2014, barring a title run by both to the conference championship game.
Sat, Mar 29, 2014 05:31:00 PM

LSU backup QB Stephen Rivers will transfer to another team following graduation this spring.

Stephen Rivers, the younger brother of Philip, would be competing for the backup job behind Anthony Jennings if he stayed at LSU. Since he redshirted a season, Rivers would likely have two more years of eligibility.
Source: ESPN
Thu, Feb 27, 2014 01:24:00 PM

Coach Les Miles is pleased with the development of backup QB Stephen Rivers.

With Zach Mettenberger the much-heralded new starter in Baton Rouge, there is the need to develop a capable backup. Mettenberger’s 11 attempts last season represent the entire playing experience at the major college level for LSU’s quarterbacks. Rivers, who will be a sophomore, appears ready to be the Tigers’ primary backup as Miles has expressed satisfaction with the 6-foot-7 QB’s development. Rivers is the brother of veteran NFL QB Phillip.
Tue, May 1, 2012 01:18:00 PM

Stephen Rivers, brother of NFLer Philip, is getting a long look as he competes to be Zach Mettenberger’s top backup.

Rivers is one of two redshirt freshmen (Jerrard Randall) competing to be the Tigers’ primary backup in 2012. At 6-foot-7 and from outstanding football stock, Rivers is a true pro-style signal caller who has demonstrated a solid understanding of the offense as LSU’s spring schedule winds down.
Mon, Mar 19, 2012 11:26:00 AM