Senior/Junior (2011)... Played in 42 games for the Wolverines with 33 starts at first base ... Had a double and two home runs while driving in 15 runs for the Maize and Blue ... Had a home run in the top of the 10th inning for the game-winning run and RBI in Michigan's 6-5 win over Purdue (April 10) ... Also had the game-winning RBI with a single in the 10th in U-M's 5-3 win over Notre Dame (May 4) ... Had eight RBI in the BIG EAST/Big Ten Challenge ... Had a home run with two RBI in the season opener against Louisville (Feb. 18) ... Went 3-for-5 with four RBI against Connecticut in Clearwater, Fla. (Feb. 20) ... Had five multi-hit games ... Was 2-for-3 with three runs scored in the win over Bowling Green (April 12) ... Was 2-for-4 with a double against Rutgers (Feb. 26) ... Was a perfect 5-for-5 in stolen bases ... Had a .353 on-base percentage.
Junior/Sophomore (2010)... Played in 32 games with seven starts in left field ... Had four multi-RBI games ... Went 3-for-5 for first career multi-hit game against Lipscomb (March 13) ... Hit first career triple against Fordham (March 20) ... Hit first career grand slam in the tenth inning at Indiana (April 2) ... .
Sophomore/Freshman (2009)... Played in 25 games and made five starts (2-1B, 3-OF)... Hit a 3-run home run against Siena #2 (Mar 7)... Knocked in a run against Western Michigan (May 5)... Drove in a run against Ball State #2 (May 12)...
Freshman (2008) ... Did not see game action.
Prep ... Honor roll student ... earned seven varsity letters ... three in baseball for coach Tim Rye; two each in football and basketball ... played outside linebacker and wide receiver in football for Jeff Putnam ... had 120 tackles as a senior ... second-team All-Big Nine Conference in all three sports as junior and was second-team all-state in baseball ... first-team all-conference in football and baseball as senior and second-team in basketball ... Detroit Free Press Dream Team in football and first-team all-state in football ... hit .400 as a senior and was all-state first team and named to Dream Team ... Summer Ball ... Hit .350 with six homers for the Michigan Dawgs coached by Dick Shoenburg.
Personal ... Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts ... born 5-30-89 in Flint, Mich. ... grandfather Russ Stephens played baseball for St. Louis Cardinals ... brother Tyler plays lacrosse at Central Michigan ... most famous people met include Fred Wilpon and J.J. Putz ... favorites include ... book - The Hatchet; movie - Sandlot; team - Detroit Tigers; food - pizza; musical artist - Lil Wayne ... enjoys video games ... selected Michigan because "it was close to home and the great academic and athletic programs" ... considers Brother Rice shortstop D.J. LeMahieu toughest opponent ... lists scoring winning touchdown against Howell on a 64-yard reception with 6.1 seconds left in game as greatest sports memory.
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