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John Stephens

Born: Feb 23, 1966

Death: Sep 1, 2009

Birthplace: Shreveport

Profession: American football player

Nationality: United States

John Stephens

Date of Birth : Feb 23, 1966
Date of Death : Sep 1, 2009
Birth Place : Shreveport

John Milton Stephens was a professional American football player who was selected by the New England Patriots in the first round of the 1988 NFL Draft. At 6 feet 1 inch and 220 pounds, he was a running back from Northwestern State University in Louisiana. Stephens played in six NFL seasons from 1988 to 1993 for the Patriots, the Green Bay Packers, and the Kansas City Chiefs. As a rookie for the Patriots during the 1988 NFL season, Stephens rushed for 1,168 yards and was selected to his one and only Pro Bowl. One of his daughters, Sloane Stephens, born in 1993, is an American professional tennis player. Stephens died in Keithville, Louisiana, on September 1, 2009 in a car accident.


  • Athlete
  • American football player

Also known as

  • John Milton Stephens


  • Sloane Stephens

Awards Won

  • NFL Honors - AP Offensive Rookie of the Year
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