2011: Played in six games as a junior transfer ... Finished the season with five tackles and a pair of pass breakups ... Registered a season-high three stops at Sam Houston State (10/29) ... Both pass defenses came against Stephen F. Austin (11/5) ... Also had a tackle at Texas State (10/15) and against SFA.
Junior College: Helped coach Nick Bobeck's 2009 Navarro College Bulldogs compile an 11-1 record, including a 37-26 victory over Mississippi Gulf Coast CC in the Heart of Texas Bowl ... Finished his sophomore season with 21 tackles, including one for loss ... Helped Bulldogs to a 10-1 record as a freshman, playing in all 11 games with one interception.
High School: Played for coach Claude Mathis at Lyndon B. Johnson High School ... Named First-Team All-District 17-4A as a senior as the Jaguars finished with a 10-3 overall record and 7-1 district mark ... Helped team to the regional finals where it lost to eventual 4A state champion Lamar Consolidated 17-14 in overtime ... Named to the 2007 All-CenTex second team, and awarded honorable mention All-State honors by the Texas Sportswriters Association ... Named Second-Team All-District 17-4A as a junior as Jaguars finished with a 6-2 district mark.
Personal: Stephone S. Mercer was born on Nov. 16, 1989 ... Son of Steve and Barbara Mercer ... General studies major.