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Stephon Tuitt
DE #91
Height:
6-6
Weight:
303
Age:
23
College:
Notre Dame
Hometown:
Miami, FL
Experience:
3
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 71 50 21 7.5 0 1 1 3 -- 3 0 1 0
2015 PIT 14 14 54 39 15 6.5 -- 1 1 3 3 3 0 0 --
2014 PIT 16 4 17 11 6 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 @NE L 21-28 1 0 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 SF W 43-18 4 2 2 1.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 @STL W 12-6 7 5 2 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 BAL L 20-23 10 10 0 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 @SD W 24-20 4 3 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 ARI W 25-13 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 @KC L 13-23 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
8 CIN L 10-16 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
9 OAK W 38-35 3 2 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
10 CLE W 30-9 2 2 0 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
12 @SEA L 30-39 4 2 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
13 IND W 45-10 1 0 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
14 @CIN W 33-20 2 1 1 0.0 -- 1 1 3 3 3 0 0 --
15 DEN W 34-27 5 5 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
16 @BAL L 17-20 6 3 3 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
17 @CLE W 28-12 4 3 1 2.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Biography

PRO (30-18/3-3): Stephon Tuitt was drafted by the Steelers in the second round (46th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.

2015 (14-14/2-2): Stephon Tuitt was inactive due to a right knee injury 10/25 at Kansas City and 11/1 vs. Cincinnati.

  • 9/20 vs. San Francisco: Recorded his first career multi-sack game (1.5).
  • 9/27 at St. Louis: Recorded one sack…marked the first time he recorded a sack in back-to-back games in his career.
  • 10/1 vs. Baltimore: Sacked QB Joe Flacco in the first quarter, extending his sack streak to three games…added a career-high 10 tackles.
  • 10/18 vs. Arizona: Left the game in the fourth quarter due to a right knee injury and did not return.
  • 11/8 vs. Oakland: Returned to the starting lineup after missing two games due to a right knee injury.
  • 11/15 vs. Cleveland: Sacked QB Johnny Manziel for an eight-yard loss.
  • 12/13 at Cincinnati: Picked off QB Andy Dalton on the Bengals’ first drive for his first career interception…marked the first interception by a Steelers’ defensive end since Brett Keisel in 2014…became the fifth Steelers’ defensive end to record an interception against Cincinnati.
  • 1/3 at Cleveland: Recorded his second career multi-sack game, taking down QB Austin Davis twice.

PRO (30-18/3-3): Stephon Tuitt was drafted by the Steelers in the second round (46th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.

2015 (14-14/2-2): Stephon Tuitt was inactive due to a right knee injury 10/25 at Kansas City and 11/1 vs. Cincinnati.

  • 9/20 vs. San Francisco: Recorded his first career multi-sack game (1.5).
  • 9/27 at St. Louis: Recorded one sack…marked the first time he recorded a sack in back-to-back games in his career.
  • 10/1 vs. Baltimore: Sacked QB Joe Flacco in the first quarter, extending his sack streak to three games…added a career-high 10 tackles.
  • 10/18 vs. Arizona: Left the game in the fourth quarter due to a right knee injury and did not return.
  • 11/8 vs. Oakland: Returned to the starting lineup after missing two games due to a right knee injury.
  • 11/15 vs. Cleveland: Sacked QB Johnny Manziel for an eight-yard loss.
  • 12/13 at Cincinnati: Picked off QB Andy Dalton on the Bengals’ first drive for his first career interception…marked the first interception by a Steelers’ defensive end since Brett Keisel in 2014…became the fifth Steelers’ defensive end to record an interception against Cincinnati.
  • 1/3 at Cleveland: Recorded his second career multi-sack game, taking down QB Austin Davis twice.

2014 (16-4/1-1): Stephon Tuitt saw action on the defensive line and on special teams in all 16 games with four starts (Weeks 14-17) in the regular season…started in his postseason debut in the AFC Wild Card Game vs. Baltimore.

  • 9/7 vs. Cleveland: Made his NFL debut…recorded his first career tackle.
  • 11/2 vs. Baltimore: Recorded a career-best two tackles.
  • 12/7 at Cincinnati: Made his first career start.
  • 12/21 vs. Kansas City: Recorded his first career forced fumble on RB Jamaal Charles that was recovered by LB Vince Williams…also registered his first career sack at the two-minute warning in the fourth quarter.
  • AFC Wild Card Game 1/3 vs. Baltimore: Recovered his first career fumble in the postseason.   

COLLEGE: Stephon Tuitt started 29-of-35 games, including his final 26 at left defensive end and his first three starting assignments at left tackle…finished with 127 tackles (59 solo), 21.5 sacks for minus-163 yards, 25.0 TFLs for 176 yards and 27 quarterback pressures…caused four fumbles and recovered another that he advanced 77 yards for a touchdown…deflected four passes, intercepted another in the end zone for a score and blocked one kick…his 21.5 sacks rank fourth in school history…ranks second on the team’s single-season sack list, as he posted 12.0 sacks in 2012…his 77-yard fumble return for a touchdown vs. Navy in 2012 was the second-longest in school history…majored in anthropology. 2013: Started all 13 games at left defensive end…ranked sixth on the team with a career-high 50 tackles (24 solo), leading the team for the second consecutive year with 7.5 sacks for minus-56 yards and nine TFLs totaling 62 yards…credited with 13 quarterback pressures, as he caused one fumble, scored on an interception and deflected two passes…recipient of the Notre Dame Moose Krause Lineman of the Year…also on the watch lists for the Maxwell Award and Bednarik Award…recorded an interception return for touchdown vs. Michigan, becoming the first Irish defensive player with a fumble and interception return for touchdown in a career since Tommy Zbikowski (2004-07)...recorded the fourth multiple-sack game of his career in 2013, which ranks third in school history for most career multi-sack games. 2012: Named All-American first-team by ESPN.com, Athlon Sports, Sports Illustrated and CBS Sports, adding second-team accolades from the Walter Camp Foundation, the Associated Press and Sporting News, along with honorable mention from Pro Football Weekly…added to the watch lists for the Maxwell Award, Bednarik Award and Ted Hendricks Award…started all 13 games at left defensive end, recording 47 tackles (24 solo), as he led the team with 12.0 sacks (second on the school season-record chart) for minus-89 yards and 13 TFLs for 93 yards…credited with nine quarterback pressures…returned a fumble recovery 77 yards for a touchdown and caused three fumbles…also deflected one pass and blocked a kick…his 77-yard fumble recovery was the second-longest in team history. 2011: Saw action in nine games, starting three…tallied 26 of 30 tackles (11 solo) over the final six games played...recorded two sacks for minus-18 yards, three TFLs for 21 yards, five QB pressures and a pass deflection.  

PERSONAL: Attended Monroe Area High School (Monroe, Ga.), playing football for head coach Matt Figg…rated 38th nationally on Sports Illustrated list of top players during his senior season…named Georgia Class 3A all-state first-team by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in 2010…one of four Georgia players to be named to All-Southern team by the Orlando Sentinel, as a defensive end, but also performed at tight end…led Monroe High to an 11-2 record and a third-round appearance in the Georgia Class AAA state playoffs during his senior season, after the team had finished a combined 0-20 the previous two seasons…received first-team all-Georgia Region 8-AAA accolades after he posted 56 tackles, 24 stops-for-loss, 10 sacks, four forced fumbles and two fumbles recovered…closed out his career by playing in U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio and in the Team USA vs. The World All-Star Game in Austin, Texas…son of Tamara Tuitt...Full name: Stephon Jakiel Tuitt.

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  • HIGHLIGHT: Tuitt picks off Dalton

    (00:00:39:21) By NFL.com - Posted Dec 13, 2015

    Bengals Andy Dalton intercepted by Steelers Stephon Tuitt.

  • Spanish Radio 1-on-1 with Stephon Tuitt

    Posted Nov 15, 2015

    Fernando Von Rossum of Steelers Radio Espanol talked to defensive end Stephon Tuitt after the 30-9 win over the Cleveland Browns.

  • Steelers meet their heroes

    Posted Nov 11, 2015

    Steelers defensive end Stephon Tuitt, linebacker Arthur Moats, and offensive lineman Alejandro Villanueva visited the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System to take time and thank the veterans for their service to our country as a part of the team honoring Veterans Day today.

  • Tuitt: 'You want to go out there every Sunday'

    (02:23) Posted Nov 6, 2015

    Steelers defensive end Stephon Tuitt talks about how he feels after being able to practice this week.