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TRANSACTIONS: Originally selected by Oakland in the 7th round (230th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft … Waived on 08/31/2012 … Signed by Oakland to practice squad on 9/01/2012 … Waived on 9/12/2012 … Signed by Philadelphia to practice squad on 11/19/2012 … Signed by San Francisco to practice squad on 01/08/2013 … Waived on 11/02/2013 … Claimed off waivers by Jacksonville on 11/04/13.
PRO: Second-year LB has played in 12 career games, mainly on special teams where he made 10 tackles ... Has spent time with Oakland, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Jacksonville ... Was claimed off waivers by the Jaguars on Nov. 4, 2013 and played in seven games for the club ... Four-year letterman at Penn State
2013: Appeared in five games and made five special teams tackles for the 49ers before being waived on Nov. 2 … Made a career-high three special teams tackles (two solo) on 9/26 at STL … Made one special teams tackle on 10/6 vs. HOU and 10/27 at JAX … Claimed off waivers by the Jaguars on Nov. 4 and played in seven games, making five special teams tackles ... Was inactive on 11/10 at TEN ... 11/17 vs. ARI: Made Jaguars debut and saw action on special teams ... 11/24 at HOU: Had one special teams tackle ... 12/1 at CLE: Had one special teams tackle ... 12/5 vs. HOU: Saw action on special teams ... 12/15 vs. BUF: Had one special teams tackle ... 12/22 vs. TEN: Saw action on special teams ... 12/29 at IND: Led team with two special teams tackles in season-finale ...
2012: Spent the 2012 season as a member of the practice squad for the Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers before signing a Reserve/Futures contract with the 49ers following the season …
COLLEGE: Four-year letterman from 2008-2011 at Penn State … Did not miss a game, making 52 appearances … As a senior, started nine of 13 games and ranked third on the team with 80 tackles … During his junior year, played in every game (with seven starts) and finished third on the team with 73 tackles … Three-time Academic All-Big … Majored in film and video.
PERSONAL: Married (Marissa) … Attended State College Area High School where he was rated among the nation’s top-10 DE/OLB prospects in 2006 … Named Pennsylvania’s Defensive Player of the Year and Mid-Penn Defensive MVP as a senior … First-team All-State selection … Made 60 tackles and 8.0 sacks as a senior in addition to catching 39 passes for 624 yards and eight TDs as a TE/WR … Two-year starter in both basketball and lacrosse … Older brother, Jonathan, is an NFL tight end who played for the Buffalo Bills from 2009-2010 and uncle, Jeff Hostetler, is a retired NFL quarterback … Born March 14, 1988 … Full name is Stephen Nathan Stupar. Twitter handle is @thenastynate54.