Defense, running game highlight first scrimmage of fall camp
Career Notes: Three-year letterman has run for 78 yards on 23 carries and caught 12 passes for 79 yards while returning 21 kickoffs for 347 yards during his career...has played in 30 career games with a pair of starts...penciled in as the starting fullback following spring practice.
2011: Played in all 13 games as a junior with starts at fullback against Tulsa (9/10) and Syracuse (10/8)...ranked 10th on the team in catches (10) while posting 69 receiving yards and running five times for 20 yards (4.0 avg.)...tallied a career-best three receptions vs Syracuse and UTEP (10/15)...had a career-long 26-yard grab at Duke (9/24)...ran three times for eight yards vs Southeastern Louisiana (9/3) and had a season-long 11-yard run at UAB (9/17).
2010: Saw action in seven games as a sophomore before suffering a season-ending injury at UTEP (10/23)...finished fifth on the team in rushing yards (46) and seventh in rushing attempts (9), kickoff returns (3) and kickoff return yardage (32)...biggest day on offense came at UTEP when he carried the ball twice for a career-high 41 yards, including a career-long 38-yard tote...hauled in lone pass of the season for no gain and also added two kickoff returns for 20 yards at Tulsa (10/16).
2009: Played in 10 games as a true freshman...finished third on the team in kickoff returns (17) and kickoff return yards (315) while sitting fifth in all-purpose yards (337)...ran nine times for 12 yards and caught a pass for 10 yards in limited time at running back...biggest day offensively came vs Houston (10/17) when he ran twice for three yards and caught a 10-yard pass...tallied a career-best four kickoff returns for 84 yards vs McNeese State (9/26)...added a career-long 34-yard kickoff return at Southern Miss (10/24) and finished the game with 46 all-purpose yards after running four times for five yards.
High School: Four-year letterman at The Bolles School where he saw time at running back and safety for coach Corky Rogers...three-star recruit by Rivals.com...named two-star recruit and the No. 214 running back in the nation by Scout.com...recognized by ESPN.com as the No. 68 running back in the country...ran for 2,788 yards and averaged 10.2 yards per carry for his career...helped his team win a pair of state championships, including a 14-0 season in 2008 to win the state championship and 2A District 3 title...named first-team all-state, All-District 3-2A and to The Times Union Super 24 as a senior after running for 1,447 yards and 20 touchdowns on 90 carries (16.08 avg.)...named MVP of the 2008 state championship game after a 134-yard, two-touchdown effort against Gulliver Prep...named honorable-mention all-state as a junior after running for 1,208 yards and 15 scores on 138 carries (8.7 avg.)...also lettered twice in basketball as well as track and field...off the field, was a two-time member of the President's List and earned the USMC "Honor, Courage, Commitment" Award.
Personal: Born Stephen Dennard Barnett, II on Dec. 18, 1990, in Nashville, Tenn...son of Stephen and Naeema Burnett...has one sister, Brianna...majoring in business.