April 30, 2006
Notre Dame, Ind. – One more former Notre Dame football player was selected on the final day of the 2006 National Football League (NFL) Player Draft as offensive guard Dan Stevenson became the third member of the 2005 Irish to be selected. Stevenson was chosen by the New England Patriots in the sixth round, the 205th player selected in the draft.
Stevenson joined two other Irish teammates who were selected on Saturday. Tight end Anthony Fasano was the first Irish player selected, taken by the Dallas Cowboys in the second round with the 53rd pick overall. Former Irish wide receiver Maurice Stovall who was chosen by Tampa Bay with the 90th overall pick in the draft.
The following is a brief biography detailing Stevenson’s accomplishments with the Irish:
Barrington, IL (Barrington HS)
A four-year monogram winner and a native of Barrington, Illinois, Stevenson started the final 34 games of his Notre Dame career and played in 45 games overall for the Irish over the last four seasons. A member of the team’s 10-man Leadership Committee in 2005, Stevenson was named the team’s top offensive lineman by the coaching staff in ’05 and was awarded the Guardian Insurance Guardian of the Year Award. After beginning his Irish career at offensive tackle, Stevenson moved to guard during the ’03 campaign and flourished there over the course of the next three seasons. A 2005 graduate of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business with a degree in Marketing, Stevenson is currently enrolled in Graduate Studies at the University.