UT senior defensive end John Stepec has been invited to attend the New York Giants’ mini-camp Thursday through Saturday, May 11-13.
Stepec earned first-team All-Mid-American Conference honors as a senior, racking up 71 tackles and 14.0 tackles for loss. A team captain, Stepec also was a nominee for Academic All-America.“I’m just excited and very grateful for this opportunity,” Stepec said. “I had a number of teams call me, but the Giants were the first. I’m looking forward to going to camp and giving it my best shot.”
Stepec will have an opportunity to join six of his former Rocket teammates on NFL rosters. Running back Kareem Hunt (Kansas City Chiefs-third round), tight end Michael Roberts (Detroit Lions-fourth round) and defensive tackle Treyvon Hester (Oakland Raiders-seventh round) were selected in the NFL Draft. Offensive lineman Storm Norton signed a free agent contract with the Detroit Lions, while DeJuan Rogers (Chicago) and Corey Jones (Cleveland) were invited to NFL mini-camps