Reggie Stephens was born in Shreveport, Louisiana and raised by a very strong-willed, hardworking family. They were always working, hustling, growing, teaching and loving. Reggie has based his life off of what he witnessed as a child; keep your head up, work hard and be grateful for every day.
His family moved to Santa Cruz in 1989, attending Santa Cruz High School, this is when he met two of the most influential men in Santa Cruz County; Tony Hill and Pete Newell, Jr. These two men lead Reggie to become a dominant force not only in local Santa Cruz sports but also at the college and professional level.
Reggie became a three-sport all-county athlete in high school; excelling the best in football. After high school he played football and basketball for Cabrillo College; where he worked extremely hard on his game and academics; in 1997 he was rewarded a 2-year scholarship for football from Rutgers University.
After Reggie’s senior year of football at Rutgers, he was chosen to play in the East-West Shrine Game a huge accomplishment for college players; his coach Terry Shea and Hall of Fame trainer Raymond Farris got him prepared to attend the New York Giants mini-camp. He was signed with Giants and played with them from 1999 to 2004; in 2000 making the playoffs and Super Bowl. From 2005 to 2006 he played for the AFL Nashville Kats.