Edmond Santa Fe’s James Stevenson – Character Counts presented by INTEGRIS Edmond

By Travis Sloat

Edmond Santa Fe senior James Stevenson said he was pleased overall with his last season wearing a Wolves football jersey. 

“It was fun,” Stevenson said. “We beat the odds and beat two of the powerhouses in our district. We came up short in the end, but all in all in was one of the best seasons I’ve played.” 

The Character Counts Athlete said having integrity at all times was important to him, through the good and bad times. 

“I think it’s about how you carry yourself,” he said. “Someone who has character is trustworthy, respectful, responsible, fair, and a good person to be around.” 

Stevenson plays outside linebacker and safety for the Wolves, who finished the season 8-3 and 6-1 in their district. Stevenson said he plans on going to the University of Central Oklahoma after high school, where he wants to play football at the next level, and major in sports marketing. 

Stevenson also said he plans to run track in the spring, but football is his first love. 

“When I was seven I started with flag football,” Stevenson said. “But I’ve grown up around football because I have older siblings who played. I’d always go to their games and practices.” 

When Stevenson isn’t grinding it out on the gridiron or running track, he said he enjoys watching sports on TV, working out, and hanging out with his family.