College: Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Position: Defensive End
Weight: 302 lbs.
Place of birth: Miami, Florida
Awards: 2nd all american (AP)(2012)
Stephon Tuitt grew up in Monroe Georgia. He attended high school at Monroe High School.
When he was a junior in high school he recorded 56 tackles, 24 for loss, including 10 sacks and four forced fumbles. In 2010, as a senior, he led Monroe Area to a 11-2 record and third-round appearance in the Georgia Class AAA state playoffs, after Monroe Area had finished a combined 0-20 the previous two seasons.
As a freshman, Tuitt began his collegiate career by playing in 9 games, 3 in which he started. He recorded 30 tackles, including 3 for loss, and two sacks to go along with five quarterback hurries. He received Third-Team Freshman All-America honors by Phil Steele. In his sophomore season, he became a starter, and he recorded 42 tackles, including 13 for loss, 12 sacks, nine quarterback hurries and three forced fumbles. He earned second team All-American honours by the Associated Press.