Kevin Lamar Stone was born in Stone Mountain, GA and attended St. Piux X Catholic HS in Atlanta. He is the son of Ronny Cone, a running back who was drafted by the New York Jets in the 10th round of the 1984 NFL Draft. He enrolled at Shorter College in Rome, GA out of high school, catching 12 passes for 83 yards (6.9 avg) and 2 scores in 7 games. He also returned a punt for 23 yards. He transferred to Georgia Tech the following year. He started 3 of 6 games as a junior, before being sidelined for the rest of the year with an ankle injury. He finished the year with no catches, but had 3 stops on special teams. He started 9 games as a senior, with 6 catches for 98 yards (16.3 avg) and a touchdown. He also had a single rushing attempt for -6 yards. He was originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by the Atlanta Falcons in 2011.
Signed by the Atlanta Falcons on August 2, 2011 ... Cut by Falcons on September 3, 2011 and re-signed to their practice squad on September 4 ... Promoted by Falcons to their active roster on December 28, 2011.