Stenberg arrived in Lexington as a three-star prospect from Madison, Alabama. After redshirting his true freshman season of 2015, he slid into Kentucky’s starting lineup in 2016, where he had 37 knockdown blocks and had only one missed assignment all season.
In 2017 he began a three-year streak of starting all 13 games at left guard for the Wildcats. He helped Benny Snell become the first player in school history to rush for 1,000 yards in consecutive seasons and then in 2018 helped him become the first to do so in three consecutive seasons.
As a senior in 2019, Stenberg earned First-Team All-SEC and a Second-Team All-American after recording 95 knockdown blocks, 209 blocks at the point of attack and not allowing a single sack.
In Detroit he will block for long-time starting quarterback Matthew Stafford while creating holes for newly selected running back D’Andre Swift.