82 - Steven Friday Position: Defensive End
Class: r-Freshman
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 227 lbs.
High School: Phoebus
Hometown: Hampton, Va.
photo Moved from defensive end to whip linebacker for spring practice ... Faced a big adjustment, going from his hand on the ground to standing up ... Didn't get as many reps as he needed, but seems to be a good fit for the position ... Mixes good strength with athleticism ... A good summer preparation and continued progress in preseason workouts will be important to staying in the battle for action at a crowded position.

2006: Practiced at defensive end while redshirting in the fall ... Posted a personal-best 33 1/2-inch vertical jump during spring testing ... Put on some weight, but not enough to stay at end ... Worked at outside linebacker during the spring.

2005: Entered school at the beginning of the second semester in January ... Participated in the winter program ... Worked at the stud end position during the spring ... Posted a pair of tackles, including a quarterback sack during the spring Maroon-White game.

High School: Helped Phoebus to the state championship game his sophomore and junior seasons ... Missed two games his senior season because of a bruised knee, but finished with 89 tackles, including 21 for loss and 17 sacks ... Also had three forced fumbles and three blocked kicks ... Has over 30 sacks his final two seasons for Coach Bill Dee ... Named to the Virginia All-Group AAA first-team all-state team by The Associated Press as a defensive lineman ... Named to the AAA all-state first team as a defensive end by the VHSCA ... Named to the Newport News Daily Press All-Star Team ... Ranked the No. 11 player in the state by The Roanoke Times ... Ranked the No. 9 weak-side defensive end in the nation and the No. 7 player in the state by rivals.com ... Listed as the No. 11 player in the state by scout.com ... Ranked the No. 11 player in the state of Virginia by SuperPrep ... Rated the No. 38 defensive end in the nation by collegefootballnews.com ... Rated the No. 45 player in the Mid-Atlantic Coast by Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report ... Ranked the No. 96 player on the East Hot 100 by scout.com ... Named an All-American and an All-Atlantic Region selection by PrepStar.

Personal: Steven J. Friday ... Born 8/9/86 in Melbourne, FL ... Son of Cynthia and Delmont Friday ... Enrolled in university studies.

Tackles G UT AT Tot. Loss Sacks
2007 3 1 1 2 0-0 0-0
2008 11 4 7 11 3.5-15 3.5-15
Career 14 5 8 13 3.5-15 3.5-15