82 - Steven Friday Position: Defensive End
Class: r-Sophomore
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 240 lbs.
High School: Phoebus
Hometown: Hampton, Va.
photo Can move into the rotation for playing time at defensive end with a good showing in the preseason ... Moved into contention for the fourth end spot with a strong finish to spring practice ... Worked harder and played with focus ... Bounced around between end and whip linebacker before gaining weight and settling in at end this past spring ... Can really run, and continues to get stronger ... Has a great opportunity to grab some playing time if he stays on track.

2007: Turned in a 400-pound bench press during preseason testing ... Was one of eight players to make all six of his strength and conditioning goals ... Saw his first collegiate action with four defensive plays against Ohio ... Was in on two tackles and had two hurries, while playing 29 defensive downs against William & Mary ... Had three hurries during the three games he played in ... Turned in three tackles, including one for a loss, in one spring scrimmage and two sacks in another.

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 ... Had 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 ... 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 apparel, housing and resource management.

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