Updated: September 9, 2015
2014-15: Was redshirted … Posted a 485-pound squat and a 295-pound clean in spring max testing … Came on strong toward the end of spring practice.
High School: Played for Coach Eric Ludden at Massaponax High … An Offense-Defense All-America Game selection … A second-team 5A all-state selection by VirginiaPreps as a defensive lineman his senior season … Named first-team all-area by The Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star … A 5A-North All-Region first-team selection … Finished his senior season with 21 tackles for loss and recovered a pair of fumbles … A key offensive lineman for a dominant option offense … Named second-team all-area by The Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star as a junior … Ranked as the No. 41 player in the state of Virginia by The Roanoke Times … Listed as the No. 84 defensive tackle in the country and the No. 42 player in his state by 247Sports … Rated as the No. 120 defensive tackle in the country, the No. 247 player in his region and the No. 47 player in the state by ESPN Recruiting Nation.
Personl: Steven John Sobczak, Jr. … Born April 8, 1996, in Newport News, Va. … Son of Steve and Yahsa Sobczak … Father played football at JMU for two years before finishing his career at Newport News Apprentice … Has an older sister … Majoring in communication studies.