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Steve Craver
6   Steve Craver

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Hurst, Texas

High School:
L.D. Bell HS

Last College:
Kilgore JC

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 212

Position:
Defensive Back

Experience:
1L


Tulsa -- A returning letterwinner . . . has played in 13 career games and has two starts . . . has 41 career stops . . . 2006 -- Played in 11 games . . . missed the SMU and Tulane games with an injury . . . had 33 tackles . . . started the Rice game . . . had a team-best nine stops vs. Stephen F. Austin . . . had four stops and one tackle for -3 yards vs. Navy . . . also had four stops against East Carolina and Utah . . . 2005 -- Received a medical hardship after suffering an injury against Oklahoma . . . played in the first two games of the season and tallied eight tackles . . . had three stops in the season opener against Minnesota . . . was in the starting lineup against Oklahoma . . . was credited with five tackles, 1.5 sacks for -19 yards, one forced fumble and one interception for a 29-yard return in the Oklahoma game . . . Overall -- A great athlete and provides leadership . . . has great talent and football knowledge . . . has the ability to be an all-conference type player . . . an aggressive and intelligent player . . . a very competitive player . . . a physical player who can make the big hit . . . an intense player and hard worker . . . possesses good speed.

Junior College -- Played two years at Kilgore (Texas) Junior College . . . helped lead his JUCO team to a 10-2 record and the conference championship in 2004 . . . started both years at linebacker . . . had 60 tackles, seven pass breakups, two sacks and one interception in his sophomore season . . . tallied 45 tackles and five pass breakups in his first season . . . junior college coach was Jimmy Rieves.

High School -- Played his prep football at L.D. Bell High School . . . was a three-year letterwinner and started as a senior on offense, and his junior season on defense . . . as a prep senior, he was rated as the #32 safety in the nation, ranked #21 in the Dallas-area and the #77 best senior in the state of Texas by Rivals.com . . . played quarterback, receiver, running back, free safety and cornerback as a senior . . . had 400 rushing yards and six touchdowns and 460 passing yards and four touchdowns his senior season . . . also tallied 75 tackles as a senior . . . signed with Nebraska out of high school . . . high school coach was Ross Dodson.

Personal -- Favorite NFL team is the Dallas Cowboys . . . lists Derrick Brooks as his favorite NFL player . . . the three words he uses to best describe himself are "humble, cool and alert" . . . favorite book is To Kill a Mockingbird . . . his favorite class at TU is Children's Literature . . . the sport he most likes to watch and play besides football is basketball . . . his brother, Keyuo, played at Nebraska and with the New Orleans Saints . . . parents are Steve and Kathy Craver . . . majoring in communication.