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Sherman Steptoe
2   Sherman Steptoe

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Duncanville, Texas

High School:
Duncanville HS

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 180

Position:
Defensive Back

Experience:
4L



Tulsa: A three-year letterwinner . . . has played in 35 games in his career . . . has 14 career starts . . . has collected 55 tackles, nine pass breakups and two interceptions in his career . . . has 29 career kickoff returns for 552 yards . . . 2002 ?? Played in all 12 games . . . was in the starting lineup against Hawaii and Fresno State . . . was credited with four tackles . . . three of those tackles came against Hawaii . . . led the team in kickoff returns with 22 returns for 408 yards . . . had a season-best four returns for 78 yards against Baylor . . . also had four returns for 59 yards vs. Fresno State . . . added three returns for 52 yards against SMU . . . had a season-best 28-yard return against Hawaii . . . 2001 ?? Played in all 11 games . . . received eight starts . . . ranked sixth last year in tackles, and is the fourth-leading returning tackler . . . collected 41 stops, including 30 solos and two stops for ?6 yards . . . had a team-high seven pass interceptions . . . also returned seven kickoffs for 144 yards and a 20.6 average per return . . . had a career-best nine tackles and one sack for ?3 yards vs. Boise State . . . also had six stops, one pass breakup and one forced fumble against San Jose State . . . tallied four tackles and two pass breakups against Hawaii . . . had an interception and pass breakup against SMU . . . 2000 -- Was one of 11 true freshmen to earn a letter during the 2000 season . . . saw action in all 12 games last year, and started four games . . . received starting assignments against TCU, Fresno State, SMU and San Jose State . . . was credited with 10 tackles on the year, including eight solos . . . had a 34-yard interception return and one pass breakup against San Jose State . . . had high games of two tackles against New Mexico State and Fresno State . . . Overall -- Came out of spring drills as a starting cornerback . . . made the most improvement in the defensive secondary during spring drills . . . had a great spring . . . has improved his speed and quickness . . . has good coverage skills . . . a solid competitor and has a great attitude.

High School: Was a two-year letterwinner for Duncanville High School . . . started both his junior and senior seasons at cornerback . . . was a member of the Class 5A state championship team his junior season posting a 12-3 record . . . tallied 37 tackles his senior season, as well as one interception and seven pass breakups . . . earned all-district and all-area first team merits as a senior . . . was chosen to participate in the Texas-California All-Star Game . . . compiled 34 tackles, six interceptions and nine pass breakups his junior campaign . . . earned second-team all-district honors as a junior . . . high school coach was Bob Alpert.

Personal: Enjoys reading and playing video games . . . lists the Dallas Cowboys as his favorite NFL team . . . the person, dead or alive, he would most like to meet is Martin Luther King . . . his favorite NFL player is Emmitt Smith . . . favorite class at TU is Business Law . . . majoring in finance . . . born May 29, 1982 in Dallas, Texas

Career Statistics

DefenseGUTATTotLossSackFRFFPBUInt
2000 (Fr)1282100/00/00011
2001 (So)113011412/-61/-30171
2002 (Jr)124041/-70/00010
Total354213553/-131/-30192
KO ReturnsGNoYdsAvgTDLong
2000 (Fr)12000.000
2001 (So)11714420.6034
2002 (Jr)122240818.5028
Total352955219.0034