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  Sharcus Steen
Sharcus Steen

Player Profile

Etiwanda, California

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 245



At Stanford: After two years as a reserve inside linebacker, Sharcus moved into the starting lineup a year ago and became one of the team's mainstays up the middle ... Now in his fifth season on The Farm, he will once again hold down a starting spot at inside linebacker ... Has played a lot of football for the Cardinal the past three seasons ... He is a physical, tough, aggressive player who has gained experience and maturity and is now ready to assume his role as one of the Cardinal's team leaders.

The 1998 Season: Third on the team with 68 tackles ... Also accounted for eight tackles-for-loss, three quarterback sacks, three pass break-ups and one forced fumble ... He started all 11 games at inside linebacker ... Saved his best game for last as he had an outstanding Big Game vs. Cal ... He had seven total tackles vs. the Bears, including four tackles-for-loss and three quarterback sacks - his only sacks of the season ... He had nine tackles, two for loss, in Stanford's win over North Carolina ... Also had nine tackles vs. Arizona and Oregon.

The 1997 Season: A reserve inside linebacker and member of Stanford's special teams ... He started two games in place of the injured Chris Draft ... Wound up with 22 total tackles, 18 unassisted, 1.5 quarterback sacks and two tackles-for-loss ... Started games #3 and #4 vs. Oregon State and Oregon ... He tied a season-high with five tackles at OSU ... Against Oregon, he recorded four tackles, one quarterback sack and one tackle-for-loss ... Had five tackles, a half-sack and one tackle-for-loss at North Carolina.

The 1996 Season: Received extensive playing time as a reserve inside linebacker ... Played in all 12 games ... Also a key member of Stanford's special teams ... Registered 21 total tackles, including 13 unassisted and eight assisted tackles ... Had five tackles each in the season's first two games vs. Utah and San Jose State

The 1995 Season: Redshirted the '95 season.

In High School: Chosen as one of the top prospects in the nation by Max Emfinger's Bluechips Magazine ... Named All-West Region by Blue Chip Illustrated... Started on both the offensive and defensive lines at Etiwanda High School ... As a senior, he recorded 10 quarterback sacks and 58 tackles while being named First-Team All-League and All-CIF ... First-Team All-Inland Valley by the Los Angeles Times and Daily Bulletin ... Started both ways as a junior as well ... Very active off the football field ... Named Who's Who Among High School Students ... Member of the Board of Directors for S.T.A.N.D. (Socially Together and Naturally Diverse) ... Participated in the D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program, president of his high school's Black Student Union and a member of the Key Club, a community service organization.

Personal Information:Economics and psychology major.

Steen's Career Statistics

                       Sack/   TFL/
Year    UT  AT   TT     Yds    Yds  Int
1996    13   8   21     0/0    0/0   0
1997    18   4   22   1.5/7   2/11   0
1998    49  19   68    3/26   8/34   0
Totals  80  31  111  4.5/33  10/45   0