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Grant Steen

Hometown:
Emmetsburg, IA

High School:
Emmetsburg HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 242

Position:
Outside Linebacker

Birthdate:
10/22/1980

2004 Draft . . . Sigend as a free agent with New England.

Hawk-Item - - Started all 25 games during the 2001 and 2002 seasons and first eight games of 2003 season before missing Illinois contest due to injury . . . returned to starting line-up in final three games . . . Established single game record with three pass interceptions in win at Indiana in 2002 . . . his three interceptions in one game also tied an NCAA record for linebackers . . . Pre-season special mention all-America by The Sporting News.

2003 Honors - - Pre-season special mention all-America by The Sporting News . . . Honorable mention all-Big Ten . . . Coaches Appreciation Award, defense . . . selected to compete in Las Vegas Classic . . . 2003 - - Listed as first team outside linebacker following spring practice . . . started 11 of 13 games, with two non-starts due to injury . . . recorded five solo tackles and two assists, with one tackle for loss . . . stated win over Buffalo at outside linebacker and recorded one assist in limited playing time . . . started win at Iowa State at outside linebacker, recording one solo tackle and five assists . . . had a fumble recovery and four yard return to set up an Iowa touchdown and a 15 yard interception return to set up an Iowa field goal . . . started win over Arizona State at outside linebacker, recording one solo tackle, two assists and a pass break-up . . . started at outside linebacker at Michigan State, recording eight solo tackles, two assists and a pass break-up . . . started at outside linebacker in win over Michigan, recording two solo tackles and six assists . . . recorded two solo tackles and six assists at Ohio State, including one tackle for loss . . . recorded one solo tackle and a pass break-up in win over Penn State before leaving the game in the second half due to injury . . . did not play in win over Illinois due to injury, missing a game for the first time in his career . . . did not play on defense at Purdue, seeing action only to snap on FG and PAT attempts . . . returned to starting line-up in win over Minnesota after missing two games with injury . . . recorded one solo tackle and two assists vs. the Gophers . . . started at outside linebacker in win at Wisconsin, recording six solo tackles, four assists and a forced fumble . . . recorded one solo tackle and one pass break-up in 37-17 Outback Bowl win over Florida before aggravating an ankle injury and leaving the game in the third quarter . . . 2002 Honors - - second team all-Big Ten . . . Hustle Team Award, defense . . . Big Ten Conference Defensive Player of the Week vs. Indiana . . . 2002 - - key member of Iowa defense that ranked fifth in the nation in rushing defense (81.9) . . . started all 13 games at outside linebacker . . . four solo tackles and two assists in win over Akron . . . one solo stop and two assists in win at Miami . . . one solo tackle and two assists vs. Iowa State, including two tackles for loss . . . two solo tackles, one pass break-up and one QB pressure in win over Utah State . . . two solo stops, seven assists and one QB pressure in win at Penn State . . . two solo tackles, one assist and one QB pressure in win over Purdue, including a QB sack . . . five solo tackles and one assist in win over Michigan State . . . recorded three pass interceptions in win at Indiana to set an Iowa single game record . . . all three of the thefts came inside the Iowa 20, including one in the endzone . . . had 17 yards on interception returns, along with two solo tackles and one assist . . . two thefts came in second quarter and final interception came in final minute of the game as Iowa did not allow Indiana to score a touchdown . . . three solo tackles and three assists, including one tackle for loss, in win at Michigan, as defense held Wolverines to 22 rushing yards and 171 yards total offense . . . three total tackles in win over Wisconsin, including one tackle for loss and one pass break-up, as Iowa held Badgers to 78 rushing yards and 215 yards total offense . . . four solo tackles and one assist in win over Northwestern . . . two solo tackles, three assists and one pass break-up in win at Minnesota as defense held top rushing team in the Big Ten Conference to 80 net rushing yards . . . recorded three solo tackles and one assist vs. Southern Cal in Orange Bowl . . . 2001 - - started all 12 games at outside linebacker . . . season totals include 40 solo tackles and 27 assists for a total of 67 tackles, including four tackles for loss, four pass break-ups, two QB pressures one interception and one recovered fumble . . . three tackles vs. Kent State, including one tackle for loss and one QB pressure . . . three tackles and two pass break-ups vs. Miami . . . five tackles in win over Penn State . . . three solo tackles and four assists at Purdue, with one tackle for loss and one QB pressure . . . two tackles at Michigan State . . . nine solo tackles and two assists in win over Indiana . . . four solo stops and three assists vs. Michigan, with one tackle for loss, one fumble recovery and one pass break-up . . . six solo tackles and two assists at Wisconsin, including a tackle for loss . . . three tackles in win at Northwestern . . . three tackles in win over Minnesota . . . five solo tackles and two assists at Iowa State, along with first career pass interception and one pass break-up . . . five solo tackles and three assists in Alamo Bowl win over Texas Tech . . . 2000 - - saw action on special teams and on defense throughout the season . . . three solo tackles and four assists . . . one tackle vs. Kansas State, Indiana, Michigan State and Ohio State . . . two tackles at Illinois . . . one tackle for a six-yard loss in win at Penn State . . . played in final two games vs. Northwestern and Minnesota, but had no tackles . . . 1999 - - redshirted after joining the team as a walk-on.

High school career - - Earned prep all-America honors and was named All-American Small Town Hero . . . first team all-state by the Iowa Newspaper Association and by the Des Moines Register as a senior . . . was also all-state as a junior . . . first team all-conference and first team all-district . . . was district MVP and selected to play in Iowa Shrine Game following senior season . . . team captain and MVP as a senior . . . Career - - played both running back and linebacker while earning three letters in football . . . also lettered in basketball, baseball and track and field, earning all-conference honors in both baseball and track and field . . . helped prep team post three-year record of 33-2, including a perfect 21-0 league record . . . team won state football championship in 1997 with perfect 13-0 record . . . recorded 117 tackles and five QB sacks as a senior and blocked one punt . . . played offense just one game and rushed seven times for 100 yards . . . holds school record with 368 career tackles, including 11 QB sacks, three interceptions and four blocked punts . . . career offensive numbers included 57 attempts for 500 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Personal - - Born 10/22/80 . . . communication studies major . . . member of prep Honor Roll with a 3.1 GPA . . . attended same high school as RB Sam Brownlee . . . parents are Jana and Tom Steen . . . high school coach was Duane Twait and his father, Tom Steen, was an assistant coach.

Steen's Defense Stats

Year Solo Ast. Total T/Loss Sacks Int.-Yds. QBH PBU FF RF-TD
Freshman 3 4 7 1/6 0/0 0-0 0 0 0 0-0
Sophomore 40 27 67 4/8 0/0 1-15 4 2 0 1-0
Junior 32 25 57 5/20 1/5 3-17 4 4 0 0
Senior 28 30 58 3/6 0/0 1-15 0 4 1 1-4
Total 103 86 189 13/40 1/5 5-47 8 10 1 2-4
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