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Byron Steele
Byron Steele

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Arlington, Texas

High School:
Lamar

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 211

Position:
WR

Experience:
1L


11/26/2011

Colorado State Postgame Notes

Air Force at Colorado State; Sonny Lubick Field at Hughes Stadium

10/10/2011

Fairchild: Rams need to play with emotion, start fast Saturday

Head coach's weekly press conference transcript

11/26/2011

CSU vs. Air Force Highlights

CSU Football vs. Air Force Highlights, Nov. 26, 2011

11/26/2011

CSU football vs. Air Force - 11-26-11

CSU football vs. Air Force - 11-26-11

11/13/2010

CSU vs. BYU

Colorado State vs. BYU, Nov. 13, 2010

09/18/2010

Colorado State vs. Miami (Ohio) - Sept. 18, 2010

All Photos By Mike Griggs

2011 (Junior): A big, speedy target, played in eight games, with three starts...Caught seven passes for 63 yards (9.0 avg.) with one TD...Served a three-game suspension to begin the year for violation of team rules...Still practiced with team, and impersonated CU's Paul Richardson, the nation's leader in receiving yards through two games, at practices prior to the Rams' contest vs. Colorado (Sept. 17) in Denver...Made his 2011 debut, starting as a WR in exhilarating win at Utah State (Sept. 24)...Sprained an ankle in practice Oct. 11 and did not play in loss vs. No. 5 Boise State (Oct. 15)...Returned to action in loss at UTEP (Oct. 22)...Started at UNLV (Oct. 29) and at No. 19 TCU (Nov. 19), where he made an impressive catch, strong-arming his Frogs adversary for the ball to gain 17 key yards and set up a field goal...In loss vs. Air Force (Nov. 26), recorded his first career TD reception, a 4-yard catch from Garrett Grayson to give CSU a 7-0 first-quarter lead.

2010 (Sophomore): A defensive back and option QB in high school, emerged as a starting WRamong several candidates entering the year...Played in all 12 games (two starts), with 20 receptions for 313 yards, a team-leading 15.6 yards-per-catch average...Made his first career start in season-opener vs. Colorado (Sept. 4) in Denver, and led the team with four catches, an early career high - doubling his career total entering the game; came up with an 18-yard reception during the second quarter to revive the CSU offense...At Miami-Ohio (Sept. 18), picked up career bests in both catches (7) and receiving yards (118), his first career 100-yard receiving game and the first by the Rams since Dion Morton collected 106 yards on five catches in a 24-17 loss vs. Utah, Oct. 10, 2009...Five of his catches against the RedHawks came in the fourth quarter, including a 40-yard reception from Pete Thomas early in the final stanza; three of his grabs converted third downs, including the 40-yarder and another in the second quarter...At SDSU (Nov. 6), drew a first-quarter holding penalty to keep alive an early drive, then converted a third-and-15 with a 31-yard grab, adjusting to an underthrown ball in the third quarter...In loss vs. BYU (Nov. 13), made three impressive receptions; registered a 15-yard grab to convert a third-and-13 late in the first quarter, then two plays later threw a nice block to spring Tyson Liggett on a 24-yard play...In third quarter, converted and third-and-11 with a 14-yard grab, then caught a 27-yarder in the fourth quarter, an acrobatic catch, to set up the Rams' first points.


2009 (Freshman): Played in three games...Had two catches for 60 yards...Made his college debut late in 35-20 win vs. Nevada (Sept. 19), entering on offense...In loss at No. 8 TCU (Oct. 17), saw first-quarter action and late in game, made his first career reception, a spectacular finger-tip grab on a pass from Jon Eastman, good for 44 yards...Injured his shoulder on the play and sat out losses vs. San Diego State (Oct. 24), vs. Air Force (Oct. 31) and at UNLV (Nov. 7)...Returned to action in last-second loss at New Mexico (Nov. 21), catching a 16-yard pass for first-down yardage on a game-tying TD drive in the first quarter.


2008: Redshirted as a true freshman in his first season of college eligibility.


High School: A first-team all-district selection as a senior cornerback in 2007 at Lamar High School in Arlington, Texas, started at cornerback for legendary head coach Eddy Peach...Also played wide receiver...Had 22 tackles, two INTs and eight passes broken up as a senior, when the Vikings finished 6-4 in the talent-rich District 8-5A...Also caught six passes for 212 yards...Against DeSoto in 2007, intercepted a third-quarter pass and returned it more than 50 yards, just shy of the end zone...Lettered two years in football and once in track...Played against new CSU teammate Mychal Sisson (Duncanville)...Became the second known Lamar High School product to play for Steve Fairchild (RB Fred Jackson, Buffalo Bills)...Lettered in track and played basketball at LHS...Also received interest from Missouri, Southern Methodist and Toledo.


Personal: Given name Byron Earl Steele Jr. ...Born May 21, 1990, in Fort Worth, Texas...Parents are Byron and Ethel Steele...Has four sisters...Participated in the Lakeview Commons Assisted Living social hour, meeting with the elderly residents and their families in February before the '10 season...For a month during the summer of 2010, interacted with low-income Linton Elementary students at a local clubhouse, in conjunction with the Larimer County Food Bank, Fort Collins Recreation and Vineyard church...Made a couple Saturday appearances at the Centre Avenue Health & Rehab Facility in Fort Collins, working social events with patients, in February 2011...Invested time in kids' lives at the Fort Collins Boys & Girls Club prior to the 2011 season...Majoring in liberal arts...Hometown: Arlington, Texas.

Division I career statistics

RECEIVING

RUSHING

COMB OFFENSE

Year

School

GP

GS

No

Yds

Avg

TD

Long

Avg/Gm

No

Yds

Avg

TD

Long

Pl

Yds

2009

Colorado State (fr.)

3

0

2

60

30.0

0

44

20.0

0

0

0.0

0

0

2

60

2010

Colorado State (so.)

12

2

20

313

15.6

0

40

26.1

0

0

0.0

0

0

20

313

2011

Colorado State (jr.)

8

3

7

63

9.0

1

17

7.9

0

0

0.0

0

0

7

63

Career totals (three years)

23

5

29

436

15.0

1

44

19.0

0

0

0.0

0

0

29

436

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