NFL File: Draft Pick # 7 Syndric Steptoe



Wide Receiver


Ht. 5-9

Wt. 170

Byran, Texas

OVERVIEW:  One of the Cats' most explosive all-purpose threats and a key in 2006... Earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 honors for second consecutive year in 2005... Had 37 catches for 493 yards and 1,271 all-purpose yards in 10 games... Missed the Oregon State game with a minor injury... Took a punt back 63 yards for a score against No. 7 UCLA... Had six receptions in three different games, with a yardage high of 90 in the '05 opener against NAU... Was No. 24 nationally with an 11.1-yard punt return average, and No. 27 nationally with a kickoff return average of 25.5 yards... Career-best 76-yard KOR at USC, and had five total for 159 yards... Checked in at No. 42 nationally in all-purpose yardage at 127.1 per game... Had eight starts in 2005... Arizona career-record holder with 64 kickoff returns and needs 191 yards to pass Theo Bell's career mark of 1,538 yards... Started 10 games for UA in 2004 ... Earned All-Pac-10 honorable mention honors ... Ended sophomore season with 30 catches for 446 yards and three touchdowns ... Averaged 14.9 yards-per-catch and 44.6 yards-per-game ...

Ranked fourth in the Pac-10 in kick returns, averaging 22.6 yards-per-return with 384 yards on 17 returns for Arizona ... Collected 68 yards in six catches vs. ASU... Caught a 50-yard pass from quarterback Richard Kovalcheck for his career-long reception at Washington ... Also tallied 86 yards in three kickoff returns at Washington ... In the Washington State game, collected a career-best 105 yards on six receptions, including two touchdowns ... Played in all 12 games as a true freshman for the Wildcats during the 2003 season ... Earned the starting nod in the final home game of the season against national champion USC ... Finished with nine receptions for 77 yards ... Returned 15 punts for 69 yards, an average of 4.6 yards per return ... Returned a school-record 28 kickoffs for 480 yards, an average of 17.1 yards per return ... Saw his first full rotation play at receiver against Arizona State in the final game of the season and caught a season-best and career-high seven receptions...Finished the Oregon game with four kickoff returns for a then career-best 99 yards, including a season-best 41-yard return.

High School: Bryan High School, Bryan, Texas, 2003 ...  SuperPrep All-America as a wide receiver for coach Marty Criswell ... Dave Campbell's Texas High School Football second-team Super Team honors ... Athletes 2003 national list at No. 48 ... Dallas Morning News Top 100, along with Houston Chronicle state 100 honors ... 'Athlete' pick for second-team All-Texas ... Top 50 defensive back ... PrepStar All-Midlands as an 'athlete' ... Prep Football Report All-Southwest as a receiver ... SuperPrep Southwest No. 30 ... Played mostly quarterback his senior year and earned first-team All-District 13-5A honors as a utility back ...

Played wide receiver, slot back, running back and QB in one game against Temple ... Had 32 catches for 607 yards and five scores as a junior receiver ... 5A All-District 13 honors and a Texas Football second-unit Super Team pick junior year ... Had 10 punt returns for 215 yards as a junior ... Attended U.S. Army All-American Camp that summer, and also recorded a 37-inch vertical leap in Texas Nike Camp ... Top five finishes in 2002 District track championships in long jump and 4x100 relay ... Point guard in hoops and a three-year letterman ... Football team captain final two years ... All-district and all-state academic honors as a senior.

Personal: Academic major is family studies and human development... Football representative to Student-Athlete Advisory Board 05-06... Son of James and Annette Steptoe of Bryan, Texas ... Mother is a nurse's aide ... Brother, James Jr., played football at BHS ... Full name: Syndric Marquis Steptoe ... Date of birth: Dec. 6, 1984.