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Steve Greer

ILB
Position
6'2''
Height
230 lbs.
Weight
Senior
Class
Solon, Ohio
Hometown
Solon HS
High School

NOTABLE
Career –
Finished career with 376 tackles, which ranks No. 6 all-time at UVa … at conclusion of 2012 regualar season, led all active ACC players and was No. 7 among all active FBS players with 376 career tackles … only Notre Dame[apos]s Manti Te[apos]o had more career tackles among active BCS conference players.

HONORS
2012 – First-team All-ACC … Touchdown Club of Richmond[apos]s Linebacker of the Year … VaSID All-State Defensive Player of the Year … VaSID All-State first-team … Lott IMPACT Trophy Watch List … Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List … Lombardi Watch List … Blue Ribbon preseason All-ACC … Lindy[apos]s preseason All-ACC first team … Athlon Sports preseason All-ACC first team … Phil Steele preseason All-ACC first team … team captain. 2011 – Second-team All-ACC … Touchdown Club of Richmond[apos]s Linebacker of the Year … Phil Steele[apos]s preseason All-ACC fourth-team … VaSID first team all-state. 2009 – All-ACC Honorable Mention … Freshman All-American from Phil Steele[apos]s Postseason Publication and CollegeFootballNews.com … All-ACC Honorable Mention by The Sporting News … All-ACC third-team from Phil Steele[apos]s Postseason Publication … presented the team[apos]s Bill Dudley Award as the most outstanding first-year player.

AT VIRGINIA
2012Started all 12 games … led UVa with 122 tackles, the most by a Cavalier since Angelo Crowell had 155 in 2002 … made four stops against Richmond … named ACC Linebacker of the Week after having 15 tackles against Penn State … reached double figures in tackles six times, including a career-high 19 tackles against Virginia Tech in collegiate finale … also named ACC Linebacker of the Week after the Virginia Tech game … added two sacks against the Nittany Lions … led UVa with 12 tackles against La Tech … had 10 stops at Duke and 14 against Wake Forest … had 13 stops vs. Miami … finished career with 13 double figure tackle games. 2011 – Started all 12 regular season games and led the team with 103 tackles … missed the Chick-fil-A Bowl with a lower extremity injury … two TFLs and two sacks at FSU … had a season-high 14 tackles (1.0 for loss) against NC State … 10 tackles (0.5 for loss) vs. Georgia Tech … recovered a fumble against William & Mary … had 10 tackles at North Carolina … broke up two passes against Idaho … has four pass breakups. 2010 – Appeared in all 12 games and recorded his only start of the season against Maryland … recorded game high tackles against Maryland and at Virginia Tech with nine in each contest … forced a team-best two fumbles (Duke, VT) … finished second on the squad with 59 tackles … collected 5.5 tackles for a loss of nine yards … recorded 0.5 sack at Duke … registerd nine tackles at Duke … forced fumble at Duke set up UVa to take the lead late in the game … recorded six tackles against VMI. 2009 – Finished the season with 92 tackles, giving him the most by a UVa freshman since Darryl Blackstock recorded 108 in 2002 … ranked No. 5 amongst the nation[apos]s freshmen (second in the ACC) with 92 tackles … ranked No. 5 in the ACC with 92 tackles … ranked No. 97 in the nation with 92 tackles … No. 7 all-time among UVa freshmen with 92 tackles … helped anchor the ACC[apos]s No. 4 and the nation[apos]s No. 21 pass defense … helped hold 9-of-12 opponents under their season passing yardage average … tallied a career-high 14 tackles at then No. 16 Miami … recorded a sack at Southern Miss (9/19) … earned his first letter … made his first career start against William & Mary … had 10 tackles in his collegiate debut against the Tribe … selected by the UVa coaches as a defensive player of the game against William & Mary and North Carolina. 2008– Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL
Rugged linebacker for coach Jim McQuaide at Solon HS … 3 stars by Rivals, 2 stars by Scout … ranked as the No. 46 inside linebacker nationally by Rivals … No. 49 player in Ohio by Rivals … led the team in tackling his last two seasons … earned first-team all-state honors and first-team all-district honors as a senior after making 150 tackles and intercepting two passes … also recovered two fumbles … finished with 128 tackles, including 69 solo stops, as a junior … had 16 tackles for loss and two sacks … also picked off two passes and earned All-Northeast Ohio and all-conference honors … son of Jim Greer.