2011 Day 72 – Steven Christian, Jr.

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2011 Day 72 – Steven Christian, Jr.

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Steven Christian, Jr.
Class: Junior
Position: CornerbBack
HT/WT: 6’ 0’’ / 170 lbs


- Changed number from 39 to 11
- Appeared in three games against Charleston Southern (Sept 25.), Fresno State (Oct. 9), and UNLV (Dec. 4).

- Member of the Scout Team


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A 2008 graduate of John F. Kennedy High School in Sacramento, Calif...earned three varsity letters in football...a two-way player who lined up at quarterback, running back, defensive back and receiver...on defense, posted 91 tackles, seven pass break-ups, three sacks and one blocked kick...tallied 1,530 all-purpose yards, including 457 yards rushing and more than 450 in kickoff and punt returns...earned all-metro and all-league first-team honors...named team MVP while also serving as team co-captain...received school award for Best Student-Athlete...selected to play in the KCRA Holiday Bowl...

Played his junior year at Christian Brothers High School, rushing for 350 yards and recording 30 tackles...a preseason all-area selection in 2007...ranked as the state’s sixth best cornerback by Norcal Prep and Cal High sports...named to Norcal Prep’s top 25 players in Northern California...ranked No. 65 among cornerbacks by Rivals.com...member of the Scout.com Western 100...selected to the 2006 Junior All-American Nike Combine Team...recipient of the all-metro athletic and academic award...named a 2007 all B2G camp second-team cornerback...a U.S. Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete and a participant in the 2007 U.S. Army Combine...was also a track standout, earning all-league honors in the 110-meter hurdles and the triple jump.

Won numerous academic awards...member of the National Honor Society and a volunteer in the PACE tutoring program and MESA (Math-Engineering-Science Association).. Carried a 3.8 core GPA and a 1590 SAT and 22 ACT.

Steven Christian, Jr was born Nov. 4, 1990, in Sacramento, Calif...intends to major in pre-medicine...has two younger sisters (Kayla and Amber)...parents are Shalanda and Steven Christian of El Dorado Hills, Calif.

Fun Facts:
- JFK High School produce former NBA player Michael Stewart and MLB players, Adam Bernero, Geno Petralli and Greg Vaughn.
- Is fluent in Spanish and Japanese
- Originally commited to Stanford but later recinded and chose Hawaii over Nevada, Villanova, Vanderbilt, Boston College, San Diego State, TCU, Wyoming, SMU, Montana, Cornell, and Portland St.

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Ladies and Gentlemen, this is Steven Christian, Jr.

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Re: 2011 Day 72 – Steven Christian, Jr.

Post by sarvicdar »

Tsai writes on his blog today (10/27/11):


Steve Christian Sr. said his son, Steve Jr., a UH safety, will undergo hip surgery next month. Steve Christian Jr. is scheduled to earn a bachelor's degree in May, after which he will transfer to a school where he can play as a fifth-year player. The NCAA allows students who have graduated in four years and used a redshirt to play at another school without having to sit out a season.

It's kind of sad to see Christian's career at UH end this way.

Before coming to Hawaii Christian had offers from Nevada, SMU, Villanova, Wyoming (according to Rivals,com).

Rated a 3 star prospect by Rivals.com.

I remember watching him during the spring practices of 2009. He caught my eye. He seemed to play the WR closer to the line scrimmage than the other DB's. The other DB's gave a cushion. He didn't. It seemed. I know Tsai described Christian as a playing a safety, but IIRC back in 2009 Christian was playing DB. I hope I'm thinking of the right player.

One of the stories I heard is (from a faculty type) that Christian was a very good student and was a joy to have in the classroom.

The book on Christian, from reading Tsai's blog, is that Christian's career at UH was marred with injuries.

I do wish Christian well in his future.

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