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79 Steven Rissler
  • Offensive Line
  • 6-3, 300
  • Senior, 3L
  • Sarasota, Riverview HS

A true senior offensive lineman…

CAREER: Played in 28 games with 11 starts…

2005: Saw action in all 12 games and started the last seven at guard…Had his best game against Florida State, grading out at 82 percent versus the Seminoles…

2004: A true sophomore who battled for the starting right guard job with Mo Mitchell for most of the year…Saw action in every game with two starts (Eastern Michigan, South Carolina) for 471 plays, the most of any lineman who did not start at least eight games…Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll…Recorded a team-high 11 knockdowns in start vs Eastern Michigan…Earned UF's "Most Physical Lineman of the Week" honors against Arkansas while notching three knockdowns…Second on team with four knockdowns vs. LSU… Earned the President's Award at the conclusion of the 2004 spring drills…

2003: A true freshman who saw action in four games (SJSU, FAMU, Tennessee, Kentucky) for 70 plays with one start (vs. FAMU)…Made first career start at right tackle vs. FAMU becoming only the eighth true freshman to start on the OL in school history…Saw the first action of his career in the opener against San Jose State…One of only nine true freshman to see action in the season opener…In 30 offensive plays against San Jose State, he came up with two knock downs…Took part in 36 offensive plays and posted three knockdowns vs. FAMU…Participated in three offensive plays against Kentucky…Dressed for the Miami, Ole Miss, LSU, Arkansas, Georgia, Vanderbilt, South Carolina, FSU and Iowa games but did not see action…

PREP: Considered the No. 11 offensive tackle prospect in the South and among the top 10 offensive lineman in Florida by SuperPrep… First-Team All-State (6A) and Herald- Tribune All-Area as a senior…Three-year starter and senior captain… Named Team Offensive MVP…Graded out better than 90 percent for his senior season, setting a school record…Named an Academic Scholar-Athlete with a 4.0 GPA…Played in the Sarasota-Manatee All-Star Game… Second-Team All-State as a junior…Also considered Georgia and Miami in the recruiting process…High school coach was John Sprague…

MAJOR: Sociology.


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