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#94 Steven Friend
Position: Defensive Line
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 294
Year: Senior
Hometown: Grand Rapids, Mich.
High School: Forest Hills Northern HS
Steven Friend
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Release: 07/11/2006

Capable of being a dominant player on the defensive front ... ranked second on team in sacks last season, behind Chicago Bears draft pick Dan Bazuin.

2006: All-MAC second team selection ... starter in all 14 games at defensive tackle ... established career highs with 55 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, and five sacks ... collected career-high eight tackles at Michigan (9/9) ... tallied six tackles and a fumble recovery against Ball State (10/14) ... made four tackles and recovered a fumble against Western Michigan (11/10) ... recorded six tackles, including a sack, in the MAC Championship Game against Ohio (11/30) ... posted five tackles against Middle Tennessee State in Motor City Bowl (12/26).

2005: Started all 11 games at defensive tackle to earn second varsity letter ... made four tackles against Indiana (9/2) ... recorded three tackles in each of the season’s final three games ... tallied a sack at Western Michigan (11/12) ... forced a fumble in the win over Ohio (10/15).

2004: Had 13 solo and four assisted tackles ... had two QB sacks along with a pass breakup and a forced fumble ... tallied three stops in each of the season’s final four games, including a three-tackle, two-sack performance against Ball State in the season finale (11/20).

High School: First team all-state selection at Forest Hills Northern High ... earned three letters in football, four in track, and one in wrestling ... had 33 solo and 28 assisted tackles in 2003 ... finished career with 54 solo and 56 assisted stops ... ranked No. 41 in Detroit News Blue Chip list and Detroit Free Press Fab 50 ... all-state and all-conference in track and all-conference in wrestling ... honor roll student.

Personal: Born March 23, 1986 ... parents are Henry Kimble and Lisa Brown ... majoring in industrial technology management.