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Stephon Heyer

Player Profile
Hometown:
Lawrenceville, Ga.

High School:
Brookwood

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 320

Position:
Offensive Tackle

Experience:
4L

12/29/2006

Champs Sports Bowl

Champs Sports Bowl

A fifth-year senior who ended his career as an All-ACC performer ... a three-year starter at offensive tackle ... overcame a season-ending left ACL tear at the start of 2005 ... a leader on the offensive line during his final three seasons ... started 37 games, all at left tackle, in his career ... wears a size-22 sneaker off the field but likes to squeeze into an 18 cleat on game days ... played for the Aina team in the 2007 Hula Bowl ... invited to the 2007 NFL Combine in Indianapolis, Ind.

2006 (Senior): An honorable mention All-ACC performer after starting all 13 games at left tackle ... earned a selection to ESPN.com's All-Bowl team for his performance during the Champs Sports Bowl ... one of two offensive linemen (also Edwin Williams) to start all 13 games ... opened holes for Lance Ball and Keon Lattimore who each rushed for over 700 yards ... aided QB Sam Hollenbach in throwing for over 2,000 yards for the second-straight year ... joined Dre Moore in earning the James M. Tatum Award as lineman of the year ... (vs. PU in Champs Sports Bowl) ... started and recorded the highest offensive grade ... named to ESPN.com's All-Bowl team after holding DE Anthony Spencer, an All-American, without a tackle for loss or a sack ... Spencer entered the game ranked No. 2 nationally in tackles for loss (2.0) (vs. WF) ... started and recorded the highest offensive line grade, with three big blocks ... (vs. BC) ... started and recorded one big block in 74 plays ... (vs. Miami) ... started and was in on 34 plays ... (vs. Clemson) ... recorded one big block in 54 plays ... (vs. FSU) ... started and scored the highest offensive line grade ... (vs. NC St.) ... started and was in on 50 plays with no missed assignments or sacks allowed ... (vs. UVA) ... was in on 51 plays with one big block and no sacks allowed ... (vs. GT) ... started and was in on a team-high 58 plays ... (vs. FIU) ... started at left tackle and notched one big block ... (vs. WVU) ... was in on a team-high 98 plays with four big blocks... (vs. MT) ... opened the hole on Lance Ball's two-yard touchdown ... (vs. W&M) ... posted three big blocks and 59 points, highest among the offensive line.

2005 (Redshirt Junior): Redshirt season ... missed the year after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in the first week of fall camp.

2004 (Junior): Started all 11 games at left tackle ... the highest-rated Terp lineman ... second on the team with 18 "big blocks" ... allowed just three sacks on 651 offensive plays ... (vs. WFU) ... tied for second on the team with three "big blocks" ... called for no penalties on 71 offensive plays ... (vs. FSU) ... was the team's highest-rated lineman and tied for the team lead with two "big blocks" ... (vs. NCSU) ... was the Terps' highest-graded offensive lineman and had one "big block", despite suffering a knee injury during the game (which he played through) ... (vs. GT) ... was the team's second-highest rated lineman ... was in on 59 plays and was not called for any penalties ... (at Duke) ... led the team with 77 plays and tied for the team lead with three "big blocks" ... was not called for any penalties ... (vs. NIU) ... along with Kyle Schmitt, was the highest-graded lineman and tied for the team lead with four "big blocks" ... was called for no penalties on 62 plays.

2003 (Sophomore): SStarted all 13 games at left tackle ... finished the season with the offensive line's second-highest composite grade (1.261), trailing only Kyle Schmitt ... had 24 "big blocks" and was called for just two penalties in 737 offensive plays ... (vs. UVa) ... finished with three "big blocks" on a team-high 69 offensive plays ... (vs. UNC) ... Terps' highest-graded offensive lineman ... tied for the team lead among linemen with four "big blocks" ... (at GT) ... notched one "big block" with no missed assignments ... (vs. Duke) ... recorded a team-high three "big blocks" ... (vs. CU) ... Terps' second highest-graded offensive lineman ... finished with two "big blocks" and no missed assignments on 70 plays ... (vs. WVU) ... recorded two "big blocks" on 60 plays.

2002 (Freshman): Saw action in each of the final 13 games, starting one ... posted seven "big blocks" and was called for just two penalties in 178 plays ... (vs. WFU) ... played nine snaps and and posted a strong composite grade in limited action ... had one "big block" ... (at CU) ... saw the most action of the reserve offensive linemen, playing 11 snaps and graded very highly ... recorded one "big block" ... (at UNC) ... made first career start at left tackle and graded highly in his debut ... start was necessitated by an injury to Matt Crawford (regular LT Eric Dumas moved to right tackle) ... recorded four "big blocks."

High School: A two-year letterwinner and 2002 graduate of Brookwood High School in Lawrenceville, Ga. ... had not played football before going out for the team as a freshman ... added six inches and 100 pounds to his frame from his freshman to his senior year ... helped Brookwood to a 5-5 record in 2001 ... played for a high school program which won 100 games during the decade of the 1990s and won a state title in 1996 ... also recruited by Georgia, Michigan, Arkansas, Clemson, Ohio State, Florida, Alabama, Auburn, Vanderbilt and Kentucky ... Brookwood High is the alma mater of Denver Broncos placekicker Jason Elam.

Personal: Stephon Heyer was born January 16, 1984 ... son of Ronald and Glenda Heyer ... name is pronounced "STEFF-ahn HIGH-err" ... graduated in Dec. 2006 with a degree in criminology and criminal justice ... the Atlanta Falcons helped him find proper-fitting cleats in high school.



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