Steve Suter
Steve Suter

Player Profile

Manchester, Md.

High School:
North Carroll

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 194

Wide Receiver


On Suter: Player who burst onto the scene in 2002, giving the Terps a breakaway threat in the return game and at receiver ... an All-America candidate as a return man ... a two-time first team All-ACC performer ... a speedy receiver with good hands who moved from the slot to start 10 games outside in 2003 ... is Maryland's career punt return leader and enters the season just 84 yards from breaking the ACC mark of NC State's Ledel George (1,191 from 1990-93) ... could set the NCAA record, currently held by Vanderbilt's Lee Nalley (1947-49), with 508 more yards ... needs one punt return for a touchdown to tie and two to break the NCAA career record currently owned by three players ... slight, but is one of the fastest and strongest players (pound-for-pound) on the team ... a 2003 Iron Terp who owns Maryland's all-time records for wide receivers with a 768 strength index, a 580-pound squat, a 42-inch vertical jump and a 352-pound clean ... also timed at 4.35 in the 40-yard dash ... did not test in spring of 2004 as he recovered from knee surgery ... will be completely recovered by the start of fall camp.

2003 (Junior): Played in 12 games, starting 10 at wide receiver ... a first team All-ACC pick as a specialist ... ranked fourth in the ACC with 9.0 yards per punt return and tied for the league lead with two returns for touchdowns ... sixth in the ACC with a kick return average of 23.4 yards per attempt... second on the team with 29 receptions and 471 receiving yards and a TD ... played the majority of the season with a lateral meniscus tear in his left knee ... (Gator Bowl vs. WVU) ... had a huge game, leading the team in receptions with four for 84 yards, while returning a punt 76 yards for the team's third score of the day ... punt return came at the beginning of the second quarter as he made tacklers miss before finding his way down the right sideline ... had the catch of the day and the No. 1 "Play of the Day" on ESPN SportsCenter as he went up over a defender, tipped the ball and then came down with it as he was falling to the turf, a 43-yard effort in the third quarter ... (vs. UNC) ... finished with four receptions totaling 72 yards ... longest reception of the night went for 30 yards on a crossing route in the first quarter ... gained 67 yards on his only kickoff return of the game as he weaved his way up the field dodging defenders along the way ... return was the longest of his career ... (at GT) ... led the Terps with four receptions for 60 yards ... longest catch of the night (34 yards) came on in the third quarter as he made a leaping grab in the middle of the field and held onto the ball as he was hit hard in mid-air ... (vs. Duke) ... finished with four receptions totaling 48 yards ... showed off his good hands when reaching out and grabbing an underthrown pass on a quick out in the first quarter for a gain of six yards ... (vs. CU) ... recorded his first receiving touchdown of the season in the first quarter ... showed great body control on the touchdown, as he made a leaping grab and the spun off his defender for the 25-yard play ... used his speed on an end-around rush for 24 yards up the left sideline in the second quarter ... finished with three receptions for 42 yards and one rushing attempt for 24 yards ... (at EMU) ... finished with a team-leading four receptions for 84 yards, all of which came before halftime ... had a season-long 45-yard reception, setting up a Nick Novak field goal with six seconds left in the first half ... (vs. WVU) ... returned six punts for a total of 42 yards, giving him the record for most punt return yards in a career all-time at Maryland with 922 ... (vs. The Citadel) ... broke two tackles on his way to a 75-yard touchdown on his first punt return of the game ... added his first reception of the season for six yards.

2002 (Sophomore): Saw action in all 14 games, starting one ... was the Terps' first-string slot receiver and drew a start at the "X" spot in the Peach Bowl ... named second team All-American by The Sporting News and ... honorable mention All-America by College Football News ... first team All-ACC selection as a return specialist ... also earned Academic All-ACC honors ... tied for NCAA record with four punt return TDs ... set NCAA records for punt returns (56) and total kick returns (78) in a season ... fell just 20 yards shy of setting the all-time NCAA punt return yardage record ... finished the season 21st in the nation in kickoff returns (24.8), 23rd in punt returns (13.8), and 45th in all-purpose yards (121.6) ... led the ACC in punt returns, was second in kick returns and third in all-purpose yards per game ... caught 17 passes for 303 yards and two TDs while rushing for 82 yards on five carries with one TD ... averaged 17.0 yards per touch (returns, rushes and receptions combined) ... (Peach Bowl vs. UT) ... drew first career start at wide receiver ... most memorable play was a 79-yard punt return in the fourth quarter that was one defender from paydirt ... (at UVa) ... had a career-high 101 kickoff return yards on five attempts ... (at CU) ... had two receptions for 24 yards ...gained 98 yards on three kickoff returns, including a long of 46 yards in the second quarter ... (vs. NCSU) ... named ACC Offensive Back of the Week ... had 166 all-purpose yards ... scored the Terps' first TD of the game on a 61-yard run in the second quarter on only the second carry of his career ... had two catches for 44 yards .. made a crucial 36-yard catch to put the Terps in range for the game-winning FG late in the fourth quarter ... (at UNC) ... named ACC Specialist of the Week ... returned a punt 77 yards for a TD in the second quarter for the Terps' third score of the game ... the return for a score was the fourth of the season, which tied the NCAA record for punt return TDs in a season ... his 92 punt return yards helped to break the single-season ACC record for total punt yardage, previously 515 yards, held by Kelly Rhino of GT ... (at Duke) ... named ACC Specialist of the Week ... had a 63-yard punt return for a touchdown in the first quarter ... had 104 all-purpose yards, all gained on six punt returns to break the single-season Maryland record for punt return yards in a season set by Bob Smith in 1973 (420) ... (vs. GT) ... made a bone-jarring tackle on GT's fake-punt attempt in the first quarter ... (at WVU) ... had a season-best 176 all-purpose yards ... returned his second punt for a touchdown this season on an 80-yard return at the end of the first quarter ... finished with 142 yards on eight punt returns, missing a Maryland record by six yards ... (vs. Wofford) ... had 102 all-purpose yards ... caught his second TD pass of the season on a 10-yard reception in the third quarter ... (vs. EMU) ... finished with 172 all-purpose yards ... had the second-longest TD reception in Maryland history and the first in his career on his 91-yard catch in the second quarter ... finished with two catches for 97 yards ... had a career-long kickoff return of 58 yards on the opening play of the game to help set up a Terp field goal ... (vs. Akron) ... had the 17th punt return for touchdown in Terps' history - and the first of his career -- on his 81-yard scamper in the second quarter ... finished with 112 yards on four returns ... (vs. Notre Dame) ... attempted to breathe life into the Terps with a 51-yard kickoff return in the third quarter.

2001 (Redshirt Freshman): Saw action in each of the first four games of the season before breaking the index finger on his left hand ... had no receptions ... returned one punt for three yards.

2000 (Freshman): Redshirt season.

High School: Graduated in 2000 from North Carroll High School in Hampstead, Md. ... was named honorable mention All-American by USA Today, all-region by Prepstar, and was a first team all-state and Baltimore Sun All-Metro choice ... rushed for more than 4,000 yards in his career, including 1,748 yards and 19 touchdowns as a senior in 1999 ... ranked eighth in the state in rushing ... also caught 19 passes for 277 yards and two touchdowns ... high school coach was Bill Rumbaugh.

Personal: Steven Suter is the son of Lynn and George Suter ... earned his degree in criminology and criminal justice... a Maryland scholar-athlete in 2000, 2001 and 2002.

Receiving	G-GS	Rec.	Yds.	Avg.	TD	Long
2001	4-0	0	0	0.0	0	0
2002	14-1	17	303	17.8	2	91
2003	12-10	29	471	16.2	1	45
Career	30-11	46	774	16.8	3	91

Kickoff Ret. G-GS Ret. Yds. Avg. TD Long 2001 4-0 0 0 0.0 0 0 2002 14-1 22 546 24.8 0 58 2003 12-10 15 351 23.4 0 67 Career 30-11 37 897 24.2 0 67

Punt Ret. G-GS Ret. Yds. Avg. TD Long 2001 4-0 1 3 3.0 0 3 2002 14-1 56 771 13.8 4 81 2003 12-10 37 334 9.0 2 76 Career 30-11 94 1,108 11.8 6 81