An intelligent, athletic quarterback who battled through injuries his final two seasons ... started the first five games in 2007 before being sidelined with a concussion ... played in just one game as a senior due to injury ... served as the backup QB in 2004 and 2006 ... has a strong arm and throws a nice ball ... also has good feet ... played in 15 career games, including six starts ... recorded a school record for quarterbacks with a 355-pound bench press in spring 2006 testing ... did not test in the spring of 2007, but had the highest bench press (335) among the quarterbacks.
As a Senior (2008): Played in just one game ... started the season opener after winning the job in the preseason, but missed the last 12 games ... served as the backup for the final four games of the season ... completed 10 of 18 passes for 115 yards, including a 36-yard completion to WR Darrius Heyward-Bey, before suffering a fractured thumb injury in the win over Delaware (8/30) ... was available to play vs. UNC (11/15), but did not see action the rest of the way ... earned the C.P. "Lefty" McIntosh Public Service Award at the end-of-the-year banquet for his work off the field ... named to the 2008 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team in recognition of his tireless community involvement ... became the first Maryland player named to the team in its 17 years of existence ... was honored at the 2009 Allstate Sugar Bowl in New Orleans.
As a Junior (2007): Opened the season as the starting quarterback ... played in seven games, including starts in the first five ... injured vs. Rutgers and played in just two games the rest of the way ... posted an efficiency rating of 121.37 ... (vs. Villanova) ... completed a career-high 19 of 24 passes (79 percent) for 174 yards and one interception ... the junior's starting debut was the most efficient effort by a Maryland quarterback starting his first career game since Brian Cummings completed 83 percent of his passes in a 1995 win over Tulane to open the year ... his 79.2 percent completion percentage is tied for the seventh-best single game effort in school history ... also ran for 47 yards and a touchdown on eight carries ... (vs. FIU) ... completed 18 of 26 passes for 135 yards ... long pass was for 24 yards ... also caught first career pass when his throw was batted back to him at the line ... (vs. WVU) ... finished 16-for-23 for a career-high 180 yards ... had one touchdown and two interceptions ... 22-yard touchdown strike to Danny Oquendo was the first TD pass of his career ... (vs. WF) ... completed 11 of 20 passes for 115 yards ... gained 39 yards on seven rushes, but had a net of -22 due to sacks ... matched his career long with a 14-yard run ... (vs. Rutgers) ... completed 4 of 8 passes for 70 yards and a touchdown before leaving the game near the end of the first half due to injury (concussion) ... was having one of his best games before the injury ... his season-long 39-yard completion to LaQuan Williams's led to a Lance Ball second-quarter TD run ... (vs. GT) ... missed his first start of the year due to injury ... (vs. UVA) ... did not play due to injury ... (vs. Clemson) ... dressed and served as the No. 2 quarterback behind Chris Turner ... cleared to play earlier in the week ... (vs. UNC) ... served as the backup quarterback ... (vs. BC) ... served as the backup QB ... (vs. FSU) ... entered the game in the second quarter for two drives, completing one pass and rushing twice ... (vs. NCSU) ... served as the backup QB ... saw action in the fourth quarter, going 1-for-1 for 11 yards ... (vs. OSU, Emerald Bowl) ... did not play ... emerged from the spring as the No. 1 quarterback after battling Josh Portis and Chris Turner ... completed 30 of 47 passes for 376 yards with three TDs and no interceptions in three spring scrimmages ... went 7-for-12 for 80 yards with three interceptions in the Red-White Spring game ... sat atop the depth chart throughout fall camp and was officially named starter about 10 days before the season-opener ... member of the Terrapin Council, the team's leadership committee.
As a Redshirt Sophomore (2006): Served as the backup quarterback throughout the season ... saw action in one game, playing in the season opener vs. William & Mary where he was 0-for-5 with an interception ... showed in the spring that his redshirt season helped him both physically and mentally.
As a Sophomore (2005): Redshirt season.
As a Freshman (2004): Played in six games as a reserve quarterback ... completed 12 of 32 passes for 132 yards on the season ... (vs. TU) ... made his debut at the collegiate level, entering the game late in the third quarter ... rushed for three yards on two carries and attempted three passes ... had a career-long 14-yard run in the fourth quarter ... (vs. GT) ... came in during the third quarter and completed 5 of 9 passing attempts for 38 yards ... hit Steve Suter along the right sideline on a third-and-8 for 13 yards and a first down in the third quarter ... connected with Davis for a 13-yard completion on a play-action pass in the fourth quarter, leading the Terps down the field where they scored their only touchdown of the game ... (at UVA) ... came in late in the fourth quarter, completing 2 of 6 passes for 48 yards ... connected with Vernon Davis across the middle for a career-long 43-yard completion.
At Conestoga Valley High School: A four-year starter at quarterback who took over the job midway through his freshman year ... was 397 of 654 (60.7 percent) for 5,587 yards with 51 touchdowns and 25 interceptions for his career ... last two seasons were his best as he completed 283 of 447 passes for 3,781 yards and 34 TDs with only 13 interceptions ... rushed for 929 yards and 22 touchdowns in his career ... a SuperPrep All-American and all-Northeast region selection ... an all-region pick by PrepStar ... first team all-section as a junior and second team as a senior ... named his section's offensive back of the year as a junior ... also honorable mention all-state as a senior ... led his school to the District III championship game as a freshman ... a teammate of current Terp Stephen Smalls ... a four-year letterwinner in basketball ... just the second player in school history to record 1,000 points in his career ... also recruited by Penn State, Clemson, Virginia Tech and Michigan State ... coached by Gerald Novak.
Personal: Parents are Shari Steffy-Long and Arnie Long ... an excellent bowler (best game is a 279) ... his grandmother owns the local bowling lanes ... volunteered in his free time with the Special Olympics as a prep ... maintains a charity called Children Deserve a Chance which donates money to epilepsy foundations ... a kinesiology major who graduated in May 2008 ... pursuing a master's of real estate development.
Steffy's Career Statistics
Passing G-GS Att Cmp Pct. Yds TD Int Lg. Eff. 2004 6-0 32 12 37.5 132 0 1 43 65.9 2005 Did not play 2006 1-0 5 0 0.0 0 0 1 0 -40.0 2007 7-5 104 70 67.3 686 2 4 39 121.4 2008 1-1 18 10 55.6 115 0 2 36 87.0 Career 15-6 159 92 57.9 933 2 8 43 101.3