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Steven Means
DE #96
Height:
6-3
Weight:
260
College:
Buffalo
Hometown:
Buffalo, NY
Experience:
2
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 11 6 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2014 TB 1 1 0 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2013 TB 10 5 3 2 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

ACQUIRED BY BUCS

  • Selected in the fifth round (147th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Buccaneers.

 

2013 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Played in 10 games in a reserve role as a rookie and was credited with five tackles.
  • Made NFL debut in season opener at New York Jets (9/8).
  • Inactive vs. New Orleans (9/15) and at New England (9/22).
  • Played in reserve role vs. Arizona (9/29) and recorded one quarterback hit.
  • Recorded first two career tackles vs. Philadelphia (10/13).
  • Inactive at Atlanta (10/20).
  • Notched one tackle vs. Carolina (10/24).
  • Inactive vs. Miami (11/11), at Detroit (11/24) and at Carolina (12/1).
  • Played in a reserve role vs. Buffalo (12/8)
  • Posted one tackle vs. San Francisco (12/15).
  • Recorded one tackle at New Orleans (12/29).

 

COLLEGE

  • Played in 48 games at Buffalo (2008-12), starting 42, including all but one game his final three years.
  • Recorded 185 tackles, 29.5 tackles for loss, 18.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and two interceptions. Also blocked five kicks in his career.
  • Finished his career fourth in school history in sacks (18.5) and tied for 10th in school history in tackles for loss (29.5).
  • Set career highs in tackles (77), tackles for loss (11.0) and sacks (6.5) as a senior.
  • Named All-MAC second-team in 2012.
  • Tied for the team lead in sacks as a redshirt sophomore (4.5).
  • Led the team in sacks (5.0) during his redshirt freshman season, earning first-team All-Freshman honors from Phil Steele.
  • Majored in human development and family studies.

 

COMMUNITY

  • Along with the defensive line, purchased toys and hosted a surprise shopping spree for underprivileged families in the “D-Line Does Christmas” event in December 2013.
  • Paired up with United Way volunteers and students to install a “Learning Garden” at Edison Elementary in October 2013.
  • As part of the 2013 Buccaneers Rookie Club, took part in a variety of community service events, including: visiting patients at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in Tampa; hosting an ice cream social for military veterans at James Haley VA Hospital; participating in a teambuilding scavenger hunt with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa at Busch Gardens; hosting a bowling outing with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Tampa Bay; challenging youths from the Central City YMCA in games at a local arcade; visiting local servicemen and servicewomen at MacDill Air Force Base; hosting a “Salute to Service” Barbecue with USAA at U.S. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg; greeting veterans at Bay Pines VA Hospital; visiting young patients over the holidays at All Children’s Hospital; and singing Christmas carols to residents at Westminster Palms Retirement Home.

 

PERSONAL

  • Attended Grover Cleveland High School (Buffalo, New York).
  • Two-time All-Western New York selection.
  • Recorded 108 tackles, 20.0 sacks, five forced fumbles and an interception as a senior.
  • Born Steven Means on September 16, 1990 in Buffalo, New York.

ACQUIRED BY BUCS

  • Selected in the fifth round (147th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Buccaneers.

 

2013 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Played in 10 games in a reserve role as a rookie and was credited with five tackles.
  • Made NFL debut in season opener at New York Jets (9/8).
  • Inactive vs. New Orleans (9/15) and at New England (9/22).
  • Played in reserve role vs. Arizona (9/29) and recorded one quarterback hit.
  • Recorded first two career tackles vs. Philadelphia (10/13).
  • Inactive at Atlanta (10/20).
  • Notched one tackle vs. Carolina (10/24).
  • Inactive vs. Miami (11/11), at Detroit (11/24) and at Carolina (12/1).
  • Played in a reserve role vs. Buffalo (12/8)
  • Posted one tackle vs. San Francisco (12/15).
  • Recorded one tackle at New Orleans (12/29).

 

COLLEGE

  • Played in 48 games at Buffalo (2008-12), starting 42, including all but one game his final three years.
  • Recorded 185 tackles, 29.5 tackles for loss, 18.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and two interceptions. Also blocked five kicks in his career.
  • Finished his career fourth in school history in sacks (18.5) and tied for 10th in school history in tackles for loss (29.5).
  • Set career highs in tackles (77), tackles for loss (11.0) and sacks (6.5) as a senior.
  • Named All-MAC second-team in 2012.
  • Tied for the team lead in sacks as a redshirt sophomore (4.5).
  • Led the team in sacks (5.0) during his redshirt freshman season, earning first-team All-Freshman honors from Phil Steele.
  • Majored in human development and family studies.

 

COMMUNITY

  • Along with the defensive line, purchased toys and hosted a surprise shopping spree for underprivileged families in the “D-Line Does Christmas” event in December 2013.
  • Paired up with United Way volunteers and students to install a “Learning Garden” at Edison Elementary in October 2013.
  • As part of the 2013 Buccaneers Rookie Club, took part in a variety of community service events, including: visiting patients at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in Tampa; hosting an ice cream social for military veterans at James Haley VA Hospital; participating in a teambuilding scavenger hunt with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa at Busch Gardens; hosting a bowling outing with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Tampa Bay; challenging youths from the Central City YMCA in games at a local arcade; visiting local servicemen and servicewomen at MacDill Air Force Base; hosting a “Salute to Service” Barbecue with USAA at U.S. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg; greeting veterans at Bay Pines VA Hospital; visiting young patients over the holidays at All Children’s Hospital; and singing Christmas carols to residents at Westminster Palms Retirement Home.

 

PERSONAL

  • Attended Grover Cleveland High School (Buffalo, New York).
  • Two-time All-Western New York selection.
  • Recorded 108 tackles, 20.0 sacks, five forced fumbles and an interception as a senior.
  • Born Steven Means on September 16, 1990 in Buffalo, New York.