Steve Strother
    Steve Strother


    Culpepper, Va.

    High School:
    Eastern View

    Height / Weight:
    5-8 / 173





    Charleston Post-Game Notes

    This is the third consecutive game the Salukis have put up over 400 yards of total offense.


    Illinois Post-Game Notes

    The Saluki defense has now recorded a sack in 40 of its previous 41 games.


    Football holds annual year-end banquet

    Pruitt, Boatright earn offensive and defensive MVP


    Salukis blank WIU, 35-0, in season finale

    It was SIU's first home shutout win against a conference opponent since 1985 and its second shutout victory of the year.


    Western Illinois Game Notes

    Salukis hold Leathernecks to fewer than 20 yards rushing for second time in last three matchups

    Steve Strother Photos

    2012 (Senior) Preseason
    Named to the CFPA preseason running back award watch list and return specialist award watch list...Preseason All-Conference selection as a return specialist by MVFC coaches, media and SIDs...Preseason first-team All-Conference selection as a return specialist by Phil Steele Magazine...

    Regular Season
    2012 Game-by-Game
    Played in all 11 games, starting seven...Led the team in rushing attempts (135), yards (554) and yards per game (50.4)...Also caught 21 passes for 99 yards...Returned 15 kicks for a 16.8 yards per return average...Led the team in all-purpose yards per game with 82.3...Ended his career with 1,419 career kickoff return yards, third most in school history...Fourth in school history in career average yards per kick return (24.5)...Finished with 1,452 career rushing yards, becoming the 33rd Saluki to rush for 1,000 yards in a career...Finished with 3,215 career all-purpose yards, which is seventh in school history. *School records as of the conclusion of the 2012 season.

    2011 (Junior)
    First-team All-Conference selection as a return specialist...Named Southern's special teams MVP by teammates...Posted second-highest single-season kickoff-return yards in school history with 746...Averaged 27.6 yards per kickoff return, which led the MVC and ranked 10th nationally...Recorded 27 kickoff returns, the second-most single-season returns in school history...Finished seventh in the conference in all-purpose yardage with 1,104 (100.4 ypg)...Rattled off a 74-yard rush against Ole Miss, the longest play of the year for any Saluki...Started five games...Caught 15 passes for 81 yards...Rushed 46 times for 277 yards and one touchdown.

    2010 (Sophomore)
    Played in all 11 games and drew three starts...Led SIU with 930 all-purpose yards...Was the team's second-leading rusher with 467 yards on 86 carries...Scored five touchdowns - two rushing, two receiving, one kickoff return - which was the third most on the team...Caught 10 passes for 124 yards and two touchdowns...Named a College Football Performance Awards National Kick Returner Performer of the Week after returning a kickoff 91 yards for a touchdown against Southeast Missouri State, Sept. 18...Set career-highs with 29 rushes for 150 yards in a win over No. 21 Western Illinois, Nov. 13...Had 97 yards rushing on 13 carries at No. 20 North Dakota State, Nov. 6...Was SIU's Offensive Player of the Game in back-to-back weeks for his performances against the Bison and Leathernecks...Caught a 60-yard touchdown pass at Missouri State, Oct. 30...Returned 13 kickoffs for an average of 26.1 yards...Strong contributor on special teams, as he was named SIU's Special Teams Player of the Game for the SEMO game and he had three tackles on the team's punt coverage unit.

    2009 (Freshman)
    Played in 11 games as a true freshman...Had 38 carries for 159 yards and caught five passes for 40 yards...Returned three kickoffs for 82 yards with a long of 46...Longest run from scrimmage was 25 yards at South Dakota State.

    High School
    Three-time first-team all-conference selection as both a running back and defensive back...Rushed for 3,988 yards and 45 touchdowns...Also earned second-team all-state honors as a running back and was team captain and MVP in his prep career...Ran for 1,970 yards and 26 touchdowns on 191 carries, averaging 10.3 yards per attempt as a senior...Scored 18 TDs of 50 or more yards...Rushed for 1,010 yards and 12 touchdowns, while intercepting six passes as a junior in 2007.

    Born Sept. 14, 1990, in Culpepper, Va...Son of Ivadean and Freddie Strother...Has one older brother, Freddie...Sports administration major.

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