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Steve Justice
Steve Justice

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Port Orange, FL

High School:
New Smyrna Beach HS

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 284

Position:
Center

Birthdate:
05/26/1984

Experience:
3VL

01/05/2007

Orange Bowl (photos by Brian Westerholt)

Orange Bowl (photos by Brian Westerholt)

2006: Named 1st Team All-ACC by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association and College Football News... chosen ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week on September 25th and November 5th... started all 14 games at center... tied for the team lead with 843 snaps out of 861, about 98 percent of all offensive plays... led the Deacons with a 92 percent... tallied 65.5 knockdown blocks, the third-most on the team... played all 73 snaps against Syracuse, a season-high... had seven knockdown blocks, a season-best against Duke... recorded 11 performances of 90 percent or better, highlighted by a perfect 100 percent effort against Connecticut... earned a 99 percent in the ACC Championship Game against Georgia Tech and a 94 percent in the FedEx Orange Bowl against Louisville.

2005: Named to the Raleigh News & Observer's All-Big Four Team... one of only three players on offense to start all 11 games... also played all 855 offensive snaps on the season... a key member of Wake Forest's offensive line that paved the way for ACC Player of the Year Chris Barclay... helped the Deacons to lead the conference in rushing, averaging more than 197 yards per game... graded out with a team-best 89 percent and recorded 78 knockdown blocks for the year... had a season-high 13.5 knockdown blocks at Duke... also had double-digit knockdowns against Vanderbilt with 12... recorded six games of at least 90 percent, including a season-best 95 percent against Maryland... also had 90 percent performances against East Carolina, Florida State, Duke , Georgia Tech and Miami... played a total of 855 snaps with only 15 missed assignments.

2004: Played in all 11 games, primarily on special teams as a contributor in punt protection... saw action on the offensive line in two games -- against North Carolina A&T and Boston College... graded out at 93 percent in the A&T game with 4.5 knockdown blocks... played 30 snaps and had only one missed assignment.

2003: Redshirted the season as a true freshman.

Background: Rated the 42nd-best offensive guard nationally by Rivals100.com... a three-year starter who played on both the offensive and defensive lines at New Smyrna Beach High School... graded out at 91 percent... tallied 54 tackles, including 10 for loss, and two sacks on defense... earned all-state honors as a junior and senior... also an All-District selection on offense... named the District 4-A Player of the Year in 2002... a first-team All-Five Star Conference pick... two-time All-Central Florida selection... also earned first-team all-county and second-team all-area honors in wrestling... ran a 5.2 40-yard dash... coached by Stu Holt at New Smyrna Beach... graduated in the top 10 of his class... received the National Scholar-Athlete Award from the U.S. Army Reserve... named DAR Citizen of the Year.

Personal: Majoring in sociology, minoring in religion... born May 26, 1984 in Lancaster, Pa.... son of Walt and Patty Justice... has two brothers, Kevin and Doug... Doug is a linebacker at North Carolina... Kevin played football at the Air Force Academy from 1996-2000... chose Wake Forest because of "the small class size, small campus, beautiful area and great football."

Career Blocking Statistics
	G-GS	Snaps	K's
2004	11-0	30	4.5
2005	11-11	689	62.5
2006	14-14	843	65.5
Career	36-25	1562	132.5

 

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