Furman cornerback Ryan Steed continues to garner postseason honors following his senior season. He has been named first-team to both the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) Associated Press All-America and AFCA All-America squads, and has accepted an invitation to play in the 2012 Senior Bowl. Steed is also projected to be selected in the NFL draft.
The Mt. Pleasant native totaled 46 tackles, four interceptions, and four pass deflections in a 2011 campaign that also featured a 48-yard fumble return for a touchdown against Elon. He was a three-time All-Southern Conference selection and finished his Paladin tenure with 180 tackles and tallied 38 passes defensed and 14 interceptions, the third and fourth best marks, respectively, in Paladin football history. He returned three pickoffs for touchdowns, forced four fumbles, recovered three fumbles, recorded a sack, and blocked three kicks in his career.
Read more in The Greenville News: “New All-American Steed sees opportunity in NFL”