22   Steve Ley
Steve Ley


Philadelphia, Pa.

High School:
Penn Charter H.S.

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 200


A returning starter at one wide receiver spot ? Excellent all-around athlete with good hands ? Has played in 39 career games, making 14 starts.

1999: One of the starting wide receivers for the Minutemen ? Named to the Atlantic 10 Academic All-Conference team ? Played in all 13 games with 11 starts ? Had 12 receptions on the season for 150 yards ? Caught four passes for 38 yards against Rhode Island ? Had two receptions for 20 yards in the victory at Delaware ? Caught two passes for 23 yards at Maine ? Had one reception for 16 yards against Northeastern ? Caught two passes for 31 yards at Toledo ? Made one catch for 22 yards against New Hampshire in the season opener ? Named to the UMass Dean?s List and the Athletic Director?s Honor Roll in the fall of 1999.

1998: A second string wide receiver ? Played in every game on the season, starting three times (against Buffalo, at Connecticut and at McNeese State) ? Named to the Academic All-Atlantic 10 squad ? Had 10 receptions on the season for 120 yards and two touchdowns ? Caught two passes for 34 yards in the home game against Connecticut ? Made two receptions for 34 yards against Maine ? Caught two passes for 14 yards at New Hampshire ? Had an eight-yard reception at Connecticut ? Recovered a Jimmy Moore fumble in the end zone for a touchdown against James Madison ? Had a 14-yard touchdown reception against Buffalo ??Caught a pass for 10 yards at Richmond ? Had a six-yard reception at Delaware ? Named to the Athletic Director?s Honor Roll in both the fall and spring semesters.

1997: Saw action in all 11 games at wide receiver ? Registered nine receptions for 105 yards and one touchdown ? Caught three passes for 41 yards against Delaware ? Made two catches for 30 yards in the victory at Buffalo ? Scored his first collegiate touchdown on an eight-yard catch against Connecticut ? Named to the UMass Athletic Director?s Honor Roll in the fall 1997 semester.

1996: Redshirted ? Named to the Athletic Director?s Honor Roll in the spring 1997 semester.

Before UMass: Four-year letterwinner at wide receiver and linebacker for Brian McCluskey at Penn Charter (Pa.) High School ? Made 44 receptions for 540 yards and five touchdowns as a senior ? Also recorded 101 tackles and five interceptions, averaged over 15 yards per punt return and returned a kickoff for a touchdown ? Named to the Philadelphia Daily News All-City first team as a senior ? Team captain and MVP in his senior campaign ? Also served as team captain for the basketball and track squads ? All-Inter AC League choice in basketball as a junior ? Won the league triple jump crown during his junior season (43?11?) and long jumped over 22 feet while at Penn Charter.

Personal: Full name is Steven Richard Ley ? Son of Steve and Judy Ley ? Born June 22, 1978 in Philadelphia, Pa. ? Majoring in Sport Management.

Ley's Receiving Statistics


Ley's Career Highs

Receptions                  4 vs. Rhode Island, 10/30/99
Receiving Yards            41 vs. Delaware, 10/25/97
Touchdowns Receiving        1 three times, last vs. JMU, 10/10/98
Long Reception             24 vs. Delaware, 10/25/97
                           24 vs. Toledo, 9/25/99
All-Purpose Yards          41 vs. Delaware, 10/25/97
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