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