1 - Ryan Steed
Ryan Steed
Height: 5-11
Weight: 185
Year: Junior
Hometown: Mt. Pleasant, S.C.
High School: Pinewood Prep
Position: CB

Furman: Highly regarded young player who is set to take over the starting job at field cornerback...possesses good size and impressive ability...established playmaker...will help form a trio of new starters in the Paladin secondary this fall. 2008 -- Quickly emerged as key contributor and playmaker in his first season in the Paladin program...joined fellow cornerback Jordan Griffin and wide receiver David Hendrix in being named to the SoCon Coaches All-Freshman Team...saw action in all 12 games, including quality, productive work on special teams...compiled 10 tackles and two interceptions...blocked two punts...had a season high three tackles versus The Citadel (34-20 win)...had an interception return for 15 yards against Mars Hill (62-14 win) in his collegiate debut...also picked off a pass, which he returned 33 yards against sixth-ranked Delaware (23-21 win)...first blocked punt was recovered in the end zone for a touchdown by teammate Masharn Austin in a 35-10 win over Chattanooga...second blocked punt came against Western Carolina (28-21 win)...recipient of Furman's Whitey Kendall Specialist Award.

High School: 2008 graduate of Pinewood Preparatory (3A) School...football coach was Pinckney Guerard...played quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and cornerback and also served as a return specialist...earned all-region, Charleston Post & Courier second team All-Low Country, and all-state honors as a quarterback after pacing his team to a 6-5 record his senior year...rushed for 696 yards and 11 touchdowns and passed for 579 yards and nine TDs...registered four interceptions...named Shrine All-Star Classic Outstanding Defensive Player-of-the-Game...decorated basketball player who played on two SCISA state championship teams at Pinewood Prep...earned all-region, all-state, and state all-tournament team honors his sophomore and junior years.

Personal: Full name is Ryan Justin Steed...son of John and Lisa S. King...born July 21, 1990, in Charleston, South Carolina...has a sister Ashley...father, Ernest Steed, played basketball at Spartanburg Methodist College...undeclared major.