Stephen Sua
Stephen Sua

Player Profile

Tustin, CA

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 267

Defensive End


UCLA — This senior figures to compete for playing time at one of the defensive end positions … One of the hardest working players on the defensive front four, he played hard throughout Spring Practice … Stephen gained valuable experience while competing every day against the Bruin offensive tackles … He excels at pressuring quarterbacks.

2000 — Sua appeared in 11 of 12 games as a redshirt junior … He played at least 10 defensive snaps on eight occasions, including 28 versus Stanford, 23 at California, 17 versus Arizona State, 16 at Oregon, 15 versus Oregon State and 14 against Alabama … On the year, he made six tackles, including two sacks and a third for loss … Made two stops versus USC, including one sack (13 yards).

1999 — Played in seven games and was credited with two tackles, including one for loss … Played at least 15 defensive snaps on four occasions, including 22 versus Fresno State and 21 at Ohio State … Made his tackle for loss in the Boise State game.

1998 — Appeared in each of the first four games on defense before being sidelined by injury … Played 29 snaps at Houston and 25 versus Washington State while Kenyon Coleman was injured … Recorded one tackle vs. Houston.

1997 — Did not see action in his first year in the program.

HIGH SCHOOL — Lettered two years in football for coaches Myron Miller and Tim Ellis at Tustin, CA High … Named a PrepStar All-American (No. 4 linebacker in West) and made the ‘Best in the West’ unit as a linebacker … Selected All-CIF Division V as a defensive lineman … Also named first-team All-Orange County by the L.A. Times and second-team by the Orange County Register … Earned all-league honors in both seasons … Made 91 tackles, including 16 quarterback sacks, as a senior defensive end, despite being double-teamed much of the season … Scored on an interception return … Also played tight end on offense, helping team set Orange County scoring (613 points) and rushing (4,834 yards) records … Tustin was 11-2 and reached the CIF semifinals … Also lettered two seasons in basketball for coach Andy Grounds.

PERSONAL — Full Name: Stephen Paul Sua … Parents: Henry and Norah Sua … Born: August 12, 1979 in Lakewood, CA … Has one sister, Lenorah … Lists his hobbies as basketball, weight lifting and swimming … San Diego Charger linebacker Junior Seau is the athlete he admires most and patterns his style of play after … Earned spot on Director’s Honor Roll in Winter 2001 (3.47 GPA) … Sociology major.

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