UCLA plays Baylor in Holiday Bowl on Dec. 27 in San Diego
UCLA hosts Stanford on Nov. 24 at 3:30 in the Rose Bowl
Academic Team Features Eight Bruins
With the Win, the Bruins snapped a five-game losing streak to the Wildcats.
Ka'imi Fairbairn kicked a 33-yard field goal as the game ended.
The Bruin Report for 9-1-12 features football guests Brett Hundley, Jim Mora, Steven Manfro and Aaron Hester
Brett Hundley passed for 183 yards and a touchdown while rushing for 68 yards.
Hundley threw for 281 yards and two touchdowns.
UCLA vs. Nebraska, 9-8-12 (Photos by Don Liebig, UCLA Photography)
AP images from UCLA's 49-24 win over Rice (8-29-12)
UCLA - Versatile running back who can return kicks and catch the ball out of the backfield.
2012 - Saw action in 13 games with three starts (at Rice, at Arizona State, Utah, Arizona) ... Finished tied for fifth on the team in receiving (28 catches) ... Caught passes in nine games ... Also saw action on special teams as a kick returner (15 punts for 8.8 yard average / 8 kickoffs for 22.0 yard average) ... Had three catches (22 yards) and returned two kickoffs (46 yards) in his first game as a Bruin at Rice ... Hauled in a 49-yard scoring pass from Brett Hundley in the Nebraska game ... Ran 14 yards for a score vs. Houston and caught a team-high seven passes (78)... Made four receptions vs. Utah ... Ran 14 yards for a score vs. Arizona ... Caught three passes at Arizona State (33).
2011 - Did not see game action in his first year in the program ... Earned Charles Pike Memorial team award for Outstanding Offensive Scout Team Player.
HIGH SCHOOL - Earned two varsity letters as a tailback in football at Valencia, CA HS for coach Larry Muir ... PrepStar All-Region selection ... MaxPreps Div. I All-State first-team ... GoldenStatePreps.com All-Southern California first-team ... Earned two stars from rivals.com ... Named Most Valuable Player of the Daily News East v. West All-Star game ... Named to LA Times All-Star team ... Named All-CIF Southern Section Northern Division Player of the Year ... First-team Daily News All-Area team ... Earned Most Valuable Player as a senior and Offensive Player of the Year as a junior ... Led team to back-to-back Foothill League championships and a 24-3 record as a starter ... Ran for 2,553 yards and 29 scores while catching 41 passes for 844 yards and 10 receiving touchdowns as a senior ... Also returned 12 kickoffs for a 29.5 yard average ... Established 27 individual school records, including 2,553 rushing yards in a season, 41 touchdowns in a season, 11.3 yards per rush average for a season ... Had 2,498 all-purpose yards as a junior ... Scored 37 touchdowns ... Caught 41 balls for 755 yards and five touchdowns ... Was named Most Valuable Player as a freshman at West Ranch HS.
PERSONAL - Full Name: Steven Vincent Manfro ... Born: January 23, 1993 in New York ... Parents: Marc and Theresa Manfro ... Dad played semipro football ... Has an older brother, Marc ... His biggest thrill in sports was breaking the Santa Clarita Valley Foothill League single-game rushing record (420 yards on 15 carries) ... Lists the NFL's Maurice Jones-Drew and Danny Woodhead as his favorite athletes ... Hobbies include biking, running and bodybuilding ... Earned a spot on the Athletics Director's Honor Roll in Fall 2011.
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