UCLA - One of the veterans of the linebacking corp, Sloan is one of the top contenders for the starting Mike linebacker job and will compete for that spot throughout Fall camp ... Possesses experience and size and has a great football IQ ... Started nine games as a redshirt freshman in 2008.
2009 - Appeared in all l3 games, primarily on special teams ... Played some defensive snaps against Kansas St., Oregon, Cal and at Washington St. ... Had two tackles, one for loss at Washington St. ... Made one stop at USC.
2008 - Saw action in all 12 games and made nine starts ... Started in nine of the final 10 games (not Oregon St.) at middle linebacker ... Came off the bench in the first two games of the season, playing on special teams versus Tennessee and BYU ... Made his first career start versus Arizona, but was not credited with a tackle ... Made five stops in a starting role against Fresno St. ... Had one tackle against Washington St. ... Three tackles at Oregon ... Four stops against Stanford ... Three tackles at Cal ... Had two stops, off the bench, against Oregon St. ... Two tackles at Washington ... Had three tackles, one a 10-yard sack, at Arizona St. ... Totaled six tackles against USC, 1.5 for loss, and broke up a pass.
2007 - Did not see action in his first year with the program and has two seasons of eligibility remaining.
HIGH SCHOOL - Lettered three seasons in football at Archbishop Mitty HS in San Jose, CA for coach Dave Brown ... Played as a linebacker, running back and kick returner ... Rated No. 8 inside linebacker nationally by rivals.com ... Earned four stars from scout.com and rivals.com ... Named third-team All-State by Cal-Hi Sports ... All-San Jose Mercury-News first team ... As a senior, made 143 tackles, including two sacks ... Also made four interceptions and returned two for touchdowns ... As a junior, made 133 tackles and 18 tackles for loss ... Had one interception and one fumble recovery.
PERSONAL - Full Name: Steven Owen Sloan ... Born: August 13, 1988 in San Jose, CA ... Parents: Stanley and Joanna Sloan ... Has one brother, Jeff, and two sisters, Michelle and Angela ... Cousin, Kyle Ryan, attended UCLA ... Lists NFL star Brian Urlacher as the player he admires the most ... Hobbies include golf and playing video games ... Interested in a career in real estate ... Director's Honor Roll in Fall 2007 ... Sociology major.
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