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#95 Steven Bazata
Position: Defensive Lineman
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 285
Year: Senior
Hometown: Howells, Neb.
High School: Howells H.S.
Major: Biology
Experience: 3 Letters

Stephen (last name is pronounced BUZH-ah-tah) has proven to be a valuable backup along the Jackrabbit defensive line during his time at SDSU ... majoring in biology

Saw action in all 12 games, with four starts ... named team’s co-Defensive Player of the Week after registering five tackles, including 1.5 sacks, in Beef Bowl win over Western Illinois ... made season-high six stops in Hobo Day game versus McNeese State ... recorded half-sacks in league contests against Illinois State and Southern Illinois

Played in all 11 games ... credited with tackles in seven games, including career-high seven at Georgia Southern ... notched two tackles for loss versus Georgia Southern and Western Illinois ... recorded half-sack against Northern Iowa ... recovered fumble in victory at Central Arkansas

Played in 10 games, recording five tackles ... credited with solo tackles in games at Montana, at Nicholls State (La.) and versus William Penn (Iowa) ... named to All-Great West Football Conference Academic Team

Redshirted ... named team’s Scout Defensive Player of the Week on two occasions

Earned four letters playing for coach Michael Speirs at Howells High School, where the Bobcats went 13-0 en route to their fifth straight Class D1 title in 2004 ... in 2004, earned all-Huskerland honors and earned all-state in 2003 and 2004, along with all-district recognition in 2002, 2003 and 2004 ... team captain ... also competed in wrestling ... student council president