20 - Steven Silva
Steven Silva
Height: 5-11
Weight: 206
Year: Senior
Hometown: East Providence, R.I.
High School: East Providence
Position: RB
2003: Played and started all 12 games last year leading the team in carries (194), rushing yards (701), touchdowns (10)... Silva also caught 30 passes for 241 yards... Ranked ninth in the Patriot League in rushing... Rushed for a career-high 147 yards on 29 carries and one touchdown in leading HC to a win over Georgetown... Rushed for 70 yards on 13 carries and one score against San Diego... Racked up 75 yards on 18 carries against Florida International... Caught five passes for 55 yards against Harvard... Posted five catches for 48 yards including a season-best 29 yard reception against Lafayette... Scored two touchdowns against Dartmouth, Bucknell and Colgate... Notched 954 all-purpose yards during the year including a season-best 176 all-purpose yards against Georgetown... Tied for the team lead in scoring (60 points). 2002: Played and started the first two games of the season before suffering a season-ending knee injury against Georgetown... Rushed for 124 yards on 36 carries and one touchdown in his limited action... Also caught four passes for 34 yards... Rushed 25 times for 97 yards to lead the Crusaders to the upset win over I-A Army... Also caught four passes for 34 yards against the Black Knights. 2001: PATRIOT LEAGUE ROOKIE OF THE WEEK - 9/8... Played in seven games, notching 35 carries for 200 yards leading the Crusaders in yards per carry (5.7)... Also caught six passes for 44 yards... Opened his HC career with seven rushed for 55 yards against Georgetown... Carried four times for 29 yards and scored his first collegiate touchdown against Lehigh... Rushed six times for 37 yards against Bucknell... Caught two passes for a season high 25 yards receiving against Lehigh. HIGH SCHOOL: USA TODAY Rhode Island State Player of the Year... Gatorade Rhode Island Player of the Year... USA TODAY Honorable Mention All-American... Two-time All-State and All-League selection... Three-time All-Area award winner... Selected for the Rhode Island Golden Dozen Team... State Champion in the Weight throw as a senior and placed third at Nationals earning All-American accolades... Rushed for over 3,000 yards and scored 47 touchdowns during his career... Led team to Rhode Island State Championship as a junior and a #1 Ranking in New England at one point during his senior season... Named Rhode Island Scholar Athlete of the Year. PERSONAL: Steven Kenneth Silva, born November 23, 1982... Has one brother... Father went to New England Patriots camp as a defensive back.