2012 • JUNIOR SEASON: Came off the bench against South Florida and Glenville State.
2011 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Came off the bench for one game against Western Carolina ... made the Dean's List both semesters ... made the SoCon Honor Roll for having a 3.0+ g.p.a. for the year.
2010 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Did not see any action ... made the Dean's List both semesters, including a 4.0 g.p.a. in the spring ... earned the SoCon Commissioner's Medal and made the SoCon Honor Roll with a 3.5+ g.p.a. for the year.
2009 • REDSHIRT SEASON: Sat out the year as a redshirt...made the Dean's List both semesters with a perfect 4.0 g.p.a. ... earned the SoCon Commissioner's Medal and made the SoCon Honor Roll with a 3.5+ g.p.a. for the year.
HIGH SCHOOL: Was an all-county offensive lineman for three years at South Greene High School ... played his senior season at Greenville High School in Greenville, Tenn. ... earned all-county, all-conference and All-Northeast Tennessee honors ... coached at Greeneville High School by Steve McCurry ... teammate of current Moc Irvin Hernandez.
PERSONAL: Full name is Steven Michael Nease ... born Feb. 13, 1991 ... son of Michael and Joy Nease ... father played football at UTC from 1980-83 with head coach Russ Huesman ... Biology major.