At BC: After spending first full year at wide receiver, he will battle for more playing time on the flanks...Made the move from running back to wide receiver during the spring of 1997...the coaching staff believes he will contribute this fall...made two catches for 30 yards -- his longest being a 27-yard reception ? in the spring game.
1998 Season: Saw action in five games...contributions increased with playing time...battled nagging injuries for much of the year.
1997 Season: Saw limited game action... showed great improvement as the season progressed.
1996 Season: Redshirted.
High School: Gained 417 yards and scored eight touchdowns in three-plus games as a senior tailback at Riverview; broke his right ankle in the first quarter of the 1995 season's fourth game and missed the rest of the season...served as the 1995 team captain...finished his career as Riverview High School's all-time leading rusher with 2,970 yards; also holds the school's single-game (275 yards) and single-season marks...led Riverview to two conference titles and two 10-0 regular seasons...was a two-way performer, also playing defensive back...earned All-State honorable mention, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette East Finest 22, and Valley News Dispatch Offensive MVP accolades as a junior; captured All-Region honors from Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report...also earned 1994 WPIAL Eastern A (conference) MVP honors...rushed for 1,924 yards and 17 touchdowns as a junior...was a three-year All-Conference selection.
Personal: Stephen M. Dapra, born May 2, 1978... enrolled as a sociology major in the College of Arts & Sciences... a fine student who earned honor roll (better than a 3.0 grade point average) recognition in each of his final three years of high school...Steve is the youngest of Linda and David Dapra's three children.