Shop Now
Share |
#44 Steven Kurfehs
Position: Linebacker/Safety
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 225
Year: Junior
Hometown: San Antonio, Texas
Other College: Eastern New Mexico

· 2013 honorable mention All-Conference USA
· 2012 second-team All-Western Athletic Conference
· Program’s all-time leading tackler (214) and second in TFLs (15.5) and sacks (7.5)

Senior (2013)
Team captain started all 12 contests and earned honorable mention All-Conference USA accolades … second on the squad with 82 tackles (42 solos/40 assists) and a team-leading six of those stops came behind the line of scrimmage … added a pair of sacks, three pass breakups, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery … had a season-high 11 tackles and forced a fumble against Tulane (Nov. 9) … added 10 stops and a sack at Marshall (Oct. 5).

Junior (2012)
Team captain started all 12 games and was a second-team All-WAC choice at linebacker … played the opening four tilts at strong safety before moving back to linebacker for the final eight contests … led the team with 4.5 sacks, was second with 5.5 TFLs and fourth with 71 tackles (41 solos/30 assists) … added three QB hurries, a pass breakup and returned a fumble 50 yards for a touchdown (Oct. 20 vs. San Jose State) … had a season-high nine stops at Rice (Oct. 13).

Sophomore (2011)
Played in seven games, including six starts, before missing the last three due to injury, … third on the team with 61 tackles (32 solos/29 assists), including four for loss … recorded double-digit stops in three of his final five outings … also registered a sack, three quarterback hurries, two interceptions, three pass breakups and a forced fumble … became the first player in program history to record double-digit tackles when he racked up 13 (8 solos/5 assists) at Southern Utah (Sept. 17) … accomplished the feat again two weeks later at #16 Sam Houston State (Oct. 1) with nine solo stops and four assists in addition to picking off a pass for the second consecutive week … had a dozen tackles, two TFLs, one sack and a quarterback hurry against South Alabama (Oct. 8) … added another program first against Bacone (Sept. 24) when he brought back an interception 45 yards for a touchdown (first defensive score) … redshirted in 2010.

Prior To UTSA
Came to UTSA as a walk-on in Fall 2010, but earned a scholarship at the conclusion of the “practice” season … saw action in six games at Eastern New Mexico in 2009 and recorded a half dozen tackles (5 solos/1 assist) … a two-year starter who played defensive back and wide receiver at the prep level … a 2008 first-team All-District 28-5A selection … collected 79 tackles (47 solos/32 assists), including two for loss, four interceptions, three pass breakups, a pair of forced fumbles and a fumble recovery as a senior … also hauled in eight passes for 227 yards and four touchdowns that season … an academic all-state honoree … coached by Danny Padron.

Born March 5, 1991 … son of Christine and Bill Kurfehs … cousin, Corey Wootton, is a defensive end with the the Minnesota Vikings (previously with Chicago Bears from 2010-13) … exercise science major.

Career Statistics
Year    G/GS    TT (S/A)    TFLs (Yds)    Sacks    FF/FR    INT    PBU    BLK
2013    12/12    82 (42/40)    6.0 (24)    2.0    2/1    0    3    0
2012    12/12    71 (41/30)    5.5 (20)    4.5    0/1    0    1    0
2011    7/6        61 (32/29)    4.0 (18)    1.0    1/0    2    3    0
Total    31/30    214 (115/99)    15.5 (38)    7.5    3/2    2    7    0

Career Highs
Tackles: 13 (2x), last at #16 Sam Houston State (10/1/11)
Tackles For Loss: 2.0, vs. South Alabama (10/8/11)
Sacks: 1.5 (2x), last at New Mexico State (9/29/12)

Football News
Frank Wilson National Signing Day Press...
Frank Wilson Introductory Press Conference
Middle Tennessee Postgame Comments
Middle Tennessee Highlights
Monday Media Roundtable
Rice Postgame Comments
Rice Highlights
UTSA Football Insider