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Know Your Bulls: #40 Steven Means

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Means running down another SUNY student via <a href="http://www.buffalobulls.com/sports/fball/2011-12/photos/0003/means-20110910fb-0142.jpg">www.buffalobulls.com</a>
Means running down another SUNY student via www.buffalobulls.com

Know your Bulls is a countdown to the kick off. If will look at every single UB football player on the roster. When the players number matches the number of days remaining then it's his turn in the spotlight.

Position: Defensive End

From: Buffalo, New York

Started all 12 games, extending his streak to 31

Aside from using a red shirt during his first year on campus UB's Steven Means has never missed a Bulls Game.

The defensive end from Grover Cleveland high school made a name for himself early in 2009 when he earned the starting job in week seven. His two sacks against Gardner Webb, and two more against Akron the next week established Means as a presence on the line.

Means has now played in 36 straight games, and started the last 31 of those contests.

Last year Means had a bit of a fall off. The Junior was averaging close to five sacks a season until last year. But despite only putting the Quarterback down twice means was still all over the backfield and a beast on special teams. Means had six hurries last season, two blocked kicks, and a 42 yard interception return for a touchdown against Bowling Green.

His 12 sacks to date make him the 12th most prolific defensive player in UB's history and he can easily climb to #4 with a seasons similar to his freshman campaign, if he has a career season he has an outside change of catching Trevor Scott who is #3 with 19 career sacks. Scott went on to play with the Oakland Raiders and New England Patriots. Means has the potential, like Scott, to be a sleeper in the next draft.