One of the top offensive guards in college football... First team All-SEC (Associated Press)... Second team All-SEC (Coaches)... A punishing run blocker two is equally adept in the passing game... Three-year starter on the Alabama offensive line with 36 career starts ... Has blocked for 29 individual 100-yard rushers in his career and eight in 2013 ... Has allowed only two 2013 sacks in 335 pass attempts & one in the past 10 games... Anchors interior of offensive line that ranks seventh nationally in fewest sacks allowed (0.83 per game)... Has opened holes for 212.0 rushing yards and 236.9 passing yards per game ... Provides time for the nation's No. 14 scoring offense at 38.8 points per game.
In his third year as the Crimson Tide's starting right guard ... has started 36 games in his Alabama career, including 11 in 2013 ... first team All-SEC by the Associated Press and second team by the coaches ... has blocked for 29 individual 100-yard rushing games in his career and eight this season ... earned SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week honors following the Kentucky game ... has allowed only two sacks in 2013 and only one since the opener ... anchors a line that ranks seventh nationally and second in the SEC for fewest sacks allowed per game (0.83) ... the Tide offensive line has allowed only three sacks in the past eight-plus games, covering 33 quarters ...has helped block for 212.0 yards per game on the ground (23rd nationally and third in the SEC) while helping account for 236.9 yards through the air for 448.9 yards of total offense (36th nationally) that ranks as the second-most in a single season in Alabama history.
Has played in 38 career games and earned 24 starts along the offensive line, starting all 13 games at right guard in 2012 ... named Alabama offensive player of the week after Western Carolina game. Michigan: Helped open holes for 232 yards on the ground and 431 of total offense ... T.J. Yeldon became first Alabama freshman to rush for over 100 yards (111 yards) in his debut game. Western Kentucky: Blocked as part of 328 yards of total offense in 35-0 shutout ... helped provide time for AJ McCarron to throw for four touchdowns. Arkansas: Helped block for 438 yards of total offense (225 rushing) ... part of an offensive line that did not allow a sack. Florida Atlantic: The Tide turned in another impressive show of balance in 40-7 win over the Owls, rushing for 256 yards and passing for 247 ... blocked for Eddie Lacy's 106-yard game on only 15 first-half carries. Mississippi: Helped block for 305 yards of total offense while providing the time for McCarron to complete 73 percent of his passes and two scores. Missouri: Helped offense break out for 533 total yards of offense, including 362 yards on the ground ... provided holes that aided two 100-yards rushers on career-highs from Lacy (177) and Yeldon (144). Tennessee: Helped provide the holes and the time for the Alabama to amass 539 yards of total offense ... also part of line that protected McCarron on day where he passed for 306 yards and four touchdowns ... opened holes that helped Yeldon to rush for 129 yards and two scores. Mississippi State: Blocked as part of 414 yards of total offense (179 net yards on the ground) ... helped open holes for Yeldon who averaged 8.4 yards per carry and scored his seventh touchdown. LSU: Graded out at 90 percent against one of the nation's top defenses and did not surrender a sack ... helped keep a bruised McCarron upright in a 21-17 come-from-behind victory at No. 5 LSU ... provided plenty of time to pass on the winning drive that covered 72 yards (all in the air) in only 43 seconds, capped by 28-yard touchdown pass to Yeldon ... helped block for 165 rushing yards with Lacy averaging 7.5 per rush (TD) and Yeldon 6.9 yards. Texas A&M: Provided time for McCarron to throw for 309 yards and a touchdown ... opened holes to help Lacy to rush for 92 yards on 16 carries (5.8 yards per rush) as the Tide rolled up 431 yards of total offense. Western Carolina: It was a short but successful day for the starting offensive linemen, exiting the game late in the second quarter with a 35-0 lead ... helped block on four rushing touchdowns (three by Lacy) and 300 rushing yards ... did not allow a sack. Auburn: Did not allow a sack as the Tide rolled up 483 yards of total offense and scored 49 points ... played only one series in the third quarter ... helped block for Lacy's 131-yard, two-touchdown performance. Georgia: Opened holes for an SEC Championship Game record 350 rushing yards ... helped both Lacy (181 yards) and Yeldon (153) rush for career highs.
Anthony Steen started the first seven games of the 2011 season at right guard before missing the Tennessee game due to injury ... in all, started nine games in 2011 while seeing action in all 13 ... returned to start against Mississippi State ... helped Alabama rank 16th nationally running the football with an average of 214.5 yards per game while ranking 20th nationally in scoring offense with 34.9 points per game and 31st in total offense (429.6 ypg) ... the line ranked 26th nationally in sacks allowed at 1.31 per game ... the Tide scored 34 rushing touchdowns. Kent State: Helped clear the way for 183 yards rushing, including 134 rushing and receiving yards from Eddie Lacy and Trent Richardson's three rushing touchdowns. Penn State: Blocked for 196 rushing yards while not allowing a sack to the talented Nittany Lion front seven ... helped Richardson account for 111 yards and two touchdowns. North Texas: Opened holes for a season-high 347 rushing yards including 100-yard games from Trent Richardson(167) and Eddie Lacy (161) ... Richardson found the end zone three times while Lacy scored twice ... at quarterback, AJ McCarron had time to complete 71.4 percent of his passes. Arkansas: Helped create the holes for Trent Richardson to record his third-straight 100 yard performance on the ground ... helped provide the time for AJ McCarron to throw for an efficient 15-of-20 for 200 yards and two scores. Florida: Cleared a path for 226 rushing yards in the 38-10 win over the Gators as Richardson went for a career-best 181 yards and two touchdowns ... also helped the Tide not surrender a sack. Vanderbilt: Opened holes for Richardson's fifth 100-yard rushing game and 419 yards of total offense ... provided time for McCarron to throw four touchdowns. Mississippi: Paved the way for Alabama to amass 389 yards on the ground ... provided the holes for two 100-yard rushers in Trent Richardson (183 yards) and Jalston Fowler (125 yards). LSU: Steen played but did not start. Mississippi State: Returned to his starting role after missing a game due to injury ... helped pave the way for the Tide to rush for 223 yards ... blocked for another 100 yard rusher as Trent Richardson tallied 133 yards on the ground ... Eddie Lacy chipped in with 96 yards as well. Georgia Southern: Helped the Tide amass 272 yards rushing while Richardson went 175 yards and two scores ... did not allow a sack. LSU (BCS National Championship Game): Came off the bench as a reserve as the Tide rolled up 150 rushing yards and 384 yards of total offense.
Steen was one of the Crimson Tide's top backups along the offensive line in 2010 before an injury to right guard Barrett Jones forced him into a starting role for the final two games of the 2010 regular season against Georgia State and Auburn at right guard ... played in all 13 games ... replaced Jones in the first half of the Mississippi State game when he suffered a high ankle sprain.
Redshirted during his first year with the Tide.
Steen did a little bit of everything in high school including playing on the offensive line, defensive line, snapping and kicking ... was listed as the nation's No. 25 offensive guard by Scout.com ... ranks 26th at guard by Rivals.com where he was also rated as the 16th-best player in Rivals.com Postseason Mississippi Top 30 ... ESPNU lists Steen as the No. 39 defensive tackle prospect ... rated as the No. 29 prospect in Mississippi by SuperPrep magazine ... member of the 2008 All-Press Register (Clarksdale) Football Team ... MVP lineman of the North AA Conference and a Mississippi Private School Association All-Star selection ... coached by Robert Daniels at Lee Academy ... chose the Crimson Tide over Miami (Fla.), Florida State, Mississippi State, Mississippi and Southern Mississippi.