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➤ 2016 ➤ Redshirt Freshman Season
Season: Appeared in 11 games with three starts...One of 18 first-time starters in 2016...One of 27 freshmen (22 redshirt, 5 true) to appear in 2016...Made his first career start at Rutgers (11/19).
Kent State (9/3): Made his first career appearance. at Indiana (11/12): Saw his most extensive action of the season after Paris Palmer left the game in the first quarter. at Rutgers (11/19): Helped Penn State pile up its eighth game of 400-plus yards and the fourth game in 2016 with at least 500 yards...Protected Trace McSorley to the tune of 210 yards passing. Michigan State (11/26): Instrumental in Penn State gaining 463 yards of total offense...Helped Trace McSorley pile up 389 yards of total offense, the sixth-most in program history...McSorley threw for 376 yards - the fifth-highest total in school history - with four touchdown passes and rushed for 13 yards. vs. Wisconsin (12/3): Helped Penn State score 38 points, the most scored by a Wisconsin opponent since 2014 (Ohio State; 59)...Protected quarterback Trace McSorley, who threw for 384 yards, which ranks No. 4 in Penn State history and broke the Big Ten Championship Game passing record...Also gave McSorley time to connect on a Big Ten Championship Game-record four passing touchdowns...Paved the way for Saquon Barkley’s 83 yards rushing, which enabled him to break Evan Royster’s Penn State sophomore rushing record. vs. USC (1/2): Helped Penn State become the first team in Rose Bowl history with a 175-yard rusher and receiver in a game (Chris Godwin; 187 receiving yards and Saquon Barkley; 194 rushing yards)...Barkley and Godwin broke the Penn State bowl records for rushing yards and receiving yards in a bowl game, respectively...Penn State’s 465 yards of total offense are fourth in the school’s bowl history and the most since the 1996 Outback Bowl (487)...Protected Trace McSorley to the tune of 254 yards, including a Penn State bowl-record-tying four touchdown passes.
➤ 2015 ➤ True Freshman Season
➤ High School
Three-year letterman and two-year captain at Union City High School for head coach Wilbur Valdez...Named first-team All-New Jersey by MSGVarsity.com, becoming first player in school history to earn all-state honors...Selected first-team all-conference as a senior...Recorded 60 pancake blocks on the offensive line and 30 tackles and 10 sacks at defensive tackle in 2014...Set a school record with 5.0 sacks in a game...Rated a four-star prospect by 247Sports and ESPN and a three-star player by Rivals and Scout...Ranked as the seventh-best offensive guard and 79th overall prospect in the class by 247Sports, as well as a Top 5 prospect in New Jersey...Rated as a Top 5 prospect in the state by ESPN, seventh by Scout and 11th by Rivals.
Full name is Steven Jorge Gonzalez...Son of Jorge Gonzalez and Marlene Monzon...Has two brothers, Jorge and Jorge Luis, and three sisters, Karissa Prieto, Diana Gonzalez and Jennifer Gonzalez...Majoring in history...Would like to work in the sports industry...Born May 11, 1997 in Union City, New Jersey.