Wasn't utilized offensively until April 29, but still registered 52 at-bats in a total of 15 contests, hitting .192 with four RBIs.
Had a five-game hit streak from April 29-May 7, during which he was 6-for-17 (.353) with a pair of doubles and four walks.
Drove in two runs with a first-inning single against Auburn on May 19, tying his career high for RBIs.
Four of his 10 hits on the season came with two outs.
Provided the Vols with a power arm on the mound, making 19 appearances, including three starts.
Was 2-0 with a 6.12 ERA and 37 strikeouts, good for second on the team, in just 32.1 innings.
Averaged 10.3 strikeouts per nine innings.
Recorded the first save of his collegiate career with three shutout innings and four strikeouts to finish off UT's 6-2 victory over Canisius on Feb. 26.
Struck out four in 4.0 innings against Bradley as he made his first start of his sophomore campaign on March 4.
Tossed a career-high 5.1 frames and collected his first win of the year in his second start, allowing three runs on four hits in the first game of a doubleheader against Manhattan on March 12.
Struck out the side in the ninth inning of a 2-0 loss to South Carolina on April 8.
His second victory came on April 22 against Georgia when he struck out two in a scoreless inning of relief.
Spent his summer with the Brewster Whitecaps in the prestigious Cape Cod League, where he was 2-0 with two saves, a 2.35 ERA and 23 strikeouts in 15.1 innings, spanning 15 relief appearances.
Registered 15 at-bats in his freshman season, scoring three runs and driving in three more.
Blasted his first career home run on just the third pitch of his first collegiate at-bat against Xavier on Feb. 19 with a line drive shot down the right-field line.
Earned his first start at designated hitter the following day, walking once and scoring a run.
Also had an RBI groundout in a 25-6 win over Presbyterian College on March 31.
Developed into a valuable asset on the mound for the Vols over the course of his freshman season, finishing the year with an 0-1 record and 5.79 ERA in 10 games, including seven appearances out of the bullpen and three starting nods.
Struck out 16 and allowed just 10 hits in 14 innings of work, while holding opponents to a .208 batting average.
Averaged 10.29 strikeouts per nine innings.
Made his collegiate debut on the mound against Marshall on March 14, allowing just one run on a solo home run in two innings of work while striking out three, walking one and giving up two hits.
Suffered the first loss of his career at South Carolina on March 20, allowing four runs on one hit in one inning.
Made the first start of his collegiate career against MTSU on May 12, allowing two runs (one earned) on one hit and two walks in 2.0 innings.
Second start came against UNC Asheville on May 18, when he twirled two scoreless frames with two strikeouts.
First SEC start came in the season finale against Alabama on May 22...Yielded just one run on one hit while striking out three in two innings on May 22.
Was tabbed as an AFLAC, Rawlings and Under Armour All-American during his scholastic baseball career, even playing in the 2008 AFLAC All-American Game.
PGCrosschecker.com tabbed Steckenrider as its No. 19 overall prospect in the country, while he was the No. 4 prospect in the state of Georgia.
Was rated by Baseball America as one of its Top 100 overall prospects in the class of 2009.
The outfielder/pitcher hit .488 during his senior campaign while recording a school record .627 on-base percentage.
As a junior he registered a .387 batting average with 25 RBIs, 15 thefts and seven homers while going 7-1 with a 1.17 ERA and 46 strikeouts in 36 innings of work from the mound.
Participated in the East Coast Professional Showcase in Lakeland, Fla., that was sponsored by Major League Baseball and Perfect Game National Showcase.
Also played basketball in high school, averaging 5.3 rebounds and 4.5 assists as a freshman on the hardwood.
Chose Tennessee from a group of schools that consisted of Ole Miss, Auburn and Hawai'i.
Born January 10, 1991, in Atlanta, Ga.
Son of Paul and Cindy Steckenrider
Has one sibling, Reid
Recipient of the John and Darlene Smolik Athletic Scholarship
Interested in majoring in journalism and electronic media.