Steve Maneri Was signed to the Patriots practice squad on September 29, 2010 ...Originally signed by Houston as a rookie free agent on May 7, 2010 ... Was claimed off waivers and awarded to the Patriots from the Houston Texans (9/5/10) ... Released by the Patriots (9/27/10).
- Was inactive for the first two games of the season.
- Played tight end for the Temple Owls and played in 45 games with 25 starts.
- Named a 2009 third-team All-MAC honoree.
- Recipient of the 2009 John Rienstra Award for Excellence in Off-season Conditioning.
- Named a team captain as a senior in 2009.
- Named to the 2009 Philadelphia Inquirer's Academic All-Area Football Team.
- Named the coaches' offensive player of the week following the Army game (Oct. 18, 2009).
- Started all 13 games at tight end as a senior.
- One of just nine players to start every game.
- Finished the season with 134 yards and two touchdowns on 12 receptions.
- Put TU on the scoreboard with his 26-yard touchdown reception against UCLA in the EagleBank Bowl.
- A 2006 graduate of Saddle Brook (N.J.) HS.
- Played one season of football, making 36 catches for 607 yards and five TDs at TE to earn Bergen Record second-team All-North Jersey honors under head coach David Schuman in 2005.
- Three-year varsity basketball starter.
- Bergen-Passaic Scholastic League Carpenter Division first-team selection as a junior and senior.
- Also an All-Bergen County All-Star choice by the BCCA..