Former Valencia Viking and current UCLA Bruin Steven Manfro has decided to end his football career after re-injuring his shoulder during spring practice.
“I made the decision last night after consulting with my doctor about my current shoulder situation,” said Manfro via text message. “But, it is alright, I’ll be fine!”
Manfro started for two season for the Vikings rushing for 4,219 yards, 1,600 yards receiving and 75 touchdowns.
He holds six school records including most rushing yards in a game (420 vs West Ranch, 2010), most rushing yards in a season (2,553 in 2010), highest career yards per rush (10.8) and most receiving touchdowns in a single season (41).
Manfro was a key piece to the 2010 Vikings campaign which saw them go 11-2, losing in the CIF SS Semi-Finals to Oaks Christian.
The Vikings Football Facebook account posted the following this morning:
“Viking great Steven Manfro had to walk away from football after re-injuring his shoulder at UCLA this week. Wishing nothing but the best. In 2 seasons, he rushed for 4,219 yards, had almost 1,600 receiving yards, and scored an amazing 75 TDs.”
The team also posted a video clip of Steven’s highlights from his senior season in 2010 on Youtube.