77 Stephen Sippel
77 - Stephen Sippel
Height: 6-3
Weight: 265
Year: So
Hometown: Folsom, CA
High School: Folsom HS
Position: OL
Experience: 1V

Could replace Geoff Hyde as the starting center or back up the tackles on the offensive line at Cal Poly this fall.

2012 -- Played in all but one game as a redshirt freshman, missing only the Wyoming contest ... part of an offensive line which helped Cal Poly’s offense finish first in the Football Championship Subdivision in passing efficiency, third in rushing offense, seventh in scoring offense, eighth in fewest sacks allowed (10 in 12 games) and No. 13 in total offense.

2011 -- Redshirt.

High School -- Sippel was a center under head coach Kris Richardson at Folsom High School, helping the Bulldogs to a 14-1 overall mark, the Delta River League title and a berth in the state Division II championship game at the Home Depot Center in Carson, defeating Serra 48-20 ... Folsom won 14 straight games after losing its season opener to Grant (Sacramento) 49-14 ... a team captain, Sippel earned first-team All-Delta River League and All-Metro honors as an offensive lineman ... also was named to the Sacramento All-Star Team on the offensive line and earned second-team all-state Division II honors on the offensive line as selected by MaxPreps ... named team’s lineman of the year and was selected to play in Sacramento vs. East Bay All-Star Game ... lettered three times in football, helping Bulldogs to combined 34-5 record and three Delta River League titles ... was a defensive end as a sophomore ... earned first-team all-league and all-metro honors as a junior ... also played basketball as a freshman and sophomore ... in addition to Cal Poly, Sippel was recruited by UC Davis, San Diego and Sacramento State ... chose to be a Mustang because of Cal Poly’s “academic reputation and ‘Learn by Doing’ approach” along with an “opportunity to play competitive football, its graduates are sought after by industry, beautiful location and great college town/community.”

Personal -- Son of Robert and Rebecca Sippel ... two sisters, Shelby and Elizabeth, a senior architecture major at Cal Poly ... wants to own his own mechanical engineering business ... lists snowboarding, wakeboarding, mountain biking, working out and hanging out with friends as hobbies ... born December 21, 1992, in San Ramon, Calif. ... majors in mechanical engineering.