Steve Guerrier, Syracuse Linebacker
At 6-foot-7 and 220 pounds, Guerrier appears strong enough to play professional basketball. When scrimmaging with some Syracuse players on his recruiting visit last fall, SU assistant Adrian Autry saw that Guerrier looked bigger and stronger than many of them – evidenced by Adrian Autry’s statement.
Guerrier had Illinois as his top choice previously, but ultimately decided on Syracuse this time around. He hopes to enroll at Syracuse this semester so he can practice against college competition.
Early Life and Education
Guerrier was 7-years-old when his mother sent him off to an orphanage with what he assumed would be a temporary stay; she never came back for him.
Guerrier played both soccer and street hockey during his childhood years, but basketball quickly became his preferred game. He spent hours honing his skills at shooting on his kiddie hoop in his room as well as carrying around a basketball wherever he went.
Guerrier is currently a sophomore at Dow High and hopes to make his mark in the NBA some day. While still learning the intricacies of the game and its strategies, terminology, and rules, his dad reports that light bulbs keep going off!
Dennis and Becca Graham are delighted that Guerrier is part of their family; but even more thrilled about being living proof that no matter the challenges life may present you with, you can overcome them!
Guerrier stands 6-foot-7 with 220 pounds. When he scrimmaged with Syracuse players during his recruiting visit last fall, he displayed enough power and physicality for professional play.
His father noted that while his son enjoyed playing soccer and street hockey, basketball was always his passion. He would spend hours shooting at a kiddie hoop while carrying it everywhere with him — including brushing his teeth or heading off to sleep at night.
He made the long journey from Montreal to Thetford Mines, a town with an elite basketball program playing top-level competition in both Canada and the U.S. Ibrahim Appiah was at Syracuse with Carmelo Anthony before taking over his development; now he oversees Guerrier’s progress.
Achievement and Honors
As a true freshman, he played all 11 games as a weak-side linebacker starting five… recorded 45 tackles overall including four for loss, two quarterback hurries and two fumble recoveries… had his most impressive day yet against Quincy (10/12), collecting eight stops with one rush as he earned eight tackles against them… in playoff game against Central Missouri (11/23) recovered his own caused fumble for first touchdown recovery at end zone for touchdown recovery as part of team One Play Warrior Club award… named One Play Warrior Club honor.
The Gevirtz School’s Hope Scholarship honors Vivian Guerrier, who passed away from cancer after a long struggle in August 2007. These awards go to single subject teaching credential candidates who exemplify her spirit of courage and hope as part of our community; Shaun Barbee, Jan Ferrer and Alexa Levesque are this year’s recipients.
Steve Guerrier was born and raised in Homestead, Florida. After attending South Dade High School with honors, he attended Florida State University where he actively participated in both Unconquered Scholars and LifeConnectors mentoring programs as well as being selected as part of FSU Homecoming court.
Guerrier has written many novels and short stories. Additionally, he is a regular contributor to Big Finish Productions’ Doctor Who ranges; writing two audio dramas as well as contributing three books from Bernice Summerfield series as well as Companion Chronicles series.
2022 marked his death following injuries sustained from a house fire on Nov. 28 in West Augusta County, Virginia State Police confirmed. Jacqueline died along with him. This 71-year-old professor taught history at James Madison University for over 30 years.
Guerrier has established himself as one of the premier authors in Doctor Who fiction and short story writing. His first piece appeared in Zodiac, the inaugural audio drama in Big Finish’s Short Trips range, and since then his stories have appeared in multiple similar anthologies.
He has published two books. With a wife and three children living in Florida, Guerrier has amassed his net worth from both his career as well as earnings from family businesses.
He maintains an active social media presence, using Instagram and Twitter to promote his writings and build his following. With more than 3,000 followers each, his wife and children remain his pride and joy – though much remains secret about their personal lives with the public.