Steve Fuller (American football)

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Steve Fuller
No. 4
Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1957-01-05) January 5, 1957 (age 57)
Place of birth: Enid, Oklahoma
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 198 lb (90 kg)
Career information
High school: Spartanburg (SC)
College: Clemson
NFL Draft: 1979 / Round: 1 / Pick: 23
Debuted in 1979
Last played in 1986
Career history
Career NFL statistics
TDINT 28–41
Yards 7156
QB Rating 70.1
Stats at NFL.com

Stephen Ray Fuller (born January 5, 1957) is a former professional American football player in the National Football League. He played professionally for the Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Rams and Chicago Bears.

Early life[edit]

Fuller was born in Enid, Oklahoma and graduated from Spartanburg High School in Spartanburg, South Carolina.[1] He played college football at Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina.[2] He was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity,[3] Fuller was a football and academic All-America at Clemson University.

Professional career[edit]

Fuller was selected by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 1st round (23rd overall) of the 1979 NFL Draft.[2] He played in the National Football League for seven years, most notably with the Chicago Bears as their backup quarterback from 1984–1986, including the Super Bowl XX championship season in 1985.[2] Fuller was named by Sports Illustrated as one of the top fifteen backup quarterbacks of all-time, based on his 1985 season with the Chicago Bears.[4]

Fuller was awarded a gold record and a platinum video award for the 1985 "Super Bowl Shuffle", for which he was the sixth of the ten solo singers.[5] During Super Bowl XLIV, Fuller joined other members of the 1985 Chicago Bears in resurrecting the Super Bowl Shuffle in a Boost Mobile commercial.[6]

Life after the NFL[edit]

Fuller and his wife Anna have two children. They live in South Carolina where Fuller was a high school football coach at Hilton Head Prep School. Fuller currently works as Offensive Coordinator for the Hilton Head Island High School football team.[citation needed]

College Statistics[edit]

  • 1975: 22/46 for 354 yards with 2 TD vs 3 INT. 47 carries for 148 yards.
  • 1976: 58/116 for 835 yards with 5 TD vs 6 INT. 157 carries for 503 yards with 6 TD.
  • 1977: 106/205 for 1,655 yards with 8 TD vs 8 INT. 178 carries for 437 yards with 6 TD.
  • 1978: 101/187 for 1,515 yards with 7 TD vs 4 INT. 153 carries for 649 yards with 10 TD.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Steve Fuller". databaseFootball.com. Retrieved November 10, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "Steve Fuller profile". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 2010-04-11. 
  3. ^ "SC Nu Athletics". Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Retrieved 2010-04-11. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Backup plan saved Bears". ESPN Chicago. Retrieved November 10, 2012. 
  5. ^ "The Greatest Kansas City Chiefs, By The Numbers: #4". Arrowhead Pride. Retrieved November 10, 2012. 
  6. ^ Jon GreenbergColumnist, ESPNChicago.comFollowArchive (2010-01-15). "Chicago Bears' "Super Bowl Shuffle" an enduring, endearing sports moment - ESPN Chicago". Sports.espn.go.com. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 

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Awards
Preceded by
Michael J. Bourdeau
Daniel R. Mackesey
John Naber
Gifford Nielsen
Bryan L. Rodgers
NCAA Top Five Award
Class of 1979
Willie Banks
Robert W. Dugas
Steve Fuller
Dan Harrigan
James J. Kovach
Succeeded by
Gregory Kelser
Paul B. McDonald
R. Scott Neilson
Steadman S. Shealy
Marc D. Wilson