|Date of birth:||May 12, 1958|
|Place of birth:||Reading, Pennsylvania|
|NFL Draft:||1979 / Round: 6 / Pick 139|
Career highlights and awards
|Honors:||Lehigh University Athletics Hall of Fame (Roger S. Penske/Lehigh Athletics Hall of Fame)|
|Records:||1977 National Championship year: 53 receptions, 1181 yards, 12 TD. Lehigh Career: 118 Receptions, 2159 yards, 24 TD|
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Kreider was born in Reading, Pennsylvania. He attended Schuylkill Valley High School in Leesport, Pennsylvania, and played high school football for the Schuylkill Valley Panthers. After high school, he attended Lehigh University. In 1977, Kreider was named a Division II All-American. He graduated from with a Bachelor's Degree in electrical engineering in 1978 and was a sixth round draft pick by the Cincinnati Bengals in 1979.
He was a member of the 1981 AFC championship team: receiving 37 passes and gaining a total of 520 yards and 5 touchdowns for the season. It was the Bengal's first Super Bowl appearance, however they lost Super Bowl XVI to Joe Montana and the San Francisco Forty-Niners 21–26. Kreider was released from the Bengals after the 1988 season. During his time in the NFL, Steve earned a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Cincinnati.
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