Steve Meilinger

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Steve Meilinger
Steve Meilinger - 1954 Bowman.jpg
Meilinger on a 1954 Bowman football card
No. 86, 80, 88
Position: End
Personal information
Date of birth: (1930-12-12) December 12, 1930 (age 84)
Place of birth: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Career information
College: Kentucky
NFL draft: 1954 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Receiving yards: 863
Average: 14.4
Touchdowns: 8
Stats at

Stephen Frank Meilinger (born December 12, 1930) is a former American football end in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins, the Green Bay Packers, and the Pittsburgh Steelers. He played college football at the University of Kentucky and was drafted in the first round of the 1954 NFL Draft.

Following his NFL career, Meilinger joined the United States Marshals Service. During his Marshals Service career, he was one of the original agents for the United States Federal Witness Protection Program, and eventually was promoted to Chief Deputy for the Eastern District of Kentucky, where he served until his retirement. In 2014, he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.[1]