Steve Stenstrom

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Steve Stenstrom
Date of birth: (1971-12-23) December 23, 1971 (age 42)
Place of birth: El Toro, California
Career information
Position(s): Quarterback
College: Stanford
NFL Draft: 1995 / Round: 4 / Pick 134
(By the Kansas City Chiefs)
As player:
Kansas City Chiefs*
Chicago Bears
San Francisco 49ers
Detroit Lions*
Denver Broncos*
Career stats
Playing stats at

Steve Stenstrom (born December 23, 1971 in El Toro, California) is a former professional American football quarterback.

College career[edit]

Stenstrom was the starting quarterback at Stanford University from 1991 to 1994, and still holds many of Stanford's passing records:[1]

  • Total yards, career: 9,825
  • Passing yards gained, career: 10,531
  • Passing yards gained, season: 3,627 (1993)
  • Pass attempts, career: 1,320
  • Pass attempts, season: 455(1993)
  • Pass completions, career: 833
  • Pass completions, season: 300 (1993)
  • Completion percentage, game: .882 (15/17) (1991)

NFL career[edit]

Stenstrom was selected by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 4th round of the 1995 NFL Draft. Stenstrom played in five NFL seasons from 1996 to 1999 for the Chicago Bears and San Francisco 49ers. He started several games for the Bears during the 1998 season, as well as many games for the 49ers during the 1999 season after Steve Young's career-ending injury. He spent a partial season with the Detroit Lions in 2000 and then signed on with the Denver Broncos in the spring of 2001 where he retired from the NFL shortly thereafter.

After football[edit]

Following his football career, Stenstrom returned to Stanford University to lead the Cardinal Life Christian ministry for athletes and along with his wife, Lori, established a program in the San Francisco Bay Area called 2nd Mile.[citation needed] Stenstrom is now the President of Profession Athletes Outreach (PAO), a Christian outreach program for coaches, players, and professional athletes.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Stanford Football History Individual Records". Stanford Football Media Guide. 2006. p. 139. Retrieved 2007-03-07. 
  2. ^ "Pro Athletes Outreach". Retrieved January 5, 2011.