Todd Steussie

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Todd Steussie
No. --     Retired
Guard / Tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1970-12-01) December 1, 1970 (age 43)
Place of birth: Canoga Park, California
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Weight: 310 lb (141 kg)
Career information
High school: Agoura (CA)
College: California
NFL Draft: 1994 / Round: 1 / Pick: 19
Debuted in 1994 for the Minnesota Vikings
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games Played 213
Games Started 185
Fumbles Recovered 7
Stats at NFL.com

Todd Edward Steussie (/ˈstjuːsi/; born December 1, 1970 in Canoga Park, California) is a former American football guard and tackle for Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Minnesota Vikings, Carolina Panthers, and St. Louis Rams of the National Football League. He was originally drafted by the Minnesota Vikings 19th overall in the 1994 NFL Draft. He played college football at California.

High school years[edit]

Steussie attended Agoura High School graduating in 1989 in Agoura Hills, California, and was a letterman in football. In football, he was a first team All-State selection as a defensive lineman.

NFL career[edit]

After a stellar college career at Cal, which included becoming a 3-time All-Pac-10 and Morris Trophy winner for the top offensive lineman in the Pac-10, Steussie was drafted 19th overall by the Minnesota Vikings. He was the fourth offensive tackle to be drafted in 1994, after Bernard Williams, Wayne Gandy, and Aaron Taylor. Steussie was a part of a big offensive line with the Vikings alongside Randall McDaniel, Jeff Christy, David Dixon, and Korey Stringer and was named to two pro bowls during his seven-year tenure with the Vikings.(Pro Bowls 1998+1999 seasons) He played in 10 playoff games with the Vikings including 2 NFC Championship games (1998+2000 seasons)

Steussie was signed by the Carolina Panthers before the 2001 season and was part of an offensive line that allowed team record 29 sacks during a 1-15 season. Two years later, Steussie made his first Super Bowl appearance in Super Bowl XXXVIII. In 2004 he was released by the Panthers.

Steussie would play the next two seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and joined the St. Louis Rams in 2006, where he became a starter for the first time since the 5th game of the 2004 season. He started 15 games in 2006 (8 at LT, 7 at LG). During this year, he helped Steven Jackson and Marc Bulger to breakout Pro Bowl seasons. He was given an injury settlement after undergoing foot surgery on August 31, 2007. Before week 12, Steussie was signed by the Rams after his foot fully recovered from surgery. He came back to the Rams and started 4 days later. Steussie then started the final six games. He was a free agent after the 2007 season.

Education[edit]

After the NFL, Todd finished his B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies, Economic Theory at University of California, Berkeley. He also received an MBA from Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management as well as certificates in Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Negotiations, Risk Analysis and Modeling from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton Business School and certificates in Entrepreneurship and Team Building from Harvard University, Harvard School of Business.

Analytics Career[edit]

Todd is a Co-founder and Managing Partner of PotentiaSystems, Inc and President of its sports analytics subsidiary, PotentiaPRO. PotentiaSystems develops proprietary outcomes databases and advanced analytics platforms that provide game-changing predictions in healthcare, fitness, and professional sports. Todd is developing the firm’s sports analytics products. PotentiaPRO, to uncover new insights through the most powerful data and predictive analytics platforms for comparative effectiveness in professional sports – for players, teams, coaches, management, leagues, and fans alike. PotentiaPRO initial products are focused on improving performance, empowering teams to make better decisions, determining player value, defining odds, and engaging fans.

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