Loren Toews

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Loren Toews
No. 51
Born: (1951-11-03) November 3, 1951 (age 69)
Dinuba, California[1]
Career information
Height6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight220 lb (100 kg)
High schoolDel Mar
NFL draft1973 / Round: 8 / Pick: 162
Career history
As player
1973–1983Pittsburgh Steelers
Career highlights and awards
Career stats
Games played149
Games started59

Loren James Toews (born November 3, 1951) is a retired NFL football player.

Toews graduated from Del Mar High School in San Jose, California and later University of California, Berkeley where he received his degree in biological sciences. In 1972, Toews was named the "most inspirational player" on the team at Berkeley and given the Stub Allison Award,[2] named after California football coach Leonard B. "Stub" Allison.

That following year, in 1973 Toews was drafted in the eighth round by the Pittsburgh Steelers where he played as a linebacker for 11 seasons.[3] While playing for the Steelers, Toews attended the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Business and obtained his MBA degree in 1981.

Toews was a four-time Super Bowl participant and a four-time winner.[1] He started in Super Bowl XIII and Super Bowl XIV. In Super Bowl IX, though, he replaced an injured Andy Russell for most of the second half. As an accomplished linebacker, he was able to contribute to the win.[4]

Toews retired from professional football at spring camp in 1984 having played in 57 consecutive games up to the last game of the previous season.[1]

Toews has a wife, Valerie and is also the father of three children: Aaron, Jocelyn and Cassandra. Aaron was a defenseman on the Northeastern University hockey team from 1996-1998.[5] Jocelyn owns an independent record label called Lujo Records.

Toews lives in the San Francisco Bay Area where he and his younger brother Jeff (who also played in the NFL as an offensive lineman) buy and sell Real Estate.[6]


  1. ^ a b c "The retirement of linebacker Loren Toews leaves just seven..." UPI. May 29, 1984. Retrieved November 1, 2017.
  2. ^ "Cal Football Team Awards". Archived from the original on February 23, 2012. Retrieved December 2, 2010.
  3. ^ "Toews Retires". The New York Times. May 29, 1984. May 29, 1984. Retrieved December 2, 2010.
  4. ^ "Steelers Greatest Draft Hits – Eighth Round". Steelers Depot. Retrieved November 1, 2017.
  5. ^ "Toews gets a taste of big-time hockey". Los Altos Town Crier. December 17, 1996. Retrieved November 1, 2017.
  6. ^ "Man's quixotic quest for Super Steelers' autographs ends". Associated Press. July 11, 2017. Retrieved November 1, 2017.