|Date of birth:||July 24, 1979|
|Place of birth:||Cleveland, Ohio|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||240 lb (109 kg)|
|High school:||St. Peter Chanel|
|NFL Draft:||2001 / Round: 4 / Pick: 122|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
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Steele attended the now defunct St. Peter Chanel High School, where he lettered in football and basketball. He played only two years of football and missed most of his junior season with a broken ankle. As a senior, he played running back and linebacker, scoring 17 touchdowns in just 6 games, because he was suspended for poor grades.
He accepted a scholarship to play at Long Beach City College, and as a sophomore he registered: 93 tackles, 8 sacks, 3 forced fumbles and 2 touchdowns. He transferred to the University of Southern California and was given the number 55, which is a school tradition for the best linebackers. He was a two-year starter at weak-side linebacker. As a junior, he played with a shoulder injury that required surgery at the end of the season, he finished with: 91 tackles (second on the team), 12 tackles for losses (first on the team), 3 sacks, 6 passes defensed, 1 interception, 3 forced fumbles and 2 fumble recoveries.
After strong-side linebacker Darren Hambrick was waived by the team, following the fifth game of the season, and with little depth at the linebacker position, he was named the starter as a rookie. He played in 15 games (10 starts), and totaled 51 tackles and 3 special teams tackles.
In 2002, he was relegated to a backup position after the Cowboys signed free agent Kevin Hardy. The next season, Hardy left via free agency, but he could not unseat free agent Al Singleton from the starter role.
Northeast Ohio Predators
In 2013, he started playing for the Northeast Ohio Predators, which is a semi-professional team in the Heartland Football League. Married to Kimberlê Steele